These Things We Believe
A Layman's Look at the Baptist Faith and Message
By S. V. (Steve) Dedmon
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These Things We Believe, A Layman’s Look at the Baptist Faith and Message is an alliterative outline of the foundational tenets of Southern Baptists. Its intended purpose is that it may be used by pastors and laypersons to supplement their teaching not only the new believer, but to strengthen Christians of any age to live and share their faith in a world that challenges their foundational beliefs. Written in outline form, it gives the teacher flexibility to incorporate personal examples and experiences to enhance teaching and learning whether it is to new members, those in a Sunday morning Bible study or other learning situations.
Steve Dedmon earned his bachelor’s degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) and his Juris Doctor from Nova Southeastern University. He is a professor at ERAU where he teaches a variety of aviation law related courses. As an attorney, he is member of the Florida and United States Supreme Court Bars as well as past chair and current member of the Florida Bar Aviation Law committee.
Since accepting Christ, he has been a member of various Southern Baptist churches where he has taught at the high school, singles, and adult levels, as well as serving in deacon and counseling ministries. He has been married for thirty-five years to his wife, Suzanne, and they have two children. When not writing and teaching, he is an avid tennis player and aviation enthusiast and is the owner of two aircraft, one that was a primary trainer in World War II. He and Suzanne reside in Fleming Island, Florida.