Category Archives: SBC

Lifeway Encouraging Southern Baptist to Practice Lectio Divina

(This comes from Christian Research Net and Apprising Ministries. Please read the entire article and get the total context. I agree with it’s conclusions.)

You’ll see the evidence in this new article at online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries. Like good little Protholics Lifeway, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention, encourages it’s own Sunday School teachers to push Lectio Divina.

 

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Questions a Traditional Southern Baptist Wants to Ask a Calvinist, Part 2

Mike and Scott Reiber continue in their discussion on critical questions one pastor’s bible study curriculum posed concerning Calvinism and Reformed Theology. In part 2, they examine the sovereignty of God, the will of man and does God cause all things to happen?

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Promoting Contemplative Spirituality/Mysticism Ok In Southern Baptist Convention

from Christian Research Net:

Leading online apologetics and discernment work Apprising Ministries provides much evidence and documentation in this new article how far CSM has slithered into the SBC.

Later today in a follow up piece you’ll be taken to a major SBC megachurch who has a teacher of CSM right on its own staff and you’ll even be able to watch his sermon from last Sunday.

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Questions a Traditional Southern Baptist Want to Ask a Calvinist-Part 1

Mike and Scott Reiber begin a series of discussions concerning 17 questions that are one pastor’s study in which the goal is to debunk Calvinsim. On this program they begin by addressing the subjects of election and original sin. Stay tuned…you DONT want to miss these programs!

Mike also recommends you download a past program featuring a sermon by Pastor Jeff Noblit titled Encouraged by the Rise of Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Amen, to Dr. Bryan Wright and the SBC response to homosexuality

What a wonderfully gracious and faithful response by SBC President Dr. Bryan Wright as he met this week with homosexual groups during the denominations annual meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. I am posting exceprts below but you can read the entire at ChristianPost.com.

“Obviously, we don’t feel that there can be an apology for teaching sexual purity,” Wright said, according to Baptist Press. “As followers of Christ, our only authority for practicing our faith is Scripture, is the Word of God. … As followers of Christ it would be very difficult for us to betray our faith by ignoring what God says about sexual purity.”

“When I teach from the pulpit about adultery, I don’t hate adulterers,” Wright said. “Just as we have people attending our local church that are engaging in homosexual activity, we have people attending our church who are engaging in adultery. I don’t hate those people when I speak about adultery. I am just, hopefully, loving them enough to speak the truth about what God desires for the best for that person.”

“Looking at sexual purity from Scripture, we’re not going to be able to come to common ground,” he added. “I hope you all would respect that we’re just seeking to follow Jesus.”

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Why I Left the SBC….Exhibit number….

from Worldview Times:

Rick Warren, John Piper to Keynote at Aspire Conference

The annual Southern Baptist pastors conference takes place June 12 and 13, 2011 in Phoenix. Sharing the stage with Rick Warren, will be Desiring God’s John Piper. Apparently Piper’s holding his West Coast DG conference at Saddleback in April was just a warm-up for greater cooperation. The Purpose-Driven train rolls on.

The conference is called “Aspire.” See the details here.

 

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