Noah Oldham’s Reflections on the SBC 2016

(Photo attributed to Baptist Press) The SBC in St. Louis offered many pivotal moments in the life of our convention that will not soon be forgotten. (If you haven’t already, see James Merritt’s amendment concerning the resolution on the Confederate flag and Dr. Moore’s defense of the religious liberty of Muslims and all faith groups) In the coming days we at B21 …

Dr. Russell Moore, Muslims and Religious Liberty at the SBC 2016

The SBC 2016 in St. Louis brought many memorable moments. One of which came when Dr. Russell Moore, President of the ERLC–the public policy arm of the Southern Baptist Convention–fielded a question on “how in the world” Baptists could support the religious freedom of Muslims to build mosques in the US. A sad reality of the SBC is that our convention carries in …

Merritt and the SBC on the Confederate Flag

Perhaps the most significant moment of the SBC 2016 came in the form of a proposed amendment to a resolution, something commonplace at every convention.  However, this resolution centered around the Confederate Battle Flag in a time of racial tension, in a city mere miles from Ferguson, Missouri, and on the floor of a convention who historically was on the wrong side …