It seems to me that a great many of our conflicts among Southern Baptists at this moment in time come at the juncture of pragmatism, partnership, and politics. Sometimes we have spiritual convictions that lead us to adopt political goals. I have a spiritual conviction that I should not use coercive force to try to […]
Yes. OK. I was just going to leave the body of the post at that one-paragraph, one-word response, but after a few minutes’ reflection, I’ve decided that when nothing more needs to be said, I’m just the guy to say it. Here is the full text of Article XVII of The Baptist Faith & Message […]
I’ve now watched the chapel video from the day when Rick Patrick spoke at SWBTS. The topic for his speech dealt broadly with Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention. Rick is (famously) not a Calvinist, and his remarks raised the ire of some of my Calvinistic friends in the convention who took umbrage at what […]
As you can tell by now, I’ve decided to give November over to writing posts from a posture of gratitude, particularly for institutions for which gratitude may not be the stock and trade of what I read online. I don’t know how many of us #NeverTrump people are writing about what we appreciate in the […]
“Fawning” is generally not a term people use to describe me. Dig back through my blogging history and I think you’ll find that foolishness overcomes fear with some regularity when I write. Where criticism was warranted, I’ve readily dished it up, at times damaging relationships by doing so. Now, that’s a strange way to launch […]
David Platt has reported what appears to be a case in which an apparently dead man came back to life while believers were praying for him and sharing the gospel in his village.
I have a reputation in the world of blogging for being long-winded, even though most of you have not had much, if any, opportunity to hear a sermon of mine. The average Bart Barber sermon lasts between 30 and 40 minutes. That’s shorter than some of the preaching I heard in my growing-up years and […]