A ‘Great Commission Resurgence’

What does the intractable, often contentious debate about Calvinism in Southern Baptist life have to do with the Great Commission? A great deal, as far as Danny Akin is concerned.

Calvinism examined in Baptist history

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)—The rise of Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention was variously described as a cause for rejoicing and concern and as a movement that should be understood in its proper historical context, speakers said during a Nov. 26-28 conference on Reformed theology and the SBC.

Stereotypes hinder SBC Calvinism dialogue

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)—Stereotypes often hinder honest dialogue about the influence of Reformed theology in Southern Baptist life, participants were told at a Nov. 26-28 conference on Calvinism and the SBC.

Study: Recent grads 3 times more likely to be Calvinists

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP)—Nearly 30 percent of recent SBC seminary graduates now serving as church pastors identify themselves as Calvinists, according to data presented during the opening session of a conference on Reformed theology and the Southern Baptist Convention.