This is a list of recent blog posts which we found interesting. That we found them interesting doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with or endorse the ideas presented in the posts, but that we found them to be intriguing and thought-provoking. (They are listed in no particular order of interest). Please post your comments to discuss any article that strikes your interest. If you have recent blog posts to nominate, please send the link to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the SBC and Homosexuality
“The President of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Says His Denomination Needs to Repent of Homophobia,” “Associated Baptist Press: ‘Mohler Says Baptists Must Repent of Homophobia,’” “Al Mohler on the Southern Baptist Convention: Liars and Homophobes?” “Al Mohler and Homosexuality: Putting the Record Straight,” “Question Raised over Baptist Press Concerning Al Mohler’s Provocative Claim about Homosexuality and Southern Baptists,” “Brian McClaren Encourages Al Mohler: ‘Please Don’t Back Down,’” “Baptist Press Rectifies the Silence on Mohler’s Controversial Words – ‘Homosexuality Comments Reflect Scripture,’” by Peter Lumpkins at SBC Tomorrow, with his take on Dr. Mohler’s answer to his question at the SBC about his position on homosexuality.
“The Church and the ‘Clobber Scriptures,’ – the Bible on Homosexuality” by Al Mohler at his blog, with comments on using “clobber Scriptures” against homosexuals, as raised by Jay Bakker.
“Mohler: Homosexuality Comments Reflect Scripture,” article in Baptist Press with an overview of Dr. Mohler’s comments about homosexuality.
“Transcript and Commentary: Al Mohler on Homosexuality at the SBC,” by Mark Lamprecht on the Here I Stand blog, with a precise transcript of Mohler’s words regarding homosexuality, plus Lamprecht’s own commentary.
“Empathy for Dr. Albert Mohler,” by Brian McClaren on his blog, with proferred empathy for his stance regarding homosexuals.
“Dr. Mohler Clarifies His ‘Liars’ and ‘Homophobes’ Statement,” by Les Puryear on the SBC View blog, with a letter of clarification from Dr. Mohler about his statement http://sbcview.blogspot.com/2011/06/dr-mohler-clarifies-his-liars-and.html
“Al Mohler: ‘Southern Baptists Have Lied’,” “In Defense of Dr. Al Mohler,” “Where Is the Baptist Press Coverage?” and “Dr. Mohler Clarifies His Words – Baptist Press Weighs In,” by Tim Rogers on the Southern Baptist in North Carolina blog, with his commentary on Mohler’s comments on homosexuality.
“Southern Baptists and the Homosexual Culture,” by Howell Scott in the From Law to Grace blog, with his take on the controversy over homosexuality in the SBC.
“Let’s Be Honest, a Lot of Christians Are Guilty of Homophobia,” by Elijah Friedeman on the “Rightly Concerned” blog (representing the Millennial Perspective) of the American Family Association, with perspective on Dr. Mohler’s comments.
About the SBC
“The Nadir of the SBC?” by Bart Barber at the PraiseGod Barebones blog, with an evaluation of the explanations for the low attendance at the Phoenix SBC Convention.
“Hermeneutics and Word Study: Helkuo in the Gospel of John,” by Deidre Richardson in the Center for Theological Studies blog, with an exposition of the meaning of “draw” in John 6, often connected to the notion of irresistible grace.
“Elder Hosea Preslar on Means,” by Stephen Gadfly in the Baptist Gadfly blog, with a reference to this mid-19th Century Hardshell Baptist about the use of means in evangelizing the lost.
“Satellite Churches,” by Fletcher Law in the Fletcher Law and Grace blog, with comments about the ecclesiology of satellite churches.
“William Lane Craig on Universal Divine Determinism,” by Matthew Murphy at the Society of Evangelical Arminians blog, with a critique by William Lane Craig on theologies with deterministic views of God.
“An Arminian Look at Moral Government Theology,” by the Seeking Disciple at the Arminian Today blog, with a critique of moral government theology from an Arminian perspective.
“Christian Myths 1, 2, and 3,” and “The Numbering of John’s Miracles,” by Randy Everist in the Possible Worlds blog, with an identification of myths promulgated about Christianity, and a useful way to enumerate the well-known “sign” miracles of Jesus recorded in the gospel of John.
About the Christian Life
“Devotional Thought: Sacrifice at Sunset,” by Brad Whitt on his blog, with a devotional comment on God’s command for Abraham to sacrifice Isaac in Genesis 22:1.
“’Consider One Another’ . . . in Hebrews 10:24-25,” by Alan Knox on the Saved through Faith blog, with a commentary on this Scripture that is often used to prescribe the need for church attendance.