A Week in Wake Forest, NC at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary This week I am in Wake Forest attending a seminar for the EdD program. I had the opportunity to live here from 2009 to 2013 and always enjoy having the opportunity to return for a visit. It is such a beautiful place! It is refreshing to return to a place so beautiful with such great memories, but am definitely seeing signs that times are a changin. Construction on the corner of Capital Blvd & Stadium Dr.
EQUiP - Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down - Session 6 God-Centered Humility: How an Ordinary Christian Walked with His Extraordinary God William Wilberforce will be remembered in history as the social reformer who pioneered 45 years toward the end of slavery in England. At a mere 5’3” tall with a chest that measured just 33 inches, Wilberforce would not make anyone’s list of physically impressive world changers. It was his reliance on God that warrants him worthy o
As we continue to pray for Vietnam in the month of May, we are called to pray specifically on this 13th day in relation to "the bones of the dead." The prayer request states, "The burial of a family member is often not a one-time process in many Vietnamese families. Because the worship of ancestors is so important, many Vietnamese people go to great lengths to preserve the bones of the dead. The body is first buried in a regular casket at a location given by a fortune telle
EQUiP - Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down - Session 5 Courageous Advocacy: How God's People Speak Up for the Voiceless Not everyone is called to adopt and not every orphan is available for adoption. Still, because of God’s mercy and His demonstration of adoptive love, we are called to care for orphans. We are all called to imitate God. You may find the following categories worth pursuing as you discover how God might be enlisting you to leverage your ordinary life
Several weeks ago, those that went through Secret Church were challenged to pray for the people of Vietnam for the month of May. Here is today's prayer: "Vietnam is both a source and a destination for human trafficking of men, women, and children. Several countries, including China, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, South Korea, and the United Kingdom, receive Vietnamese who have been trafficked for sexual and labor exploitation. Vietnam also is a destination for children who
Tonight is our fifth session of the EQUiP series studying Tony Merida's new book "Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down." Here is a preview of the fifth session that we will study tonight! Join us at Old Fort Baptist Church in the Worship Center at 5:30pm!
EQUiP - Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down - Session 4 Care for the Vulnerable: How the Father's Children Love the Fatherless Branch Rickey was the president and general manager of the Brooklyn Dodgers when Jackie Robinson broke racial barriers and became the famous number 42, the first African American player in the major league. In a powerful scene from the film 42, Harrison Ford as Rickey explains why he was willing to go to the mat and endure hardship on Robinso
The latest book review to be posted to the site is on the book "Health, Wealth & Happiness: Has the Prosperity Gospel Overshadowed the Gospel of Christ?" by David Jones and Russell Woodbridge. This book is an excellent read on identifying the dangers of the Prosperity Gospel, which is prominent in America today, as well as in Vietnam...our country we are praying for this month as a continuation from Secret Church. The review is short and intended to give you a taste of what t
Tonight is our fourth session of the EQUiP series studying Tony Merida's new book "Ordinary: How to Turn the World Upside Down." Here is a preview of the fourth session that we will study tonight! Join us at Old Fort Baptist Church in the Worship Center at 5:30pm!