DULUTH, Ga. – Candidates for president of the Southern Baptist Convention have been influenced by a variety of preachers from the modern era, including Adrian Rogers and Martin Lloyd-Jones. They see themselves in biblical characters like Luke, Jeremiah and even Balaam’s donkey. The Christian Index did a Q&A with the candidates on a variety of topics for a series of stories that have been published over the past week. In today’s installment, which wraps up the series, the candidates were asked to answer 10 questions as briefly as possible.
The SBC exists to advance the Baptist mission—their mission—and never to undermine it. To that end, we must be committed to the inerrancy and sufficiency of Scripture, zealous of the biblically-taught autonomy of our local churches, committed to confessional orthodoxy, and with an emphasis on evangelism and missions. That’s what makes us distinctively Baptist.
DULUTH, Ga. – One candidate would challenge churches to provide the financial support needed to take the gospel to the nations. Another would try to restore civility within the Southern Baptist Convention. And yet another wants to make SBC entities more responsive to churches. Those are some of the reasons the three contenders for the SBC presidency gave for being willing to accept nominations for the voluntary position of leadership in the nation’s largest Protestant denomination.
DULUTH, Ga. – The Southern Baptist Convention isn’t as fractured as talking heads on social media might make it appear but, instead, is a family of churches strongly bound together by biblical truth. That’s the combined opinion of the three announced candidates for the SBC presidency.
DULUTH, Ga. – The Southern Baptist Convention’s network of associations plays an important role in the nation’s largest protestant denomination, the three announced candidates for the SBC presidency say. In a Q&A with The Christian Index, they described associations as the entities that help congregations fulfill their missions, create closer ties between sister churches, and provide important training for Christian leaders.
DULUTH, Ga. – All three announced candidates for president of the Southern Baptist Convention want to see the nation’s largest protestant denomination return to its soul-winning roots. In a Q&A with The Christian Index, they spoke of the need for Southern Baptists to resolve scandals that serve as distractions, to return to a healthy fear of God, and to “do something concrete and demonstrative to promote evangelism.” “The president of the SBC can, with God’s help, steer us away from creating new divisive controversies and toward resolution of old scandals,” said Bart Barber, pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas. “By doing so, he can eliminate distractions and obstacles that compete with revival for our prayers and affections."
NASHVILLE (BP) – Tom Ascol, a candidate for the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention presidential election is calling for the trustees of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission to remove the entity’s acting president over his signing on to a May 12 letter from the National Right to Life .
KELLER, Texas (BP) – Critical Race Theory and financial transparency were among topics addressed by the three known candidates to be nominated for the Southern Baptist Convention presidency at …
KELLER, Texas (BP) – In what is being called an “unprecedented gathering,” the three announced candidates for Southern Baptist Convention president spent just under two hours answering questions and interacting with one another in a candidate forum Wednesday.