Category: Quotes


NOTE: This is a portion of my Evangelical Theological Society paper “Andrew Fuller: Particular Redemptionist who Held to Unlimited Atonement.” Fuller was a very important English Baptist (d. 1815) who had enormous impact on Baptists in America. Fuller’s debates with General Baptist Dan Taylor also concerned the grounds necessary for the free offer of the   …Continue Reading

50 Key Quotes From the Supreme Court Justices on the Decision to Legalize Gay Marriage

This article by Joe Carter of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention contains 50 key quotes from 5 of the 9 Justices of the Supreme Court from Friday’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage. Justice Kennedy wrote for the majority; Justices Alito, Scalia, Thomas, and Roberts each wrote dissenting opinions. It is worth your   …Continue Reading

The Expositor in the Pulpit – Part 1

When I was a teenage preacher, in virtually every pastor’s study I entered I saw on the shelf the four-volume set Word Studies in the New Testament by Marvin R. Vincent. The work was originally published in 1887 and it remains in print. It is Vincent’s best known work. Vincent (1834-1922) was a Greek scholar,   …Continue Reading


Our Anabaptist and Baptist forefathers were mistreated, imprisoned, tortured and murdered by Catholic and Protestant alike over their commitment to a New Testament ecclesiology centered around believer’s baptism by immersion. I wonder if we modern day Southern Baptists will follow our forefathers to so radical a conclusion. Today some Baptist pastors are willing to lead   …Continue Reading

“Earnestly Contending for the Faith Once for All Delivered to the Saints” – Jude 3-4

NOTE: These are my notes that I used March 2 at the Expository Preaching Workshop on “Preaching Jude” at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The lecture along with these notes will be posted online within a few weeks at “…I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to earnestly contend for the faith once   …Continue Reading


The great actor and film director Woody Allen claims to be an atheist. On one occasion he was asked the question: “If there is a God, and if that God should speak to you, what would you most want to hear him say?” Woody Allen’s answer speaks for all people. He said: “If there is   …Continue Reading

Why Jesus Never Wrote a Book

What is the best way for someone to ensure that a record of his life, teachings, and achievements should live on after he himself is departed? The most obvious answer—write a book. There is much to be said for writing your own biography rather than leaving someone else to do it. Yet Jesus wrote no   …Continue Reading

Charles Spurgeon and Humor in Preaching

Charles Spurgeon’s prolific pen is well known. Today he still holds the record for the most books in print by any author living or dead. Spurgeon was barraged with requests to write prefaces for other authors during his lifetime. He refused to do so, as far as I know, with only one exception. Vernon Charlesworth   …Continue Reading