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)”
A most frustrating phenomenon follows the news that gasoline prices are rising sharply. People get in their vehicles, drive to the nearest service station, and fill their fuel tanks. When entire towns fill up, service stations struggle to keep up, and gasoline prices, by the next day, go up, just as the media predicted. CallContinue reading “It’s Time to Buy Gas”
The conservative resurgence (CR) of the Southern Baptist Convention was a movement to reclaim institutions for a conservative theology and mission. Preeminent among those institutions marked for reclamation were our six seminaries, which had, to varying degrees, come under the influence of a left-leaning theology in the decades preceding the CR, which began in 1979.Continue reading “Why Educational Institutions Naturally Drift Left”
God blessed the Southern Baptist Convention with victory in a battle for the Bible during the Conservative Resurgence. But theological giants from that era now warn of a looming threat outside of the concern for defending the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture. Two of the most prominent figures in the SBC and leaders duringContinue reading “Finding Fault Lines in the Southern Baptist Convention: The Battle for the Bible and the Insignificance of Inerrancy”
According to the video description, W. A. Criswell preached this message in San Antonio, Texas for the Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference in 1988.
How many tweets have followed something like this formula? Pastor, if you don’t address _____________ [latest social media justice conversation] on Sunday, you have compromised the gospel. I get the motivation. We want to make sure our ministry connects to real world issues. We confess that Christ’s lordship is universal, that he will ultimately redeemContinue reading “Don’t Preach from the Twitter Lectionary: On Pastoral Ministry and Social Issues”
Recently someone said that perhaps it would be best for local churches to give the Southern Baptist Convention “the boot” while going on to live in harmony with one another. Naturally, as a church planter’s wife in a state that is less than 3% evangelical Christian and whose family depends heavily on financial support weContinue reading “Is It Time to Give the SBC the Boot?”
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”