1797 Hwy 72 W, Clinton, SC 29325
A Reformed Fellowship
July 2: The Lord’s Supper–morning service;
Extended Session: lunch following morning worship
with afternoon session beginning @ 1:15.

The beauty of despair

It is hard to claim that twenty-first-century America is a happy place. Anger and bitterness abound, and joy and peace are in short supply. A sense of despair hangs over us. As a people, we seem to have no sense of purpose. We try to alleviate this despair with busyness or toys, so we distract ourselves with work and social media and…

This and that: some random thoughts

What kind of church do we want Cornerstone to be? Do we want to be a “Christian ghetto church” that withdraws from the community, concerned only about the people we have and those who happen to find us? Are there not ways that we intentionally can share Christ with others? Perhaps we can open our homes to unbelievers and lead conversations to…

Why does Cornerstone call itself “a Reformed Baptist fellowship”?

The word “reformed” helps theologically minded people understand something about us, but the term means little to others, so they ask, “What is a Reformed Baptist church?” First things first: we are Baptists in the historical sense. While we officially use the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message as informed by the Abstract of Principles (1858) of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, we…

Why do we do what we do at Cornerstone?

When we consider the activity of a local church, we too often bring our own preconceptions in deciding what should be done or not done. What we must overcome, however, are our own preconceptions, whatever they may be. Many people see the local church as a business and run it as a business. The purpose of a business is to turn a…

Following Christ is more than adding God to your life

I was not a little intrigued to read an article by Jonathan Elliott entitled “I’m gay, liberal, open-minded – and a convert to Christianity.” Within Mr. Elliott’s circle of friends, claiming to be a Christian seriously raises eyebrows: “My conversion has made me the token ‘church guy’ in my friend group. I can’t tell you the number of awkward conversations I’ve had…

Dabo and you and me

Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney has been an inspiration to many with his vocal Christian testimony and laudable charity work. On more than once occasion, secularists have been appalled at the coach’s display of religion, while many Christians have found it refreshing, especially in this day. Things took a turn, however, when the Palmetto Family Council (PFC) announced in May that Coach…

Imagination meets reality

John Lennon’s 1971 mega-hit “Imagine” enjoys international acclaim as people sing the hymn-like call for a perfect world. Believe it and it will be. “Imagine there’s no Heaven / It’s easy if you try / No Hell below us / Above us only sky / Imagine all the people / Livin’ for today.” Many today live according to Lennon’s dream. Western culture…