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Gender Homosexuality Intersectionality Politics SBC Author

Bostock Is as Bad as You Think (Andrew T. Walker)

In this article, Andrew T. Walker argues, “Democrats, with the wind at their backs, have little desire to defend religious freedom and are advancing a take-no-prisoners approach in their culture war victory.”

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Abortion Abuse Critical Theory Gender History Homosexuality New Liberalism Non-SBC Scripture Social Justice

Movie Night: A Christian Manifesto (Francis Schaeffer)

If you’ve never read, or heard, non-SBC author and speaker Francis Schaeffer’s “A Christian Manifesto,” then you need to, as he pinpointed, forty years ago, the source and solution for so much of what we’re seeing in our society today. Enjoy.

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Christology Homosexuality SBC Author Scripture

Did Jesus Desire to NOT do Something His Father Commanded in the Garden of Gethsemane?: A Response to Matthew Lee Anderson and Revoice (Jared Moore)

In this post, Jared Moore claims Matthew Lee Anderson and Revoice “are gravely mistaken in their understanding of Jesus, sin and temptation.”

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Homosexuality SBC Author Scripture

The Controversial Revoice Conference and Its Reach with Jared Moore

On this episode of the CR:V podcast Jeff Wright sets down with Dr. Jared Moore to talk about the controversy around the Revoice Conference and it’s theology – on the temptation of Christ, the nature of same sex attraction, the Reformed tradition on sin – and how it impacts evangelicalism at large and the SBC in particular.

Find it on Apple Podcasts or by clicking here.

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Methodology

On How We Speak of Sin

In a 2013 essay, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote regarding same-sex marriage, “Turns out that being civil about indecency actually hurts the traditional cause.” His point was that polite discourse about abominable behavior plays a role in normalizing such behavior. It is not difficult to see why that would be the case. Polite discourse minimizes and, over time, neutralizes the instinct of moral revulsion. While moral revulsion alone is not enough to sustain ethical practice over time, it is an important community-shaping element. Healthy communities express moral revulsion at that which is truly abominable, and the healthy effect of such revulsion is a natural deterrent toward said behavior within the community. People who are socialized into being appalled at what is appalling to God have the blessing of a moral compass shaped according to truth. Anyabwile’s “gag reflex” argument highlights an important component of the effects of our discourse about sin. It is entirely possible to speak of sin in a way that is technically correct, while still lacking entirely in true moral fiber, leading to the further erosion of social norms and the withering away of a protective moral revulsion.

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Gender History SBC Author Scripture

Movie Night: A Spirited Q & A with Students in 1993 (Albert Mohler)

According to the video description, “Dr. Mohler answers questions from students dealing with the Abstract of Principles, his lack of age and experience, vision for the seminary, women in ministry, personhood of women, homosexuality, etc.”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQTQOnv21Z8&w=560&h=315]

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Critical Race Theory Critical Theory History Intersectionality Racism SBC Author

Coffee and Cream Podcast Episode 29: Is Critical Theory A Threat? with Neil Shenvi and Matt Warner (Neil Shenvi)

In this podcast episode, the hosts focus on, “Ideas like: intersectionality, whiteness, and privilege, among others. All of these ideas have their roots in something called Critical Theory. Today, we talk with Neil Shenvi and Matt Warner, who discuss whether Critical Theory is a threat or is something that can be edifying for Christians to employ.”

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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.”