Monthly Archives: November 2007
Dr. Hershael York, pastor and professor, just posted an insightful piece concerning the current tensions in the SBC. A lot of it has to do, of all things, with the year SBCer’s were born. Dr. York observes:
Last night CBC’s 60 Minutes ran a fascinating piece about Millennials, the generation born between 1980 and 1995. Though geared toward their impact on corporate America, I could not help but notice parallels to the current tensions and lines that have been drawn in the SBC. Guys like me, who grew up admiring and emulating the Adrian Rogers and Jerry Vines generation, are stunned by what we often perceive as the disrespect and demands of members of a younger generation who haven’t really accomplished much yet. Our jaws drop in disbelief when a guy who failed at a church plant and unabashedly advertises on his blog that he is now looking for a pastorate also feels entitled to publicly criticize successful pastors and denominational leaders and demands a place at the table of leadership. We don’t get it when the very ones who are so quick to criticize are themselves so whiny–and sometimes vindictive–about accepting it. Several times I have heard megachurch pastors express shock that though they have been used of God to build great churches, they suddenly feel marginalized and irrelevant in SBC life.
Clearly, this is not your father’s SBC.
You can find it here.
Pharmacists in Washington no longer will be required to dispense “morning-after” birth control pills if they have religious objections, at least for the time being.
Check out the story here.
One of the SBC’s most respected leaders (and one of my favorite preachers), Dr. Daniel Akin, recently endorsed Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee. The brief report says that
Akin made the endorsement as a private citizen, telling The News & Observer newspaper that the former Arkansas governor’s positions on issues, such his opposition to abortion rights and his support of the traditional family, closely align with his own positions.
You can check out the story here.
…according to the Telegraph. I have to say that I think this list isn’t quite as accurate as they might like to think it is. Rudy Giuliani is not the most influential US conservative. But I have to be fair, this would not be an easy job. In fact, they admit that
it was far from easy to agree among ourselves as to who to include and in what order. Many readers will dispute a number of those who appear on our lists and no doubt be eager to put forward substitutes.
You can find the lists here.
…he’s a wimp. Do you disagree? Dr. John Piper doesn’t care. Don’t believe me? Here’s the quote:
If I were the last man on the planet to think so, I would want the honor of saying no woman should go before me into combat to defend my country. A man who endorses women in combat is not pro-woman; he’s a wimp.
Dr. Piper goes on to spend a few sentences writing about his view on biblical manhood and womanhood. He states that
God wrote manhood and womanhood on our hearts. Sin ruins the imprint without totally defacing it. It tells men to be heavy handed oafs or passive wimps. It tells women to be coquetts or controllers. That is not God’s imprint. Deeper down men and women know it.
It is worth your time to read the rest of this great article. You can read it here. Do you think this too strong? Does this go beyond the bounds of Scripture? Check out the article, then let me know.