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Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by SolaSaint, Jun 19, 2012.
Is anyone in New Orleans? I would love some updates on the hot topics.
You can get a running summary of events by going to
www.sbc.net. There's a blog that is up to the minute. You can also watch streaming video of the sessions.
Anyone else here think its ironic/amusing that SBC in new Orleans? just as when they were in las vegas, "Sin City?"
I like this from Rev. Luter:
While insistent the message of the Gospel must remain the same, Luter said, however, "We cannot expect to reach this do-rag, tattoo-wearing, ear-pierced, iPod, iPad, iPhone generation with an eight-track ministry. Things are changing and so we've got to some way, somehow change the methods of how we do things."
Amen! My kind of guy.
I sure hope my Pastor doesn't show up Sunday looking like Ed Young Jr. Lol
Go to the convention web site and read the speach entitled "Wright exhorts Traditionalists and Calvinists". I would love to hear your thoughts.
How about Mr T?
Here's a direct link:
As one who leans toward the doctrines of grace in my theology, I did not see much there to disagree with.
Does God keep changing to keep up with the world? Did Jesus teach that His followers should keep changing to keep up with the world?
Over the last 2,000 years, surely somewhere a long the line, there's been a basic (for lack of a better word) "method", that doesn't need further change? While the toy's have changed, this "do-rag, tattoo-wearing, ear-pierced" world bears a striking resemblence to when Jesus walked among us.
Has the drive for change to stay "current" with the world actually hindered rather than helped to bring the lost to Christ?
The Gospel ALWAYS needs contextualization, if by contextualization we mean making the Gospel as clear as possible to a given audience. If we mean making the world like us, then that is surely a problem.
In most cases, I think having feminine 80's soft rock would be something that turns people away, but I could be wrong.
A pastor who says we should lock all the gays and lesbians in separate electric fences until they die out will also turn people away needlessly (true story).
A church that only uses Christianise language without explaining it for the benefit of visitors does not help to clarify the gospel.
In answer to your last question, Yes the drive to stay current has hindered our witness as those who have something different to offer.
Spot on... Well said!