Category: Podcast

Podcast Episode 29

Les Puryear joins us on the podcast to discuss the SBC Majority Initiative and his recent series of posts on the distinction between Reformed pastors and traditional Southern Baptist pastors who are Calvinists. A storm caused us to lose our connection with Les just as we are beginning to discuss his blog series, so you’ll notice a bit of disconnected dialogue in there, as we edited out the chatter that went on while we were working to get everyone reconnected.

This podcast also marks the beginning of a bit of a hiatus (or should that be “an hiatus”?) for us here at SBC Today. As we explain in the closing moments of the podcast, summer is in full swing, and everyone is busy with VBS, camps, mission trips, and the like, so we’ve decided it would be best to take a break. We plan to be back around the time state conventions begin having their annual meetings in the fall, and we will return with a renewed focus on the issues of ministry, evangelism, and ecclesiology that give us our distinctive identity as Baptists. We look forward to promoting and discussing these issues.

You can listen to the podcast using the player below, or you can subscribe in iTunes by clicking the image in this post or the link in the sidebar. Below are links to some of the items discussed in the podcast:

SBCMI’s online presence:

Les Puryear’s Reformed/Southern Baptist series:

Article about the SBC

Podcast Episode 28

This podcast, which I incorrectly introduce as episode 27, was recorded around a conference table at a hotel near the convention center in Orlando after an eventful first day at the 2010 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. From the Pastor’s Conference to the motions to the debate and passage of the report of the Great Commission Task Force, we touched on all the topics of the day, and had a great time doing it.

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Podcasting Tonight

It’s been an eventful day at the Southern Baptist Convention, and folks are sharing their thoughts with one another in hotel lobbies and convention center hallways across Orlando. The SBC Today team will be recording a podcast episode tonight in the lobby of the Residence Inn on Universal Boulevard in Orlando. We’ll be sharing reflections on the events of the day, and on the future of our convention.

If you’re in the area, feel free to stop by and join us. If you’d like more info, comment here and we’ll get back to you.

Podcast Episode 27

Today we have the privilege of presenting an interview with Dr. Jimmy Jackson, pastor of Whitesburg Baptist Church in Huntsville, Alabama.  He is also the current president of the Alabama Baptist State Convention.  Baptist Press has reported that he will be one of the four men who will be nominated for President of the Southern Baptist Convention when we meet in Orlando next month.

In this episode, we were able to ask Dr. Jackson questions pertaining to the GCR Task Force final report, his thoughts on appointments to the various convention committees and boards, and how we can best work for unity in the accomplishment of our Great Commission calling as believers in our local churches.

You can listen to the podcast using the player below, or you can subscribe in iTunes by clicking on the image in this post or on the link in the sidebar. Share in the comments here your suggestions for how we can improve the podcast, and take a moment to give us a rating or a review on our iTunes page. Thanks as always for listening, and we’ll be back for more podcasting fun next week.

Podcast Episode 26

In this week’s podcast we have the privilege of presenting an interview with Hussein Wario, a Muslim convert to Christianity.  He tells his story and relates experiences of reactions/responses from those in the Islamic community to his conversion.  In this podcast, Hussein Wario responds to the accusations of Muslims like Mohammed Khan toward Muslim converts to Christianity in America like Dr. Ergun Caner.  Wario is the author of Cracks in the Crescent (read an excerpt in Google Books), in which he depicts Islam, his conversion to Christianity, and subsequent persecution.

You can listen to the podcast using the player below, or you can subscribe in iTunes by clicking on the image in this post or on the link in the sidebar. Share in the comments here your suggestions for how we can improve the podcast, and take a moment to give us a rating or a review on our iTunes page. Thanks as always for listening, and we’ll be back for more podcasting fun next week.