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Interested in bringing the issues facing The Southern Baptist Convention to light.

African United Methodists Won’t Trade The Bible for Dollars… SBC SHOULD PAY ATTENTION AS WELL

(Here are remarks of Dr. Jerry P. Kulah, Dean of Gbarnga School of Theology, United Methodist University in Liberia, to the Reform and Renewal Coalition Breakfast at the United Methodist Church Special General Conference Session in St. Louis, Missouri, Saturday, … Continue reading

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The Calvinization of the SBC Continues!

Greenway nominated to lead Southwestern Seminary Click on Link to see Announcement from SWBTS    

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A Shaky Start in the Game of Life

A Shaky Start in the Game of Life (Jan.11, 2019) The 2019 College Football National Championship game on Monday night was exciting! Clemson lost the coin toss and got off to a shaky start. Trevor Lawrence, the 6-foot-6, 210-pound true … Continue reading

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“Claims, Clarity, Charity – Why the Traditional Baptist Statement on Soteriology is not and cannot be Semipelagian.” Dr. David Allen

“Claims, Clarity, Charity – Why the Traditional Baptist Statement on Soteriology is not and cannot be Semipelagian.”   David L. Allen Dean, School of Preaching Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Distinguished Professor of Preaching George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry … Continue reading

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Southwestern Seminary Supporters Are Asking for Investigative Committee Questioning the Actions of the EC at SWBTS

PERSONAL NOTE: A lot of criticism has been issued since the release of this letter. Much of that criticism has to do with the “threat to withhold funds”. The writers do have a responsibility to share their concerns when there … Continue reading

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My Problem With Calvinism, Part 2

There is a second reason that I cannot accept the tenets of Calvinism and it involves the Calvinist postulate that God before the foundation of the world chose the elect to be “in Christ” and those individuals are the ones … Continue reading

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The Problem With Calvinism Part 1

Calvinism is NOW the theological flavor for the SBC today. It has been around the SBC since its founding but make no mistake about it, it is infinitely more popular today than it has ever been in the SBC. More … Continue reading

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Phillip Bethencourt to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Here is an interesting item I heard discussed MORE THAN ONCE in Dallas earlier this week. Phillip Bethencourt’s name was mentioned as the anticipated successor to Dr. Patterson as president of SWBTS. Who is Bethencourt? He has served Southern Seminary since … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to the Southern Baptist Convention: We Are Now At A New Low

The Southern Baptist Convention just reached a new low. Recent reports show the number of churches in the SBC has increased but membership and baptisms are on the decline. Is this a sign that NAMB’s transfer of its focus from … Continue reading

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List of Trustees for Southwestern Seminary and the Executive Committee

A number of people have asked about the trustees of Southwestern Seminary as well as who are the trustees that make up the Executive Board. Here is a list from the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual. The names that are … Continue reading

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