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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “The True Church and the True Bible,” by Bart Barber at the PraiseGod barebones blog, with reflections on the necessity of the Textus receptus used in the King James Version for the doctrine of the inerrancy of Scripture.
- “Book Plunge: Is God a Moral Monster?” a book review of Is God a Moral Monster? Making Sense of the Old Testament God, by Paul Copan, reviewed by Nick Peters on the Saved through Faith blog.
- “Middle Knowledge in Scripture,” and “Other Views on the Middle Knowledge Texts,” by God is my Judge in the Arminian Chronicles blog, listing Scriptures compatible with the middle knowledge perspective, and defending that interpretation.
- “What Is Essential Doctrine?” by Randy Everist in the Possible Worlds blog, differentiating “truth essentialism” from “practical essentialism.”
About the SBC, the Church, and Christian Ministry
- “The Southern Baptist Convention and Rebranding: What We Can Learn from Al-Quaeda’s Marketing Strategy,” by Peter Lumpkins in the SBC Tomorrow blog, with a video with ideas about how to improve the SBC image problems by learning from Al-Quaeda.
- “A Word about Salacious Sermonizing,” by Denny Burk on his blog, reflecting on some comments by Carl Trueman that the rash of middle-aged evangelical preachers who focus on sex in their sermons is (a) an intrusion of the world on the church and (b) an attempt by middle-aged preachers to try to prove that they are still relevant.
- “Making Men: Discipleship on Purpose,” by Ryan Johnston on the Helwys Society Forum, with a focus about how men can be better disciplers at home.
- “Plodder Goes to Church, Not His Own, Part 1” and “Plodder Goes to Church, Not His Own: Part II by William Thornton on the SBC Blogger blog, with his reaction to attending another church as a guest.
- “Your Podcast Is Not Your Pastor,” by Trevin Wax in the Kingdom People blog, reminding young ministers that may confuse their loyalties between their favorite podcast preacher and their own pastor.
- “Worship Is Not a ‘Program’,” by Ed Steele in the Worship HeartCries blog, expressing concern that worship can be reduced to a simple five step program rather than a meaningful process.
- “The Problem with Calvinism in the SBC,” by Bob Hadley in the Transformed Theology blog, expressing several concerns about the Calvinist impact on the SBC.
- “Feet to the Fire: Plodder’s 2011 Predictions,” by William Thornton, revisiting the predictions about the SBC that Thornton made a year ago.
About the Personal Devotional Life and Society
- “Fire Destroys Grundy, VA Church: Is God Still Good?” by Howell Scott, reflecting on whether God causes evil events.
- “Seekers,” by Bryant Wright at the Pray4SBC blog, inviting modern day seekers to come to Christ just as the Wise Men did years ago.
- “Courage,” by Trevin Wax in the Kingdom People blog, with the story of Youcef Nadarkhani, the imprisoned Iranian pastor.
- “A Conversation on Gluttony, Part I,” and “A Conversation on Gluttony, Part 2: If You’re Not a Glutton, Why Are You Fat?” by Mary England in the SBC Tomorrow blog, with reflections on the biblical teachings about gluttony.
- “Distractions,” by Bob Loyd on the Bob’s Worldview blog, reminding us of the danger of distractions that take our focus off of the Lord.
- “A Sinner Who’s Never Sinned,” by Charlie Ray on the Family of Faith blog, with reflections on the need for Christians to practice serious and consistent confession of sin drawn from two recent books by Richard Wurmbrand, Tortured for Christ and In God’s Underground.
- “The Race Card, Again,” by Chad Brand at the Brandishings blog, with reflections on the racially charged comments of Eric Holder on the ATF “Fast and Furious” gun selling debacle.
- “Unconservative Evangelicals,” by Jordan Hylden, with a review of From Billy Graham to Sarah Palin: Evangelicals and the Betrayal of American Conservatism, by D. G. Hart, which argues that American evangelicals were actually never political conservatives in the first place, but were radical reformers.