Briefly Noted: Justin Taylor, Tim Brister, and Trevin Wax

Today was a particularly fruitful day for the blogosphere, in my opinion. Of the several blogs I peruse regularly, three had posts I would like to note briefly.

First, over at Between Two Worlds, Justin Taylor linked to Andy Naselli’s post at Reformation 21, entitled, “Why You Should Organize Your Personal Theological Library and a Way How,” which is worth a look. For those of you who haven’t discovered Justin Taylor’s blog yet, shame on you (or shame on me for not informing you sooner). Between Two Worlds provides links to the best blogposts and multimedia in the evangelical blogosphere. If you can only visit one website a day, this might be the one.

Second, over at Provocations and Pantings, Tim Brister offers “Johnny Hunt, Calvinism, and the Past Ten Years of My Life,” which is an interesting and unexpected story about his encounters with Johnny Hunt over the years. I enjoyed the video clip he provides and the blogpost.

Third, over at Kingdom People, Trevin Wax waxes eloquently about “Inerrancy and Baggage.” What he says in this post needed to be game

Trevin Wax on the GCR in a Nutshell

Trevin Wax has written a helpful article titled “The GCR in a Nutshell.” Trevin writes,

It’s easy to be confused about the recommendations of the Great Commission Task Force. Through state papers, blogs and websites, the conversation about the future of the Southern Baptist Convention has been going on at a furious pace.

Whenever two points of view become overly politicized, the rhetoric heats up. Hype can eventually obscure reality, leading to misunderstandings and miscommunication on the part of both camps. GCR supporters have sometimes spoken as if this resolution will be the spark of a worldwide revival which will send renewal through the SBC. GCR detractors have sometimes spoken as if these resolutions would end the SBC as we know it and destroy all our cooperative efforts.

In this article, I wish to cut through the hype by briefly summarizing the final GCR proposal and the contending viewpoints, providing clarity regarding these recommendations.

Trevin has done all Southern Baptists a service with this helpful, balanced article. Be sure to read the whole thing.