Hotlinks 3.28.08

Aaron Turner is a pastor-turned-church-planter who had developed a web-design and online marketing business to support himself so that he can be free to travel anywhere to pursue his new calling. He does great work and he is a faithful brother. Check out his work.

Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky is hosting what promises to be an excellent Missions Conference July 13-16, 2008. The speakers, including Conrad Mbewe from Zambia, are outstanding.

Joe Thorn has expended a few brain cells in thinking through a paradigm for the church he serves. He calls it “The Table, the Pulpit and the Square.” It is powerful in its simplicity.

Have you ever wondered how chapel services affect the prayer life of a well-trained seminary student? Andrew Lindsey’s prayer gives a glimpse into the impact that recent chapel messages made on him.

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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