While one component of baptism is an individual's profession of faith, there are other vital elements at work. Rather than being an individualistic religious experience, baptism is supposed to be a communal act that includes God, the baptized person, and a local congregation.
In just under two months, thousands of Southern Baptists will gather in Birmingham for the annual meeting. Over the course of two days, we will conduct business as a denomination. For many, the prospect of attending a denominational business meeting sounds akin to experiencing a colonoscopy. During the Conservative Resurgence, tens of thousands attended the … Continue reading Why You Should Care about the SBC?
This week marked an historic week for Southern Baptists. Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected as President of the SBC. Anyone familiar with our denomination's beginnings will understand why this was such a momentous occasion, seeing that our genesis was a result of slave owners who wanted to … Continue reading Will the Convention Affect the Church?
Last night, the Southern Baptist world was set aflame by the news that the SBC Executive Committee has formed a task force to discuss the possibility of changing the Convention's name. What exactly is this task force discussing? According to Denny Burke, they are responsible for answering four vital questions: 1) Is it a … Continue reading SBC Name Change?