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The Darwinian Root of Cultural Woes with Mike Berhow

On Ep. 11 of The CR:V Podcast Chris Bolt sits down with Mike Berhow to talk about a whole host of topics relevant to the Christian life of the mind:

New Atheism – Intelligent Design – Intellectual Dark Web – Deconversion Narratives – Identity Politics – Populism

Mike Berhow is Bible Teacher at Calvary Christian High School in Clearwater, FL. He taught philosophy and religion for 8 years at South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, and Augustana University. Mike was also a church planter within the SBC from 2012-2017, where he planted Veritas Church in Brookings, SD to reach skeptics and seekers at the university. Mike’s research focuses on the relationship between science and theology, philosophical questions related to intelligent design, and the application of intellectual virtues to issues related to faith and culture.

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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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California SBC Fails to Guard Against Critical Theory (Stephen Michael Feinstein)

In this video, Stephen Michael Feinstein explains how his California Southern Baptist Convention failed to guard against the threat of Critical Theory.

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New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: Religious Language

This post is the fourth in a series addressing New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention. “New Liberalism” is a catch-all term for what some see as a theological threat similar to the liberalism of the previous century. This series does not assume that New Liberalism is in the SBC, but is intended to more clearly delineate the concept of New Liberalism in relation to the SBC.

The progenitors of the new progressivist tendency in Christianity might truly believe that they believe the Bible, might earnestly desire others to believe the Bible, and at the very least want others to believe that they believe the Bible. Thus sociological theories are read back into the text of Scripture in much the same way that scientific theories were read back into the text of Scripture, and especially Genesis 1-11, in the old liberalism. Terms are lifted from their texts to create a new Christianity commensurate with and thus subordinate to the spirit of the age.

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History Methodology New Liberalism

New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: A Sociological Approach to Science

This post is the third in a series addressing New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention. “New Liberalism” is a catch-all term for what some see as a theological threat similar to the liberalism of the previous century. This series does not assume that New Liberalism is in the SBC, but is intended to more clearly delineate the concept of New Liberalism in relation to the SBC.

If secondary, tertiary, and social matters of the Christian faith have come to the center of theological discourse within the SBC, then one cannot escape discussing them. The New Liberalism forces itself upon us. With it comes the exaltation of psychology and sociology in relation to the tenets of a strictly biblical Christian worldview. The idea is that ‘all truth is God’s truth,’ which is true enough in and of itself. However, the approach of the New Liberalism is prone to place parity between the authority of what we derive from nature and the authority of what we derive from Scripture such that the mind of man becomes the measure of all things, including Scripture. In such a system, the word of God is no longer the normative interpretive tool of the word of God, but the word of man, divorced from all but the ethical imperatives of Scripture. Works-righteousness is emphasized, and grace is de-emphasized, soteriologically and hermeneutically, as it were.

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New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention: A Divisive Topic

This post is the first in a series addressing New Liberalism and the Southern Baptist Convention. “New Liberalism” is a catch-all term for what some see as a theological threat similar to the liberalism of the previous century. This series does not assume that New Liberalism is in the SBC, but is intended to more clearly delineate the concept of New Liberalism in relation to the SBC.

Concerns about theological liberalism in the Southern Baptist Convention are typically met with caution about unnecessary division in the SBC. The SBC survived decades of theological liberalism. Theological conservatives came out on top in what is known as the Conservative Resurgence. Some believe the beneficiaries of the CR would do well to enjoy the fruits of the CR rather than creating commotion where there need be none. But the beneficiaries of the CR would likewise do well not to listen to suggestions that we can now sit back on our haunches and wait while incremental cultural changes eat away at what we affirm about Christianity.

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The Racialist ‘Craniometer’ (Mark Coppenger)

In this article, Mark Coppenger analyzes the “theory” behind Critical Race Theory and Intersectional Theory discussed at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention in Birmingham, Alabama.

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Resolution 9 and the Southern Baptist Convention 2019 (Tom Ascol)

In this article, Tom Ascol explains that the infamous Resolution 9 at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention, “was ill-advised from the start. I first read the resolution when Al Mohler texted me about the prospect of amending it on Wednesday morning (shortly after it was published). My hot take was that the resolution was a disaster in that it would create a firestorm in its original form (it didn’t take Nostradamus to see that coming).”

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An Exchange on the ‘Threat’ of an Evangelical ‘Social Justice Movement’ (Tom Ascol and Thabiti Anyabwile)

Progressive Ideological Challenges to Biblical Christianity by Tom Ascol

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Is There An ‘Evangelical Social Justice Movement’? by Thabiti Anyabwile

Yes, the Social Justice Movement Is a Threat to Evangelicals by Tom Ascol

Insistence is Not Evidence: A Final Reply to Tom Ascol by Thabiti Anyabwile

Rejection is Not a Rebuttal: A Final Reply to Thabiti Anyabwile by Tom Ascol

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Exchange: Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? (Neil Shenvi and Bradly Mason)

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 1  by Neil Shenvi

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 2  by Bradly Mason

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 3 by Neil Shenvi

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 4 by Bradly Mason

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 5 by Neil Shenvi

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 6 by Bradly Mason

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 7 by Neil Shenvi

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 8 by Bradly Mason

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 9 by Neil Shenvi

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Neil Shenvi, Part 10 by Bradly Mason

Is Critical Theory a Threat to Evangelicalism? – A Dialogue with Bradly Mason, Part 11 by Neil Shenvi