Posts by Dennis Gulledge

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GOSPEL MEETING

by Dennis Gulledge

    with Phil Sanders (June 3-6) Seven years ago we hosted Phil Sanders for a gospel meeting, and now the time has come to welcome him back to the Mabelvale congregation for another such effort. The theme this year is “Preaching Jesus.” I appreciate Phil for choosing this theme, since this is what gospel preaching is […]

    RUMORTISM

    by Dennis Gulledge

      In 1887 Abraham Lincoln’s body was exhumed on the persistent rumor that his grave was empty. The exhumation revealed his remains intact. Facts mess up rumors! But, good rumors never die easily. Fourteen years later the same rumor resurfaced. Cleon Lyles once wrote the following: “When I hear statements about people, made by those who […]

      WHERE DO YOU STAND?

      by Dennis Gulledge

        Orthodoxy? The word orthodox means, “correct teaching.” Orthodox religion (i.e., Greek) originated centuries this side of the Lord’s church (Acts 2). Orthodoxy in the New Testament would be “sound doctrine” (1 Tim. 1:10; 2 Tim. 4:3; Tit. 1:9, 13; 2:1); “The form of sound words” (2 Tim. 1:13), or, “sound speech” (Tit. 2:8). Conservatism? This […]

        THE DEBATING SPIRIT

        by Dennis Gulledge

          In Profiles of Faith & Courage, I asked the twenty-four gospel preachers who make up the subject matter of this book, about their debating experience, and thoughts as to why debating is so rare these days. It is interesting that many of them admitted to never having conducted a debate, and were not of the […]

          “WHO’S GONNA FILL THEIR SHOES?”

          by Dennis Gulledge

            Presently I have a book being published by Jeff and Dale Jenkins of the Jenkins Institute. The book is called, Profiles of Faith & Courage: Interviews with Gospel Preachers. The idea for this work was actually begun twenty-five years ago, and is just now coming to fruition. What had begun with two gospel preachers (Granville […]

            SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

            by Dennis Gulledge

              Super Bowl LII is set for Sunday, February 4th at 5:30 PM. On that Sunday sports fans of both the rabid and casual variety will pack in the snacks and gather around the television for the grand finale of professional football. Admittedly, the political controversies tainting this season may cut into those numbers to some […]

              WE SHOULDN’T REMEMBER HIS BIRTH – REALLY?

              by Dennis Gulledge

                Have you heard it said, “The Bible doesn’t teach us to remember Jesus’ birth; it tells us to remember his death and resurrection”? It’s true that we don’t know Jesus’ actual birthday. It’s also true that we should remember the Lord’s death and resurrection. Furthermore, we shouldn’t proclaim anything that is false about Jesus’ birth, […]

                AN INTERVIEW WITH HUGO McCORD

                by Dennis Gulledge

                  (1911-2004) “Happy is the preacher who with good conscience at the end of a ministry anywhere can say he has held back nothing that was profitable, that he has declared the whole of God’s counsel, and so is free from the blood of all men (Acts 20:20-27).”             – The Living and Abiding Word: 1979 Freed-Hardeman […]

                  AN INTERVIEW WITH GEORGE W. DeHOFF

                  by Dennis Gulledge

                    (1913-1993) George W. DeHoff was born near the village of Vanndale, Arkansas, on September 20, 1913. His parents were Orville Orson and Adah Gaskins DeHoff. George’s earliest memories were not of Vanndale, but of living in Paulding, Missouri, where they moved when he was very small. In 1918, the DeHoff’s moved to the “Kentucky Settlement,” […]

                    AN INTERVIEW WITH ROY H. LANIER, JR.

                    by Dennis Gulledge

                      Roy H. Lanier, Jr. was born in Abilene, Texas, on July 28, 1930, and spent his early years in Fort Worth. After graduating from Abilene Christian High School he went on for his higher education at Freed-Hardeman College, Florida Christian College and Abilene Christian College. Brother Lanier did local work for congregations in Iowa, Florida, […]