This week started off with several hot topics around the Southern Baptist blogosphere. Here are a few posts that caught my eye tonight.
from Hammer and Nail
Eric Carpenter has begun a helpful series on church reform. His first installment looks at the crisis of doctrine that plauges much of modern Christianity. He also offers several suggestions to begin the reform.
from The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission
The ERLC has released some lengthy statement on the Iowa victories by Huckabee and Obama. The post has some strong quotes by Richard Land and a good deal of political punditry.
from Agree to Disagree Agreeably
A technical post with extensive comments regarding SBC Business and Financial Plan. This one was a little deep for me, but I am glad to see this kind of topic being discussed in the Southern Baptist blogosphere.
from Biblical Foundations
Andreas Köstenberger offers a helpful article that examines how Christians ought to choose a candidate to support. He concludes, “we ought to use Christian criteria in making our determination in choosing the best candidate. In this regard, as in any other matter in the Christian life, there is no better criterion than the character and values of Jesus.”
from Confessions of a Pastor
Dr. R. Albert Mohler Jr. serves as a teaching pastor at Highview Baptist Church in Louisville, KY. They released a statement explaining the way they appropriate missions giving. I’ve had class with their Senior Pastor at SBTS, and I expected this would come out at some point. I do not think anyone should fault them for wise stewardship and sending their offerings where it will have the most global impact.