Category: Ecclesiology

Balthasar Hubmaier – The Abomination of Infant Baptism

In seminary, I became a big fan of the Anabaptists. While not totally agreeing with all their beliefs, I admired their willingness to sacrifice all for their doctrine. One such doctrine that did not allow compromise was confessional baptism. An excellent resource on Anabaptists is William R. Estep’s book, The Anabaptist Story. In his section […]

John Dagg & The Church Universal: A Brief Exposition

This essay was written for SBC Today by Dr. Peter Lumpkins. Dr. Lumpkins is an ordained Southern Baptist minister living in West Georgia. Beginning in 1981, he has served as Pastor in Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia as well as served briefly with the Louisiana Baptist Convention as Church Planter during seminary. In addition, he has […]

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Dr. Russell Moore – What Are The Major Issues of Today? (Parts 4 & 5)

Today we will present two parts simultaneously (click here for the audio). Part four is really an introduction to Dr. Moore’s call for a renewed Theological and Ecclesiological vision. He states that two areas that need re-visioning are the church’s understanding of authority, as it relates to God’s Word, and community, as it relates to […]

The Pillar and Ground of the Truth

These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly; But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. – 1 Timothy 3:14-15 (KJV) We live in […]

Democratic Congregationalism, A Seventh Baptist Distinctive in Peril (Part 2)

Today, we are pleased to present part two (click here for the entire essay) of this essay which will be presented in two parts. After part two is published, the entire essay will be available on the resource page in .pdf format, and a post dedicated to discussion of the issues raised by Dr. Yarnell […]