Category: Baptist Identity

Lifeway Poll Reveals Concerns on Baptism

I am excited to see that an overwhelming majority of Southern Baptist pastors accept and affirm, as a conviction, their belief in baptism by immersion.  This further demonstrates that our basic belief in this doctrine is firmly placed within the Southern Baptist Convention.  This belief about baptism is not just a cultural embellishment, but a […]


John Mann, who has contributed to SBC Today before, has offered a new treatise which we are happy to publish. He is pastor at La Junta Baptist church and in 2001 he lead the congregation to disfellow themselves from the Baptist General Convention of Texas and uniquely align themselves with the Southern Baptists of Texas […]

Baptist Distinctives Series

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will host its fourth annual Baptist Distinctives Series conference on September 25-26, 2008. This year’s topic is “Upon This Rock I Will Build My Church.” The conference will explore the biblical foundations for the New Testament church as expressed in the Baptist Faith & Message 2000. Topics will include the autonomy […]

Great Commission Resurgence – Confessional Identity

In a post published July 25, Dr. Danny Akin, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, continued to lay out the component parts of his vision for the “Contours of a Great Commission Resurgence.” In this installment (click here for the post), Dr. Akin pointed to what I believe is the irreducible basis of any of […]

The Great Commission Resurgence: Understanding and Preaching Salvation

One of the trends in our Christian nomenclature that bothers me is when someone says “they want to invite Jesus into their heart.” When I ask them why they want to do that, I normally get a blank look. Frankly, I am also confused because I have not preached or told unbelievers, in many years, […]