Luke Smith

Luke Smith

Luke Smith is pastor of Linden Heights Baptist Church in Staunton, Va.

Friday, 11 July 2014 18:22

Dialogue — or monologue?

Sometimes what’s called “dialogue” feels like a concerted effort to change others’ views.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014 18:42

What do we mean by ‘open’ and ‘closed’?

Those metaphors seem to add little true light to discussions and instead may result in rigid positioning.

Friday, 09 August 2013 13:46

Homosexuality and the Bible

In considering the use of the Bible to judge homosexuality, remember that Christ rebuked those who misuses Scripture for their ends.

Rather than being co-opted by politicians in debate over gun control, Christians should seek common-ground solutions that unite rather than divide.

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00

Baptist sexuality conference is misguided

We live in a day where the boundaries of licit sexuality have shifted. Marriage is no longer the boundary of licit sexual behavior. The framing of the upcoming [Baptist] Conference on Sexuality and Covenant co-sponsored by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship strikes me to be quite reflective of this cultural shift.

Friday, 23 March 2012 00:00

How firm a foundation

“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.” “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”