In this post, non-SBC author Tim Challies writes, “I also genuinely do believe there is a present and a future for blogs. I believe blogs have made many positive contributions to the Christian faith over the past 20 years, and I believe they will continue to do so for the next 20 (and hopefully many more). I’m going to offer a few reasons why.”
In this post, non-SBC author Joe Rigney writes, “in our egalitarian age, I can imagine significantly more churches that are eager to preach Christ-like headship, and tiptoe around Sarah-like submission.”
In this article, non-SBC author Lisa Spencer asks, “Does Jesus really need to look ‘just like us’ in order to be acceptable to us? Do we really need to circumvent the reality of sin so that it doesn’t offend our sense of ethnic affirmation? We don’t have to dismiss ethnicity, nor should we, but we certainly can’t let it govern our theology.”
“A round table with Mark Dever, Danny Akin, R. Albert Mohler Jr., and H.B. Charles. The 9Marks at 9 event ‘The State of the SBC’ took place at the Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama. June 2019.”
In this Twitter thread, Stephen Michael Feinstein writes regarding Resolution 9 and Critical Theory, “CT and all of its wicked children (CRT,CFT, CQT, etc.) are about two or three years away from becoming the normative zeitgeist for our culture. Perhaps in three years, every kid that graduates from public school will be seeped in this godless ideology and its sub-categories. Parents have no idea it’s coming.”
Last week, Jen Wilkin, a well-known Christian author and Bible teacher, made a troubling statement at the Acts 29 Regional Conference concerning Women in the Church. About two and a half minutes into what she had to say, Wilkin claimed, “Women’s bodies, every 28 days, tell them a parable about the shedding of blood for the renewing of life.”
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.”
I love the word “community,” but I hate to see it bastardized into such phrases as “the ________ community” (fill in the blank: white, black, gay, female, non-binary, Christian, minority, etc.). Whenever you put a modifier in front of “community” to define it as a demographic, you have actually changed the meaning of the term. A true community is a local establishment of households who share physical spaces and community traditions. They are invested in local history and institutions. They have flesh-and-blood interactions with one another. They eat together, do business together, send their children to school together, go to town hall meetings together, worship together, attend local public library events together, and thousands of other activities that are entailed in living one’s life locally. A city or town is itself a large community that is further subdivided into communities that exist at smaller levels: districts, neighborhoods, schools, churches, etc.
My point here is simply this: there is no such thing as a “community” of people who are grouped together on the basis of a demographic indicator (skin color, sexual orientation, sexual identity, etc.). The moment we speak of “the gay community,” for example, as a way of linking together gay people across 3.8 million square miles between our national borders, we are speaking of people who do not share common spaces and institutions, who do not (and cannot) have interactions with one another, and who therefore cannot in any meaningful sense constitute a community.
WARNING: The following film is from a non-SBC, non-Christian source and contains obscene language and disturbing scenes, but is provided here as an important piece of the social justice and Critical Theory/Critical Race Theory discussion.
According to the video description, this is, “The third and final chapter of a series of short films about Bret Weinstein & Heather Heying’s harrowing experience at Evergreen State College.”