My name is Peter Lumpkins. My wife and I presently live in Fort Smith, Arkansas.
A call to ministry came to me in the Fall of 1978. Since, most of the ministry to which God graciously honored me to do has been as a local church pastor. When I turned 50, however, God led in another direction. Recently, I resigned as Vice President of Communications at Brewton-Parker College in Mt. Vernon, Georgia to move to Fort Smith, Arkansas.
I am definitively conservative theologically and decidedly Baptist by conviction. Yet I find myself eager to dialog with those not of my spiritual DNA. Personally, I think my journey enriched, not threatened by, open, honest dialog.
Such does not mean, however, I understand no biblical or biblically-derived, ecclesial boundaries to exist. To the contrary, I most decidedly do.
It does mean that, even though we may or even must belong to different faith communities, our common faith in the redemptive cross-work of the Lord Jesus Christ especially binds us together for eternity.
Specifically, I express my unalterable belief in what's come to be the highest view of Biblical Inspiration--Inerrancy. In short, for me, whatever Scripture says, God says.
reading, writing, coffee, people-watching