Category: Ecclesiology

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), […]

Closed Communion and Inerrancy Part II

As you begin reading Part II, I need to remind you of a disclaimer.  I am writing this taxonomy as if I were writing in 1980.  The conclusion brings everything up to today, but the first part of this paper  is presented as one writing during the Conservative Resurgence in order to identify the verbiage. […]

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A Brief Visit with Dr. Paige Patterson

One year ago yesterday, we posted an interview with Southwestern Seminary president Dr. Paige Patterson, as Tim Rogers talked with Dr. Patterson in Jacksonville, Florida. Today, we present another. Dr. Patterson was in Hugo, Oklahoma for the Frisco Baptist Association‘s annual evangelism conference, and I was able to talk to him briefly after the conference […]

Closed Communion and Inerrancy – Part 1

When I entered seminary back in 1989, I was challenged by teaching that has come to be described as neo-orthodoxy. This teaching was presented as being open minded to what others believe. It was presented as the “humility” approach to understanding scripture without forcing one’s belief on another. I struggled with much of the teaching, […]

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Book Review: The Vanishing Church

For our churches to find their way back to a biblical concept of the church, their pastors must learn to see the doctrine of the church in the Bible and learn to preach it with conviction and power.

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