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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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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Baptist seminary president gets everything wrong about the SBC’s crisis

Jason Allen is the president of the Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. As Judd Saul and I reported in the last edition of SBC INSIDER, Allen was subject to an article that ran in Capstone Report, which Capstone Report had to retract because it appears unlikely it was truthful. Capstone Report apologized and posted a correction.…

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Rules for Dealing with Nasty and Aggressive LGBT Activists

The Top Rules for Dealing with Nasty LGBT Activists 1. Stay focused. Do not let them derail your attention to side issues.2. Take breaks from dealing with them. You do not have to engage every comment. Feel free to block anyone on social media with no apologies or explanations. 3. Remember that their influence is largely…

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My words criticizing the gay community on abuse, 2015

WARNING: DISTURBING AND EXPLICIT CONTENT TO FOLLOW. Last week’s discussions on abuse prompted me to go back and review many writings I published in the pre-MeToo era. I was consistent about producing “antigay” content only to the extent that I was critical of the gay community’s treatment of abuse. This, Chapter 26 of Jephthah’s Daughters,…

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Conservatives: Behind the Curve on the Left’s Takeover of Churches

I had the privilege of speaking at Women on the Wall this weekend. It felt like such an honor. My topic was “the Left’s takeover of churches.” I certainly know a lot about this! But I felt compelled to speak on this topic because conservatives are still babes in the woods when it comes to…

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