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Theology and the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention: A Conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. and Eric Hankins

Southern Seminary was glad to welcome Dr. Eric Hankins, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church in Oxford, Mississippi, as our chapel preacher for Thursday, November...Read this essay →

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Render unto Caesar or unto God? Government Funding and the Crisis of Conscience

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God, the Father, is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-18-13

How did Alexis still have security clearance despite warning signs?; Chaplain leader calls for resignation of SBC chaplains who won’t support same-sex relationships; The danger…Read this essay →

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Can Evangelical Chaplains Serve God and Country?—The Crisis Arrives

Can chaplains committed to historic biblical Christianity serve in the United States military? That question, though inconceivable to our nation's founders, is now front and...Read this essay →

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Stronger Together, Serving Together, Sending Together—The State Baptist Conventions and the SBC

Fall brings the opening of the new school year, the energy of the season of autumn and, for Southern Baptists, the meeting of the state...Read this essay →

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The Man from Issachar—An Address at the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore

THE MAN FROM ISSACHAR An Address Delivered in the City of Washington, D.C. upon the Inauguration of Russell D. Moore as President of the Ethics and Religious Liberty...Read this essay →

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The Briefing 09-10-13

French schools required to display “secularism charter”; California appeals court upholds gender conversion therapy ban; SBC Chaplains barred from performing same-sex marriageRead this essay →

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The Wrath of God Was Satisfied: Substitutionary Atonement and the Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention

Current controversy over the nature of Christ's atonement for sin points to a truth many younger evangelicals may not know, i.e., the substitutionary nature of Christ's...Read this essay →

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Truth, Trust, and Testimony in a Time of Tension — The SBC and its Future

As the 2013 Southern Baptist Convention convenes this morning in Houston, theological issues will be ever close at hand. This is as it should be,...Read this essay →

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Confessionalism: The Past Meets the Future in Georgia

Well, it looks like Georgia Baptists had a debate worth having. Associated Baptist Press reports that the Georgia Baptist Convention voted to separate itself from...Read this essay →

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This Man Was No Moderate: The Legacy of Cecil Sherman

We are not likely ever to see the like of Cecil Sherman again. No one will be able to understand the history of the Southern…Read this essay →

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Heresy is Not Heroic — Is Crawford Howell Toy a Baptist Hero?

Something deeply disturbing recently appeared at EthicsDaily.com, the Web site for the Baptist Center for Ethics. Tony Cartledge, Associate Professor of Old Testament at Campbell...Read this essay →

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Planting, Watering, Working: Handing on the Work of Ministry

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Panel – Southern Baptists and the Great Commission Resurgence

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Forum on the Life & Legacy of Lottie Moon – Dr. Mohler

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Convocation: August 25, 2009

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New at Conventional Thinking — “The Future of the Southern Baptist Convention”

I am very glad to report that I am restarting the Conventional Thinking blog directed at issues of importance for the Southern Baptist Convention and...Read this essay →

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The President’s Forum on the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention

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The President’s Forum on the Future of the Southern Baptist Convention

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A President Leaves a Denomination over Women’s Roles, Again

Former President Jimmy Carter has announced that he is leaving the Southern Baptist Convention, again, over issues of male headship in the Church and home....Read this essay →

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Sorry, President Carter . . . This Argument Falls Flat

For critics of the Southern Baptist Convention, former President Jimmy Carter is the gift that just keeps on giving. Over the last several days, yet...Read this essay →

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The Southern Baptist Convention and the Issue of Interdenominational Relationships

A Memorandum Prepared for the Great Commission Council of the Southern Baptist Convention The question of Southern Baptist involvement in ecumenical organizations arose in the...Read this essay →

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Against the Stream: The Southern Baptist Resolutions

Sir Winston Churchill once complained of those who were "decided only to be undecided, resolved to be irresolute, adamant for drift." Such cannot be said...Read this essay →

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E. Y. Mullins: The Axioms of Religion

The Axioms of Religion The Library of Baptist Classics edited by Timothy and Denise George Broadman & Holman Publishers, 1997 Introduction One of the towering...Read this essay →

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McDermott the Missiologist: The Congressman Lectures Southern Baptists on Evangelism

Rep. Jim McDermott is a man on a mission. The congressman represents Washington state's 7th district, and he is known as one of the most...Read this essay →

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Do Jews Really Need Christ? Controversy over Jewish Evangelism

Given the current controversy between the Southern Baptists and the American Jewish community, you might think that Baptists had proposed to force their way into...Read this essay →

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Southern Baptists: Facing the Future from the High Ground

Article from the Western Recorder, June 28, 2000 The Southern Baptist Convention made history as messengers overwhelmingly approved revisions to the Baptist Faith and Message,...Read this essay →

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The Reformation of Doctrine and the Renewal of the Church: A Response to Dr. William R. Estep

One of the most promising signs of renewal in Southern Baptist life is the emergence of genuine theological discussion and historical interest. After decades marked...Read this essay →

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Jimmy, We Hardly Knew Ye: Carter Renounces the SBC

Jimmy Carter's flamboyant departure from the Southern Baptist Convention drew the headlines away from the presidential election—if just for a moment. George Bush and Al...Read this essay →

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Carter’s rift with SBC not a new development

From The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, October 29, 2000 Sunday, October 29, 2000 Former President Jimmy Carter's "resignation" from the Southern Baptist Convention was intended to draw...Read this essay →

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