The Importance of Your Gag Reflex When Discussing Homosexuality and “Gay Marriage”(Thabiti Anyabwile)

In this article, Thabiti Anyabwile writes, “I think it would be a good thing if more people were gagging on the reality of the sexual behavior that is now becoming public law, protected, and even promoted in public schools.”

The Fatherly Act of Preaching

Mary Kassian wrote a fine essay recently in which she poses the question, “Where can women teach?” She lays out eight principles to guide our answers to that question in various situations. The principles flow from her central conviction with regard to the question, which she states in the beginning of her essay as follows: AsContinue reading “The Fatherly Act of Preaching”

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”

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)”

The Incompatibility of Critical Theory and Christianity (Neil Shenvi)

In this article, Neil Shenvi and Pat Sawyer ask, “[W]hat is critical theory? And what should Christians think about it?”

Why Not to Have a Woman Preach (Thomas Schreiner)

In this article, Thomas Schreiner takes up the issue of whether or not women should preach, and reminds us, “the issue matters, for as churches we must order our practices in accord with the word of God and not our own wisdom. When we deviate from the biblical pattern, there are always consequences.”