Southern Baptists at Sardis

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I am delighted to announce the upcoming Founders Breakfast at the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio, June 12, 2007, in the Alamo Ballroom A/B/C/D on Level 2 in the Marriot Riverwalk. Dr. Voddie Baucham will be our speaker and will address the incredibly timely theme of “Southern Baptists at Sardis.” Dr. Baucham is a…



Southern Baptists at Sardis

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I am delighted to announce the upcoming Founders Breakfast at the Southern Baptist Convention in San Antonio, June 12, 2007, in the Alamo Ballroom A/B/C/D on Level 2 in the Marriot Riverwalk. Dr. Voddie Baucham will be our speaker and will address the incredibly timely theme of “Southern Baptists at Sardis.” Dr. Baucham is a…



Reflections on the Baptist Identity Conference, pt. 3 (final)

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If a collective vision can be constructed from the messages at the Baptist Identity Conference, it would include the following ingredients. 1. Being Baptist is much broader than being Southern Baptist2. Being Baptist is secondary to being Christian3. Being Baptist means taking church life seriously–inlcuding discipline and a regenerate membership4. Being Baptist means respecting the…



Reflections on the Baptist Identity Conference, pt. 2

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The recent Baptist Identity conference hosted by Union University has appropriately received a great deal of attention. As I mentioned previously, I came away greatly encouraged. Though I had to miss the presentations on Saturday (by Timothy George and Ed Stetzer, both of whom, I am told, did a great job), what I heard and…



Thom Rainer on Building Bridges

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Thom Ranier is a class act. I have already commented on my appreciation for his message at the recent Baptist Identity Conference. Now he has written a very helpful article on the need to build bridges among Southern Baptists. In it, he says, I am a part of a denomination that has many tracks but…



Reflections on the Baptist Identity Conference, pt. 1

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After a few days to ruminate on the recent conference held at Union University, I am prepared to start offering some of my reflections. Audio recordings are available. First and foremost, I am greatly appreciative of Dr. David Dockery and the faculty and staff of Union University for sponsoring this conference. It is a reflection…



Notes on the Baptist Identity Conference, pt. 3

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I have been exposed for the amateur blogger that I am by sitting next to Timmy Brister, Steve McKoy, Joe Thorn, Tim Ellsworth, Art Rogers and Steve Weaver the last two days. In the time that it takes me to figure out how to get blogger to load properly and prepare for a new post,…



Note from the Baptist Identity Conference, pt. 2

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Thom Rainer and Mike Day were the 2nd and 3rd speakers on Thursday. Dr. Rainer spoke on evangelism and church growth and said good things about both. I especially appreciated his call for humility at the end. He demonstrated that for which he pled. He also called attention to the serious problem we have in…