The Top Blog Posts of the Week

This is a list of recent blog posts which we found interesting.  That we found them interesting doesn’t mean we necessarily agree with or endorse the ideas presented in the posts, but that we found them to be intriguing and thought-provoking.  (They are listed in no particular order of interest). Please post your comments to discuss  any article that strikes your interest. If you have recent blog posts to nominate, please send the link to admin@sbctoday.com.

About the SBC

“Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists:  Calvinism, Revivals, Evangelism, Tracts,” by David Brumbelow at the Gulf Coast Pastor blog, with his reflections on the COSBE conference in Phoenix.
http://gulfcoastpastor.blogspot.com

Why Are We So Worried about Church Growth?” by Ryan Johnston at the Helwys Society Forum blog, with some reflections on church growth.
http://www.helwyssocietyforum.com/?p=1121

What Is a Moderate Baptist?http://www.abpnews.com/content/view/6518/9/ and “Call Me a Cooperative Baptisthttp://www.abpnews.com/content/view/6522/9/ by Barry Howard, Pastor of First Baptist Church in Pensacola, Florida (a CBF affiliated congregation), posted as opinion articles in Associated Baptist Press, arguing for the term “Cooperative Baptist” over “Moderate Baptist” for that tradition.

About Theology

Baptism’s No Big Deal, Is It?” by Craig Blomberg on the Denver Seminary blog, with a concern for overlooking the actual New Testament significance and meaning of baptism.

http://www.denverseminary.edu/craig-blombergs-blog-new-testament-musings/baptisms-no-big-deal-is-it/

Infant Baptism – Believer’s Baptism,” by Fletcher Law at Fletcher Law and Grace Ministries blog, with an affirmation of the biblical requirement for believer’s baptism.
http://fletcherlawandgrace.blogspot.com

Sovereignty and Freedom,” by bethyada at the True Paradigm blog, with reflections on how human freedom and divine sovereignty intersect.
http://bethyada.blogspot.com/2011/06/sovereignty-and-freedom.html

About the Christian Life

Devotional Thought: The Path to Greatness,” by Brad Whitt at his blog, with a devotional thought on the path to Christian greatness as described by Jesus in John 22:15.
http://bradwhitt.com

Self-sacrifice and Love,” by Apologianick at the Saved by Faith blog, with a devotional thought on love as described in 1 Corinthians 13.
http://savedthroughfaith.com/2011/06/28/self-sacrifice-and-love

Waiting,” by Ed Steele at the Worship HeartCries blog, with a devotional thought about the need to increase in godly patience.
http://www.edsteeleworship.com