Why Southern Baptists Quiesced and What to Do – Part 2

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This is the second part of the article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I’m happy to share his thoughts on the future of America’s largest Protestant denomination. The first part of the article is here.  * In Part [Read More...]

Why Southern Baptists Declined and What to Do

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I was delighted to receive this article by Dr. Paige Patterson, the President of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and in light of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention I’m eager to share these thoughts on the future of America’s largest Protestant denomination. * The lugubrious prognostications about Baptist futures are known and experienced [Read More...]

Mark Labberton on the Fragmentation and Future of American Evangelicalism

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Last week, on the day Fuller Seminary announced its new President, Mark Labberton, we weren’t able to make our schedules match for an interview. On the following day, since the standard announcement-day interviews had already been done (a fine one appeared online at Christianity Today), I tried to make the conversation a little different. Labberton [Read More...]

The Future of Evangelicalism Online

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Evangelicals are neither loved nor respected in the American public square.   This is due in part to our enduring and principled commitment to truths and values the rest of mainstream society rejects, and in part to a tendency in media and academia to present a caricature of evangelicalism that elides its virtues and exaggerates its [Read More...]

When Do You Stop Calling Someone an Evangelical?

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Terry Mattingly raises an interesting question at the excellent GetReligion blog: When do we stop calling someone evangelical?  And who decides? The occasion for the question is Brian McLaren’s action, shortly after his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony (officiated by a Universal Life minister), to conduct “a commitment ceremony with traditional Christian elements for family and [Read More...]


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