• Christianity,  News

    Dockery at the Southern Baptist Convention

    This post is a follow-up to my previous one about Dr. David Dockery, author of Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal and president of Union University. He will be making some appearances at the Southern Baptist Convention in a couple of weeks. He’s doing a book-signing, and he’s addressing the messengers in a plenary session. If you plan to attend the convention in Indianapolis, you’ll want to make your way to both of these. Monday, June 9 (4-6pm) – Book-Signing (I guess this will be at the Broadman & Holman display) Tuesday, June 10 (3:30pm) – Plenary address to the convention on themes related to Southern Baptist Consensus and Renewal While…

  • News

    Adoption and China’s One-Child Policy

    Two stories appear in the news this morning that are related to one another only in this sense that they are likely to be of interest to pro-life readers. First, as many of you know, the pro-life movement has become increasingly pro-adoption in recent decades. This is a wonderful development that we can all be thankful for. The New York Times reports, however, that the “color blind” approach to some adoptions is coming under criticism.

  • News

    Ross McGinnis Gets Congressional Medal of Honor

    Memorial Day is a fitting occasion to give honor to whom honor is due (Romans 13:7). The Associated Press has the story: WASHINGTON — The White House announced Friday that a Pennsylvania soldier who jumped on top of a grenade in Iraq and saved the lives of his comrades will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor.

  • Culture,  News,  Politics

    Ca. Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

    Here’s a link to the California Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the statewide ban on gay “marriage.” Here’s the report from the Associated Press: SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The California Supreme Court has overturned a ban on gay marriage, paving the way for California to become the second state where gay and lesbian residents can marry. The justices released the 4-3 decision Thursday, saying that domestic partnerships are not a good enough substitute for marriage in an opinion written by Chief Justice Ron George. The cases were brought by the city of San Francisco, two dozen gay and lesbian couples, Equality California and another gay rights group in March 2004…

  • Christianity,  News

    Baptist Press on the Criswell Decision

    Gary Ledbetter of the Southern Baptist Texan has more on the news that I wrote about yesterday. He writes: “A rumor that Criswell College, started in 1975 by First Baptist Church of Dallas, would become part of nearby Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary was laid to rest by the college’s trustees during their regularly scheduled board meeting April 10. “As the college and the church continue to discuss their future relationship, some had suggested that Criswell College might become part of the seminary’s undergraduate program. That was apparently the motivation for the Criswell College trustees’ vote, which was without dissent, that the college would not become part of the seminary in…

  • Christianity,  News

    Criswell College Not Going to Southwestern

    I have some news to report concerning the college at which I am a professor. There have been rumors floating around the Southern Baptist Convention to the effect that Criswell College would be moving to Fort Worth, Texas to become a part of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. There was such a proposal before Criswell College’s trustees. But today Criswell’s trustees voted unanimously against making Criswell College a part of Southwestern Seminary. Criswell College will not be going to Southwestern but will continue in Dallas under its current governing structure. There should be an official press release sometime today or tomorrow.

  • Christianity,  News

    Pictures of the Destruction at Union University

    It’s difficult to grasp the scope of the devastation at Union University when all you have are pictures on television and the internet. Dr. Greg Thornbury, however, has posted a link to some photos that give a glimpse of the extent of the damage. There are several aerial shots that show just how much of the campus was destroyed. Here they are. Slideshow of the Destruction at Union University It’s amazing that not one person on campus died during the storm. Thank the Lord.