GARBC: Thankfully that brand [of cultural fundamentalism] has been dying a slow death. What we’re seeing now today in our circles … is an ardent commitment to biblical exegesis and biblical sufficiency and tying biblical truth to all of life - focusing on the heart, and heart change, from biblical truth. (15:00 - 15:30).
"Following an overwhelming confirmation vote at this year’s GARBC conference, Mike Hess has officially begun his tenure as national representative of the Regular Baptist Churches. Outgoing national representative John Greening is scheduled to conclude his ministry on Aug. 31, and will be spending the intervening time assisting with the transition process." - GARBC.org
By Jeffrey D. Burr. Republished with permission from Baptist Bulletin.
Last year Sears Holdings Corporation announced the closure of at least 226 stores. Sears had been a fixture in American culture throughout the 20th century. It was where my family went to buy nearly everything—including household supplies, toys, clothing, and appliances. My dad would often cite Craftsman tools’ lifetime guarantee as he would grab the socket set out of his toolbox. Yet despite this long-term stability and solid product line, Sears is now in steep decline and on the verge of bankruptcy.
"The National Representative Search Committee unanimously recommended Mike [Hess] to the Council of Eighteen for consideration. On Feb. 20, 2018, the council met in Chicago to interview Mike. . . . Following that interview, the council voted to formally present Mike to the messengers of GARBC churches in June as they gather in Indianapolis for the annual conference." Full Announcement
"David Gunn has been named director of Regular Baptist Press. Gunn, who joined the staff of RBP in 2014, assumed his new responsibilities in early September."
Theology Central: "[S]ome have been guilty of preaching the Old Testament merely moralistically, at times missing the opportunity to draw the listener toward Christ, grace, and the gospel, and that some have overused typology in the Old Testament Scriptures or made connections to Christ that are suspect . . ."