Baptists believe in the Bible as the ultimate authority, a regenerate and baptized church, the autonomy of the local church, and religious liberty for all.
This essay discusses the origin of Baptists, their distinctives–biblical authority, regenerate church membership, baptism by immersion, local church autonomy, soul competency and priesthood of all believers, and religious liberty for all people–and their various affinities and affiliations.
Maybe no other denomination could have addressed disaster relief with such stunning success. Here's how Southern Baptists did it—and how they're attracting a new generation of volunteers.
Black lives do matter. We have to say that even more powerfully than #BlackLivesMatter does.
Being a Christian is weird again—just like it was in the earliest centuries of church history. I believe this bodes well for denominational identity.
A helpful book for Southern Baptists and other evangelicals wrestling with historic patterns of racism and working toward repentance and reconciliation.
'If [that abolitionist Spurgeon] should ever show himself in these parts, we trust that a stout cord may speedily find its way around his eloquent throat.'
We would consider ourselves 'Baptists' but receive into membership believers baptized as infants. How do we justify such a hybrid in the spectrum of church practices?
It took a team effort to show me Christ in all his beauty. And I’ve never been the same.
January 24 would mark a sharp turning point, both in Dockery’s life and in the theological direction of the SBC’s oldest seminary.