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Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

July 6, 2017 by

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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 any real depth of argument, and my initial impression was that it was strongly leaning […]

A Story about Racism

June 17, 2017 by

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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 of racism in our hearts.  I know.  I got hurt by it.  What follows is […]

It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

May 23, 2016 by

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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 sides as something of a weak and anti-intellectual compromise. But arriving at this Antinomist position […]

Awakening to the End of the SBC

March 26, 2016 by

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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 marriage, is but the precursor of things to come.  The end of jobs by computerization, […]

Admonitions to a Disappointed Young-Earther

August 23, 2015 by

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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 well done and gives an informative summary of the various arguments and supposed problems of the […]

Caner’s departure addressed, trustee resigns

February 6, 2015 by

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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 two weeks. Campbell tendered his resignation on Feb. 2 shortly before introducing Interim President Charles […]

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

February 4, 2015 by

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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, Miss., when I was twelve. I then drifted from that calling toward a career in […]

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

February 4, 2015 by

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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 ever resent the church as the wife of a pastor, and as our children grew, […]

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

January 12, 2015 by

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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) — Wouldn’t it be wonderful if this year was the year during which we live as […]

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

January 10, 2015 by

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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 our annual Mega Conference, June 24–27. I was present at the service when Pastor Corey […]

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

January 8, 2015 by

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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 even, all? Contrary to the popular Evangelical party line these days, that cannot be established. […]

Racial justice and the gospel | ERLC.COM

January 7, 2015 by

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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 of the Jim Crow era. They’re standing shoulder-to-shoulder, each of them bearing a sign. The […]

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

January 6, 2015 by

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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 use them with care. A church assessment is about giving you the facts you need, […]

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

January 6, 2015 by

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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 rows, and cotton blossoms nearby. They know from this that God gives the increase in […]

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

January 5, 2015 by

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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. I want to ask you to consider these four things with me in 2015. 1. […]

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

January 5, 2015 by

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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 managerial status and cannot unionize. The new ruling opens the way for more professors in […]

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

December 18, 2014 by

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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 community in service was a tangible demonstration of this value as staff participated Dec. 12 […]

Floyd calls Baptists to racially reconcile | Baptist Press

December 16, 2014 by

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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. Turner’s memory of growing up as an African American under Jim Crow segregation laws in […]

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

December 16, 2014 by

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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 African American pastors and two Anglo pastors. We talked openly and honestly about the growing […]

CALL TO PRAYER: Our grand vision | Baptist Press | Ronnie Floyd

December 13, 2014 by

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SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — As a local church pastor, I am thrilled when I get to share the vision of how Southern Baptists are praying and working to reach the world for Jesus Christ. When I share with our people this grand vision and how our Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions is significant […]