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Beyond Traditionalism: Reclaiming Southern Baptist Soteriology

July 6, 2017 by


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 […]

Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

March 7, 2017 by


by Ken Hamrick This will be a series of informal posts chronicling my quest to understand and engage Jonathan Edwards on the ideas of necessity and certainty, and to establish where Andrew Fuller departed from Edwards’ view. In this, I’m seeking to expand the argument made in the paper, “Fuller & Inability: A Centrist Response […]

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. […]

Pastors see need amid culture of ritual sacrifice | Baptist Press

January 3, 2015 by


SOUTH ASIA (BP) — A group of Southern Baptist pastors squeezed their way into a small area with crowds of Hindu faithful to watch the ritual slaughter of goats at the Kali temple in Kolkata, India. Those with cameras were swatted with batons by temple security guards adamant the group not capture images of the […]

Unwillingness & Inability: A Summary of Andrew Fuller’s Solution

December 29, 2014 by


by Ken Hamrick The theology of Andrew Fuller, as set out in his greatest work, The Gospel Worthy of All Acceptation, is centrally located between those Calvinists who see sinners as walking corpses—no more able to believe than a dead body is able to raise itself from the dead—and those of the other side who […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fight Over Ferguson or Focus on Solutions: How Should Evangelicals Respond? | Wm. Dwight McKissic, Sr.

November 29, 2014 by


Battle lines are being drawn among evangelicals regarding how to properly interpret and consequently communicate the happenings at Ferguson, within the context of a biblical-kingdom worldview. One side sees the problems of Ferguson as rooted in history; particularly the history of racial and economic injustice in America. I will address this side later. The other […]

Floyd releases ebook for prayer, revival | Baptist Press

November 21, 2014 by


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has released a motivational tool book to help pastors and churches across the SBC engage in concerted prayer for the next great awakening in advance of the 2015 annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd announced the release of his ebook in a press conference call […]

Have You Heard of Connect 316? | SBC Today

November 20, 2014 by


Who We Are We are a ministry fellowship celebrating the Hobbs-Rogers tradition in Southern Baptist life. That’s a fancy way of saying that we believe in the kind of salvation doctrine one might hear at a Billy Graham Crusade. God loves you. He has a wonderful plan for your life. He sincerely wants you to […]

“Can Your Church Help Me with My Rent?” | SBC Voices

November 19, 2014 by


My church has a benevolence fund, and it is my great joy as pastor to be the one who delivers checks to those in need. We’ve been able to give and give generously to those in the church family who lose a job or have some other family hardship. That is a pastor’s joy. It […]

Moore: pope voices ‘strong’ statement on marriage | Baptist Press

November 18, 2014 by


VATICAN CITY (BP) — Southern Baptists’ lead ethicist has affirmed “a strong statement” by Pope Francis on traditional marriage during the pontiff’s opening address at the Vatican colloquium on “the complementarity of man and woman in marriage.” “Pope Francis made clear that male/female complementarity is essential to marriage, and that this cannot be redefined by […]

3 Minutes at Sunset or Sunrise Can Turn Your Church Around | Ronnie Floyd

November 17, 2014 by


I think every church in the Southern Baptist Convention and beyond would want their people to engage in preparing weekly for the worship services of their church. Just imagine the power that would be upon God’s preachers and the power that would come upon worship services around the world if the church consistently prepared for […]

The Traditional Statement | SBC Today

November 13, 2014 by


Click HERE to sign! Preamble Every generation of Southern Baptists has the duty to articulate the truths of its faith with particular attention to the issues that are impacting contemporary mission and ministry. The precipitating issue for this statement is the rise of a movement called “New Calvinism” among Southern Baptists. This movement is committed […]