Recovering from Racism: The Southern Baptist Convention’s Social Justification for Slavery (P3)

The initial post about the Southern Baptist Convention’s history of racism discusses their theological justifications for slavery. The second post speaks on their economic ‘excuse’ for slavery during the 19th century. For the third post, the convention’s social surroundings are examined to help explain a third reason for promoting slavery. Socially speaking, slavery had a […]

What does ‘liberty’ mean for the Christian?

The term ‘liberty’ has become an arbitrary abstraction of sorts. Everyone has his or her own definition of liberty. The variety of definitions for liberty is not necessarily the result of an infectious postmodernism, but merely a contextual matter. The context of the term ‘liberty’ must be understood in order to derive any meaning from […]

Recovering from Racism: The Southern Baptist Convention’s Theological Justifications(P1)

About two-hundred years have passed and yet the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) history of racism still has a heavy weight on the denomination. Nevertheless, the SBC can—like the God of reconciliation they believe in—redeem their problematic past through theological, economic, and social change. This proposal can help rectify the convention’s history of racism because racism […]

Postmodernism and Evangelicalism

Dr. Ted Cabal, professor of philosophy at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, summarizes postmodern thought with these two words: “Uncritical certainty.” Cabal’s candid definition simplifies the fact that within the postmodern worldview, the only thing that can be critically determined as certain is that nothing can be critically determined as certain. The worldview is self-defeating. […]

Which came first, the Canon or the Church?

The issue of whether the canon of Scripture came before the church or vice versa is really a question of definitions. If the true definition of “canon” (in a Christian context) comes from the immediacy of God’s spoken Word, and the definition of the Church comes from God’s chosen people, then it follows that there […]