Tony Reinke has posted, over at the Desiring God blog, an explanation of John Piper’s recently removed Job/Oklahoma tweets.
Archives For Joshua
In his Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary professor Don Whitney addresses the Christian discipline of worship. Whitney’s book is a constant blessing to me. This particular section on worship challenged me and pointed me toward properly worshipping God. Whitney writes:
Below is a recent sermon by Dr. Chuck Quarles. You can download the sermon here.
I am thankful to finally be moving on from that which lies behind. The past four months have been the toughest of my life. Throughout these months, the Lord has been ever gracious and sustaining.
The Lord’s provision in the past weeks has been beyond my imagination. He continues to provide in every way. I have been so encouraged by his sending of brothers and sisters to minister to me during this time. I am reminded of how the angels came to minister to our Lord after his testing in the wilderness. Without these many individuals, I do not think I could have faired so well. Thank you to all the people who have prayed and sent messages of encouragement. Praise be to God and his faithfulness toward his people.
I could write pages about what is still going on at Louisiana College and the politics and spin taking place. However, I must move on.
My time at Louisiana College was positive and forever life-changing. I was taught and ministered to by many godly men and women who do not deserve to be associated with the dirty politics and deception currently marking the college and its Board of Trustees.
I recently leaked an audio recording and documentation of an encounter I had with Vice President/Associate Dean Argile Smith to an anonymously run website. I want to clarify why I did this and answer a few questions.
Why I Recorded the Encounter
Keep in mind, this all took place just weeks after President Joe Aguillard wrote his “President’s Pen” article condemning Calvinism and saying it will not be allowed at Louisiana College. Not only this, Aguillard had recently given contractual non-renewals to two Christian Studies profs and the Associate Dean of the Caskey School of Divinity. It is this climate of political targeting and theological smoke-screening that all of this took place.
There is now less than 24 hours left before the Louisiana College Board of Trustees will meet and decide the fate and future of Louisiana Baptists’ only state college.
Below is a list of trustees and their emails. The list is not 100% accurate nor complete. I encourage all Louisiana Baptists to email these men and women and tell them that the president must be dismissed.
The Executive Director of the Louisiana Baptist Convention, Dr. David Hankins, was recently called to resign from the Louisiana College Board of Trustees. Pastor Lewis Richerson of Woodlawn Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, Louisiana wrote to The Town Talk calling for Dr. David Hankins to immediately resign.
Citing Hankins’ recent silence, undue influence, and other concerns, Richerson voiced an opinion that seems to be growing among Louisiana pastors and laymen.
This post is for those hurting at Louisiana College. You know who you are. You have had your faith tested because of the actions of evil men who falsely wear the name of Jesus. You have been kept awake at night by anxiety and a million thoughts of what is to come. At times, your anger rises so high that you imagine becoming like those who you hate, believing the lie that the only way to fight evil is with more evil. This post is for you.
President Joe Aguillard has now officially ruined relations with the sole donors of the Louisiana College Caskey School of Divinity. Announced first on Faith On View, the anonymous family funding the Caskey School of Divinity recently penned a letter announcing their withdrawal of financial support: