The CP and the SQ: A Response to Bart Barber (William Thornton)

William is the SBC Plodder.  My insightful friend and fellow blogger, Bart Barber, has a short article on SBC Voices entitled, “It’s the CP, not the SQ”, in which he says, “I write today to disabuse you all of the idea that defending the Cooperative Program means defending the status quo.” I’ve concluded that our […]

Speculative Theology and the Great Commission (Joel Rainey)

Joel Rainey leads the Engagement Team for Evangelism and Missions at the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network. He is on the adjunct faculty of two seminaries,and the author of three books. He blogs at Themelios, where this was originally posted on Monday.    October 3, “Left Behind” will debut in theaters across America, and its release will prompt […]

Hope, Interjected (Anonymous)

You can read part one of this missive, Despair, Interrupted, here. The last few months have been a long slow slide towards a familiar companion. I no longer view Despair as the enemy; we’ve been together too long for that sort of animosity.  In many ways we’re old friends, the type that go their separate […]

Despair, Interrupted (Anonymous)

(This post was written by a friend of mine. He feels it necessary to keep his identity a secret, because he works in a Christian organization that might react punitively if it found out that one of its personnel struggled with this kind of issue. It is sad to me that such is the case, […]

Helping Old-Earth Creationists Face the Supernatural Question (Ken Hamrick)

Ken Hamrick blogs at SBC Open Forum.  Instead of arguing for or against the scientific evidence, or arguing the merits of possible exegetical ways to reconcile Scripture with a billions-of-years chronology, I propose that—for the sake of argument-–we eliminate the evidence question all together. We can do this by accepting all the scientific claims at […]

It Takes One to Know One: Evangelical Media and the Plague of Adolescent Discourse (Joel Rainey)

Joel Rainey leads the Engagement Team for Evangelism and Missions at the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network. He is on the adjunct faculty of two seminaries,and the author of three books. He blogs at Themelios, where this was originally posted last week.   “Duck Dynasty star on Muslims: ‘Convert them or kill them,’” read the headline of Jonathan […]

The President, Angry Mobs and We (Jerry Corbaley)

Jerry Corbaley blogs at “Think the Thoughts?“ Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment…Therefore one must be in subjection, […]