The Dumbing Down of Church Membership: An Emerging Crisis in the Modern Day Church

In an effort to receive new members, many struggling churches in America have neglected the Biblical and historical model of what it means to be a member of a local body of believers.  Entrance into church membership ought to be covenantal, restrictive, and worthy of careful discernment. If a church becomes desperate to receive new... Continue Reading →

Heaven and Honky-Tonks: The Theology of Country Music

When I was 16 years old, in the days of hair bands and English rock ballads, I was given a cassette tape that changed my music preferences forever. Though I don’t remember who gave it to me, Randy Travis’ legendary, Always and Forever album found its way into the tape deck of my 1985 Dodge... Continue Reading →

Samford’s Ministry Training Institute Continued learning is a critical component of disciple making, ministry longevity, and a sustained joy and satisfaction in serving the Lord. Samford MTI has numerous options for Christians and church leaders to grow in their knowledge of God's Word, and their effectiveness in serving. With 38 locations in Tennessee, Alabama and Florida along with... Continue Reading →

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