Timothy George on "Baptist Bloggers"

In Timothy George‘s recent article in First Things about “Southern Baptists after the Revolution“, he identifies five distinct groups which formed “an odd coalition of diverse subgroups within the Southern Baptist Convention that came together in Greensboro to register their concerns.” This odd coalition, George argues, resulted in the election of Frank Page as the president of the SBC. Among these five diverse groups are the “Baptist Bloggers” whom George describes as follows:

These are younger, Internet-savvy pastors who represent diverse views across the spectrum of Southern Baptist Convention life. But they all have one thing in common: They aren’t veterans of the Baptist wars over the past few decades. Some of them have been influenced by the Willow Creek and Saddleback mega-church models of church life. They are mostly conservative in belief and committed to sharing the gospel in today’s culture, which, they are quick to remind you, is not the culture of the 1950s. The bloggers are not a well-defined group, but they are adept at agitation and networking, key elements in any emerging revolution. These Baptist bolsheviks are intelligent, articulate, aggressive, and a force to be watched in the future.

To read the entire interesting article, click here.

(HT: Denny Burk)

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