The Politics of Jesus Podcasts Are Now Online

According to a recent notice from conference organizer Doug Baker, the podcasts for the “Politics of Jesus” conference are now online. Each runs between 50-70 minutes.  I’ve included my live-blog of each message so that you can follow along as you listen. David Nelson, Adorning Our Savior’s Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus Conference: Final Thoughts

The conference has now concluded.  It was an honor to be asked to live-blog this event.  I can say that it was personally easy for me to accept this gracious invitation because I love the fact that a Baptist State Convention is leading the way in thinking faithfully and carefully on the relationship between Christian faith [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus: Closing Panel Session

The final event of the “Politics of Jesus” conference, held on October 9-10 at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC and sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, was a panel discussion with several young evangelical leaders from various sectors of society.  The four people involved were: David Sanders, who recently wrote [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message Five: Ken Fentress’s “The Ancient Church of Antioch and the Future Southern Baptist Convention– The Ancient Southern Baptist Convention”

Ken Fentress, the pastor of Montrose Baptist Church in Rockville, MD, delivered the Friday afternoon lecture of the “Politics of Jesus” conference at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC on October 10th, 2008.  Fentress’s extensive lecture included a powerful, rigorously scriptural call to Southern Baptists and all Christians to allow the gospel of Jesus [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message Four: Greg Thornbury’s “Marriage: If Not Sacred – What?”

Just moments ago on Friday afternoon, October 10th, Dr. Greg Thornbury of Union University in Jackson, TN gave an address at “The Politics of Jesus” conference at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC entitled “Marriage: If Not Sacred – What?”  The young theologian of rising renown spoke with characteristic eloquence and punch in his [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message Three: “Remaking the Future: The Looming Challenge of Resurgent Islam and Evolving Transhumanism”

Dr. C. Ben Mitchell, Associate Professor of Bioethics and Contemporary Culture at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Chicago, IL, spoke on the morning of Friday, October 10th at the “The Politics of Jesus” conference at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC on “Remaking the Future: The Looming Challenge of Resurgent Islam and Evolving Transhumanism.”  The message [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message Two: David Nelson’s “Adorning Our Savior’s Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life”

Last night Dr. David Nelson, Senior Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty of Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC, delivered a noteworthy address at “The Politics of Jesus” conference at the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC.  The talk was entitled, “Adorning Our Savior’s Teaching: How the Gospel Matters for Public Life”.  The [Read More...]

The Politics of Jesus, Message One: Andy Davis’s “Babylon: An Ancient Assessment of a Present Reality”

The following is a transcript from the first message of “The Politics of Jesus” conference.  Dr. Andy Davis, the pastor of the First Baptist Church of Durham, NC, where the conference is being held, delivered “Babylon: An Ancient Assessment of a Present Reality” on the evening of Thursday, October 9th.  The following is an edited [Read More...]


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