Category: Baptist Identity

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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The Shot Heard ‘Round the SBC (Part C)

Steve Lemke, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary The Fault Lines in Southern Baptist Life In the first two 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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The Shot Heard ‘Round the SBC (Part B)

Steve Lemke, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary “Young, Southern Baptist, and . . . Irrelevant?” In the first part of this article, I reflected on Brad Whitt’s article “Young, Southern Baptist, . . . and Irrelevant?,” which was published in the South Carolina state Baptist Courier, on his own blog, and in six additional Baptist […]

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The Shot Heard ‘Round the SBC (Part A)

Steve Lemke, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Brad Whitt and “Southern Baptist Irrelevants” Brad Whitt fired the shot heard ‘round the SBC about a month ago when he published his article “Young, Southern Baptist, . . . and Irrelevant?” in the South Carolina state Baptist Courier and on his own blog.  In essence, Whitt expressed […]

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Twelve False Assumptions People Make About Baptists (Part Two)

Dr. Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA 7.     . . . that we are controlled by a Hierarchy First, the Bible does not teach that we should have a hierarchy of religious officials over the church. Pastors lead the congregation as a spiritual leader while the deacons assist him. We have already asserted […]

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