Category Archives for SBC Issues

‘False Piety and Self-Righteousness’ Used In Case Against GOP Nominee

November 2, 2016

By Jack Richardson IV

Jack L. Richardson IV is a Louisville attorney and former Chair of the Louisville Jefferson County Republican Party, member of the Kentucky Republican Party Executive Committee.  He is a former student at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, former member of the Foundation Board at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and currently an associate of the foundation.

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Louisville Courier.  Jack Richardson IV has been gracious enough to give us permission to run this article.

Nothing sparks controversy and division faster than religion and politics and rightfully so because an error in either has profound consequences.  This presidential election is an existential choice between freedom and a generation of ingrained and institutionalized corruption.  There will be no redo in four years if we choose wrongly. Continue reading

The Rise of Soteriological Traditionalism

September 20, 2016

By: Rick Patrick , Pastor
First Baptist Church Sylacauga, AL

This article was originally posted in Theological Matters and is used by permission.

In 2012, hundreds of pastors, professors and laypersons affixed their signatures to the most attested confession of faith Southern Baptists have ever produced with the exception of The Baptist Faith and Message. Since that time, hundreds more have signed this document, which is available for signing today at the Connect 316 website. Continue reading

Young, Southern Baptist…and Irrelevant?

September 19, 2016

By Brad Whitt, Pastor
Abilene Baptist Church Martinez, GA

***Editor’s Note: This article appeared a few years ago and can be found at BradWhitt.com .  Updates have been added by the editor in italics.

I’m not “young, restless, and reformed.”

I guess you’d say that I’m young, Southern Baptist, and it seems, increasingly irrelevant.
You see, I’m just a pastor’s son who grew up with a love for my denomination — a Southern Baptist boy by birth and conviction. Continue reading

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