Don Waybright baptises Jesus in prison

Don is the brother without the handcuffs

Don is the brother without the handcuffs

This just came in from Don Waybright,

At Darrington Maximum Security prison we are witnessing a powerful movement of God. We just baptized 17 prisoners on AD-Seg (Solitary Confinement).

I had the joy to baptise Jesus [the prisoner's name] who has been on AD-Seg (Solitary Confinement) for 18 years...23 hours a day in this darkness inside of darkness...Jesus might still be in chains, and living in this dark 12' x4' cell, but the Light has set him free..."

The Spirit of the Lord is on Me, because He has anointed Me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent Me to proclaim freedom to the captives..." 

Jesus remained in handcuffs the whole time.

Don is another one of my "experts" on movements. If you want to learn about movements, keep gravitating towards people with fresh stories to tell.

Then bother them until they agree to train you.

Defending a Scandal

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Southern Baptists have passed a resolution defending the truth that Christ died for our sins, in our place, taking upon himself God's just judgment on sin.

Why the need?

Every generation must choose whether to affirm what the Scriptures have always taught. Ours is no exception. In the 1960s mainline liberal Protestantism turned its back on orthodoxy. Now progressive evangelicals are repeating their error. 

Red Letter Christians — following the spirit of the age and French Catholic philosopher Rene Girad — reject the notion of a God who requires the sacrifice of his Son for sin.

At a popular level, William Paul Young (The Shack) has said the idea that Christ died as a substitute sacrifice to save sinners and satisfy the just wrath of God the Father — is a “monstrous,” “evil,” and “a terrible doctrine.”

So well done Southern Baptists for affirming what the Scriptures have always taught.

Movements decline and decay when they drift and deny their core beliefs. They remain dynamic when they stay true to core beliefs and adapt their methods to reach a changing world.

Want to learn more?

 

New release: Schnabel on Mark

Eckhard Schnabel has a commentary out on Mark's Gospel in the Tyndale series. I've read everything he writes on mission in the New Testament.

 

UPDATE: The US Kindle version sends you to Alan Cole's older commentary. I've asked IVP to fix it. Make sure you buy the right one.

I've begun reading and Schnabel does not disappoint. Clear and concise. A good understanding of the mission of Jesus.