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Why…?

Here’s a post from The Boars Head Tavern by Michael Spencer. Buckle down. It’s pretty much a soap box piece, but one well-suited for the likes of IP. Why are Christians so convinced that stadium events are going to change the world? Why are massive gatherings like Promise Keepers, Battle Cry and, now, “The Call […]

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Ock-en-gay who?

I was kicked back in this incredibly comforter rocker that I think belonged to Carolyn’s great grandmother. Or maybe she just says that to make sure I treat it well, I don’t know. Sam and I are watching Colts come-from-behind win over the Patriots, rooting on the Patriots. My beloved wife is yelling and pacing […]

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Are you ready for some Advent?

As the football season winds down for high school, it’s just getting exciting for colleges and fantasy football fanatics. By the way, have you seen fantasy church and even fantasy congress? However, it’s not football that IP wants you ignorant Protestants to get ready for; it’s Advent. "What’s Advent?" I’m ashamed to admit that until […]

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Church membership

Mark Dever at Together for the Gospel blog has written an insightful and incisive essay about what I’ll call the Church Membership Scandal. Many of our Protestant denominations today judge their health by their numbers – whether in attendance or on their rolls. Dever claims this is not only unbiblical but patently sinful. I encourage […]

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Welcome to Neal!

IP is excited to welcome Neal Nelson on board as an author. Neal is the Baptist Collegiate Minister at Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Neal has been a collegiate minister for ten years now and brings a dynamic perspective on the ancient church as its synergy with current church life and faith.

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Welcome to new author!

IP wants to welcome Jackie Flake on board with us! Jackie is pastor of discipleship at Eastside Baptist Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. His insightful and incisive thinking will be a welcome addition to IP. We’re excited about what is coming up here at IP and hope that things will be rolling along at a […]

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A plethora of postmodern pundits

Imagine you’re standing on a beach. The tide comes in washing over your bare feet. The water is cold and it crickles as it leaves. Your feet shift a few inches down as the sand is washed out from under them. Your dark-colored t-shirt warms up as you stand in the beating sun, and you […]

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Welcome and buckle in!

I’m excited about the development of this blog! Let me tell you why I started it… I grew up in Southern Baptist circles. I deeply appreciate and continue to respect that American tribe of believers for their nurturing of my faith. In 2003, I resigned from being an SB campus minister on a small campus […]

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