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A reporter asked a pastor recently if he would like to ask God why tragedies happen. The pastor wisely responded that he did not need to ask God that question because the Bible already gives us the answer. That really is true. The Bible genuinely does speak to the reality of tragedies and disasters. And while it does not answer all the questions that we might have about them, it does teach us how to think about them and, more importantly, how to respond to them. [READ MORE]
Read commentary and observations from Tom Ascol, Executive Director of Founders Ministries. In his recent posts, Tom discusses Word-regulated worship and authentic worship:
I think that much of the so-called “worship wars” is a waste of bullets. Questions of “style” and whether worship is “contemporary” or “traditional” seem to me to inevitably lead to dead ends. For the last several years, when asked, I have answered such questions by stating that, of course, our worship is contemporary–we do it every week and we are already planning for next week; and, of course, we are traditional because we have been doing it for years. [READ MORE]
Music and Worship Resources
Feature Hymn: O Spirit, Now We Thank You
This hymn, written by Ken Puls, is a prayer addressed to the Holy Spirit, who inspired and crafted the Word of God. It asks Him to bless the proclamation of the Word and apply it in an effective way to our lives. [READ MORE]
Update on Hurricane Relief Efforts
Click here for the latest update on hurricane relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Sunday School Teacher Helps for LifeWay Sunday School Curricula
Teacher helps are now available for both Explore the Bible and Family Bible Study series. Outlines for the Family Bible Study are written by Mark Dunn, THM, member of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, Florida. Outlines for Explore the Bible are written by Dr. Sam Tullock, Pastor of Cornerstone Baptist Church, Wylie, Texas, and a professor in the history department at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas.
A Conference sponsored by Founders Ministries
November 10-11, 2005
Hosted by Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater, Florida (near Tampa)
Speakers include Tom Ascol, Fred Malone, Roy Hargrave, Steve Kreloff and David Wooten
The conference will include a concert by Grammy Award winning musician, Steve Camp
You can now register for this conference online!
Now on Sale in our Online Bookstore
Letters on Pastoral Ministry
edited by Thomas K. Ascol
A great gift for
Pastor Appreciation month
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Announcing a Subscription Increase for the Founders Journal
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