Category Archives: Baptist Press

J.D.Greear cautions churches about hosting disgraced leader Paige Patterson

On January 24, 2020, The Houston Chronicle published an article quoting J.D. Greear with respect to Paige Patterson’s ministry opportunities following his disgraceful exit from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Here is a clip from the article: “The president of the … Continue reading

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Problems With Proposed Article III to the Constitution of the SBC

On March 4, Baptist Press published the following article titled, Q&A: Article III on Messenger Qualifications. In this article, in a Q&A with SBC LIFE, Ernest Easley, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, addressed some of the main … Continue reading

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New EC Proposed Changes for Messenger Qualifications to SBC Annual Meeting

Baptist Press recently announced the Executive Committee of the SBC has voted to place on its June 9th meeting a recommendation to be presented at the annual meeting in Baltimore to change Article 3 of the SBC constitution dealing with … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on the 2013 SBC Annual Meeting in Houston

I had given a lot of thought to recommending associational meeting places to help boost attendance and interest in the annual meeting that takes place in various cities around the country. However, after attending the meeting in Houston, I realized … Continue reading

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Calvinism in the SBC: A Point of No Return

“The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us, not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.” (2 Pe 3:9 NKJV) This post is going to be … Continue reading

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The BF&M 2000 and Calvinism Revisited!

The relevance of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 is garnering a lot of attention today. Its popularity has soared in the last few years as the revival of Calvinism has found fertile ground in the entities of the SBC. … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To Frank Page, Al Mohler, Danny Akin, Tom Ascol, Mark Dever, David Dockery and the Committee on Calvinism

On August 15, 2012, Baptist Press released an article that contained the following statement: “Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank Page has announced the members of an advisory team who will help him craft a strategic plan to bring … Continue reading

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Dr. Paige Patterson Responds To Calvinist Tension

Dr. Paige Patterson, President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has re-issued a statement regarding the most recent tension created by the strained relationship that obviously exists between Calvinists and non-Calvinists in the SBC. Dr. Patterson is in fact encouraged by … Continue reading

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Calvinism: Time to MAN UP!

Here is a solution to this Calvinist divide that is littering the landscape of the SBC and needs to be cleaned up. There seems to be a real reluctance to speak to the issues that really matter. Calvinism presents a … Continue reading

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A Formal Response to “A Statement of the Traditional Southern Baptist Understanding of God’s Plan of Salvation”

May God bless the future of the SBC. As some have well said, God does not need the SBC; the SBC needs God. I maintain the world needs a healthy SBC. The health of the SBC is indeed waning and … Continue reading

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