The Top Blog Posts of the Week
- Published on Sunday, 22 April 2012 00:05
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.
- “Predestined for Hell? Absolutely Not!” with videos of Adrian Rogers’ famous sermon on this subject in the SBC Encounters blog.
- “Baptists and Eternal Security, or ‘Once Saved, Always Saved,’ Part 1,” by David Brumbalow in the Gulf Coast Pastor blog, with the first in a series on the security of the believer.
- “Was There Animal Death Before the Fall?” by Ken Keathley in the Theology for the Church blog, presenting four views about whether there was animal death before the Fall. Count me in for the first view.
- “Belief, Free Will, and God,” by Randy Everist in the Possible Worlds blog, reflecting on the role of choice in believing in God.
About Issues in the SBC
About Mark Driscoll Speaking at Liberty University
- “Mark Driscoll, Liberty University Students, and Other People I Do Not Know,” by Hariette Peterson in the SBC Encounters blog, with thoughts on Driscoll and Liberty in the light of Phil. 3:17 and Rom. 16:17.
- “Driscoll, the LU Kerfuffle, and Failure to Communicate,” by Howell Scott in the From Law to Grace blog, with observations about the miscommunications involved in the controversy involved in the Driscoll invitation to Liberty University (which Driscoll described as a “kerfuffle.”
- “Liberty University: Further Perspective,” by Tim Guthrie in the Winning Truth blog, asking how and why Liberty University could issue Driscoll and invitation to speak on their campus.
- “Mark Driscoll Responds to Peter Lumpkins,” by Peter Lumpkins in the SBC Tomorrow blog, responding to Driscoll’s comments about him regarding the Liberty University invitation.
- “Romney and Driscoll at Liberty U: Blurry Vision,” by Howell Scott in the From Law to Grace blog, noting how the invited prominent guest speakers at Liberty University (Mormon presidential candidate Mitt Romney and controversial Acts 29 founder Mark Driscoll) seem to blur the original vision of Liberty to be “Champions for Christ.”
- “A Brand New Day at Liberty University,” by Peter Lumpkins at the SBC Tomorrow blog, with his reflection of the impact on Mark Driscoll going to speak at Liberty University.
About Ministry and Worship
- “The Sermon that Made them Mad,” by Joe McKeever on his blog, about sermons that speak so truthfully they anger some parishioners.
- “God’s Plan for His Church,” by Waylon Bailey on his blog, raising three key questions that can help Christians discover God’s plan for their lives and for their church.
- “Are There Bleating Sheep in Your Ministry?” by Ed Steele in the Worship HeartCries blog, raising the issue of how disobedience can negatively impact one’s ministry.
- “Good Words from Dave Miller on Sex,” by Hariette Peterson in SBC Encounters, commenting on the most appropriate way of dealing with sexual issues in sermons and other public settings.
About the Personal Devotional Life
About Christians and Society
- “Blue Like Jazz and Berri Blue Jell-O,” by Mark Coppenger in a First Person article in Baptist Press, offering his perspective and critique of Blue Like Jazz.
- “Why ‘Blue Like Jazz” Won’t Save Christian Cinema,” by Eleanor Barkhorn, with a review of the movie adaptation of Blue Like Jazz, noting that its ending with apologizing for Christianity is not an authentic expression of the true Christian faith.
- “My Sunday Night Dates with The Good Wife,” by Howell Scott in the From Law to Grace blog, explaining why he is a fan of the TV series The Good Wife.
- “Women Aren’t Fish and Men Aren’t Bicycles,” by Mary Kassian in the Biblical Manhood and Womanhood gender blog, musing on Gloria Steinem’s remark on this theme that suggested that women have no need for men.
- “Three Times in Modern History the Word ‘Person’ Has Been Redefined,” by Mark in the Here I Blog blog, showing a graphic of three key redefinitions of personhood in recent history.
- “Briefly Noted: Is Facebook Making Us Lonely, Distracted, and Narcissistic?” by Bruce Ashford in the Between the Times blog, reflecting on this claim about Facebook suggested by Stephen Marche in a recent article in Atlantic magazine.
- “Messages at the Movies,” by Peter J. Leithart in the First Things blog, commenting on October Baby and other movies with a Christian message.
- “A Sad State of Affairs,” by Rick Patrick in the SBC Voices blog, commenting on the coaching scandal at the University of Arkansas.