Tag Archives: Southern Baptist

The 3rd Rail: Unconditional Election is Not Restrictive

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ The posts in this series are not in any particular order; but it may be helpful, before reading this one, to read the following posts: “The 3rd … Continue reading

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The 3rd Rail: God Does Good, Men Do Evil

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ It is possible to put so much emphasis on one Biblical principle that another equally important Biblical principle becomes obscured in the shadow, and eventually rejected. Baptist … Continue reading

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The 3rd Rail: Inability of the Will is Never Literal

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ We in the middle watch with dismay as justification for the extremes of one side is claimed to be based on the extremes of the other (in … Continue reading

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The 3rd Rail: The Call to Believe is Not Without a Promise

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ Imagine how sinners would react if the gospel offered no promise of eternal life to those who believe. If there were no amazing grace, no opportunity for … Continue reading

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The 3rd Rail: Why the Middle View is Here to Stay

By Ken Hamrick See all the posts in the series, ‘The 3rd Rail’ Calvinists and Traditionalists have been arguing, with varying degrees of amity and enmity, since the SBC was formed. But between these two (with slight overlap of both) … 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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Edwards, Necessity & Certainty: Part 1

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 … 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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Pastors see need amid culture of ritual sacrifice | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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

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

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 … Continue reading

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Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT law repealed | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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An Incendiary Statement? | SBC Today

*This article was originally posted at Kevin’s website http://www.kevinstilley.com 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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

Dr. Randy White | Pastor First Baptist Church, Katy, TX **This article was previously posted by Dr. Randy White on his website http://www.randywhiteministries.org and is used by permission. Ferguson, MO has erupted in barbaric violence that should cause all law-abiding … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Floyd releases ebook for prayer, revival | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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