Friday Files

, posted by Martin Glynn

The John 3:16 Conference — Southern Baptists and the Challenge of Calvinism: A Reformation Arminian Review

As many of us who are involved with the Arminianism/Calvinism debate know, Calvinism has recently made major in-roads into the Southern Baptist convention. Indeed, this denomination seems to be the epicenter of what has come to be known as “The Calvinist Resurgence”. But what many don’t know is that there are many in the convention that are not happy with this, and they are not taking it lying down.

Very recently, in fact two weeks ago, the convention held a conference which they entitled “The John 3:16 Conference” to counteract this Calvinist movement. A member of SEA, J. Dale Weaver, attended that conference and has given us a short review of what happened. This may have significant ramifications for the SBC in the near future, so I highly recommend this reading to any Baptists out there.