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Thursday, January 03, 2008

Al Mohler to be Nominated for SBC President

The Southern Baptist Blogosphere has been on fire with this bit of expected news.
DALLAS (BP)--Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. provides "the kind of visionary leader Southern Baptists need to communicate a missional conservatism and biblical clarity to the world," stated Robert Jeffress, pastor of the historic First Baptist Church of Dallas in announcing his intention to nominate the 47-year-old Mohler for Southern Baptist Convention president in June....

"When Southern Seminary seemed to be lost to liberalism and irrelevancy, Dr. Mohler put his life and ministry on the line for the truth of God's word and the urgency of sharing Christ with a lost world," Jeffress said. "Since that time, he has led Southern Seminary to be a boot camp for young men and women training to take the gospel to the nations -- whatever the cost."

Mohler's experience as a spokesman for Southern Baptists in the public square is another reason he should be president of the SBC, Jeffress added, noting the seminary president has been recognized by influential publications such as Time and Christianity Today, with Time calling him the "reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement in the U.S."
Meanwhile, the first full-length book written by America's "reigning intellectual of the evangelical movement" is set to hit the shelves of your local Lifeway Christian bookstore on January 15. Published by Multnomah Press, Culture Shift: Engaging Current Issues With Timeless Truth is described by Timothy George of Beeson Divinity School as a "manifesto for responsible Christian engagement." With chapters on faith and politics, the Supreme Court, Christian parents and public schools and abortion, I suspect, however, that readers will find little new material that has not already been covered by Mohler on his blog and other op-eds.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

About the time you think Timothy George and Beeson are coming to the center, up jumps a quote such as George's endorsement of such pablum as Mohler's

As a recently departed Saint would say, "What a World! I give up."

barely a prof

6:50 PM

Blogger Danny said...

no big surprise here, and no changes on the horizon. ho hum.

8:18 PM


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