A Democracy Jimmy Carter Cannot Support
Jimmy Carter, the globetrotting ex-president, spends a great deal of his time promoting democracy, as he sees it, around the world. Interestingly, the Southern Baptist Convention, the largest evangelical fellowship of churches in America, functions as a democracy. What is surprising is that a man who professes to be devoted to democracy, and travels the world as the champion of democracy, decries the same democracy when it is faithfully exercised by Southern Baptists to declare our values. Read More...
Chapman: 'Cooperative spirit' necessary to strengthen SBC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Underscoring the urgency of winning a lost world to Christ, Executive Committee President Morris H. Chapman said Feb. 21 Southern Baptists must work together in a cooperative spirit in order to strengthen the convention.
Axioms of a Cooperating Conservative
I have been asked to address the subject of connectionalism versus cooperation within the context of the Southern Baptist Convention. The subject concerns whether and how individual congregations of Baptists can work jointly on Christian projects (missions, benevolences, moral issues, and education) with fellow Baptists without compromising local church autonomy. Through the years, this has been a major question for Southern Baptists.
The Holy Spirit, Chapman reminds, essential for Kingdom advancement
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Morris H. Chapman was at the beginning of his ministry, preaching at various locations, when one Sunday at a rural Arkansas church he learned a lesson he has not forgotten.
While preaching that morning he noticed in the congregation a woman who had her head bowed. She did not look up, and her inattentiveness served as a distraction. After the service he approached her and asked, "Are you troubled about something?" Read More...
Empowered to Pray
Last year, our Southern Baptist Convention adopted a new vision entitled Empowering Kingdom Growth (EKG). People often ask, "What is Empowering Kingdom Growth?"
Biblically, the definition is captured in Matthew 6:33, Seek ye first the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. Read More...