In Case You Missed It: “Letter from the ERLC Executive Committee” and “ERLC, EC trustee officers respond to task force announcement”

In case you missed it, here is an open letter from the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission Board of Trustees to the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention, and here is a Baptist Press article that includes the EC’s response.

Is the BFM 2000 View of Women in Ministry an Innovation? (Tom Nettles)

In this article, Tom Nettles responds to a post wherein, “Oklahoma Baptist Pastor Wade Burleson has attacked (again) the idea the Bible prohibits women from holding the New Testament position of pastor-bishop- elder.”

BREAKING: “Pastors’ Conference meeting space contingent on program changes”

This Baptist Press article contains the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee’s recommendation to the 2020 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference and states, “The Executive Committee also requested that its staff develop written guidelines for future use of the meeting spaces at the SBC Annual Meeting; the Executive Committee anticipates reviewing those guidelines during its September 2020Continue reading “BREAKING: “Pastors’ Conference meeting space contingent on program changes””

B21 Podcast Featuring Dr. Al Mohler

Baptist21 interviews R. Albert Mohler, Jr. on: The current state of the Southern Baptist Convention Dr. Mohler’s candidacy for SBC President The newly announced Conservative Baptist Network Critical Race Theory and more.  

Incoming Southern Baptist president taking firm stand

This article speaks of the incoming president of the Southern Baptist Convention, who, “represents a conservative-fundamentalist element within the denomination.”

New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention

These are the first five posts in a series addressing New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention. “New Liberalism” is a catch-all term for what some see as a theological threat similar to the liberalism of the previous century. This series does not assume that New Liberalism is in the SBC, but is intended toContinue reading “New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention”

Founders Journal | Belated Fall 2019 Edition (Tom Nettles)

In this post, Tom Nettles introduces a new edition of the Founders Journal featuring an article from Timon Cline on Critical Race Theory, explaining, “Timon’s work in law at Rutgers introduced him to critical legal theory. Soon he became aware of the far-reaching impact of Critical Theory in many disciplines and the implications it hasContinue reading “Founders Journal | Belated Fall 2019 Edition (Tom Nettles)”

Concerns raised over SBC Pastors’ Conference lineup

In this article, the Texan addresses concerns over the 2020 SBC Pastors’ Conference, reporting that, “Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, and current chairman of the SBC Executive Committee, told the TEXAN, ‘Southern Baptists have spoken clearly through the BF&M about female pastors. The inclusion of a female pastor is inContinue reading “Concerns raised over SBC Pastors’ Conference lineup”

Punching Right While Slipping Left

If we care about conservative theology, then we will take care to hold our own ‘side’ accountable regarding orthodoxy and orthopraxy, as a bare minimum. But sometimes, holding our brothers and sisters accountable comes about through difficult words of rebuke. As Proverbs 27:6 reminds us, “Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are theContinue reading “Punching Right While Slipping Left”