Archives for tag: SBC

On Russell Moore and Convictional Kindness in the Public Square

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The wickedly keen theologian and ethicist Russell D. Moore will arrive on SEBTS’ campus December 3 in order to preach in chapel, speak to the faculty, and serve on a panel for the general public that evening. In preparation for his visit, I’ve had opportunity to re-read his inaugural address … Read More »

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Guest Post (Chuck Quarles): What Do Southern Baptists Believe about Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility in Salvation?

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What Do Southern Baptists Believe about Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility in Salvation? Charles L. Quarles Over the last several years, discussions about divine sovereignty and human responsibility in salvation have intensified in our Southern Baptist context. Labels like “Calvinist,” “Arminian,” and “semi-Pelagian” have been tossed around, often too freely, … Read More »

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The Sinner’s Prayer, David Platt and the SBC

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Most folks who know me know of my close friendship with David Platt. I am grateful for how God has raised David up for this time and this generation. Our friendship is not surprising given our mutual passion to see the name of Jesus made famous among the nations. And, … Read More »

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For the Record: Nathan Finn on Being Baptist (Part 1)

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[Editor's note: Nathan Finn is Associate Professor of Historical Theology and Baptist Studies here at Southeastern. He is known as a top-shelf classroom instructor, a prolific writer, and a student of all things Baptist. In this interview, we ask him questions about eight of the most significant and/or controversial issues ... Read More »

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Pastorally Speaking: Johnny Hunt on Distinguishing between Good and Best

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Editor’s Note: This blogpost by Johnny Hunt kicks off a new BtT series entitled “Pastorally Speaking.” In this series, SBC pastors will “think aloud” about matters related to pastoral leadership and church life. The posts will be brief, no more than a few paragraphs, and written for those of our … Read More »

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Is the Cooperative Program Worthy of Sacrifice?

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Is the Cooperative Program Worthy of Sacrifice? by Nathan Finn and Micah Fries We are concerned. As we look across our beloved Southern Baptist Convention, we see a problem that is significant, and is growing. Sadly, statistics inform us that this is an issue across the entire spectrum of SBC … Read More »

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Q&A 19: What is the greatest strength of the SBC? The greatest weakness?

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Question: What is the greatest strength of the SBC? The greatest weakness? Reply: I think the answer to these 2 questions is the same: our fraternal and family orientation. We gain great strength by being a family or convention of Southern Baptist churches united by a passion for international missions, … Read More »

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Q&A 9 (Part 1): What Are Your Thoughts About Calvinism?

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Question: Just what are your thoughts on Calvinism? Exactly what do you believe and think? Reply #1: I appreciate the questions very much. I am often asked my thoughts about this issue, and I am more than happy to share my perspective. This is a complex question, and so I … Read More »

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Helpful Interview about Pastor-Theologians

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The primary reason I’m a professor is because I want to help equip a generation of collegians and seminarians to be pastor-theologians, particularly in a Southern Baptist context. In fact, my SEBTS students have sometimes accused me of using my church history and Baptist history classes as a platform for … 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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