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The SBC’s Internal War Over Racism Has Only Intensified

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I showed you the newest schism threatening to tear the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) apart: how the SBC’s leaders will respond to accusations of entrenched, systemic racism in their ailing denomination. Last time, we looked at the ultra-conservatives all trying to out-conservative each other for the title of Conservative SBC […]

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J.D. Greear Unveils the SBC’s Strategy for 2020/2021

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! Recently, I showed you the most recent Annual Report of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). It covered the usual bad news for the huge evangelical denomination. It also contained the SBC’s usual customary address from their still-reigning president, J.D. Greear (though this year it was a virtual address). He provides us with […]

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The SBC’s 2020 Annual Report: Bad News (Again)

Reading Time: 7 minutes Hi and welcome back! For the past few years, we’ve made a tradition of checking out the Annual Reports of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Today, I want us to whisk through the main points of this year’s Annual Report. Let’s see how the SBC’s doing lately! (The 2020 SBC Annual Report can be found […]

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The Gospel: Meaning and Magic Amid Decline

Reading Time: 6 minutes For years now, evangelical leaders have coped poorly or not at all with their overall decline in cultural clout. As that decline starts hitting closer to home than ever, though, they’ve been leaning harder than ever on a concept they’ve imbued with magical powers: the gospel. Today, let me show you what they mean by this popular Christianese phrase.

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