The SBC and our Ongoing Need for the Gospel

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One of the most encouraging outcomes of the recent gathering of Southern Baptists in Orlando is the adoption of a resolution on the centrality of the gospel. While some Southern Baptists–including academics and pastors–have scoffed at the idea that we need to recover the gospel in our day, this resolution, together with language in the…



GCRTF Report passes, good spirit predominates at the SBC

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The Great Commission Resurgence Task Force Report (GCRTFR) passed with relatively little change. The expected fireworks never materialized despite ominous predictions by those on all sides of the issue. Component 3, on Great Commission Giving, had some language amended to reiterate that the Cooperative Program is still a valued means of supporting the work of…



Why I am voting for the GCRTF report

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Loads of bandwidth has been occupied with debate over the upcoming vote on the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force Report that will be recommended to the Southern Baptist Convention next week in Orlando. Arguments both pro and con have at times bordered on the apocalyptic. Trevin Wax has done all Southern Baptists a favor by…