Category: SBC Issues

Gratitude for the Trustee System

Recently , we published a post by Tim Rogers titled “The Trustee System – Working as Designed.” Today we have been given evidence of the trustee system working, and working well, at something its designers never anticipated. As you likely know by now, the trustees of the International Mission Board (IMB) voted in closed session […]

Church Discipline: What Sins Should Enact It?

As a group of people from my church are reading through R. Stanton Norman’s book The Baptist Way, we have arrived at the chapter titled “Church Discipline.” Again, I suggest purchasing this book for your library. It is very readable, informative and a steal at the price! In this chapter, Dr. Norman puts forth some […]

How Can We Seek A Regenerate Church Membership?

In Dr. Stanton Norman’s book, The Baptist Way, he makes the claim that Baptist churches must do a better job in having dialogues with those who desire membership. He mentions the dilemma that is faced when someone walks the isle and after a 30-45 second interview they are presented to the church. He reiterates a […]

The Renewal of Baptist Theology

In preparation for an upcoming essay on the background of his Fifth Century Initiative, to be posted here at SBC Today, Dr. Bart Barber, pastor of the First Baptist Church at Farmersville, Texas, and adjunct Professor of Church History at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has submitted the following introductory material to that forthcoming essay: My […]

Drifting Away From Our Mission

I am currently preaching through the book of Genesis. It is probably one of my favorite books of the Bible, because it displays the drama of God’s unending love for his creation in the face of willful disobedience and rebellion. In studying chapter two of Genesis I came across a profound thought from Walter Brueggemann. […]