Doctrinal Concerns of Southwest Baptist University Alumni. SWBU Alumni. This and the one below were of intense local interest. Not on my radar and not of much impact to the SBC as a whole. This follow-up article added to the controversy but was not as well read here. I look askance at the use of anonymous websites aimed at damaging any individual. We can handle things better. Too much of the worst of the old Conservative Resurgence in this brouhaha.
Southwestern Seminary: Painful Recalibration. Dave Miller. Judging from attention or lack thereof given here (the next most popular article that dealt with SWBTS was around number 50), the calibration was expected, done, and didn’t generate a lot of turmoil around the convention. The seminary was a mess. Glad they got someone to start cleaning it up.
STOP Complaining about Pulpit and Pen – BLOCK Them! Dave Miller. I suppose I have a strategic difference in naming the site here but it was a popular article.
No, Heaven does not have a wall around it; Mike Bergman, using Robert Jeffress as a foil on this. Indirect credit goes to President Trump.
Letter to White Evangelicals: Decision Time. Erich Bridges. Lots of heat but not particularly well done in my opinion. I’m not one to be lectured by old, white, evangelicals even though I are one. Decision time is in eleven months.
Lost in Translation…To CSB or Not to CSB. Scott Gordon. Bit of an obscure topic but popular. I think all of Scott’s links fueled the popularity, that plus his star power.
Lyell Statement on Sexual Abuse Released. Details Circumstances of SBTS Professor Resignation. Brent Hobbs. Sad story and made sadder because Baptist Press later admitted that their initial story was “inaccurate.” The SBCV article that reported on BP’s admission was way down the list in popularity.
“Abuse of Faith” – A report on Sexual Abuse in SBC churches: How should we Baptists (and we Christians) respond to this report? Todd Benkert. The abuse story series in the Houston and San Antonio papers dominated SBC news all year. Some Southern Baptists are incredibly stupid. Some are criminal miscreants. A Pulitzer Prize will come out of this. They should send the SBC a thank you note.
Did the Same People Shout “Hosanna” and “Crucify?” Dave Miller. Some would have us throw out that old Easter sermon standard. At last, a topic that isn’t generated by SBC controversy or controversial SBC figures.
The complicated calling of a pastor, Melissa Eddington. There are few articles here by women and this is the only one in the top ten. This by a pastor’s wife about their pastoral journey.
I expect that Dave Miller’s ‘take the ship’ article will make the top ten before the end of 2019: Tom Ascol plans to “take the (SBC) ship.” We can always count on the Cals to generate page views if not good ideas for cooperative ministry.
Yours truly, alas, was shut out of the top ten. I’m trying to cope. My most read piece was number twenty. Naturally, it had to do with Calvinists: The supreme irony of the year: Tom Ascol calls on the SBC for “deep seated repentance.” Quite a number of my articles deal with decidedly non-sexy topics like the Cooperative Program, Lottie Moon, in-the-weeds Convention stuff. I think I’ll do one article that will get me in 2020s top ten. I already have a title: Trump Rabid Calvininst Militant Trad Doctrinal Debacle CMBW Russell Moore Deep Fake Deep SBC State. That ought to do it.
But since I didn’t get an article in the top ten, you get my photo in my Clemson shirt. I used to live in SC.