Movie Night: 1985 Southern Baptist Convention, Part 7

According to the video description, “This is the Thursday afternoon and final session of the historic 1985 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, held in Dallas, TX. Charles Stanley presided and was re-elected president.”

The Importance of Your Gag Reflex When Discussing Homosexuality and “Gay Marriage”(Thabiti Anyabwile)

In this article, Thabiti Anyabwile writes, “I think it would be a good thing if more people were gagging on the reality of the sexual behavior that is now becoming public law, protected, and even promoted in public schools.”

The Fatherly Act of Preaching

Mary Kassian wrote a fine essay recently in which she poses the question, “Where can women teach?” She lays out eight principles to guide our answers to that question in various situations. The principles flow from her central conviction with regard to the question, which she states in the beginning of her essay as follows: AsContinue reading “The Fatherly Act of Preaching”

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”

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.

Critical Theory and Gender in the SBC

As the old saying goes, if the only tool you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. The ascendancy of critical theory among evangelicals in recent years has led to a thinning of our tool collection and a consequent restriction of our conceivable responses to diverse situations. When individuals are reduced to groupContinue reading “Critical Theory and Gender in the SBC”

Southern Baptists of Texas Repudiate Promotion of the Prosperity Gospel

Paula White is a false teacher of the prosperity gospel. Recently many Southern Baptists were disheartened to see influential Texas SBC Pastors like Jack Graham and Robert Jeffress endorsing White’s new book. Faithful Christians can disagree about what level of behind-the-scenes personal friendship is appropriate with false teachers like White. There shouldn’t be disagreement aboutContinue reading “Southern Baptists of Texas Repudiate Promotion of the Prosperity Gospel”

HB Charles Announces Intention to Nominate R. Albert Mohler, Jr. President of the Southern Baptist Convention (Updated)

In a Twitter thread, pastor HB Charles, Jr. announced his intention to nominate R. Albert Mohler, Jr. for President of the Southern Baptist Convention. I’m delighted to announce my prayerful intention to nominate Albert Mohler as our next SBC president when we gather together in Orlando in June 2020 for our annual meeting. Our timesContinue reading “HB Charles Announces Intention to Nominate R. Albert Mohler, Jr. President of the Southern Baptist Convention (Updated)”

New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Fruits and Roots

This post is the fifth 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: Fruits and Roots”