Shakespeare’s take on the firings at Southern and Albert Mohler

“A horse! A horse! My kingdom for a horse!” So cries Richard III just before he dies, bringing down the Plantagenet line in the late fifteenth century. Shakespeare captured the tragic figure of the deformed and unloved, but power-hungry and ambitious pretender in the five-act tragedy named after its protagonist, King Richard III. Ralph FIennes…

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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: 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: 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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