Category Archives: Lifeway

The Problem With Calvinism, Part 1

Calvinism is the new fad in 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 people … 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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Similarities Between Liberalism and Calvinism in the SBC???

I was browsing the net for dates on the liberal infiltration of the SBC and I came across a very interesting site called, “Essential Christianity: Contending Earnestly for the Faith.” This site can be accessed by clicking here. It appears … 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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Al Mohler Speaks About the Influence of the Seminaries in the SBC

The following is an excerpt of Dr. Mohler’s inaugural address for Dr. Jason Allen who is the new president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri. “Theological education is a deadly serious business. The stakes are so high. … 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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Biblical Recorder Article: Is There An Agenda to Reform the SBC?

The Biblical Recorder has printed an article written by Les Puryear, a pastor/church planter at Cornerstone Community Church in Lewisville, NC. The article is titled, “Is there a Calvinist agenda to reform traditional SBC churches?” This article can be read in … Continue reading

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Problems with The Gospel Project

On Tuesday July 17, Pastor Ralph Green of Calvary Baptist Church in Bel Air, Md. posted a message to his church members about plans they had to being using The Gospel Project in their Sunday School. I called and spoke … 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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