- Addressing abuse in the SBC: A proposal -- "We must remove churches from our fellowship who have knowingly hired someone who has been convicted of, has admitted to, or has been credibly accused of sexual abuse."
- Border Security: Barriers Along the U.S. International Border -- "The United States Border Patrol (USBP) deploys fencing, which aims to impede the illegal entry of individuals, and vehicle barriers, which aim to impede the illegal entry of vehicles (but not individuals) along the border."
- Iowa House Bill Requires “Health and Wellness” Checks of Homeschoolers -- "HF 272, sponsored by State Representative Mary Mascher...essentially puts homeschooling families on the level of parents who have been accused or have had a finding of child abuse or neglect."
- Left-leaning think tank finds that voter ID laws don't suppress turnout -- "According to a study by a left-leaning think tank, strict voter ID laws don't have a negative impact on turnout. This remains true even when you factor in different races and party affiliations."
- How ‘No Creed But the Bible’ Subverts the Bible -- "“No creed but the Bible” doesn’t even meet the Bible’s own doctrinal expectation."
- May a Baptist sing Catholic hymns? -- "...a good hymn has not been rejected because of the character of its author, or the heresies of the church in whose hymnal it first occurred..."
- Obstructing Human Rights: The Texas-Mexico Border Wall -- "Historically, the United States and Mexico have not been separated by a physical wall or other barrier along most of the border."
- Preach the Bible, Not Calvinism -- "Do not aim to preach your system with its terminology. Aim to preach the Bible itself."
- Sexual Abuse and the SBC: Albert Mohler Folds, Paige Patterson Doubles Down -- "Unlike Mohler, Paige Patterson has nothing left to lose. He has already been fired from his high-level SBC position in disgrace."
- The Making of Battle Royal: The Rise of Liberalism in Northern Baptist Life, 1870–1920 -- "Curious minds can only wonder: what happened to northern Baptists as a movement—once an empire on the rise, now a marginal religious presence in America?"
- What Does Piper Mean When He Says He’s a Seven-Point Calvinist? -- "The “seventh” point, the best-of-all-possible worlds, means that God governs the course of history so that, in the long run, his glory will be more fully displayed and his people more fully satisfied than would have been the case in any other world."
- Wisdom from Peter Williams on Textual Criticism -- "There’s always going to be a gap. Even if I had a photo of Moses coming down the mountain with the tablets from God, you could always say, “What did he do before he came around the corner?”"
Monday, February 18, 2019
Addressing abuse, and other links
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