Just got the latest edition (Jan/Feb 2004) of the Faith Pulpit today. If you're not familiar with it, it's a publication from Faith Baptist Theological Seminary in Ankeny, Iowa. (http://www.faith.edu) The headline asks the question "Are Conservative Southern Baptists Fundamentalists?" After recent movements at Cedarville University and Western Baptist College (historically fundamental in the GARBC tradition) to procure SBC approval, this is quite a current and interesting topic. Dr. George Houghton makes his case in the article that conservative SBC are NOT fundamentalists- he builds his case on these 6 points: I. Conservative SB Disavow the Fundamentalist Label II. Conservative SB Disavow Biblical Separation III. Conservative SB Are Committed to "Conventionism." IV. Conservative SB Still Tolerate Great Theological Diversity V. Conservative SB Endorse Doctrinal Latitude in Some Areas. VI. Conservative SB Are Sympathetic to Aspects of New Evangelicalism. Dr. Houghton's conclusion: "No." He states, "This answer does not mean that Southern Baptists are not good people who genuinely want to serve the Lord or that the conservatives have not made advances within the Convention. Rather, the answer reveals that the conservatives are not going in the same direction as fundamentalists." IMHO, it's something well worth reading. I am interested to see if you agree w/Dr. Houghton's assessment.