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Movie Night: Battle For The Minds (TV Version)

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.”

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Homosexuality Uncategorized

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 5 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the fifth in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post.

Greear’s post is well-intentioned and certainly not completely wrong. We should rejoice that he takes a stand in clearly proclaiming, along with the word of God, that homosexuality is sin. However, Greear’s post is also unhelpful with regard to some points of theology on the topic of homosexuality. Given the significance of biblical fidelity and compassionate ministry when it comes to the topic of homosexuality, these unhelpful aspects of Greear’s post are worth addressing.

In this fifth of five posts in this series, we carefully consider Greear’s third and final claim, “We’re wrong if we assume it’s hard for LGBT people to get to heaven.”

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Abuse Homosexuality

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 4 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the fourth in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post.

Greear’s post is well-intentioned and certainly not completely wrong. We should rejoice that he takes a stand in clearly proclaiming, along with the word of God, that homosexuality is sin. However, Greear’s post is also unhelpful with regard to some points of theology on the topic of homosexuality. Given the significance of biblical fidelity and compassionate ministry when it comes to the topic of homosexuality, these unhelpful aspects of Greear’s post are worth addressing.

In this fourth of five posts in this series, we carefully consider Greear’s second claim, “We’re wrong if we think same-sex behavior is a fundamentally different type of sin.”

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Critical Race Theory Intersectionality SBC Author

Ideas Have Consequences: Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality in the News from the Southern Baptist Convention (Albert Mohler)

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.”

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Critical Race Theory Intersectionality Racism SBC Author

Critical Theory in the Church (Josh Daws)

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.”

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Homosexuality

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 3 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the third in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post.

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Critical Race Theory Critical Theory Intersectionality Methodology Racism Social Justice Uncategorized

What Does Critical Race Theory Offer Southern Baptists?

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.

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Homosexuality

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 2 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the second in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post.

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The Debate: Should Women Be Allowed to Preach? (Tom Ascol)

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.”

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Homosexuality Methodology

How J. D. Greear Goes Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality (Part 1 of 5)

Pastor J. D. Greear currently serves as President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Greear recently wrote a blog post on his personal site titled, “Three Ways We Go Wrong When Discussing Homosexuality.” This CRVoices post is the first in a five-part series carefully examining Greear’s claims in his blog post.