Category Archives: SBC Issues

PHILOSOPHY, THE TRINITY, AND NECESSITY [part 1]

God is beyond our finite minds to grasp and comprehend for He lives in unapproachable light. The wonder of Him who created the universe with a word is beyond us. That He is one God yet three persons who each … Continue reading

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Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

Reposted from the archives… By Ken Hamrick [15,400 words…] In May of 2012, Eric Hankins published A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation[1]. It has created quite an uproar. The statement does not provide … Continue reading

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A Story about Racism

By Mark Corbett I thank God that the SBC continues to take a clear, public stand against racism in all forms.  We have come a long ways, but tragically there are still pockets of racism in our churches and roots … Continue reading

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It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

by Ken Hamrick Having debated Calvinism for many years, I’m beginning to see the wisdom of leaving to mystery that which can never really be figured out—a view espoused by many others before me. Such a position is disdained by both … Continue reading

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Awakening to the End of the SBC

By Dr. James Willingham All that has taken place on the nation level, the approval of homosexual unions as marriage, political correctness (which means no more free speech, etc.), the fines and law suits against Christians for their views on … Continue reading

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Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

This article was also published at SBC Voices by Ken Hamrick Recently, I came across a paper in the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry, written by Dr. Kenneth Keathley in 2013, entitled, “Confessions of a Disappointed Young-Earther.”[1] The piece is … Continue reading

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Caner’s departure addressed, trustee resigns

EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated since being posted earlier this afternoon (Feb. 3). MOUNT VERNON, Ga. (BP) — Brewton-Parker College trustee chairman Gary Campbell is the third high-profile figure to leave the college’s leadership team in the past … Continue reading

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Religion and Politics by Russell Moore | Reformed Theology Articles at Ligonier.org

by Russell Moore Tabletalk: How did you come to pursue a career as a systematic theologian and Christian ethicist? Russell Moore: I felt a call to ministry early on and preached my first sermon at my home church in Biloxi, … Continue reading

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3 Decisions a Pastor Can Make That Will Help His Family | Ronnie Floyd

My wife Jeana grew up in the home of a Pastor, and we have always worked hard together to ensure our family is our #1 priority following our personal commitment to Jesus Christ. To God’s glory, my wife did not … Continue reading

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CALL TO PRAYER: More than conquerors in 2015 & beyond | Baptist Press | Frank Page

EDITOR’S NOTE: This column by Frank S. Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, is part of his ongoing call to prayer for revival and spiritual awakening for our churches, our nation and our world. NASHVILLE (BP) — … Continue reading

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Teach the Uncompromised Truth of Genesis in Church | Answers in Genesis

This month, the pastor of one of the largest churches in Northern Kentucky (and close to our Creation Museum) is conducting a teaching series going through Genesis 1–11 for the congregation. This is the same church that will be hosting … Continue reading

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Racial Reconciliation: Why Most Whites Just Don’t Get it

by Ken Hamrick There’s something insincere about any repentant admission that says, “Yes, I’m guilty—and so are you.” I do not admit to being a racist, and neither do I think most Americans—white or otherwise—are. Many are racists, but most—or … Continue reading

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Racial justice and the gospel | ERLC.COM

On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act this year, I was reminded of one of my favorite pictures, which sits on a shelf in my office. It’s a photograph of a line of civil rights workers—in the heat … Continue reading

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Do Small Churches Need Self-Assessment? | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

Numbers don’t determine a church’s health in-and-of themselves, but facts are our friends. | Ed Stetzer This column originally appeared in Outreach magazine. Be sure to check out Outreach and consider subscribing. Facts are our friends, and we need to … Continue reading

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Small, rural church gives 30% through CP | Baptist Press

ALMYRA, Ark. (BP) — Some might say trusting God comes easily for the farming families who make up the majority of the members of Almyra First Baptist Church. They watch rice emerge from flooded fields, soybeans grow in carefully weeded … Continue reading

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4 Considerations for Every Southern Baptist Church in 2015 | Ronnie Floyd

As we near the coming of the Lord, we should be more focused than ever before. As our 50,000 plus churches and congregations partner together in gospel causes, the time is now for us to rise up like never before. … Continue reading

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Why Religious Colleges Should Worry About This New Ruling | First Things | Mark Bauerlein

Last month, the National Labor Relations Board issued an important ruling that promises to land in the courts. The ensuing decision may be as momentous as the Yeshiva case of 1980, which determined that tenured and tenure-track faculty members have … Continue reading

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Day of Service: NAMB gives back to community | Baptist Press

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The phrase “Whatever it takes” is one of the North American Mission Board’s operating values. Staff members are reminded that the mission agency exists to serve Southern Baptists and Southern Baptist churches. Giving back to the … Continue reading

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Floyd calls Baptists to racially reconcile | Baptist Press

SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — Southern Baptist pastor Terry Turner has a newspaper clipping from the early 1900s telling of a family member taken from jail by a mob of southern whites and lynched, never tried or convicted of a crime. … Continue reading

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The Wounds Run Deep: Racism and Injustice Must End and Let Grace and Love Begin | Ronnie Floyd

Under deep conviction by the Holy Spirit that I must do something as a Christian, a pastor, and as the current President of the Southern Baptist Convention, this past Wednesday, I conducted a conference call with four of our SBC … Continue reading

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