Reading Time: 14 minutes As the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) continues to decline, two factions have taken to the field of battle. They both want to rule this massive money-making engine. But only one can win the crown. The faction that’s been losing nowadays seems to have focused on another tactic: deliberately fomenting schism
Reading Time: 8 minutes Donations to the SBC’s all-important Cooperative Program are a bit higher than expected. I think I know why.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In the spring a Gen X blogger’s fancy lightly turns to this year’s Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). In election years, these meetings get extra-exciting for observers of this embattled denomination. And this year’s election is going to be extra-dextra-exciting, because it occurs during one of the SBC’s schisms. This year, the Old Guard and Pretend Progressives will clash for temporary ownership of the SBC. Winner takes all. Today, let’s meet the two candidates offered up by the Old Guard.
Reading Time: 14 minutes This apology and settlement represent some of the very most definitive actions the SBC has ever taken regarding any sexual abuse claim since journalists first exposed their mega-scandal, “Abuse of Faith,” three years ago. I don’t think the timing of this action is accidental. Today, let me show you why.
Reading Time: 5 minutes The evangelicals who want to focus on the Bebbington definition find themselves having to deal with their more aggressive, more willfully-ignorant, and more power-maddened brethren who are operating more along the lines Kristin Du Mez has outlined.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Mike Stone, in ignoring his own preaching — not to mention his own god’s express command to Christians — reveals the truth about his religion. It’s just window-dressing for his ambitions and desires — as well as the easiest way for him to achieve his dreams.
Reading Time: 7 minutes Ronnie Floyd tried his darndest, bless his li’l cotton socks, to pretend that the EC totally cared about the literal hundreds of victims that we knew about so far, thanks to secular journalists’ refusal to let the story die.
Reading Time: 9 minutes Hi and welcome back! Last week, we heard about a minor scandal brewing in evangelicalism (and for once, it’s not a sex scandal). Ed Litton, the newly-elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), plagiarized a series of sermons from the previous SBC president, J.D. Greear. As one might expect, his faction’s enemies leaped upon […]
Reading Time: 6 minutes I’m sure Randy Adams thought the SBC’s election this week would run along similar lines — or at least give him a chance to publicize his accusations against the main leaders of his denomination. Make no mistake: he’s got a lot of those accusations.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Today, let’s look at the SBC meeting, the election of Ed Litton, and just the sheer audacious state of these guys.