Clarifying the Gospel, Part 2: How the Apostles Preached Christ

[See Part 1 of this series.] Although the salvation accomplished by the cross work of Jesus Christ entails multiple dimensions of deliverance—from the power of Satan, from the dominion of sin, from this present evil age, etc.—there is no greater deliverance accomplished by Christ than that which is from the looming judgment of God overContinue reading “Clarifying the Gospel, Part 2: How the Apostles Preached Christ”

Clarifying the Gospel, Part 1: The Looming Judgment

It is common knowledge that the word “gospel” means “good news,” but the nature of that news and what, exactly, makes it good are not always a matter of agreement. Is the good news the hope that we might go to Heaven when we die? Is it that we will be raised from the deadContinue reading “Clarifying the Gospel, Part 1: The Looming Judgment”

Choose this day whom you will serve: Jesus or skin color (Lisa Spencer)

In this article, non-SBC author Lisa Spencer asks, “Does Jesus really need to look ‘just like us’ in order to be acceptable to us? Do we really need to circumvent the reality of sin so that it doesn’t offend our sense of ethnic affirmation? We don’t have to dismiss ethnicity, nor should we, but weContinue reading “Choose this day whom you will serve: Jesus or skin color (Lisa Spencer)”

Finding Fault Lines in the Southern Baptist Convention: The Battle for the Bible and the Insignificance of Inerrancy

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”

Femininity and Faithfulness

Our culture hates humility and femininity, so you can imagine what the culture thinks of humble and feminine women. I personally have suffered from the consequences of my own sinful desires to be in control of my marriage, and to be constantly thought strong and proud. I gave into the desire to see myself asContinue reading “Femininity and Faithfulness”

On the Bible and Slavery

When it comes to biblical authority, slavery is the progressive’s favorite wedge issue. It’s not hard to imagine a conversation with a non-Christian or with a progressive Christian going something like this: PROGRESSIVE: You hold to the traditional view of marriage? CONSERVATIVE: Yes. Scripture is clear on that. PROGRESSIVE: And you also hold to ordinationContinue reading “On the Bible and Slavery”

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.”

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)”

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”