From the Archives: Frank Page on Calvinism and the SBC

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I posted the following article December 18, 2007. In light of recent discussions in the SBC I thought it might be helpful to publish again. Then Frank Page was the president of the SBC. Now he is the president of the Executive Committee. His views then are consistent with his more recent statements about the…



My analysis of the SBC family

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Over the last several years I have had multiple opportunities to reflect on the composition of the Southern Baptist family of which I am a part. I’ve seen that composition change significantly from 1978, when I began to pastor my first church, to the present. Gone are those who clandestinely questioned the historicity of Adam…

 

A Tale of Two Resolutions on the "Sinner’s Prayer"

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It has been interesting to read some of the responses to the adoption of the resolution on the “sinner’s prayer” by the SBC in New Orleans last Wednesday. From the way some Calvinists and others speak of it, you would think that the convention affirmed Finney and enshrined all of his new measures as the…



Reflections on the 2012 SBC in NOLA

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The 2012 Southern Baptist Convention that ended yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind for me. I arrived with little sleep in the bank and left with even less. All in all, I am very encouraged by the spirit of the meeting and what it hopefully signals about the future of the SBC. It is…



New Books from Founders Press

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I’m excited to announce the newest title from Founders Press: Whomever He Wills, Surprising Display of Sovereign Mercy. Edited by Tom Nettles and Matthew Barrett. Contributors include Tom Schreiner, Bruce Ware, Steve Lawson, Andy Davis, Tom Hicks, Steve Wellum et al (including me). A special 1/2 price prepub offer starts today. Order now through July…