Category: Writings

Book Review: Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole

Manhood Restored: How the Gospel Makes Men Whole, Eric Mason; B&H 2013 I have little doubt that many of the problems we face in both our society and the church are rooted in the erosion of manhood.  With a false manhood on television and…

On the Brink…in print

My blog post from Sunday about Syria appeared in two papers today.  I wanted to share them with you: Hickory Daily Record Morganton News Herald   The Gaston Gazette also published my letter online yesterday: Gaston Gazette    I hope you’ll take a moment…

On the brink of…

As I sat down to watch the newly released videos of the chemical weapons attack in Syria, I was not terribly shocked by the graphic images they contained.  It seems there is less and less to call shocking.  I was, however, completely and utterly…

What is Revival?

I often lament, whether during a sermon or via social media, about the social and political decay of our nation. I read stories about teenagers who gun down a visitor to our country because they are bored or about war hero who is beaten…

My response in the paper…

Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You are Saved

July 19 2013 by Micheal Pardue, Book Review Stop Asking Jesus into Your Heart: How to Know for Sure You are Savedby J.D. Greear (B&H Publishing, 2013) It was clear from before the first word penned by J.D. Greear that Stop Asking Jesus Into…

Christian Nation?

As far back as I can remember I have heard this country of ours referred to by some as a “Christian nation.” When I was pretty young, I was skeptical, but assumed that I had just missed something. In more recent years the mantra…

BSC Pastor’s Conference Nomination

Marty Jacumin, pastor of Bay Leaf Baptist in Raleigh, will nominate Micheal Pardue as president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) Pastor’s Conference during the 2013 Pastor’s Conference in November. Pardue and his wife of nine years, Rachel, have three sons,…

How to Eradicate Terrorism

I must begin by being clear that I am not naïve about the realities of terrorism. I am also not naïve that those realities often are and should be met with a return of force. I still remember vividly in March of 2003 as…

We must be prepared for the unthinkable

This article was published by the Shelby Star: Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 19:14 (ESV) Friday, an unspeakable tragedy struck a quite community in Connecticut. …