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 The 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”

New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Fruits and Roots

This post is the fifth 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 to moreContinue reading “New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Fruits and Roots”

A New Way to Understand Men and Women in Christ? A Review of Rachel Green Miller’s Beyond Authority and Submission (Steven Wedgeworth)

In this article, non-SBC author Steven Wedgeworth reviews Beyond Authority and Submission: Woman and Men in Marriage, Church, and Society by Rachel Green Miller, which he claims, “represents a growing new voice in what might be called post-complementarian literature. In it, Miller affirms the biblical teaching of male-only ordination in the church and the husband’sContinue reading “A New Way to Understand Men and Women in Christ? A Review of Rachel Green Miller’s Beyond Authority and Submission (Steven Wedgeworth)”

Does the Bible Whisper About David Raping Bathsheba?

Twitter was abuzz for an entire weekend with apparent newfound exegetical expertise regarding the account of David and Bathsheba in the Bible. The account describes how David sent for Bathsheba, got her pregnant, and afterward had her husband killed. The Twitter dustup started when Rachael Denhollander corrected a tweet from Matt Smethurst, Managing Editor ofContinue reading “Does the Bible Whisper About David Raping Bathsheba?”

Does Complementarianism Cause Abuse? (Beth Moore)

The following is from a portion of Beth Moore’s speech, “The Courage to Confront the Crisis of Abuse in the Church” at the Caring Well conference on October 3, 2019, hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

A Civil Summary of Concerns with J. D. Greear’s Public Statements on Homosexuality

The point of this painstaking evaluation of Greear’s public statements on homosexuality is not to try and show that Greear is some sort of false teacher or liberal theologian. Far from it. We assume the best about Greear and his words, and we are thankful for his clear stand in clearly proclaiming, along with theContinue reading “A Civil Summary of Concerns with J. D. Greear’s Public Statements on Homosexuality”

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 4 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the fourth in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post. Greear’s post is well-intentioned andContinue reading “How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 4 of 5)”