Category Archives: SBC

Question

I was asked this question the other day and not for the first time since the discussion surrounding GCR began. If the SBC entities were to disappear, would the local Southern Baptist church notice? Advertisements

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Of Small Churches and Rabbits

The Rabbit and The Elephant: Why Small is the New Big for Today’s Church shares an interesting analogy about church planting. This analogy points out that if one were to put two elephants in a room, it would take up … Continue reading

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Externalizing the Problem

There is a technique in marital and family counseling for the members to identify the problem and separate the problem from the individuals. This is a technique known as “externalization” and is popular with narrative therapy. In the case with … Continue reading

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Gloom, Despair, and Agony

It seems all the news about state conventions is gloom, despair, and agony. In North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, for instance, cutbacks are being made in budgets and staff. The Biblical Recorder reports of NC Baptists cutting their budget … Continue reading

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Restructure Will Not Bring About Revival

Eric Moffett is the current 2nd VP of the SBC. Brother Eric is a small church pastor in Arkansas and he is also a SBC Majority Initiative supporter. Today, with brother Eric’s approval, we excerpt a portion of his recent … Continue reading

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B-52’s and the Cooperative Program

The B-52 Stratofortress is an amazing aircraft. It has been in active service with the United States Air Force since 1955. In spite of technological advances since its introduction, it has been found to be a durable workhorse with a … Continue reading

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The Dismantling of the Southern Baptist Convention: Part 4

The chairperson of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force, Ronnie Floyd, has decided to remove “baptist” from the name of his church. Personally, I find this action from an alleged leader of the SBC to be extremely poor leadership. Yes, … Continue reading

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The Dismantling of the Southern Baptist Convention: Part 3

The new SBC leaders are trying to move our convention away from a cooperative giving model to a societal giving model. No matter how much they say they support cooperative giving, their actions speak much louder than their words. For … Continue reading

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The Dismantling of the Southern Baptist Convention: Part 2

Bryant Wright, SBC President on the Cooperative Program: We just want a majority of our denominational missions funding to go to international missions. We would prefer to give all our denominational missions support through the Cooperative Program. But until there … Continue reading

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The Dismantling of the Southern Baptist Convention: Part 1

As an old cartoon hero once said, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” To me, it has become obvious that there is a concerted effort among SBC leaders to dismantle the SBC as we know it and … Continue reading

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