Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Calvinism At LifeWay - New Curriculum Alert!

Eddie Stetzer recently wrote about a "new gospel-centered, Calvinist-driven theologically-driven curriculum I am helping develop here at LifeWay."

Eddie's "Advisory Council" on the project includes "D.A. Carson, Matt Chandler, James MacDonald, J.D. Greear, Eric Mason, Juan Sanchez, Collin Hansen, Kimberly Thornbury, Joe Thorn, Danny Akin, and Jay Noh."

What a motley "regeneration before faith" crew!

D.A. Carson? Give me a break, the guy is not even Southern Baptist!

Joe "Preach The Gospel To Myself 'Cause I Sure Ain't Preaching It To The Lost" Thorn? What? Next time you see Joe, ask him what he knows about church splitting planting. Would love to write more about Joey. Maybe in a later blog.

Collin "Timmey Brister is the next Martin Luther" Hansen, author of the infamous Young, Restless, Reformed screed. Collin is advising LifeWay? Now I've seen it all.

Kimberly Thornbury? Had to Google this one. Turns out she's the wife of Calvinist Professor Greg Thornbury at the Tennessee Baptist Convention's Union University. Greg was Union's "first dean of the School of Christian Studies" at the ripe old age of 35. Most recently, Greg gave his wholehearted endorsement to The Flounders Calvinist-only church planting network. Next time you run into Greg, ask him about what happened over his inviting so many Presbyterian and Calvinist speakers at Union's chapel. Then duck.

Then there's Danny Akin. After reading his theology text, I don't believe Danny is quite all the way regeneration-before-faith like some others on Eddie's advisory board. Danny, however, does know the way the SBC wind is blowing. He doesn't mind at all cozying up to Tom Ascol or sprinkling compliments on Mark Driscoll.

The only thing that surprises me is that Jared "Exodus 22:18 is a lie!" Moore is not on the list. Isn't Jared a big time author now? I guess the Calvinist pro-witchcraft position sorta cuts you out of some opportunities. For now at least.

First Southern Seminary. Then Southeastern. Then NAMB. Now LifeWay.

God help us.


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At Friday, January 13, 2012 3:45:00 PM, Blogger Bruce Oyen said...

Hello Charles.I appreciate your keeping us posted on such matters. Please give us some biographical information about yourself. I don't see any on your blog spot.

At Sunday, January 22, 2012 9:20:00 PM, Anonymous Scott said...

Charles, thanks for reminding me why I did not miss you and your sarcastic venom while you were gone.

At Monday, January 23, 2012 1:20:00 AM, Blogger Bruce Oyen said...

Scott has an excellent point. I am a newcomer to this blog spot, and have noticed the same thing. Your purpose, and more importantly, the cause of Christ, would be much better served if you graciously made your points instead of as you do.

At Tuesday, January 24, 2012 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Charles said...

Scott, Hello!

Miss you, brother! How's the church plant going? Oh, I forgot. It went belly up! Not enough of the elect in your area?

Say hello to Johnny for me.


Bruce, Hello!

Thank you for your comments.


At Tuesday, January 24, 2012 9:09:00 PM, Anonymous Scott M said...


You got the wrong Scott. I will be glad to tell Johnny(My Pastor) hello though. Sorry you thought that Scott was me. Yes, I'm a reformed Southern Baptist and I disagree with you on Calvinism but as I told you that I don't fight about it anymore. I'm to busy sharing the gospel and discipling folks and greatly enjoying my pastor's preaching. Pastor Johnny is an awesome pastor. As far as your elect comment all I can say is that I don't have an " Elect Detector" so that's why I preach Christ to all. Hope you see much fruit from your ministry and I wish you well. I sure hope one day we can stop this fighting between reformed SBC and non reformed SBC brothers.

At Friday, January 27, 2012 12:20:00 AM, Anonymous Bob Hadley said...

First time here... thanks for the plug at SBC Issues... I saw the article on BP and was immediately cautious when I saw the title "The Gospel Project." It is a sad day when one group is gobbling up all the great Biblical terms and giving them this "special significance" so that plain ole folks like me will think... wow grace... gotta love that: gospel hey gotta love that... sounds like Adrian working in the background with all the "g's"

Any way just wanted to say hello and glad I have found you... actually saw your blog address in my stats and clicked in. Will be back!!


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