Tag Archives: SBCVoices

When Scripture is (Mis)Used to Stifle Debate!

Many of us are guilty of it.  I admit that I am.  We sometimes selectively use Scripture to bolster our arguments.  When we want to win a point in a debate over theology, methodology, ecclesiology, or the like, we run to our … Continue reading

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NASCAR, Prayer & an Irreverent Baptist Preacher

By now, many have had the opportunity to watch Pastor Joe Nelm’s “prayer” at last weekend’s Nationwide Federated Auto Parts 300 race in Nashville, TN.  Since his unusual invocation at the July 23 NASCAR event, Helm’s prayer has received over 1.8 million views on … Continue reading

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Questioning Calvinism & Watching the Mud Fly!

Since starting From Law to Grace in July 2010, I have published 179 posts (including this one) “discussing the intersection of law, religion, and politics in culture and Baptist life.”  With articles dealing with the Great Commission Resurgence, the new NAMB, … Continue reading

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Jerry Nash, SBCToday & a Chill Wind a Blowin

Jerry Nash has put a burr under a lot of saddles.  The Director of Missions (an endangered species in the new Southern Baptist Convention) of the Harmony Baptist Association in Trenton, Florida, Dr. Nash wrote an opinion piece entitled, “Hold … Continue reading

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The SBC & a Collapsing Big Tent Philosophy

Advocates of a big tent believe that people with a broad variety of political approaches and viewpoints can unite within a single party to advance shared core issues, even if they disagree in other areas. This way the party can … Continue reading

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SBC Calvinism & Patriotic Worship: A Final Word

Since my initial posts on the SBC’s New Calvinism & Patriotic Worship (Part 1 and Part 2), I have gotten many responses — both positive and negative — both here at From Law to Grace and at SBCVoices.  Based upon … Continue reading

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B-ball & Blogging: It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World!

Let the madness begin!  Well, it already has begun.  March Madness, otherwise known as the NCAA Basketball Tournament, started earlier today.  With some spare time on my hands this morning, much like all the spare time that the leader of … Continue reading

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Re-Framing the Debate About the Future of SBC

“He didn’t say it, but I think that traditionalists feel as if we are committing denominational suicide by promoting to prominence those who do not have much denominational loyalty or commitment.  We are hiring entity heads who showed little commitment … Continue reading

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Shocking News: GCR Opponents Talk To Each Other

For those of you new to my blog, you may be wondering how I chose the name “fromlaw2grace.”  As it happens, I studied political science at George Washington University and then went to law school at Florida State University where … Continue reading

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