Baptist Identity, Great Commission Resurgence and How We Read the Bible

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Much has been written recently about “Baptist Identity (BI)” and a “Great Commission Resurgence (GCR)” As I previously noted, broadly speaking, those terms have emerged as representing two competing visions for the future of the SBC. However, it would be inaccurate to suggest those designations mean that the BI crowd does not care about the…



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You can get some of my thoughts here. I have addressed the issue in various forums. Here is a recording of a message I gave a few years ago on “Have we lost the gospel” and here is a report of that talk.



What will we be in the SBC?

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Competing visions for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention are coming to a showdown. While I do not pretend to know all of the ins and outs of the efforts to promote these visions and certainly not all of the nuanced versions of those that are in competition, I think a person would have…

 

Reflections on the dust-up over Calvinism at SWBTS

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Last week the otherwise catatonic SBC corner of the blogosphere erupted when Wade Burleson wrote that the administration of SWBTS planned to purge Calvinistic faculty in the name of economic cutbacks. I received numerous questions via facebook, twitter, email and old-fashioned phone calls about that accusation and the resultant denials and counter-denials it provoked in…



Dustup about Southwestern Seminary and Calvinism

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Last week the otherwise catatonic SBC corner of the blogosphere erupted when Wade Burleson wrote that the administration of SWBTS was to purge Calvinistic faculty in the name of economic cutbacks. I received numerous questions via facebook, twitter, email and old-fashioned phone calls about that accusation and the resultant denials and counter-denials it provoked. In…