After lying dormant for perhaps a year or more, SBC Today is up and running strongly again. And, while Dr. Steve Lemke, Provost and Professor of Philosophy and Ethics at The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (proudly my own alma mater) seems to be the predominant writer on the blog, there exists a wide range of contributors--both academic and cleric--who offer solid commentary on a plethora of issues relevant to Southern Baptists >>>
In my view, SBC Today holds the greatest promise among Baptist blogs in offering credible content reflecting a robust Southern Baptist heritage. Below are just a few examples of what's been cooking in the pot:
- On Generational Discipleship by country music legend, Allen Jackson. Just kidding. Dr. Allen Jackson is Youth Ministry Professor at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary*
- A two-part series by Dr. Dan Nelson, Pastor, First Baptist Church, Camarillo, CA entitled "Twelve False Assumptions People Make About Baptists" (part 2)
- A four-part series by Dr. Lemke following-up on Dr. Brad Whitt's influential essay, (Young, Southern Baptist, . . . and Irrelevant?) which, in a round-about-way, made young Whitt the poster-boy of expressed dis-rest among grassroots Southern Baptists concerning the way some of the leaders are steering the SBC. Dr. Lemke's series "The Shot Heard 'Round the SBC" is definitely worth your time (part b, part c, part d)
- Integrity in Preaching by Dr. Thomas Douglas, Pastor, Parkway Baptist Church, Kansas City, KS
- Baptism-Lite--SBC & Spontaneous Baptisms by Tim Rogers, Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Indian Trail, NC
- Accepting New Church Members: A Biblical/Baptist Perstective by Robin Foster, Pastor, Immanuel Baptist Church, Perkins, OK
Thank you, Dr. Lemke and others, for a great resource.
With that, I am...
*for the record, it's ALAN Jackson who profoundly suggested there're ain't nothing wrong with being little bitty