SBC Today is a news and opinion blog addressing Southern Baptist concerns. We seek to inform and inspire Southern Baptists through personal devotions, ministry resources, theological essays and denominational editorials. Our goal is to foster greater understanding and commitment in our service to Christ and His Kingdom.
While the founders and leaders of this blog have always been faithful Southern Baptist Pastors, the blog itself does not possess any formal organizational ties to the Southern Baptist Convention. It is owned and operated by Connect 316, a non-profit organization promoting Traditional Southern Baptist salvation doctrine.
1. Pastoral Partnership Phase (2007-2010)
SBC Today was launched in 2007. In the earliest days, leadership was a group effort. Wes Kenney was responsible for registering the site and offering his technical expertise. Much of the writing and comment moderation was handled by Robin Foster and Tim Rogers. Other regular contributors included Joe Stewart, Scott Gordon and David Worley. Because of the extensive time demands involved in editing and moderating the site, the blog became inactive by late 2010.
2. Educational Institution Phase (2011-2014)
In early 2011, Dr. Steve Lemke, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, provided the technological and editorial support necessary to revive the blog. In 2012, the ownership and leadership of SBC Today was acquired by Truett-McConnell College (now Truett-McConnell University) in Cleveland, Georgia. The President of the University, Dr. Emir Caner, became the blog’s Publisher. The Director of Communication and Marketing, Dr. Norm Miller, became the blog’s Editor.
3. Connect 316 Phase (2014-present)
In 2014, SBC Today was acquired by Connect 316 of Sylacauga, Alabama. The Executive Director of Connect 316, Dr. Rick Patrick, became the blog’s Publisher. Jonathan Carter, Pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Monticello, Kentucky, became the blog’s Editor. In 2016, _______ was elected by the Connect 316 Board of Directors as the new Editor of SBC Today.
As with any blog, SBC Today attracts comments from a variety of perspectives. Many issues confronting the Southern Baptist Convention are controversial. SBC Today does not necessarily endorse all that is written on this blog, not only in the comments section, but even in the articles themselves. Within reason, we want to encourage the free expression of a broad range of ideas. Readers are invited to contact us by email with any questions or concerns they may have. For general questions about the site or to submit an article for consideration to be published on SBC Today, please email us at email@example.com.