The editors of SBC Today have published their response to the controversy that has surrounded the article they published last week in which Dr. Jerry Nash called on Calvinists and non-traditionalists in the SBC to leave the denomination. I wrote an article last week confronting the Nash article and Micah Fries wrote an article today questioning the involvement of New Orleans Baptist Seminary and the Baptist Center in the blog.
In the article, the editors countered criticisms by asserting that they publish a range of viewpoints and that their “About SBC Today” disclaimer made it clear that not all opinions expressed represent the opinions of SBC Today’s editorial board.
That is certainly true. I publish views here that I disagree with, sometimes strongly. Just because they published Nash’s article does not mean that everyone involved in the blog agrees with them. Whatever one believes about Nash’s article or the advisability of its being published, their defense of the process is well-stated and comprehensive.
They claimed that the purpose of the blog is lively discussion and they did not censor those who logged on to voice their displeasure with Nash’s article. Again, this is true.
The editors issued an apology for any offense that might have occurred as a result of the article.
In the “About SBC Today” section, the editors clarified the relationship between SBC Today and the Baptist Center.
To be clear, SBC Today is not owned by the Baptist Center or New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) or any of the churches involved, is not a publication of the Baptist Center or NOBTS (or any of the churches involved), and does not necessarily express the views of the Baptist Center or NOBTS (or any of the churches involved). SBC Today is privately owned, is supported by private donations, and its content is guided by an editorial board of contributing editors.
Check out the clarification article and the purpose statement at SBC Today. You can make up your own mind about the entire process.