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The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin is the pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church in Alabama. Previously, he has served as pastor of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, GA and as an associate pastor at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, MS.

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The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

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Auburn First Baptist Church, Auburn, AL

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin is the pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church in Alabama.  Previously, he has served as pastor of Vineville Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia and as an associate pastor at Northminster Baptist Church in Jackson, Mississippi.

Tripp has a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia, where he also first learned about the rhythms of congregational ministry, while working at First Baptist Church of Athens, Georgia.  He received a Master of Divinity from the Divinity School at Wake Forest University, discovering the richness of ecumenism and the rhythms of the Church.  After working for several years, he also completed the Doctor of Ministry from the McAfee School of Theology at Mercer University, concentrating on the areas of preaching and worship.

He and his wife, Katharine, have two sons, who are the richest part of their lives.  When he is not working, he enjoys playing golf and running, reading and writing, and music and traveling.


Latest Content by The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin

Good Words

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

About this time every year, as we approach the holiday for Martin Luther King, Jr., I revisit some of the words, spoken and written, by that prominent Baptist preacher.  He was a voice during a significant time in history, allowing the gospel to become tangible actions of mercy and justice.  The words are rooted in a historical moment, but they are also grounded in the gospel, which continues to speak for all times.

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Thankful for Advent

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We will enter into the season of Advent in the coming days, a season of great expectation and anticipation.  The first Sunday of Advent arrives on the last day of November this year, as we will start to light the candles on the Advent wreath, marking the days until the arrival of Christ, which is the meaning of Advent.  It is the "arrival" or "coming" of Christ.  It is a time full of waiting as well as full of preparation.

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November 20, 2014

Bowling and Yelling

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

When is it time to step back and to not speak, and when is it time to keep speaking and to keep working?
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

September 25, 2014

Church Talk

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

With so much conversation taking place at church in committee meetings, classrooms, and hallways, what holds them together?
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August 22, 2014

Dictionary Words

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Words are powerful. As we notice certain words and use them well, they can lead us in using all of our words, cultivating meaningful conversations with others.
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June 22, 2014

Turn to Your Right and to Your Left

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We turn to our right and to our left, finding the hand of a friend or the assistance of a neighbor, where we find the hope of God.
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April 02, 2014

A New Name

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Listening for the Spirit of God, as we are given a new name and sent out on our journeys, is life-giving, but also overwhelming.
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March 04, 2014

Gatherings

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

What do we discover in the gatherings?
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January 07, 2014

Old Resolutions

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

As we begin again this year, we remember that many times we find new life in old resolutions.
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November 14, 2013

Shared Blessings

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We give thanks for the people who have cared for our loved ones over the years. Those blessings and prayers have been shared.
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October 07, 2013

Whispers

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

When we listen for the Spirit of God, is it a shout or a whisper?
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

August 28, 2013

A Child's Questions

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We learn more than we anticipate when we try to answer children's questions about faith and God.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

August 12, 2013

More Sowing Than Reaping

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We know more about sowing than we do about reaping, which invites us to relate to others in a spirit of patience and kindness.
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July 24, 2013

The Porter

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In learning a new word, I was reminded of an old practice, calling us to genuine hospitality for others.
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Tripp Martin: Leaning into God

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In his video reflection, Tripp Martin reminds us that life is fragile, full of joy and fear, but that we are surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses who encourage us on in faith.
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July 08, 2013

Humble Failure

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

There are failures, where we do not live up to the expectations we should have for ourselves, but there are also failures, where we do not expect enough from God. In these types of failures, we cultivate humility.
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June 20, 2013

Three Words

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

There are three words that we must learn to say for the sake of our neighbors, but they are difficult words to say.
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June 06, 2013

Learning What We Already Know

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

The journey of faith surprises us with what we already know.
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May 23, 2013

Steeples

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We are grateful for the steeples of churches because they remind us of the presence of God, but we must also remember that we find God elsewhere. We find God out there as we leave the doors of the church as well.
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May 10, 2013

Doors to the Heart

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We find wisdom in walking through the various doors to our own hearts. We gain new insights by using both doors.
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April 25, 2013

Practicing Commitment

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We learn how to practice commitment within the bonds of the church, as we learn to live in covenant with one another.
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April 13, 2013

A Vagabond

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

There are some words that could use redemption as we stand in the light of resurrection and always listening for the voice of God.
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March 28, 2013

Maundy Thursday

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Along with Christians around the world, we gather together as the disciples did with Jesus to partake of the bread and the cup and to remember to love one another.
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March 14, 2013

Our Voice

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Discovering and developing our authentic voice of integrity and innocence is always a challenge.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

February 28, 2013

How to Proceed?

