Baptist Bulletin Podcast

Baptist Bulletin Podcast

A program dedicated to advocating for a Biblical worldview by encouraging Christian growth and ministry from a biblical perspective.

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May 24, 2021 15 min

Mike discusses Small Church USA with founder Terry Thompson. Small Church USA is a ministry dedicated to encouraging and strengthening pastors, pastors' wives, and churches to revitalized health.

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Mike discusses the church's disciple-making mandate and the vital need to reproduce Christian leaders in the days ahead with Clare Jewell, director of Generate. Generate, formerly known as Regular Baptist Church Planting and the Regular Baptist Builders Club, is the GARBC's ministry arm that resources churches for church planting, church revitalization, and disaster relief. Find out more about this ministry at generate.chur...

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Mike discusses church revitalization and community engagement with special guest Dennis Wilkening, lead pastor of First Baptist Church, Colville, Wash.

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Mike and Knute discuss pastoral mentoring, church ministry, and the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of the believer.

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December 8, 2020 18 min

"Should I stay or should I go?" In this episode, Mike discusses some of the right and wrong reasons for pastors to consider transitioning to another church or ministry.

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David and Mike discuss Mike's new book No Contest, which examines the problems of competitiveness, comparisons, and cynicism in the Christian life from a Biblical perspective. No Contest is available now from Regular Baptist Press.

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June 19, 2020 28 min

Mike and Bob discuss the many issues surrounding the difficult decision to leave a church.

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June 5, 2020 20 min

Mike interviews Steve DeWitt on the subject of Christ's supremacy and beauty.

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April 3, 2020 18 min

How should the church corporately and Christians individually think about the COVID-19 crisis? How can we follow Jesus while in a state of lock-down and what resources are available to help us do so? David and Mike discuss these questions in this episode of the Baptist Bulletin podcast.

Articles
Why We Care about COVID-19 (Mike Hess)
Spiritual Stimulus—Finding Renewal in a Time of Mandatory Rest (Mike Hess)
COVID-19 and Anxiety (Ryan F...

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December 12, 2019 47 min

The Magi feature prominently in nativity scenes, Christmas cards, and the imagery typically associated with the Christmas story, but who were they really? In this episode we discuss the historical identity of the Magi and offer some reflections on the account of their visit to the Christ-child in Matthew 2.

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This episode features a panel discussion on pastoral recruitment and the call to ministry from the Moving Together for the Gospel conference at Emmanuel Baptist Church, Toledo, Ohio. This was a joint conference of the Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches, Ohio Association of Regular Baptist Churches, and Crossroads Fellowship.

The following pastors and ministry leaders comprised the speakers panel:

  • Ken Floyd (MDiv, Grace ...
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    Mike discusses marriage in ministry with former national representative John Greening and his wife Daria. The Greenings' book on marriage, Love Your Spouse, is available from Regular Baptist Press.

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    October 11, 2019 15 min

    David and Mike discuss the GARBC's proposed updated purpose statement and how it better answers the question, "What is our purpose and our mission?"

    Current statement (adopted 1972):

    To maintain an association of sovereign Bible-believing, Christ-honoring Baptist churches; to promote the spirit of evangelism; to spread the gospel; to advance Regular Baptist educational and missionary enterprises at home and abroad; to rai...

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    Prophecy, speaking in tongues, healing, and other signs and wonders are a source of frequent conflict and disagreement among Christians. How should Regular Baptists understand and think about this issue? David and Mike make a case for cessationism and Biblical sufficiency in this episode, and discuss some of the practical ramifications that flow from this viewpoint.

    Additional Resources:

  • November/December 2018 Baptist Bulletin
  • Speakin...
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    Pat Nemmers (pastor of Saylorville Church, Des Moines, Iowa) and Chuck De Cleene (pastor of evangelism and outreach, New City Church, Ankeny, Iowa) discuss the importance of evangelism and how Christians can overcome some common evangelistic inhibitors.

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    What does the Bible mean when it speaks of a coming Kingdom? And how should Christians understand the Church's relationship to that Kingdom? David Gunn discusses these questions with Andy Woods, author of The Coming Kingdom.

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    Mike chats with Mark Vroegop, lead pastor of College Park Church in Indianapolis, about a variety of issues including pastoral ministry, worship, and lament.

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    March 27, 2019 34 min

    How should Bible-believing Christians understand ecclesiastical separation? What about the issue of secondary separation? In this episode we discuss these issues, keeping in mind that our guiding authority is God's Word and our ultimate goal is God's glory.

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    What does it mean to worship according to Scripture? How should Christians approach the subject of worship? Jon Jenks, state representative for the Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches, is our guest as we consider these vital questions.

    Be sure to join us at the GARBC conference in Iowa this June for a more detailed look at the essence of worship!

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    Should Baptists celebrate Lent? Mike and David discuss this question by examining the history of Lent, New Testament teachings on food, fasting, and spirituality, and the sacramental context in which Lenten observance usually occurs.

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