Category: Baptist Identity

Thursday is for Theological Terminology:
The Study of Specialized Words relating to Theology

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Thursday is for Theological Terminology:
The Study of Specialized Words relating to Theology

By Ron F. Hale, Minister of Missions, West Jackson Baptist Church, Jackson, TN “Ordinance” With the voice of experience and the education of a scholar, Dr. W. A. Criswell shares the following definition: The word ordinance, as we use the term in the church, refers to a religious rite ordained by the Lord Jesus Christ.  […]

The Phantoms and the Facts

By Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC In a recent “SBC Discussion” article for Baptist Press Trevin Wax discussed how Southern Baptists were needed by evangelicals in order to overcome splintering within the evangelical community.  I have many concerns about this approach, but the main concern is a denominational employee suggesting Southern […]

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Student Not Better than Teacher

Dr. David Crosby, Pastor, First Baptist Church, New Orleans, LA A friend told me last Sunday, “I want to take the country back.” He meant by this, I think, that he wanted to return to a time when the United States seemed to operate within a Protestant ethos. My own sense of Christianity and the […]

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Baptism-Lite—SBC and Spontaneous Baptisms

Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC There is a movement that seems to be sweeping our denomination and it is called Spontaneous Baptisms.  I for one believe, if done properly, we should not be concerned with this movement.  However, with every movement there comes some who refuse to adhere to the clear […]

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The Shot Heard ‘Round the SBC (Part D)

Steve Lemke, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary The Fault Lines in Southern Baptist Life In the first three parts of this article, I have been reflecting on Brad Whitt’s article “Young, Southern Baptist, . . . and Irrelevant?,” which was published and discussed widely in state Baptist papers, various blogs, and Facebook discussions.  Whitt’s response to […]

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