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A New Old Hymn

As Pastor of Preaching at GFBC, part of my responsibility has been leading us to worship in a manner fitting our theology and philosophy of ministry.  This has included developing a theological and practical approach to music that fits our doctrine.  Most of this task now rests on the capable shoulders of Richard Rector, who has matured into a fine worship leader.    Our goal at GFBC is to sing music that is rich in theology, melody and lyric.  As a result, most of our music consists of hymns written in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries.  We are not opposed to ...

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February Question of the Month

In every sermon, blog, newsletter, article I have agreed with you on every issue except one, predestination. Although I myself do not believe in predestination in a Calvinistic sort of way, I am curious and many people I hear defending Calvinists, never really answer my questions like I know many Calvinists believe in the Great commission, naturally, but why? If every body already has a spot reserved for them why evangelize, or why pray to change things if things are already set in stone? I guess I'm just confused of why anything matters in predestination such as witnessing? Anyways ...

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Creativity Lives! You Really Don’t Have to Be Graphic To Be Effective

Have you ever asked, “where are the creative filmmakers?”  Or how about, “did they really have to be that graphic to get their point across?”  Well here’s a commercial that answers both questions.  It is one of the most creative, beautiful, thought provoking and powerful pieces of video I’ve seen.  My only criticism is the absence of wedding rings (you probably wouldn’t have caught that, and I may have just ruined it for you, but I look for it since there’s a trend toward avoid them in commercials... and I already confessed my love for cultural ...

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Daddy’s Little Girl (February ’10 Edition)

“STRENGTH AND DIGNITY ARE HER CLOTHING” By Jasmine Baucham   Last summer, I spent a week in Louisiana with a dear friend of mine who was there for the summer nannying for her aunt and uncle. I had never been to New Orleans before, and hadn't seen my friend for several weeks; also, it was my first time away from home alone (my family had to leave me in Houston with friends once, when a spur-of-the-moment sinus and double-ear infection kept me from hopping a plane to Georgia with them, but that was the closest I'd gotten until then ...

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