Inside Information: Resolving Controversies in Baptist Churches Worship Wars, Calvinism, Elder Ruleby John R. Bisagno
In John 17, Jesus prays for our unity as believers five times because, he says, unity is critical to people believing that he was sent by God. Yet today's Southern Baptists are divided over issues such as worship wars, elder rule, and Calvinism. Squabbling within the denomination undermines our Christian witness to the world, presenting only a caricature of Jesus. Even worse, people outside the denomination love to see us fight with each other, because it discredits our message and allows them to perpetuate their sin. Meanwhile, the world is dying, lost, and condemned. Overall, our church attendance has plateaued or dropped.
Dr. John R. Bisagno offers fresh insights and solutions to the many issues that have distracted Southern Baptists from moving forward with the Great Commission. His decades of experience as a pastor and lecturer have provided him with "inside information" on such topics as tithing, church governance, preaching, and pastoral purity.
Full of specific advice, Inside Information will give pastors, lay leaders, and church members the tools they need to work through some of the most painful controversies within their own congregations and within the denomination itself. From why both traditional and contemporary forms of music are important, to the role of voting in individual congregations, Bisagno puts some of our most divisive topics to rest so that we might present a united front to the world and get back to the business of bringing lost souls to God.
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