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 locates the sin of oppression in systems rather than in individual acts. Consequently, it argues that guilt accrues to all who belong to an oppressive class, regardless of their personal intentions or actions, due to the benefits they receive from the oppression of minorities. To take a prominent example, white men in AmericaContinue reading “The Christological Heresy of Critical Theory”
Founders Ministries has released a new trailer in preparation for their forthcoming By What Standard? “cinedoc.” You can find it here.
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”
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”
In this video, Stephen Michael Feinstein explains how his California Southern Baptist Convention failed to guard against the threat of Critical Theory.
In this podcast interview, non-SBC speaker Rosaria Butterfield explains, “Gay Christianity is a different religion. I’m not standing in the same forest with Greg Johnson and Wes Hill and Nate Collins looking at different angles of the trees, I’m in a different forest altogether.”
In this article, Neil Shenvi and Pat Sawyer ask, “[W]hat is critical theory? And what should Christians think about it?”
Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 1 by Neil Shenvi Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 2 by Bradly Mason Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 3 by Neil Shenvi IsContinue reading “Exchange: Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? (Neil Shenvi and Bradly Mason)”
Stephen Feinstein, the original author of what became Resolution 9: On Critical Race Theory And Intersectionality passed by the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Birmingham, AL, has posted a new resolution on the subject of Critical Race Theory to be submitted at his state convention’s next annual meeting. You can read the new resolutionContinue reading “What Does Critical Race Theory Offer Southern Baptists?”