Archives for tag: Conservative Resurgence

Preparing SEBTS Students for the SBC Annual Meeting

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As many readers will know, the SBC Annual Meeting will gather in Houston on June 11–12, 2013. In conjunction with the Convention, I teach an elective travel course at Southeastern Seminary titled The Southern Baptist Convention. The course is divided into three components. First, we meet on campus for one … Read More »

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The Conservative Resurgence: An Annotated Bibliography

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Introduction Since the early 1980s, dozens of scholarly or semi-scholarly books, dissertations, articles, and essays have been written about the Conservative Resurgence (CR) in the Southern Baptist Convention. The CR in the SBC began with the Houston Convention in 1979 and lasted through the end of the century. I would … Read More »

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Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism

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In October 2009, Union University hosted a conference titled Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism. The conference was held in conjunction with the four hundredth anniversary of the Baptists. It also revisited an oft-asked question: what is the relationship between Southern Baptists and American evangelicals? You can listen … Read More »

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The Story of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-2010 (Part Four)

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Author’s note: This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is the final of four posts commemorating that history. Every Classroom a Great Commission Classroom, 2004-Present In January 2004, Daniel L. Akin was elected the sixth president of Southeastern Seminary. Akin, a professor of both theology … Read More »

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The Story of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 1950-2010 (Part Two)

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Author’s note: This year marks the sixtieth anniversary of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is the second of four posts commemorating that history. Seasons of Controversy and Change, 1974-1992 Upon President Binkley’s retirement in 1974, trustees elected Randall Lolley, then pastor of First Baptist Church of Winston-Salem, as the seminary’s … Read More »

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Al Mohler’s Reflections on Moderate Baptist Leader Cecil Sherman

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I sent the following email around to the Southeastern family this morning. I also wanted to share it with our readers on this blog. Dear SEBTS family, My friend Al Mohler has written an important article on Cecil Sherman who recently passed away. It provides an excellent assessment of a … Read More »

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Heresy is Not Heroic

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Al Mohler asks today in his Conventional Thinking blog, “Is Crawford Howell Toy a Baptist Hero?” You may remember that Toy embraced modernist theology, resigned from Southern Seminary, and then became a Unitarian. You can guess Mohler’s answer to the question. Toy is not a hero, despite the ongoing accolades … Read More »

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The Southern Baptist Convention in 1960

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In 1960, Time Magazine ran a fascinating profile of the Southern Baptist Convention, which is available online. A number of prominent Convention personalities of the era were profiled as the popular periodical tried to interpert Southern Baptists for a general readership. The article is an interesting glance into our past. … Read More »

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The 21st Century SBC: Conclusion

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(By: Danny Akin & Bruce Ashford) The great crisis of the SBC in the late 20th century was that biblical revelation itself was being attacked. The churches of the SBC met that challenge and will continue to do so. The challenge of the 21st century is not only to hold … Read More »

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Messenger Insight Vidcast with Nathan Finn

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In addition to the previously mentioned podcasts, Doug Baker of the Baptist Messenger is conducting short vidcast interviews with Southern Baptist pastors, thinkers, and other leaders. One of the first vidcasts is with our own Nathan Finn, who along with Alvin Reid was in Oklahoma last weekend for a conference. … Read More »

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