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The Role of the Seminary in Today’s World (Albert Mohler)

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.”

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Critical Race Theory Critical Theory History Intersectionality Racism SBC Author Scripture

‘For he is our peace’: The centrality of the gospel of Christ in racial reconciliation (Matt Hall)

In this article, Matt Hall writes, “let’s be very clear: Christian witness must reject CRT and the ideological foundations that shape it, along with the proposals it offers for change. In the big picture, it seems to me that CRT assumes a basic materialism, ignoring spiritual realities and, in particular, the truth that human beings are made in the image of God.”

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Abuse Fallacies History Racism

On the Bible and Slavery

When it comes to biblical authority, slavery is the progressive’s favorite wedge issue. It’s not hard to imagine a conversation with a non-Christian or with a progressive Christian going something like this:

PROGRESSIVE: You hold to the traditional view of marriage?

CONSERVATIVE: Yes. Scripture is clear on that.

PROGRESSIVE: And you also hold to ordination of men only?

CONSERVATIVE: Yes. Scripture is also clear on that issue.

PROGRESSIVE: Well, why don’t you follow the Bible’s teaching on slavery then? It’s special pleading to ignore all of that material and claim that you are “biblical.” In reality, you are only selectively “biblical.”

A conservative who is unprepared for that argument and who holds to a surface level apprehension of the issues at stake might find himself taken in by the logic, ultimately leading to a shaking of his confidence in Scripture’s authority. With the image of African slaves being kidnapped, sold, and abused hovering in the background, the conservative may find himself at a loss to defend the authority of Scripture under the assumption that it clearly endorses such moral atrocities. And from there, the whole fabric of biblical authority might begin to unravel.

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Abuse Gender Scripture

Complementarians Should Keep Silent in the Churches

As in all the churches of the saints, the [complementarians] should keep silent in the churches. For they are not permitted to speak, but should be in submission, as the Law also says. If there is anything they desire to learn, let them ask their [entity heads] at home. For it is shameful for a [complementarian] to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:33-35)

This brief post addresses five objections to complementarians speaking up about their position on such topics as women teaching men in the church.

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History Scripture

Movie Night: 1985 Southern Baptist Convention, Part 7

According to the video description, “This is the Thursday afternoon and final session of the historic 1985 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, held in Dallas, TX. Charles Stanley presided and was re-elected president.”

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History Methodology Non-SBC

Machen’s Christianity and Liberalism (Darryl G. Hart)

In this podcast episode of Christ the Center, non-SBC author, “Darryl G. Hart speaks about J. Gresham Machen’s classic work, Christianity and Liberalism. In becoming familiar [with] the content and historical context of this book, people will gain an understanding not only of twentieth century Presbyterianism but also of global Christianity to a degree. And in contemplating the lessons of this era, people will also be better equipped to meet the challenges that face the contemporary church.”

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History Scripture

Movie Night: 1985 Southern Baptist Convention, Part 6

According to the video description, “This is the Thursday morning session of the historic 1985 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention, held in Dallas, TX.”

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vp2ihKNHiZk&w=560&h=315]

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Abuse Gender History Methodology SBC Author Scripture

Interacting with Beth Moore’s Remarks about Complementarianism at the 2019 ERLC National Conference (Bart Barber)

In this article, SBC author Bart Barber makes plain the contours of the complementarian discussion in relation to the issues of Scripture and abuse, writing, “Beth Moore asserted in her remarks that certain corruptions of complementarianism lead to or exacerbate the abuse problem that the Southern Baptist Convention faces. I think that perhaps I agree in part and that I disagree in part.”

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Abuse Complementarianism Scripture

Does Complementarianism Cause Abuse? (Beth Moore)

The following is from a portion of Beth Moore’s speech, “The Courage to Confront the Crisis of Abuse in the Church” at the Caring Well conference on October 3, 2019, hosted by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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How to know the difference between the Spirit of truth and the spirit of error (Denny Burk)

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).”