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Pastoral Articles

Charged with the responsibility of overseeing the church, the elders are constantly evaluating their faithfuless to God’s calling. Writing is one means of fulfilling the mandate to shepherd God’s flock. To this end, the elders occasionally publish articles to inform, encourage, and edify God’s people at BBC.

The Goal of Pastoral Articles

The articles published here are intended primarily for the members of BBC and are written by the elders with shepherds’ hearts to help the flock of God.

Thinking Clearly about Sphere Sovereignty

Thinking Clearly about Sphere Sovereignty

Many years ago, I heard a well-known preacher claim that duties never conflict. I am older now and willing to question that premise. The truth is, ultimate duties do sometimes conflict with subordinate duties. In these days of lockdowns and vaccines, the dilemma of...

Abortion and Vaccine Hesitancy

Abortion and Vaccine Hesitancy

I recently received a stirring lecture from a pharmacist who learned that I had been for my first COVID-19 vaccination. Strongly arguing the benefits of Ivermectin, he simply could not fathom why I would permit toxic substances to be injected directly into my body. (I...

The Ant and the Tapeworm

The Ant and the Tapeworm

Someone, possibly Charles Spurgeon, once said that there is a sermon in every flower. That is, if we pay close enough attention to nature, we can often find illustrations...

A False Dichotomy

A False Dichotomy

Think about your reflex responses to these statements: “Missionary work is more important to God than plumbing.” “Listening to a sermon mp3 is always a better use of time...

Saints Reading Scripture

Saints Reading Scripture

Over the years at our various Christmas carols evenings, children, men, and women have read portions of Scripture interspersed with the singing of hymns. No one blinked an eye. Why would they? At some point, we stopped using children in this part of the program,...