President Bobby Welch, Dr. Steve Lemke, Southern Baptists and Calvinism, Pt. 2

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Dr. Lemke’s 4th issue of concern relates to Calvinism…of a sort. He writes: (4) Hyper-Calvinistic Soteriology – Will Baptists change their soteriology such that persons are no longer seen as having any capacity to respond to God’s invitation to salvation? Will Baptists take a “hyper-Calvinist turn” than hinders missions and evangelism? Dr. Lemke demonstrates by…

 

Baptist Fire–who are these people and why do they hide?

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Baptistfire.com has a firm grasp on its place as the National Enquirer of the internet. Many of the articles have the same appeal as the old carnival hawkers of my youth (“Come see the Man Eating Chicken!”). They intentionally imply what they carefully avoid saying. I have been wise to this tactic ever since I…



SBFYC update

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Thanks for your prayers for this meeting. Though I do not have a final report from the leaders of the conference, more than 50 people indicated that they believed God was calling them to give their lives to cross-cultural evangelism and church planting. Several from our church spoke with me and other adults about their…



From SBFYC at Laguna Beach, Florida

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I am spending this week with 50 of my favorite young people and several favorite adult church members attending the Saved By Faith Youth Challenge conference. The theme is “Evangelizing the Last Frontier.” David Sitton and Steve Henry are the guest speakers and, thus far, the meetings have been very good. They are from To…



American Preaching Idol

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Original Productions, creators of such “cultural documentaries” as “Monster Garage,” “Monster House” and “Plastic Surgery Before and After,” is hoping to add a new reality television show to its line up. “Pulpit Masters” is intended to be the homiletical equivalent of American Idol. Initial auditions were held recently in Dallas, Texas to begin the search…



2005 Founders Conference

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Last week the 23rd annual Founders Conference was held at Riverbend Community Church in Ormond Beach, Florida. The theme was “The Gospel and the Family.” Ted and Paul Tripp were the keynote speakers. Anton Fourie, pastor of FBC Birmingham, host of next year’s conference, preached the opening message from Psalm 84. It was warm, passionate…

 

Welcome to the new Founders Ministries Blog

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Our goal is to provide a forum for analyzing and discussing issues that relate to the work of biblical reformation in the churches throughout the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond. By “biblical reformation” we do not mean the promotion of a man, a system or a movement. We mean the ongoing re-formation of churches along…