Category: Ecclesiology

Misunderstandings, Monikers, and Misrepresentations: Reflections of an Under-40 Pastor in the SBC

Recent days have seen the increasing warning that pastors under 40 are abandoning the SBC for a movement that is more relevant. Large church pastors on the cutting edge are paraded before the followers of SBC goings-on for the purpose of demonstrating “how it ought to be done.” Falling baptismal rates, shrinking churches, and graying […]

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The Family of Christ

Today we present to you this post from guest author Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology & Director of the Center for Theological Research at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Then His mother and brothers came to Him, but they could not meet with Him because of the crowd. He was told, “Your mother and Your […]

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What This Southern Baptist Is For

One thing is for certain, when a person stands up for biblical principles that go against an inclusive approach that seeks to cooperate at the expense of a proper ecclesiology in the church planting enterprise, people will seek to discredit you and misuse your statements. First and foremost let me say that I affirm Dr. […]

A Call To Theological Maturity

The document linked to here is a joint effort by Dr. Malcolm Yarnell and me to help clarify and lead others to a proper understanding of the Lordship of Christ as it pertains to matters which have been discussed via blogs over the last three years.  Below are some excerpts from the paper. I would […]

Abandoning Doctrinal Fidelity for the Lowest Common Denominator

While attending the FBC Jacksonville Pastor’s conference, the events of last week have weighed heavily on my mind. Namely what our site, SBCToday, should be about. The resource managers have primarily taken up the cause of the nearly forgotten doctrines concerning Baptist ecclesiology. Because of this, some have referred to us as “Baptist Identity” (BI), […]