Archives for tag: Doug Baker

Adultery Nation

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Doug Baker has written an important blog post for Patheos titled “Adultery Nation.” This is one of the critical issues facing our churches and the wider culture today. With almost every passing month, I learn of another Christian (and often a fellow minister) who has either engaged in adultery or … Read More »

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The State(s) of our Convention

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Between the Times contributor Nathan Finn has teamed up with Oklahoma Baptist Messenger editor Doug Baker in a new editorial titled The State(s) of our Convention. They appreciate state conventions, are troubled by what they think is an “adversarial posture” on the part of some Southern Baptists toward state conventions, … Read More »

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In Search of the SBC Majority

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Administrator’s note: Doug Baker of The Baptist Messenger has written an important editorial that we found full of informative and surprising statistics. With all the talk about who or what comprises the majority of Southern Baptists, it seems Baker’s editorial, titled “In Search of the SBC Majority,” demonstrates that there … Read More »

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Baptist Messenger Interview with Ronnie Floyd

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Doug Baker of the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger has released a vidcast interview with Ronnie Floyd, chairman of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force. We are grateful that Dr. Floyd is offered the opportunity to respond to some hard questions and contribute to the discussion in our Convention about the GCRTF’s … Read More »

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Transcript of GCR Podcast with David Dockery

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A couple of weeks ago, Doug Baker of the Oklahoma Baptist Messenger conducted a podcast interview with Union University President and GCR Task Force member David Dockery. The transcript of that interview is now available online. Dr. Dockery provides some of the most balanced thoughts that we’ve heard related to … Read More »

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Messenger Insight Podcast with Alvin Reid

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In the most recent Messenger Insight Podcast, Baptist Messenger editor Doug Baker talks with BtT contributor Alvin Reid about his new Evangelism Handbook, what it means to be missional, contextualization, and the future of the SBC’s North American and international mission efforts. They also discuss the recent numerical decline in … 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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Doug Baker on the SBC’s Ominous Future

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Doug Baker has written a very insightful editorial about what’s at stake for Southern Baptists in the current debates about the GCR and related issues: “Were the moderates right?” The sheer posing of such a question sent a collective gasp across Alumni Chapel. During a recent panel discussion when Southern … Read More »

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Baptist Messenger Launches Insight Podcast Ministry

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One of the more helpful ministries that the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina used to provide was podcast interviews with various Southern Baptist pastors, denominational servants, and other leaders. (In the interest of full disclosure, me and my fellow BtT contributors were periodic contributors to those podcasts, which are … Read More »

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Does Baptist Journalism Have a Future?

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I have long been interested in the role that state Baptist papers have played in our denomination’s history. A couple of years ago I had the opportunity to present a conference paper titled “Baptist State Papers: One Source of Piety Among 19th Century Baptists in the South.” I have also … Read More »

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