JD Greear, pastor of Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, NC, is running for President of the SBC at our Annual Meeting in Dallas in June. As is tradition here at SBCVoices, we like to interview presidential candidates with a few questions to get a deeper perspective on why they are running and what their hopes for […]
I will admit two things at the very start of this post. I am not neutral in the presidential race for the SBC. I hope JD Greear is the next president of the SBC. I have never met Dr. Hemphill. He came to SWBTS after I graduated and I’d not heard much from him […]
When I was a doctoral student at Southwestern Seminary, I took Dr. Leon McBeth’s seminar on the History of American Christianity. During the seminar one of my classmates, Gary Snowden, presented a research paper on the history of church discipline in the SBC. He explained that while church discipline was quite common in the […]
How do we think through the racial and “woke” concerns raised in Jordan Peele’s Get Out? Two Southern Baptist Pastors respond with empathy and the gospel. The world in Get Out longs for Christ and His church. . .
I try to stay out of most of the discussions in the SBC on Calvinism. It’s been my experience that more heat than light is delivered in these debates. So, it’s with some trepidation that I even write this article. Or rather rewrite this article and update it a bit for our Voices audience. (Original […]
I’ve been to IMB headquarters in Richmond just once, some years ago for a couple of days. I came away with the view that all of the people there were highly committed and very fine servants of SBC churches but also that the organization had a distinct subculture, somewhat mysterious with more than a modicum […]