Archives for tag: Younger Leaders

On the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention: A Graduation Meditation

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This morning, we’ll celebrate our December graduation at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. This is our smaller of two annual commencements, but we’ll still graduate around 130 students today. The vast majority of them are Southern Baptists who are currently serving in paid vocational ministry, are presently looking for paid church … Read More »

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Confessional Consensus, Part 1

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I believe it is no longer possible to “guilt” the next generation into the SBC. That worked in past years when the SBC was a tribal culture and there were few legitimate options for partnering, but guilt will not play now. The tribal culture has also dissipated; it is necessary … Read More »

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Looking Back to Louisville, Part 1

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As I’ve indicated over at my blog, I am moving my SBC-related blogging here to Between the Times. For better or worse, it will be all Baptist, all the time, when I am at Between the Times. Though it’s hardly any secret that I’m a Southern Baptist, my blog has … Read More »

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GM and the SBC

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Between the Times welcomes guest contributor Don Dunavant. Dr. Dunavant serves as Professor of Christian Studies and Director of the Bachelor of Applied Theology Program at California Baptist University at Riverside, CA. Monday morning, June 1, 2009, General Motors filed for bankruptcy. The once number one car maker in the … Read More »

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A Layman’s Perspective on the Generation Gap in the SBC

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A Layman’s Perspective on the Generation Gap in the SBC By Nathan A. Finn A couple of weeks ago I wrote a post titled “The Southern Baptist Generation Gap.” The next day, I received the following email from a brother who wanted to offer a “lay perspective” on the generation … Read More »

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The Southern Baptist Generation Gap

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The Southern Baptist Generation Gap By Nathan A. Finn After the 2008 SBC annual meeting in Indianapolis, I was among the many commentators who noted the relatively poor attendance. I also specifically mentioned the lack of messengers under age 40. (The hordes of 20-somethings working the agency booths don’t count. … Read More »

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