In an interesting article on Boyce, Broadus and the Lost Cause, Southeastern professor Bruce Harper notes that the pair of Baptist titans “neither reveled in Confederate lore, nor sought means to subvert the post-war order.” The former rebels didn’t revel? I like the case he built.
Roger Simpson makes a point about “arcane theological arguments.” Yeah. For example, any appeal to the Institutes.
Both Rob Ayers and Bill Mac are familiar with apoplexy a common malady on the blogs that is best avoided. I recommend a vaccination against it. Stay away from paroxysms as well.
Todd Starnes knows a thing or two about insatiable. His appetite for culture war outrages is just that.
Bud Alheim (real or fake, SB or not, I don’t know) labels a response nonplussed, a nice term though one that has come to be used as meaning “perplexed” or nearly the opposite, “unperturbed.” I’m still looking for an astute soul to employ “plussed.”
Jon Estes should buy a hat for the hot, brain-baking Arabian sun. That would help him avoid referring to the “jest” of his comment when he meant the gist. Sorry to be schoolmarmish with my old online friend although I have made many a jestful comment…like this one.
Hershael York likes the word intransigence so much he uses it twice in the same article about following long tenured pastors. The second time he employs an descriptor to note monolithic intransigence in churches he has served. Pity the poor churches and laypeople who demand equal treatment – let’s deplore the monolithic intransigence of some pastors as well. Lest I see only the trees, I will say that the article is a helpful one.
George Robinson, Southeastern seminary prof, refers to the myriad of Beth Moore’s Bible studies. Good Bible Greek word though rather common. It is often explained in NT context as ten thousand but its use has morphed into meaning a large number or innumerable. LifeWay can count number (and the dollars) of the very popular writer’s Bible studies. The learned Doctor makes a very good point: using a popular curriculum won’t make disciples.
Bart Barber employs the ponderous term preponderantly with a useage not typical of the word. Almost always “preponderance” is used in a legal sense, preponderance of the evidence. Texas gold star for him for this. In the same article shouts “nefarious motives.” Nah, not Southern Baptists. Add to those deleterious and you’ve got a nice trifecta. Put them in the same sentence and you’d be showing off but he’s too smart for that.
If there is a phrase used among Southern Baptist that I’d like to murder, deep six, and bury it would have to be bathed in prayer. I’d put a howitzer on that one and start shelling. One of the sages here might educate me on it’s origin.
It’s a tough job…but someone has to watch this stuff. Have a nice weekend and a fabulous Lord’s Day.