Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: Is Jesus A Baptist? (Timothy George)

Given what I have said about my background, perhaps you will not be surprised that when I moved from Boston to Louisville in that historic year, 1979, I found myself a bit dazed and bewildered at the goings on in Southern Baptist life. I did not like the raucous tone and polarizing rhetoric generated onContinue reading “Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: Is Jesus A Baptist? (Timothy George)”

Movie Night: How to be Southern Baptist – What is involved? (Tom Ascol, Jared Longshore)

In this podcast episode, “Tom Ascol and Jared Longshore discuss what it means to be a Southern Baptist. What is involved? How does the Southern Baptist Convention work?”

‘Discernment’ Social Media (Richard Caldwell)

In this Twitter thread, Richard Caldwell addresses ‘discernment’ social media, writing, “They claim it’s all about the Bible, but in truth it’s often about them. It often involves taking the worst possible angle on their opponent’s words or decisions.”

CRT and intersectionality: just analytical tools? (Caleb Yarbrough)

In this article from the Arkansas Baptist, Caleb Yarbrough explains at length how, “The chief consequence of critical race theory and intersectionality, according to Mohler, is identity politics, which he argued is fundamentally ‘antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ.’”

Movie Night: A Spirited Q & A with Students in 1993 (Albert Mohler)

According to the video description, “Dr. Mohler answers questions from students dealing with the Abstract of Principles, his lack of age and experience, vision for the seminary, women in ministry, personhood of women, homosexuality, etc.”

Randy Adams to be Nominated for President of the Southern Baptist Convention (Randy Adams)

In this announcement, Randy Adams writes, “I am allowing my name to be entered into nomination for the presidency of the SBC because I believe that we need a clear change in direction in order to fulfill our God-given mission and reverse our present course of decline in every key measurement of Great Commission advance.”

Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: Is There A Future? (Albert Mohler)

The public controversy of 1979 did not emerge out of a vacuum; there was a history behind it. By the 1960’s, the Enlightenment had come to Dixie. A region that had long believed itself immune to history suddenly found itself grappling with the very questions that Northern evangelicals had confronted decades earlier and that EuropeanContinue reading “Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: Is There A Future? (Albert Mohler)”

Denominational Discourse & the Future of the SBC

In this article, Jason K. Allen writes, “No entity or national leader is above accountability. To ask honest questions isn’t launching an attack, it’s being a responsible Southern Baptist stakeholder.”

James Cone and Charges of Heresy (Denny Burk)

In this tweet thread, Denny Burk writes, “We don’t measure theological convictions by the color of their proponents’ skin. We measure all truth claims by God’s revelation in scripture. And by that standard, Cone’s teaching falls woefully short.”