Category Archives for SBC Issues

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 .  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

Do Black Lives Matter?

August 31, 2016

Dr. Paige Patterson | President
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

**This article was originally posted HERE and is used by permission.

President Obama and a host of other leaders seem unable to resolve the racial tensions in our country. And neither they nor anyone else will ever succeed unless there is a return to acknowledging the words found in Genesis: “And Adam called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living” (Genesis 3:20). Continue reading