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

When we face the most complicated questions of our lives, how do we proceed?
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February 14, 2013

Seeing God in Others

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

If we look closely, we will see where love abides and where love is missing. We will see glimmers of the love of God and places where it is needed. We will also notice how God can be seen in others, and it may change how we see everything.
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February 04, 2013

Size It Up

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In the small and grand experiences of God, there is the devotion of love and the humility of faith.
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January 18, 2013

Surprise!

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We have always known that God is capable of surprise, but we gather each week to remember that it can happen.
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January 04, 2013

A Prayerful Resolve

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

With our thoughts gravitating towards beginning again this year, we begin with a prayerful resolve.
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December 13, 2012

Christ Will Arrive

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

How do we find meaning in the waiting of Advent?
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November 29, 2012

Waiting

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

The waiting of Advent slows us down, but the rush towards Christmas speeds us up. How can we pause and reflect on the coming of Christ?
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November 25, 2012

Leaving Home

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In his sermon for the Reign of Christ Sunday, the Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin offers a reflection of how our place shapes us--in light of Jesus' response to Pilate that his kingdom was not from here.
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November 16, 2012

Look Again

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We look again to see the eternal in the midst of the temporary.
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November 01, 2012

Without Knowing

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

There are questions that we cannot answer. How do we search for answers, and how do we hold onto questions, discovering faith in what we do not know?
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October 18, 2012

The Work of Faith

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

The basic actions of our faith can change how we see ourselves.
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October 05, 2012

Formerly

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

When we become different people, even in small ways, we must accept ourselves as different people.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

September 22, 2012

Even Titus

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We begin to see evidence of grace when we see Titus.
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September 07, 2012

Anonymous, but Extraordinary

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

As we look around the church, we find people who serve so diligently and quietly, leading the way without ever calling attention to themselves.
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August 17, 2012

A Curious Creature

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In looking into the past, we can even surprise ourselves, discovering our faults and mistakes, so we must learn to face our guilt, but then to let it go.
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August 02, 2012

Sealed with Conviction

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Whenever grace begins to mature, it grows through conviction into the empathy of love.
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July 20, 2012

Measured Faith

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

There is cause for concern whenever vanity stands close to grace, for the measure of our faith is skewed.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

July 06, 2012

Find A Tree

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We strive to live at the center of our lives as opposed to the edges by finding a tree, which guides our days.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

June 22, 2012

Laboring With A Shovel

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

The solemn rest of worship can become disconnected from the labors of the week, even the work of the weekend. The work of grace, though, happens all of the time.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

June 08, 2012

Lost My Keys

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

As we travel along the journey of faith, we continue to become the people that God has created and called us to be.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

May 25, 2012

It is Never Easy

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

How do we confront the inherent challenge of living with reverence and integrity?
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

May 11, 2012

Reclaiming

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Whenever we turn through the pages of yesterday, sifting through what is old, do we find something new to reclaim?
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

April 27, 2012

An Odd Math

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

What happens when the value of one is more than the whole?
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

April 13, 2012

The Fear of Easter

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

At the precipice of a new beginning, we celebrate the chance at a fresh start, but there is also fear that is lurking, as we begin again.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

March 30, 2012

Silence: Friend or Foe?

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

In the frantic pace of each day, what shall we say about the practice of silence?
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

March 16, 2012

An Unlikely Pair

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

Scripture has a keen interest in unlikely pairs, and one of those pairs is the relationship between reverence and curiosity.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

March 02, 2012

It Can Be Quiet

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

As we walk through this season of Lent, we are reminded that temptation can be quiet.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

February 17, 2012

Walking to the Pulpit

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin.
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February 03, 2012

Grace Within the Noise

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

We are to listen for the sounds of grace, the melody of hospitality and the rhythm of mercy, but the noise surrounding us makes this difficult. We seek the sounds of grace despite the noise because the love of God beckons us to sing.
The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin Article

January 24, 2012

Weathering Storms

The Rev. Dr. Tripp Martin (CBF)

How do we weather the storms of life?