Credentials Committee Submission Form

The Southern Baptist Convention has establish a webpage that “exists to provide individuals an opportunity to address concerns about whether a church that is currently identified as a cooperating church with the Southern Baptist Convention continues to meet our standards of faith and practice.”

Movie Night: The State of the SBC | 9Marks at 9 | #SBC19

“A round table with Mark Dever, Danny Akin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., and H.B. Charles. The 9Marks at 9 event ‘The State of the SBC’ took place at the Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. June 2019.”

Complementarianism: A Moment of Reckoning (Jonathan Leeman)

In this post series, Jonathan Leeman claims, “It seems to be a moment of reckoning for complementarianism.”

After Patriarchy, What? Why Egalitarians Are Winning the Gender Debate (Russell D. Moore)

In this article, Russell D. Moore writes, “C. S. Lewis included male headship among the doctrines he considered to be part of ‘mere Christianity,’ precisely because male headship has been asserted and assumed by the Christian church with virtual unanimity from the first century until the rise of contemporary feminism. If complementarians are to reclaimContinue reading “After Patriarchy, What? Why Egalitarians Are Winning the Gender Debate (Russell D. Moore)”

On the Bible and Slavery

When it comes to biblical authority, slavery is the progressive’s favorite wedge issue. It’s not hard to imagine a conversation with a non-Christian or with a progressive Christian going something like this: PROGRESSIVE: You hold to the traditional view of marriage? CONSERVATIVE: Yes. Scripture is clear on that. PROGRESSIVE: And you also hold to ordinationContinue reading “On the Bible and Slavery”

Complementarians Should Keep Silent in the Churches

As in all the churches of the saints, the [complementarians] should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their [entity heads] at home. For it is shameful for aContinue reading “Complementarians Should Keep Silent in the Churches”

Interacting with Beth Moore’s Remarks about Complementarianism at the 2019 ERLC National Conference (Bart Barber)

In this article, SBC author Bart Barber makes plain the contours of the complementarian discussion in relation to the issues of Scripture and abuse, writing, “Beth Moore asserted in her remarks that certain corruptions of complementarianism lead to or exacerbate the abuse problem that the Southern Baptist Convention faces. I think that perhaps I agreeContinue reading “Interacting with Beth Moore’s Remarks about Complementarianism at the 2019 ERLC National Conference (Bart Barber)”

The Spirit of Conservatism

The Conservative Resurgence (CR) of the Southern Baptist Convention, an organized movement among grassroots churches to reclaim their institutions from a liberal drift, left us with a convention that is conservative in theology. The revisions to┬áThe Baptist Faith and Message from 1998 and 2000 testify to that reality. But conservatism is about more than theology.Continue reading “The Spirit of Conservatism”

Critical Theory and Gender in the SBC

As the old saying goes, if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The ascendancy of critical theory among evangelicals in recent years has led to a thinning of our tool collection and a consequent restriction of our conceivable responses to diverse situations. When individuals are reduced to groupContinue reading “Critical Theory and Gender in the SBC”