Category Archives: Church

The Unworthy Vessels That Stay Afloat

Occasionally I hear someone say that I have unfairly slandered all IFB churches and painted them all with the broad brush of criticism. When I hear that, I know that they have probably not read “Profaned Pulpit,” for there I … Continue reading

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The Church Seatbelt Checkers

The Seatbelt Checkers I once joked about a fictitious church announcement: “The same rules for the church camping trip will apply to everyone in church: DON’T STAND UP IN THE CANOE!” We all have a lot of acquaintances, friends and … Continue reading

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Jack Schaap & The First Baptist Church of Hammond

I have had long conversations with Eddie Wilson this week; he is the media spokesman for FBC Hammond. As I said to him, he has been put on the front lines by Schaap armed with a pea shooter while Schaap … Continue reading

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The Independent Fundamental Baptist Movement

Last Friday evening, March 8, 2011  I joined millions of Americans in watching the documentary on ABC revealing the legendary abuses of a number of Independent, Fundamental Baptist Churches.  There was little in that report with which I was able … Continue reading

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Revivals that Aren’t, and One that Was

One day I drove by a church and saw on their sign in front, “Revival,” along with the dates and times.  I thought about this as I drove to my home, not far away.  I wondered: is there really going … Continue reading

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When Church Authority is Abused

Solomon came to the conclusion toward the end of his life that there was “nothing new under the sun.”  The French have a famous saying, “Plus ca change, plus c’est la meme chose.”  (The more things change, the more they … Continue reading

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When Christian Leaders Abuse Their Authority

by Jerry D. Kaifetz, Ph.D. With another clerical scandal in our back yard, this time of the Roman Catholic variety, we can see once again how far we are from learning anything vaguely resembling a meaningful lesson in all of … Continue reading

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