According to this Baptist Press article, “SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd said he was ‘deeply saddened’ to learn of the burning.”
It seems that we could generate much more light, instead of mere heat, if we would take the time to define the terms of our controversies. In the past few years, a social media divide has emerged among Christians who argue, on the one hand, that we must address racism by preaching the gospel, and those who argue, on the other hand, that while the gospel must remain central to the church, wider forms of social activism are also necessary as legitimate implications of the gospel. This common method of framing the debate is actually too crude to be helpful. What we need is a nuanced look at what, exactly, is being argued on each side.
In this Twitter thread, Richard Caldwell addresses ‘discernment’ social media, writing, “They claim it’s all about the Bible, but in truth it’s often about them. It often involves taking the worst possible angle on their opponent’s words or decisions.”
In this podcast episode, Christ the Center welcomes, “seminary presidents Albert Mohler and Peter Lillback to discuss the role of the seminary in today’s world.”
In this article, non-SBC author Rod Dreher explains, “I received the following e-mail from a reader, in response to my “Race, Identity Politics, and Evangelicalism” post. He gives me permission to use it, so long as I keep his name out of it. There’s a lot to think about here. By publishing it, I’m not necessarily endorsing his conclusions. I just think there’s something here worth considering.“
In this video, Stephen Michael Feinstein explains how his California Southern Baptist Convention failed to guard against the threat of Critical Theory.
Progressive Ideological Challenges to Biblical Christianity by Tom Ascol
Is There An ‘Evangelical Social Justice Movement’? by Thabiti Anyabwile
Insistence is Not Evidence: A Final Reply to Tom Ascol by Thabiti Anyabwile