Religious Liberty And ‘White Nationalism’ (Rod Dreher)

In this article, non-SBC author Rod Dreher discusses concerns with some of the views of “ordained Southern Baptist pastor” and former President of The King’s College in New York City, Gregory Thornbury, who recently said in Rolling Stone, “In Trump’s America,  ‘religious liberty’ is code for protection of white, Western cultural heritage.”

“All Lives Matter” – The Absolute Worst Whataboutism in the Social Justice Conversation

In his spoken word piece, 20 Years, Christian artist Propaganda movingly paints a picture of a wife (who represents the African American community) in an abusive relationship with her husband (who represents the United States of America). Prop’s piece helpfully highlights the problematic nature of eagerly affirming “All Lives Matter” as a response to theContinue reading ““All Lives Matter” – The Absolute Worst Whataboutism in the Social Justice Conversation”

‘For he is our peace’: The centrality of the gospel of Christ in racial reconciliation (Matt Hall)

In this article, Matt Hall writes, “let’s be very clear: Christian witness must reject CRT and the ideological foundations that shape it, along with the proposals it offers for change. In the big picture, it seems to me that CRT assumes a basic materialism, ignoring spiritual realities and, in particular, the truth that human beingsContinue reading “‘For he is our peace’: The centrality of the gospel of Christ in racial reconciliation (Matt Hall)”

Coffee and Cream Podcast Episode 29: Is Critical Theory A Threat? with Neil Shenvi and Matt Warner (Neil Shenvi)

In this podcast episode, the hosts focus on, “Ideas like: intersectionality, whiteness, and privilege, among others. All of these ideas have their roots in something called Critical Theory. Today, we talk with Neil Shenvi and Matt Warner, who discuss whether Critical Theory is a threat or is something that can be edifying for Christians toContinue reading “Coffee and Cream Podcast Episode 29: Is Critical Theory A Threat? with Neil Shenvi and Matt Warner (Neil Shenvi)”

The Spirit of Conservatism

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”

The Christological Heresy of Critical Theory

Critical theory locates the sin of oppression in systems rather than in individual acts. Consequently, it argues that guilt accrues to all who belong to an oppressive class, regardless of their personal intentions or actions, due to the benefits they receive from the oppression of minorities. To take a prominent example, white men in AmericaContinue reading “The Christological Heresy of Critical Theory”

Founders Ministries Releases New Trailer

Founders Ministries has released a new trailer in preparation for their forthcoming By What Standard? “cinedoc.” You can find it here.

California SBC Fails to Guard Against Critical Theory (Stephen Michael Feinstein)

In this video, Stephen Michael Feinstein explains how his California Southern Baptist Convention failed to guard against the threat of Critical Theory.

New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Religious Language

This post is the fourth in a series addressing New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention. “New Liberalism” is a catch-all term for what some see as a theological threat similar to the liberalism of the previous century. This series does not assume that New Liberalism is in the SBC, but is intended to moreContinue reading “New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Religious Language”

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