Stop justifying your complicity with evil by saying you’re in no position to act

On his way to be crucified, Jesus makes an eloquent statement to women who weep for Him. He tells the women not to weep for Jesus’s crucifixion, but rather for themselves and their own children. He says a day will come when everyone will regret ever having lived at all, because the judgment from God…

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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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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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Same-Sex Abuse Survivors: Left Behind by MeToo, LGBT, and the Church?

In this installment of 3XG, Daren and Bobby and Kevin discuss the triple failure of society to address same-sex abuse. MeToo launched in 2017 and has still largely sidestepped the high volume of cases of same-sex abuse. The LGBT community seems unwilling to back away from its age-old claims that anyone who notices same-sex abuse…

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