In this article, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. suggests ten lessons we can learn from the Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention.
In this video, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. explains the historical significance of W. A. Criswell and this sermon preached, “under conditions of maximum warfare” at the Southern Baptist Convention in 1985 before showing it.
In this article, Denny Burk reminds us that “if you want to know Jesus and if you want to know the truth, then you must listen to His apostolic witnesses. If you refuse to listen to and to believe in the apostolic portrait of Jesus, you are listening to the spirit of antichrist (1 John 4:3).”
In this article, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. addresses the theology of Nate Collins, former student and employee of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, as well as others committed to Revoice theology, writing, “Here we see the destabilizing power of the sexual revolution and modern critical theory at full force.”
According to the Youtube description, Battle For The Minds is a “[d]ocumentary about Fundamentalist Takeover of the Southern Baptist Convention and their attempt to keep women out of the ministry.”
In Part III of this podcast, R. Albert Mohler, Jr. discusses the infamous Resolution 9 from the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama, stating, “Ideas, as we know, do have consequences, and one of the most lamentable consequences, but the main consequence of critical race theory and intersectionality is identity politics, and identity politics can only rightly be described, as antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. We have to see identity politics as disastrous for the culture and nothing less than devastating for the church of the Lord Jesus Christ.”
In this thread, Josh Daws addresses what is, “a common misconception that the concern about Critical Theory in the church is *really* about promoting Trumpism and right-wing politics.”
Stephen Feinstein, the original author of what became Resolution 9: On Critical Race Theory And Intersectionality passed by the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Birmingham, AL, has posted a new resolution on the subject of Critical Race Theory to be submitted at his state convention’s next annual meeting. You can read the new resolution on Feinstein’s blog. Feinstein reports that he worked with Dr. Neil Shenvi and Dr. Pat Sawyer to ensure the proposed resolution is, “very precise, accurate, and most importantly, far stronger than Resolution 9 as passed.”
[NB: The controversy around Resolution 9 is important context for this post. If you are unfamiliar with that controversy I think you can familiarize yourself pretty well by reading this piece from The Baptist Courier along with this one from Tom Ascol at the Founders Ministries Blog.]
I am largely unfamiliar with Feinstein beyond his connection to Resolution 9 and completely unfamiliar with Dr. Sawyer. I have, however, followed Dr. Shenvi’s social media and largely appreciate the analysis of Critical Theory and Critical Race Theory he has offered. I write that in order to make clear that the remainder of this post is offered in a fraternal spirit and in general support of what I take to be efforts to mitigate the impact of CT/CRT/CRTI on Southern Baptists.
In this article, Tom Ascol directs his readers to a debate that “Pastor Dwight McKissic and I held in Birmingham on June 10, 2019, the day before the Southern Baptist Convention convened in its annual meeting. The question we debated is ‘Should women be allowed to preach in our Lord’s Day worship services?’ It was a very cordial event and from the feedback that both he and I received it seems like the Lord answered our prayers that the debate would be clarifying and beneficial to many people.”