FC 08 Update

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The Lord has been incredibly gracious to us throughout the conference. Only two sessions remain. Tonight, Andy Davis will speak on the importance of Scripture memory. His discipline in this as well as his instruction on it are challenging and encouraging. Tomorrow morning, Phil Newton closes the meeting with a message on bringing reformation to…



FC 08

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The 2008 Founders Conference begins today. Stetzer, Baucham, Nettles, Whitney, et al will speak under the theme, “Lengthening the Cords and Strengthening the Stakes.” Our host church, Bethel Baptist in Owasso, Oklahoma, will provide a live stream of the sessions, which begin today at 3:30 PM Central Time. Click here for the link that will…



Read this post!

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Not this post. This one. It is by Nathan Finn, who teaches at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Finn understands the issues that are confronting modern Southern Baptists and articulates them as well as anyone. As a historian, he is not easily swayed by myopic characterizations of what Baptists have been or ought to be….

 

SWBTS on Resolution #6

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Even Southwestern Seminary, of which I am an alumnus (MDiv, 1983, PhD, 1989), has commented on the resolution on regenerate church membership. The following is taken from their June 20, 2008 e-newsletter. Southwesterners contribute to SBC church membership resolutionby Keith Collier FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) — Several individuals from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary made significant…



Survey of Comments on Resolution #6

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There have been many comments on Resolution #6 that was passed at the Southern Baptist Convention last week. Daily newspapers as well as religious news outlets have run stories about it. Several Baptist state papers have published the Baptist Press release about it and some have offered further commentary. Of course, many blogs have also…



Atheist Sloth Ethic

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Kairos Journal (which is a very good online resource) has a great article about the simultaneous decline of belief and work ethic in Europe. A 2004 report by Harvard history professor, Niall Ferguson, entitled, “The Atheist Sloth Ethic, or Why Europeans Don’t Believe in Work,” is cited. If Ferguson is correct in his assessment (which…



Founders Podcast

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Tim Brister interviewed me in the first of what we hope will be many Founders Podcasts. You can read about it and download it over at his blog. We talked about the upcoming Founders Conference on church planting and church renewal next week in Owasso, Oklahoma (there is still time to register) and a little…

 

BP on Eric Redmond’s Message

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Jeff Robinson wrote the Baptist Press report on the Founders Breakfast held last week at the Southern Baptist Convention. The excellent summary of Eric Redmond’s message can be found here.