by the Contributing Editors of SBC Today
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 email@example.com.
About Theology and the SBC
- “More on Mormonism: USA Today, LifeWay Research, Mouw, etc.” by Ed Stetzer on his blog, with commentary on several aspects of the Republican Presidential discussion about Milt Romney’s Mormonism, with statistics indicating that 75 percent of American Protestant pastors do not consider Mormons to be Christians.
- “Reason to Change the Name: Church Planting?” by Tim Rogers at the Southern Baptist in North Carolina blog, responding to the church planting rationale that some are giving for changing the name of the SBC.
- “Can a Calvinist Be a Molinist?” by Randy Everist on the Possible Worlds blog, with his explanation of why a five-point Calvinist cannot properly be a Molinist.
- “Herman Kuiper on Calvin’s View of a Purpose of God in Common Grace,” by Tony Byrne at the Theological Meditations blog, with a quote from this Dutch Calvinist theologian about how God purposes in His goodness to allure, woo, and urge persons to turn from their sins.
- “The Thought and Writings of N. T. Wright: An Arminian Perspective,” by Jeremy Craft on the Helwys Society Forum, with a thoughtful discussion of the theological contribution of N. T. Wright.
- “Arnobius of Sicca on Free Will,” by God Is My Judge on the Arminian Chronicles blog, with a citation about human freedom from Arnobius, a North African Church Father from the early Fourth Century.
“About the Church and Christian Ministry
- “Four Types of Staff Members,” by Perry Noble on his web site, discussing four attitudinal perspectives of church staff members (“Can Do,” “Can’t Do,” “Won’t Do,” and “Didn’t Know I Could Do”) and how to work with them.
- “Why Church Leaders Should Always Be ‘Full to Overflowing,’ “ by Trevin Wax on the Kingdom People blog, with a challenge for ministers to be constantly overflowing from the Word, using the low expectations of the leadership of President Arthur as an example.
- “Ten Guidelines for Ministry to 18-26 Year Olds,” by Steve Cornell on the Wisdom for Life blog, with some helpful guidelines to keep in mind when crafting a ministry to young adults.
The Christian Life and Personal Devotional Life
- “Five Ways to Blog unto the Glory of God,” by Dave Barnes at the SBC Voices blog, with five principles for maintaining civility and Christian character while blogging.
- “Know,” “Trust,” “Reliable,” and “Commitment,” by Kathy Steele on A Christian Counselor’s Musings blog, with the first four of five factors that John VanEpp has identified as key for successful marriages, and applying them to our relationship with God.
- “Is Technology Neutral?” by Jackson Watts on the Helwys Society Forum, with a thoughtful discussion on how Christians and ministers can engage constructively with technology, and its potential dangers.
- “Devotional Thought: The Joy of the Harvest,” by Brad Whitt in his blog, with reflections on Isaiah 9:3.