From the “Only at Southern” file comes a topic that gets endless mileage on campus. That topic is the topic of singleness. Whole blogs have been written about the, well, strange single student situation at Southern. (now that was alliteration worthy of Adrian Rogers)
The Church. She’s the Bride of Christ whom He will present to himself flawless, dressed in white robes, but until that day, there is much work to be done within the church: Southern Seminary folk take their stab at some of the problems.
- S@S’s very own Tony Kummer points us toward an Atheist’s megachurch experience.
- Tony Sisk at SBC Impact! warns us of the dangers of separating the Sinners’ Prayer from discipleship.
- Alex Leung wonders how and why a Christian would ever date an unbeliever; yet our Churchian culture is doing it in droves.
- Brother Brister, after reading some Finney, reflects on how the church today has far surpassed Finney’s New Measures.
- Owen Strachan
- Kevin Hash shares the shocking truth about what the rank and file in Kentucky Baptist Churches believe. Or more shocking, what they don’t.
- Doug explores the perception of Christians as a bunch of big-mouths.
- At SBC Impact! Geoff Baggett thinks it may be time to think outside the cookie cutter.
- John Ploughman gets hung up on John Piper’s multiple campus church.
- Geoff Baggett, at his own blog, gives us part 4 of his series entitled, Altar Call Confusion. In this installment, he focuses on how Altar Calls can give a false assurance.
- Dr. Lawless opines that discipleship programs should not be at the cost of one-on-one mentoring.
- Doug Smith seeks to define what is a disciple.
- Jedi Knight Stephen Newell has linked over to a Phil Johnson piece where he opines, “The very strategies many churches adopt to try to keep their young people involved in the church are the main reasons they lose so many of them.”
The-Day-After-Thanksgiving, and a perfect time to revisit our beloved Gender Bloggers:
- Brandon Rogers shares how he was blessed by Bruce Ware’s thoughts on a Father’s responsibilities.
- Joshua Martin waxes eloquent on singleness and dating.
- Danny Slavich, after hearing a sermon on manliness, humbly conducts an inventory of his own manliness.
- Alex Leung (who may not be at his domain forever) seems to have the intention of going from “hello” to “I Do” in a year.
- Dr. Mohler reports that the Wall Street Journal reports that there are now gender-difference consultants in the workplace, and they seem to be making serious coin.
Du HastDas Ganze asks the provocative question: Why are men always saving women from.. other men?
- Mark Combs reflects on Masculine Christianity.
- Bryan Lilly posts on whether polygamy is biblical, and a lively debate in the comments section ensues.
- Denny Burk relates the sad tale of a Finnish pastor who is facing charges for refusing to work with an ordained woman.
- Truly, your friendly neighborhood Redactor is not a shill for the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, but I really, really do like the stuff they put out, and take joy and pleasure in promoting their work.
- Jeff Robinson reflects with sadness how gender is another dividing factor in the widening internal Methodist division.
- Dr. Stinson blogs on a proposed 7-year marriage contract in Germany, calling it the seven year glitch!
- David Kotter questions the inevitability of robot-human marriage.
- David Kotter mulls over David Gushee’s Four Questions for Complementarians.
- An excerpt of Tim Challies on the Source of Submission.
- John Piper guest-blogs on the Sweet Blessings of Masculine Christianity.
- Jeff Robinson discusses why BGCT’s election of a woman is a bad thing, even though, “it’s not a church.”
- CBMW brings the activities of the ultraradical Gender Pac to our attention:
- In other news… CBMW covers other happenings that took place during their focus on GenderPac activites.
- Jeff Robinson seems to be unaware that Cherie Booth is the outspokenly feminist wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, but endorses her view that Religion is Never an Excuse to Devalue Women.
- Jeff Robinson calls on Duke to have a true diversity of viewpoints on its Gender Committee.
- Courtney Tarter asks the question: Do Christian Feminists Exist?