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.”

The Racialist ‘Craniometer’ (Mark Coppenger)

In this article, Mark Coppenger analyzes the “theory” behind Critical Race Theory and Intersectional Theory discussed at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama.

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 of The Gospel Coalition, who had written that “David fornicated.” Denhollander replied, “David raped. It’s important we get that right.” She then mentioned this Twitter exchange in her interview with Russell Moore at the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission’s Caring Well conference.

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Complementarianism in The Baptist Faith and Message 2000 (Denny Burk)

In this thread, Denny Burk explains, “In the year 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) made complementarianism a part of its foundation for cooperation by including the doctrine in The Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Two additions to the BF&M are worth noting.”

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.

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The Color of Incomplete History: A Review Article (S. Donald Fortson III)

In this article, non-SBC author S. Donald Fortson III, Professor of Church History and Practical Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary (Charlotte, NC), reviews The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism by Jemar Tisby, a past panel participant with the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission on the topic of racism. Fortson writes,

Throughout the book, one gets the impression that the historical survey is politically motivated. A number of his sources (see endnotes) are ideologically driven books opposed to conservative political perspectives. This ideological bias explains why Tisby’s account is so one-sided – he’s attempting to make a political argument, and scholarship that doesn’t fit the narrative he’s creating is excluded.

 

Resolution 9 and the Southern Baptist Convention 2019 (Tom Ascol)

In this article, Tom Ascol explains that the infamous Resolution 9 at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention, “was ill-advised from the start. I first read the resolution when Al Mohler texted me about the prospect of amending it on Wednesday morning (shortly after it was published). My hot take was that the resolution was a disaster in that it would create a firestorm in its original form (it didn’t take Nostradamus to see that coming).”

An Exchange on the ‘Threat’ of an Evangelical ‘Social Justice Movement’ (Tom Ascol and Thabiti Anyabwile)

Progressive Ideological Challenges to Biblical Christianity by Tom Ascol

Is There An ‘Evangelical Social Justice Movement’? by Thabiti Anyabwile

Yes, the Social Justice Movement Is a Threat to Evangelicals by Tom Ascol

Insistence is Not Evidence: A Final Reply to Tom Ascol by Thabiti Anyabwile

Rejection is Not a Rebuttal: A Final Reply to Thabiti Anyabwile by Tom Ascol

Movie Night: Whether We Live or Die (W. A. Criswell)

In this video, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. explains the historical significance of W. A. Criswell and this sermon preached, “under conditions of maximum warfare” at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1985 before showing it.