David Dockery Transitioning to Union University Chancellorship

Union University just issued a press release indicating that long-time president David S. Dockery will transition to a chancellorship in 2013 or 2014. Here’s a bit: “I am hopeful and prayerful for a good, smooth, joyful and positive transition,” Dockery said. “God has blessed the work of our hands and manifested his favor to this [Read More...]

Media and Blogging from Union and Lead09

Trevin Wax has compiled a summary of his live-blogging from the Union conference held last week entitled “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominationalism.”  His summaries are concise, readable, and contain “memorable quotations,” a nice feature that I haven’t seen before in the live-blogging community.  I’m glad that we have a written, accessible record [Read More...]

Powerhouse Conference at Union University: Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominations

In just one month, from October 6-9, 2009 in Jackson, TN, Union University is hosting one of the more interesting conferences to be held in conservative Christian circles in 2009-10 (yes, I’m on the school calendar).  It’s entitled “Southern Baptists, Evangelicals, and the Future of Denominations” and it is worth attendance and attention. I would [Read More...]

Books to Buy: Dockery on SBC and Dutcher on Idolatry

Two books to highlight in this installment of Books to Buy.  This is not a review post, but a quick summary designed to put good books on your radar screen. The first is Union University president David Dockery’s new Southern Baptist Identity: An Evangelical Denomination Faces the Future (Crossway, 2009).  The text is an edited [Read More...]

Robby George and Greg Thornbury on Natural Law: A Valuable InSight Podcast

The Baptist State Convention of North Carolina has just released an excellent podcast on natural-law thinking featuring an interview conducted by Doug Baker with constitutional law scholar Robby George and systematician Greg Thornbury. It is called “Morality: Past its Prime”, and it will prove profitable to the listener. For those who are new to this [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: What Is Union University?

In the course of live-blogging this conference, I have thought a few times that it might be helpful to clue readers in a little further to Union University.  Some readers, particularly those located in the North, may not have heard much about this school.  Let me say, very quickly, that I cannot count myself an [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: Seen and Heard Around the Conference

I want to give you a quick snapshot of the goings-on of this conference, held at Union University in Jackson, TN from February 25-27, 2009.  I don’t merely want to report what’s been said, but to give you a bit of a feel for this event.  That, it seems to me, is a huge part [Read More...]

Making Men Moral: The Conference Begins

Greeting from Jackson, TN, home of Union University, host of the “Making Men Moral” conference held from February 25-27, 2009 in honor of political theorist Robert P. George.  I have the privilege of live-blogging this conference.  The following is the schedule of the conference: Wednesday, February 25, 2009 5:30, Reception and dinner, with an address by [Read More...]

The Link, February 13, 2009: The Sad State of “The Office”

1. You should check out Stephen Witmer’s church blog.  Stephen is a bright, godly pastor in Pepperell, MA who has a PhD from Cambridge and training under John Piper.  As a fellow New Englander, I am really excited to see what the Lord does through the ministry of his church in coming days.  He just [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, November 7, 2008

1. You may not have heard of the InSight podcasts done by Doug Baker of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina.  If not, you’re missing out on excellent interviews with a number of Christian leaders: Danny Akin of Southeastern Seminary, Marvin Olasky of WORLD Magazine, David Dockery of Union University, and more.  Visit the [Read More...]


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