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History Missions Pastoring SBC Author

Steve Gaines on Episode 35 of Pastor Well

Steve Gaines talks about pastoral ministry and preaching, the Southern Baptist Convention, and what it was like to follow Adrian Rogers.

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Complementarianism Scripture

The Blindspot in Vision 2025

In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Theoden remarks to Aragorn, “The old alliances are dead.” That phrase sticks in the back of my mind as I write this post because it is not my intention to end or strain any alliances. These are not the days for conservative Christians to make enemies within their own ranks!

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Gender Scripture

The Strange Phenomenon of Women Pastors in the SBC with Nate Schlomann

On this episode of the new CR:V Podcast contributor Nate Schlomann sits down with Jeff Wright to talk about the presence of women pastors in SBC churches.

Reminder: Article V of The Baptist Faith & Message 2000 reads, in part:

“[The church’s] scriptural officers are pastors and deacons. While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture” (relevant point emphasized).

Find it on Apple Podcasts or by clicking here.

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Gender History SBC Author Scripture

Is the BFM 2000 View of Women in Ministry an Innovation? (Tom Nettles)

In this article, Tom Nettles responds to a post wherein, “Oklahoma Baptist Pastor Wade Burleson has attacked (again) the idea the Bible prohibits women from holding the New Testament position of pastor-bishop- elder.”

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Complementarianism Gender SBC Author

Concerns raised over SBC Pastors’ Conference lineup

In this article, the Texan addresses concerns over the 2020 SBC Pastors’ Conference, reporting that, “Mike Stone, pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church in Blackshear, Georgia, and current chairman of the SBC Executive Committee, told the TEXAN, ‘Southern Baptists have spoken clearly through the BF&M about female pastors. The inclusion of a female pastor is in direct contradiction to our own doctrinal statement and has been officially for 20 years. There are other concerns but this one garnered the most attention.'”

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Methodology SBC Author

‘Discernment’ Social Media (Richard Caldwell)

In this Twitter thread, Richard Caldwell addresses ‘discernment’ social media, writing, “They claim it’s all about the Bible, but in truth it’s often about them. It often involves taking the worst possible angle on their opponent’s words or decisions.”

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Complementarianism Prosperity Gospel

Southern Baptists of Texas Repudiate Promotion of the Prosperity Gospel

Paula White is a false teacher of the prosperity gospel.

Recently many Southern Baptists were disheartened to see influential Texas SBC Pastors like Jack Graham and Robert Jeffress endorsing White’s new book. Faithful Christians can disagree about what level of behind-the-scenes personal friendship is appropriate with false teachers like White. There shouldn’t be disagreement about endorsing the writing of false teachers – this should never happen.

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Complementarianism Gender SBC Author Scripture

Can Women Be Pastors? (Denny Burk)

In this article, Denny Burk writes in response to Sam Storms, “to defend the Baptist Faith & Message 2000—in particular, its teaching about the pastorate.”