Christ out in culture

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Jesus is popping up in all kinds of unusual places this weekend: At the movies. ['Call him, Jesus Christ Superman'] In Democrats’ political rallies In GQ At porn conventions [link goes to Reformissionary] The GQ link goes to an interview with the author of a very long piece on two Christians’ peaceful response to racial… Read more »

My two cents (rounded up).

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Marty Duren has a thought provoking post on what the SBC might look like in the future. It’s meant to provoke and cajole a little bit, especially if you’re just getting used to calling the Home Mission Board ‘NAMB’ – only to see Marty suggest carving it into little bits and mailing them north of… Read more »

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Well, this certainly strikes too close to home.

Frank Page elected SBC President

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It appears that Messengers won’t dictate a percentage to local churches — but 12% is a good number to start with, if you want to win votes. Congrats to Frank Page, who wins without a run-off — barely. I understand that approximately 44 ballots were judged invalid, an amount greater than the number of votes… Read more »

Greensboro: Mohler Surrenders.

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My correspondent with a shaky camera writes that the Calvinsim debate is over, and that Mohler has surrenderd. Shofars are blowing near and far…

Briefs

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* GA Pastor fires Deacons * Kazahk Baptists fined, persecuted for refusing to register with State * Ohio pastor loses job after sex charge * “Lady Dorothy now Baptist Archbishop” (Dinner-table advantage now to Dr. Mrs.?)

How unbaptist can you be and still be baptist?

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And then, there’s the flip-side of the Los Lomas question: how non-baptist can you be and still be Baptist? KTEN TV reports that an Oklahoma baptist church is considering doing away with Baptism as a requirement of membership. Henderson Hills BC’s website has more.

How baptist do you have to be to be baptist?

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The North Carolina Biblical Recorder reports an interesting dispute: how baptist must you be to be baptist? A California congregation’s property depends on the answer. FBC Las Lomas, Ca, has dwindled to 10 attenders or so, but sits on $3million in property. A clause in the Church constitution required “the congregation remain a member of… Read more »

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Sam Shaw has resigned as pastor of Germantown Baptist Church — an outcome I am sorry to hear about, for the same reasons I was sorry to hear that Bob Reccord decided to leave NAMB.  I don’t know that his departure makes it any easier for a church the size of Germantown to heal; in… Read more »

Cold Spring refinances debt.

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The Cinci Enquirer has a new report on Cold Spring (KY) Baptist Church’s ongoing saga: the Church is “getting past” the Senior Pastor’s embezzlement and credit scam.  As you may recall, Larry Davis, the pastor, had taken out scads of loans to hid a gambling problem.  I certainly hope someone will consider (or has made)… Read more »