Southern Religion

Takedown of hyperventilating Southern Baptist blog warriors [Updated]

Erupting in answer to Oklahoma pastor Wade Burleson’s tulips inquisition blogs [1,2] was a Southern Baptist flame war, predictably rich in the words “liar” and “liberal.”

The Big Daddy Weave covers that fundamentalist-driven soap opera — flames, comments-closing, IP-address blocking and all.

At length he suggests:

Fundamentalists fighting is nothing new. But the fighting has reached a new level in the Southern Baptist blogosphere. All I know is that the old white guy-dominated Southern Baptist blogosphere can stir up more drama than a handful of teenage drama queens.

There is of course some rejoinder from those taken down. Read it all here.


Tom Ascol, executive director of Founders Ministries, has a reasoned review of the more scholarly voices in this debate at Reflections on the dust-up over Calvinism at SWBTS.

His conclusions are complex. They include a call for tolerance and for responsible civil debate in the inevitable future public discussions.


February 11, 2009 - Posted by | