Tuesday, September 12, 2006

SBC 2006: Analysis from Timothy George

This is an interesting perspective from an SBC theologian who's respected by many. At the very least, it's informative if you want to understand what's going on in the SBC today.

I'm not sure I'm as excited about these particular observations as George seems to be:
Yet some of the most substantive theology being written by Baptist scholars today comes from a little-known circle of mostly younger moderates who have shown a surprising interest in quite traditional themes such as the deeper meaning of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, the covenantal disciplines of congregational life, and the positive role of creeds and confessions in the life of the church. Steven Harmon’s recent book Towards Baptist Catholicity is an example—and it stands in marked contrast to the older libertarian, Emersonian version of Baptist identity. These younger scholars are not so much a part of the coalition that elected Page as they are potential allies for conservatives within a reconciled Baptist future.

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