Monday, June 19, 2006
Time magazine features Baptist bloggers
Time magazine reports that the surprise election of Dr. Frank Page as president of the Southern Baptist Convention last week is the result of Baptist bloggers. While I think they give the bloggers too much credit, because there were other factors involved in Page's election, it is true that bloggers had a big influence.
I have been reading Baptist bloggers who discuss Southern Baptist issues, and have found several of them quite interesting. They are conservative, are receptive to the "emerging church" movement to reach out to the postmodern culture, and they tend to be Calvinistic. Although I am not a hyper-Calvinist, and I don't always agree with them on other issues, I learn a lot about what young Baptist leaders are thinking by reading these blogs.
Here are some Baptist bloggers I read:
SBC Outpost by Marty Duren: www.sbcoutpost.com
Arkansas Razorbaptists: www.arkansasrazorbaptist.blogspot.com
Missional Baptist by Steve McCoy: http://www.stevekmccoy.com/sbc/
Founders Ministry by Tom Ascol: http://www.founders.org/blog/
Baptist Blogger by Ben Cole: http://www.baptistblogger.blogspot.com/
Wade Burleson, controversial IMB trustee: http://kerussocharis.blogspot.com/
And for some deep thinking on important issues, I read Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary: www.albertmohler.com