Thank you, Southern Baptists
The so-called “fundamentalist” coup of the 70's turned out to be a populist uprising against liberal elites
Thanks partly to Southern Baptist conservatism, the states where it dominates remain the nation’s bedrock of opposition to unrestricted abortion rights, same-sex marriage, and secularist usurpations on religious liberty
At the PCA General Assembly: Overtures Committee report
A surprise (to many) vote on the subject of intinction
After the Thursday evening worship service, the Assembly reconvened with the plan to complete all their business and then adjourn, meaning they would not have to meet again on Friday morning.
At the PCA General Assembly: Commissioners vote on controversial Overtures
Leading the list was Theistic Evolution and Origins of Adam and Eve
On a vote with a majority of about 60%, the General Assembly on Thursday approved an overture from Potomac Presbytery that asked that no 'in thesi' statement be made concerning evolution and Adam.
At the PCA General Assembly: Actions of Thursday Morning
Review of Presbytery Records and Nominating Committee
As the General Assembly resumed business on Thursday after the morning seminars, the first item of business taken up was the Review of Presbytery Records. It is the work of this committee to review records from the previous calendar year of all Presbyteries in the denomination. This is a long, arduous process and that committee now meets a month prior to the assembly to complete their work.
Southern Baptists: Gay rights not civil rights
Gays and lesbians…lack the "distinguishing features of classes entitled to special protections."
McKissic, who is black, said it was "an unfair comparison" for gays to equate same-sex marriage with civil rights because there is not incontrovertible scientific evidence that homosexuality is an innate characteristic, like skin color. "They're equating their sin with my skin," he said
EPC General Assembly Begins on a Light-Hearted Note
A packed house of presbyters, many toting Bibles under their arms, could set them aside for the evening as entertainment was clearly the goal of the initial gathering.
At the Southern Baptist Convention: Messengers Debate the Sinner’s Prayer
After David Platt called it "superstitious," resolution says it's no incantation.
Since the delegates (called messengers) voted by a show of ballot, no official count was taken. Baptist Press reported that "perhaps 10-20 percent of messengers voted against it." One delegate said he thought the percentage was more than that—perhaps as high as 40 percent.
‘Reformed Communion’, a new PCA Alliance formed and a website launched
And they really know how to throw a party!!
"The Reformed Communion is a ministerial network seeking to share in ministry and life together. We are committed to the gospel, a reformed theological orientation, a catholic sensitivity, the centrality of the church, the mission of God and an incarnational approach to ministry."
The Social Network Gospel
How interconnectivity helps us better engage the Bible.
There are an estimated 400 million smartphones (iPhones, Androids, Blackberries, and so on) across the globe. Brown estimates that number will rise to 1 billion within a few years, because "more and more people are doing everything on their smartphones." Last year, for the first time, sales of smartphones and tablets surpassed those of laptop and desktop computers. Daily time spent on apps now exceeds time spent online on laptops and desktops.
Brokenness in Shiner
Every single thing about this story screams brokenness.
father was working on his ranch when another worker told him that a man was seen taking his 4-year-old daughter to a secluded area. When he went to look for the little girl he heard her screaming and rushed to her rescue. The father found the man sexually molesting his daughter, and, in an effort to protect her, beat the man to death.