Category Archives: Theology

Does the Bible Support Evolution?

I’ve read plenty of scientific arguments for theistic evolution, the belief that God used evolutionary processes for the creation of the world. However, the textual arguments for evolution are scant at best. In other words, the Christian desiring to cling … Continue reading

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Should Baptists Recognize Ash Wednesday?

I grew up in a Baptist church. Some of my earliest memories come from my time in a local Baptist church in central Ohio. Like the time my little brother spit a half-masticated donut on the floor of the fellowship … Continue reading

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Who’s Welcome at Poquoson Baptist?

Nuance is dead. In our polarized, politicized society it seems that you’re either one extreme or another. Take immigration, for example. To hear the media pundits tell it, you’re either a amnesty-affirming liberal who wants open borders and a green … Continue reading

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Why Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is Risky

For the past several decades, many churches in America have set aside a Sunday in January to commemorate a horrible anniversary: the Roe v. Wade decision declaring a constitutional right to abortion on demand. Since the Supreme Court decided the … Continue reading

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Ask the Pastor: Did Jesus Go to Hell?

Scripture tells that after Jesus died, He went to hell. What exactly does that mean?  Did Jesus descend into hell after His death on the cross? Belief in a literal descent into hell are grounded in three primary sources.   … Continue reading

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The Gospel and Racism

Racism is alive and well in America. It takes a special kind of blindness to doubt or deny that statement, especially after the recent events in Charlottesville, Virginia. How should Christians think through the events that unfolded last weekend? I’d … Continue reading

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Ask The Pastor: What Do You Believe About Excommunication?

Do you believe in excommunicating people? For example, if a gay or transgender person attends our church, but refuses to change his ways. He participates in all activities, but believes he doing nothing wrong even after the loving and gentle rebuking … Continue reading

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Character Matters for Church Musicians

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 25 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Character Matters for Church Musicians … Continue reading

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Music and Local Church Leadership

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 24 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Music and Local Church Leadership … Continue reading

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Leadership in the Local Church

Worship Wars was Pastor Hopson’s recent teaching series on Wednesday nights at Poquoson Baptist Church. Click here to listen to the recordings. The following is part 23 in a series of articles based on the Worship Wars series. Leadership in the Local Church … Continue reading

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