The Law Of Merited Impossibility (Rod Dreher)

In this article, non-SBC author Rod Dreher explains, “The Law Of Merited Impossibility is an epistemological construct governing the paradoxical way overclass opinion makers frame the discourse about the clash between religious liberty and gay civil rights. It is best summed up by the phrase, ‘It’s a complete absurdity to believe that Christians will sufferContinue reading “The Law Of Merited Impossibility (Rod Dreher)”

Identity Politics, Localism, and the SBC

I love the word “community,” but I hate to see it bastardized into such phrases as “the ________ community” (fill in the blank: white, black, gay, female, non-binary, Christian, minority, etc.). Whenever you put a modifier in front of “community” to define it as a demographic, you have actually changed the meaning of the term.Continue reading “Identity Politics, Localism, and the SBC”

The Gospel and Self-Conception: A Defense of Article 7 of the Nashville Statement (Daniel Schrock)

In this article, non-SBC author Daniel Schrock comments at length on an objection raised when, “the 47th General Assembly opted (after a lengthy and impassioned debate) to ‘declare the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood’s ‘Nashville Statement’ on biblical sexuality as a biblically faithful declaration and refer the ‘Nashville Statement’ to the Committee on DiscipleshipContinue reading “The Gospel and Self-Conception: A Defense of Article 7 of the Nashville Statement (Daniel Schrock)”

From Victim to Guest: Sexuality, Intersectionality, and Hospitality (Rosaria Butterfield)

In this podcast interview, non-SBC speaker Rosaria Butterfield explains, “Gay Christianity is a different religion. I’m not standing in the same forest with Greg Johnson and Wes Hill and Nate Collins looking at different angles of the trees, I’m in a different forest altogether.”

Exchange: Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? (Neil Shenvi and Bradly Mason)

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 1  by Neil Shenvi Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 2  by Bradly Mason Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 3 by Neil Shenvi IsContinue reading “Exchange: Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? (Neil Shenvi and Bradly Mason)”

A Civil Summary of Concerns with J. D. Greear’s Public Statements on Homosexuality

The point of this painstaking evaluation of Greear’s public statements on homosexuality is not to try and show that Greear is some sort of false teacher or liberal theologian. Far from it. We assume the best about Greear and his words, and we are thankful for his clear stand in clearly proclaiming, along with theContinue reading “A Civil Summary of Concerns with J. D. Greear’s Public Statements on Homosexuality”

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 5 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the fifth in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post. Greear’s post is well-intentioned andContinue reading “How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 5 of 5)”