BREAKING: Q&A with the 2019 Resolutions Committee about Resolution 9

In this article, “members of the 2019 Resolutions Committee sought to shed light on both their purpose in addressing the topic and the process by which the resolution was developed, with the goal of clarifying any misconceptions.”

Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in the Southern Baptist Convention: Danger (Part 3 of 4)

Todd Benkert’s recent piece on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality (CRT|I) at SBCVoices.com is helpfully clarifying in at least three ways. First, Benkert straightforwardly admits that both he and others within the Southern Baptist Convention are using Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. Benkert indicates they are not merely using the language of CRT|I, but itsContinue reading “Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in the Southern Baptist Convention: Danger (Part 3 of 4)”

The Glory of the Cross (Stephen Wellum)

In this article, Stephen J. Wellum writes, “It would be an understatement to say that penal substitution has come under attack today. From voices outside of evangelical theology to those within, the historic Reformation view of the cross is claimed to be a ‘modern’ invention from the cultural West, to be too ‘legal’ in orientation,Continue reading “The Glory of the Cross (Stephen Wellum)”

Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and the Gospel (Tom Ascol)

In this post from Founders Ministries, Tom Ascol argues, “CRT (along with every other Marxist ideology) cannot be reconciled with what the Bible teaches about sin and salvation. First, to view all relationships in terms of power dynamics requires that people be seen in terms of the powerful (privileged, oppressors) and the powerless (marginalized, oppressed).Continue reading “Critical Race Theory, Intersectionality, and the Gospel (Tom Ascol)”

Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in the Southern Baptist Convention: Doubling Down (Part 1 of 4)

Todd Benkert’s recent piece on Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality (CRT|I) at SBCVoices.com is helpfully clarifying in at least three ways. First, Benkert straightforwardly admits that both he and others within the Southern Baptist Convention are using Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality. Benkert indicates they are not merely using the language of CRT|I, but itsContinue reading “Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in the Southern Baptist Convention: Doubling Down (Part 1 of 4)”

BREAKING: Southern Baptist Leaders Speak Out on Resolution 9, Founders Trailer, Abuse – Al Mohler Addresses Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality

[EDIT: An earlier headline seemed to indicate that Al Mohler had spoken to the Founders Trailer. The hosts, Ascol, and Denhollander speak to it, but not Mohler. Nor do all individuals explicitly reject Resolution 9 in the interviews. The headline has been corrected.] Nick Eicher and Megan Basham of The World and Everything in ItContinue reading “BREAKING: Southern Baptist Leaders Speak Out on Resolution 9, Founders Trailer, Abuse – Al Mohler Addresses Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality”

Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: A Historical Perspective (Greg Wills)

IN THE INERRANCY CONTROVERSY that shook the SBC beginning in 1979, Southern Baptists divided over what it meant to be a Baptist. When Southern Baptists leaders polarized amid the conservative effort to make belief in inerrancy a condition of denominational service, their posture toward the inerrancy initiative derived in large measure from their understanding ofContinue reading “Excerpt from Southern Baptist Identity: A Historical Perspective (Greg Wills)”

Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 3)

In part three of my critique of Jen Wilkin speaking on what pastors need to know about women, I will be focusing on Wilkin’s claim that women should be dignified with pay that reflects their service and workload. Is there anything inherently wrong with wanting women to be rewarded well for our hard work, expertise,Continue reading “Jen Wilkin on What Pastors Need to Know about Women: Comments and Caution (Part 3)”

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)”

Clarifying the Gospel, Part 2: How the Apostles Preached Christ

[See Part 1 of this series.] Although the salvation accomplished by the cross work of Jesus Christ entails multiple dimensions of deliverance—from the power of Satan, from the dominion of sin, from this present evil age, etc.—there is no greater deliverance accomplished by Christ than that which is from the looming judgment of God overContinue reading “Clarifying the Gospel, Part 2: How the Apostles Preached Christ”