First Person: Complementarianism, Confessionalism and Cooperation in the SBC

Southern Baptists are overwhelmingly a complementarian convention of churches. This means we are committed to biblical teachings about distinct-yet-complementary gender roles for men and women, as well as the principle of male leadership in the family and the church. As the Baptist Faith and Message 2000 says concerning the latter, “While both men and women […]

What Would a Post-Roe World Mean?

In December, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. Dobbs is the most important court case related to abortion in a generation. Pro-life advocates were hopeful that Dobbs will result in the overturning of Roe v. Wade (1973) and Planned Parenthood v. Casey (1992), thus rescinding the spurious claim that […]

NGU Provost Thankful for Fuge

Sitting in a rocking chair on a balcony at Ridgecrest Conference Center near Black Mountain, N.C., I listened to teenagers below sing the popular worship songs “What a Beautiful Name” and “No Longer Slaves.” I love Ridgecrest because I find its beauty to be peaceful. But rarely quiet. I was moved as campers voiced praises […]

Guest Viewpoint: Baptisms — More Than Numbers

As Baptist followers of Jesus Christ, we Southern Baptists have always emphasized the importance of believer’s baptism. As we see it in Scripture, believer’s baptism is: — a public testimony of a new believer’s faith in Christ and the church’s recognition of that faith (Acts 2:38-41; 1 Peter 3:21). — a pictorial representation of the Gospel […]