Machiavelli and the Southern Baptist Princes

            In the eleventh chapter of his famous De Principatibus (known in English as “the Prince”), Niccolò Machiavelli offers witty commentary about a specific kind of prince. He speaks of “ecclesiastical principalities” and says: … they are sustained by the ancient ordinances of religion, which are so all-powerful, and of such a character that the…

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3XG: How Grindr changed gay culture, and gay culture changed America

In this installment of 3XG, Bobby and Kevin go it alone without Daren, who couldn’t join them. They discuss this article by Evan Moffit about Grindr: https://frieze.com/article/how-grindr… Moffit reflects on the broad cultural changes caused by Grindr. Bobby and Kevin offer a view as people who have seen the world through gay and non-gay eyes.…

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LOVE & RELATIONSHIPS: Latino Pride, feminism, sports, or smut?

In this edition of Love & Relationships, Denise and Bobby “tackle” the Superbowl halftime show of 2020. Was Jennifer Lopez’s controversial performance a call for Latino pride, for feminism, for excellence in athletics, or for more of the same smut that stains our popular culture? Denise presents a womanly counterpoint and states her objections to…

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SBC INSIDER: The thing about church “wolves” is that they look like sheep–watch what they do

In this edition of SBC INSIDER, Tom and Bobby talk about the resistance growing in the SBC to the Old Boys’ Network orbiting around Mohler and Moore; they discuss how people who want the SBC to return to stronger Biblical ground need to stand up to the “wolves” in sheep’s clothing that Jesus warned against.…

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SBC INSIDER: Funny money in Baptist missions?

In this edition of SBC INSIDER, Bobby and Tom start with an overview of the current situation regarding tumult in the SBC, and then a deep examination of the Baptist decisions regarding global missions–such as the withdrawal of resources from Latin America, shifting of funds to difficult Arab and Asian mission fields, and the suspicious…

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SBC INSIDER: What’s at stake in 2020 and in the Orlando meeting?

This edition of SBC INSIDER brings together Bobby and guest Alan Atchison, editor of Capstone Report (www.capstonereport.com). Atchison has many years reporting on the Southern Baptist Convention. He gives a broad overview of the tensions within the Convention and why the Orlando 2020 meeting of the SBC will be so high-stakes. The issues of J.D.…

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