Browsing All posts tagged under »Southern Baptist Convention«

It’s Not Calvinism But Rationalism That Divides Us

May 23, 2016 by


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 […]

Religion and Politics by Russell Moore | Reformed Theology Articles at

February 4, 2015 by


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 […]

Old-Earth Compromisers: Preconceived Skepticism Shrouded in ‘Open-Mindedness’

January 30, 2015 by


by Ken Hamrick Old-Earth Creationists, who accept the evidence-based claims that the earth is billions of years old, ought to honestly acknowledge that their view does not rest on natural evidence, but upon their own prior skeptical denial of creation by divine fiat (or, command). It is dishonest to put forth such a view as […]

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

January 12, 2015 by


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 […]

Inerrancy: Will the battle over biblical inspiration never be settled even among evangelicals? | SBC Tomorrow

January 9, 2015 by


While newbies in the Southern Baptist Convention might not remember the denominational explosion in 1979 when Adrian Rogers was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention, the senior generation of Southern Baptists surely does. A cataclysmic shift took place within the infrastructure of power in the convention ultimately leading to the “takeover” of America’s largest […]

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

January 5, 2015 by


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. […]

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

December 18, 2014 by


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


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


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


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 […]

Forsaking false saints for the true God | Baptist Press

December 13, 2014 by


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (BP) — Lily was scared for her life but didn’t know why. It should have been a happy time, after the 25-year-old had been invited by her best friend to be inducted into a position of honor in their religion. The ritual — which some of the religion’s leaders charged as […]

The Pastor and His Family During the Christmas Season | Ronnie Floyd

December 11, 2014 by


The pastor is pulled in a thousand directions all the time, but especially during the Christmas season. Through the seasons of leadership I have experienced over twenty-eight years of ministry here, there have been some very challenging years. However, I have always really tried to insure that my family received my love, support, and focus. […]

Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT law repealed | Baptist Press

December 11, 2014 by


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (BP) — Voters in a Northwest Arkansas city have overturned a pro-homosexual/transgender ordinance that many claimed posed a threat to religious liberty. A sign in Fayetteville, Ark., urges voters to repeal an ordinance passed by the city council that many claimed posed a threat to religious liberty. On Dec. 9, voters did repeal […]

MISSIONS: Our obligation to the nations | Baptist Press

December 10, 2014 by


RICHMOND, Va. (BP) — Imagine over 6,000 people groups — spanning billions of individual people — who have yet to even hear that God loves them. Some of them have never even heard the name of Jesus. Meanwhile, Jesus has given us, as His followers, a clear command: “Go, therefore, and make disciples of all […]

CALL TO PRAYER: Anticipating Jesus’ coming | Baptist Press

December 9, 2014 by


NASHVILLE (BP) — Not long ago, I was reminded again that our view of evangelism is closely tied to our view of eschatology. If we really believe Jesus is coming again soon, it will motivate us to tell as many people as possible about Christ. The Week of Prayer for International Missions, an annual event […]

An Incendiary Statement? | SBC Today

December 5, 2014 by


*This article was originally posted at Kevin’s website and was used [at SBC Today] by permission. Russell Moore, President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Commission tweeted the following comment shortly after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict a New York police offer in the death […]

Cooperative Program 2% above budget projection | Baptist Press

December 4, 2014 by


NASHVILLE (BP) — Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are $31,959,358.96, or 2 percent more than the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and are 6.35 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year, according to a news release from […]

Focus One Sunday Morning in 2015 on Prayer in Your Church | Ronnie Floyd

December 2, 2014 by


God’s Word is clear: “…For My house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.” (Isaiah 56:7) Jesus declared it this way: “It is written, My house will be called a house of prayer. But you are making it a den of thieves.” (Matthew 21:13) Announcements and promotions within the church sometimes gain […]

I Don’t Understand the Evangelical Response to Ferguson | SBC Today

December 1, 2014 by


Dr. Randy White | Pastor First Baptist Church, Katy, TX **This article was previously posted by Dr. Randy White on his website and is used by permission. Ferguson, MO has erupted in barbaric violence that should cause all law-abiding citizens to demand the restoration of the rule-of-law, but the Evangelical world is preaching kum-ba-ya […]

Ferguson and the Path to Peace | Moore to the Point

November 25, 2014 by


The mood in Ferguson, Missouri, is tense, after a grand jury decided against indicting a police officer for the killing of unarmed African-American teenager Michael Brown. The tension ought to remind us, as the church, that we are living in a time in which racial division is hardly behind us. That reality ought to motivate […]