More on the Joshua Convergence

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The Florida Baptist Witness again shows why it is perhaps the leading state Baptist newspaper in the SBC by releasing a more indepth article on the Joshua Convergence meeting near Orlando earlier this week. The article reports on each of the addresses on the seven principles of the statement issued earlier this week. There are…



Joshua Convergence and the priesthood of believers

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I received an email from Dr. Emir Caner, one of the participants in the recent Joshua Convergence meeting in Orlando this week, concerning my critique of imprecise and misleading theological language in the statement that they produced. Here is what the published statement said, under the principle of “identity:” We are wholehearted in our dedication…

 

The Joshua Convergence

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The Florida Baptist Witness reports on a two-day gathering of “younger” SBC leaders near Orlando for the stated purpose of expressing their “support of the SBC’s conservative resurgence and its emphasis on biblical inerrancy.” Over 4o such pastors and seminary professors are attending the meeting held at Aloma Baptist Church in Winterpark. Seven “Principles of…



An unmotivating letter encouraging more baptisms

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A recent letter from the Evangelism Division of our state convention reminds pastors that it is time again to prepare to turn in the Annual Church Profile (ACP). The ACP is a statistical record that covers the 12 months beginning in October of each year. One of the most carefully watched statistics in the number…



The Upcoming Debate at Lynchburg

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This is the official poster that Liberty University has produced to publicize the upcoming debate involving James White, Ergun and Emir Caner and me. Dr. White has recently reported that Dr. Jerry Falwell announced the debate a week or so ago by referring to James (by name) and me (as the guy whose name he…



Lifeway: 10% of SBC pastors are 5 Point Calvinists

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[9/19/06 EDIT: A friend from LifeWay contacted me today to let me know about the availability of a brief podcast with Dr. Waggoner regarding this research project as well as other research projects in the works. He even gives a “60 second overview” of Calvinism that is actually very good. It is certainly better than…



"Jesus Camp" and Lessons from the 13th Century

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A friend from church alerted me of this movie being released today. It’s entitled, Jesus Camp. It is a documentary that won awards and created quite a buzz at the Tribeca Film Festival last Spring in New York City. Though I have not seen the movie, I have watched several trailers and read interviews with…



Conversation with a Muslim

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He is very sharp and a real piece of work. He is fairly knowledgable of Islam and has made a quick study of Christianity. After 4-5 weeks of attending nearly every one of our meetings he began saying, “Jesus is Lord.” I had a long and painful conversation with him one Sunday night. He would…



Rosie O’Donnell and Radical Christianity

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Scott Whitlock over at Newsbusters.org has exposed the latest looniness from that insightful social commentator, Rosie O’Donnell. As a new host on the ABC sitcom, I mean, talk show, called“The View,” she explained her concerns about Christianity very clearly in the September 12 episode. When co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck’s stated that radical Islam is behind the…