Category: SBC Issues

Southern Baptists’s New Annual Church Profile Form:
The New Great Commission Giving Version

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Southern Baptists’s New Annual Church Profile Form:
The New Great Commission Giving Version

By Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC 8. Undesignated Giving/Gifts 9. Total Giving/Receipts 10. Cooperative Program Giving 11. Annie Armstrong Easter Offering 12. Lottie Moon Christmas Offering 13. Great Commission Giving 14. Total Missions Giving   The above listing is a sample of the new Annual Church Profile (ACP).  Please notice something that is […]

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Communion and the Covenant Community

By Wes Kenney, Pastor, Trinity Baptist Church, Valliant, OK At its annual meeting in Indianapolis in 2008, the Southern Baptist Convention spoke clearly on the issue of regenerate church membership. This is an area in which many SBC churches (my own included) have struggled greatly. At an earlier time in our convention’s history, it was […]

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Southern Baptists, Racial Reconciliation, and Diversity:
A Response to Aaron Weaver

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Southern Baptists, Racial Reconciliation, and Diversity:
A Response to Aaron Weaver

By Dr. Lemke, Provost, Professor of Philosophy and Ethics, occupying the McFarland Chair of Theology, Director of the Baptist Center for Theology and Ministry, and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology and Ministry at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary In a recent post on his “The Big Daddy Weave” blog site, Aaron Weaver questioned […]

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The Phantoms and the Facts

By Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebeneezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC In a recent “SBC Discussion” article for Baptist Press Trevin Wax discussed how Southern Baptists were needed by evangelicals in order to overcome splintering within the evangelical community.  I have many concerns about this approach, but the main concern is a denominational employee suggesting Southern […]

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Hold The Hearse, I Have An Idea!

Dr. Jerry Nash, Director of Missions, Harmony Baptist Association, Trenton, FL If the current trend continues there will be another attempt to change the name of The Southern Baptist Convention within the next few years.  When the name changes I believe there will be thousands of SBC churches which will not make the transition. You […]