Bi-vocational, black female pastor overcame doubters to thrive in pulpit

Like any pastor, LaTonya McIver Penny is busy. But this minister’s calendar goes above and beyond busy. In addition to leading New Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Roxboro, N.C., and all that entails, Penny is a mother of two and runs a nonprofit advocating for the respectful and comp

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The Dirty Little Secret About Church Membership Covenants – reblogged from Thou Art The Man blog

Today I will once again highlight what, in my opinion, is abuse of church members by heavy-handed authoritarian members of the professional clergy class. Specifically, I am referring to a segment of the professional clergy who consider themselves to be evangelicals and endorse, support and spread the 9 Marks “gospel.” 9Marx is apparently a highly…

via The Dirty Little Secret About Church Membership Covenants — Thou Art The Man

53: An Overcommitment to Biblical Inerrancy? (with Ray Gilford) Part 2 – The Preacher’s Forum — The Preacher’s Forum (reblogged)

Tweet In this final episode of MindShift for 2017, Ray Gilford and I finish our discussion we began last week on the subject of biblical inerrancy–the fundamentalist belief that “the Bible is 100% error-free”–inerrant. In Part 2, Ray opens up about his own personal journey away from church. The idea of biblical absolutism–the teaching that…

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Deconstructing Biblical Inerrancy – reblogged from The Preacher’s Forum

“So, for example, the first and original epistle Paul wrote to the church in Corinth would be illustrative of an original autograph, or first manuscript. However, for conservative scholars who affirm this teaching, there are several problems, chief of which is this: we do not possess a single original manuscript. How, then, are Christians to know for certain that their Bibles today—which are copies of copies of copies, and translations from dead languages to boot—are indeed both inspired and inerrant?”

Source: http://preachersforum.com/2017/12/15/deconstructing-biblical-inerrancy/

(John Piper’s) Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minnesota Excommunicates Domestic Abuse Victim – reblogged article

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“Do You Hear Me?” – from Marci Preheim’s blog- Story by Sex Crimes Victim No. 2 and Pastor John MacArthur’s Organization Not Handling a Sex Predator

*Note from Marci: This is not my story. It is another Jane Doe who has suffered at the hands of the leadership at The Master’s University, Seminary and Grace Community Church. I have offered my blog as a platform for these people who have been sexually and spiritually abused but want to remain anonymous to…

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The Church That Tells You Where You Are Allowed To Go To Church – Tim Fall’s blog

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