Recently, the online version of the Washington Post ran an editorial by David Waters, editor of On Faith, entitled "Southern Baptist Decline and God's Bottom Line." In the essay, Waters did not present a stellar estimation of Southern Baptists. After rehearsing several reasons he believes Southern Baptists are "declining," Waters concludes:
Dr. Malcolm Yarnell, Associate Professor of Systematic Theology, Director of the Oxford Study Program, Director of the Center for Theological Research, and Editor of the Southwestern Journal of Theology, responded to Waters' piece. You simply cannot miss the sober, gentle corrective Dr. Yarnell offers.
Entitled "View from a Southern Baptist," it is worth your time. Professor Yarnell remains one of the optimistic reasons we rejoice still in our spiritual heritage as Southern Baptists.
With that, I am...