Free Church Press announces a new and exclusive teaching series on biblical, theological, ethical, and ecclesial themes significant for Southern Baptists. The series will target people in the pew rather than those who have a theological background. While we believe all church leaders--including pastors and other staff leaders--will benefit from the series, the goal is to educate the millions of Southern Baptists who neither have theological or biblical degrees nor desire to wade through long, technical works to gain a reasonable grip on the essence of a particular subject. Thus, "lay" leaders1 and other church members will especially benefit from this series.
What is more, I am personally excited to announce the first contributor to this exclusive series by Free Church Press:
Born Guilty? A Southern Baptist View of Original Sin
Adam Harwood, Ph.D.
Dr. Harwood is presently Assistant Professor of Christian Studies, Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Georgia. He holds a B.A. from the University of Central Oklahoma and a M.Div. and Ph.D. Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dr. Harwood also authored The Spiritual Condition of Infants: A Biblical-Historical Survey and Systematic Proposal (Wipf & Stock Publishers (March 15, 2011).
In Born Guilty?, Dr. Harwood explains the difference between "imputed sinful guilt" and "inherited sinful nature" and its significance for Southern Baptists.
I believe this volume will assist all Southern Baptists in understanding better not only our theological heritage but also in gaining a thoroughly biblical view of universal, sinful human depravity.
And, the volume will be priced so that churches can afford to order several copies for their church libraries, leaders, and even study groups!
Available at The 2013 John 3:16 Conference.
1no, I do not like "lay" as a descriptor as in "lay leaders." However, I know of few terms, if any, to accurately communicate the distinction between those who are considered leaders biblically identified (i.e. pastor and deacon) and those who are not