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: 7 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: 7 minutes As imperfect a fit as he was (and is) for the SBC’s dysfunctional and crony-driven leadership culture, Russell Moore seemed absolutely perfect for the ERLC once. Today, I’ll show you how a guy like him ended up in top leadership in the first place.
Reading Time: 9 minutes The contents of that speech and its intended audience both matter enormously. They tell us a lot about how authoritarians model behavior for their followers — and warn them of the consequences of stepping out of line. Today, let’s examine Al Mohler’s 2010 speech for its authoritarian signals.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Hi and welcome back! We’ve been talking lately about the re-erupting squabble in evangelicalism about women pastors. In particular, the leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) hate the idea — Al Mohler in particular. Long ago, he fully supported women pastors. But now he’s 100% against them. And today, I’ll show you why and how […]
Reading Time: 9 minutes Yesterday, I showed you the re-eruption of a decades-old slapfight going on in evangelicalism: whether or not evangelicals should allow women to be pastors. This archaic-sounding squabble represents a central issue to the usual gaggle of Christian Right bigots-for-Jesus. And very few of them despise the notion of women pastors quite like Al Mohler. He fights against the idea with all the radicalized passion of a convert — because that is precisely what he is. Today, let me show you a very different Al Mohler: one who fully supported women pastors, and then, I’ll show you the force that brought him up short one fateful day.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Calvinists’ takeover of the SBC’s future took longer than their takeover of the SBC itself, and it ran along the exact same lines as the Conservative Resurgence that they ignited. Today, let me show you why the future of the SBC will be Calvinist — and really, already is.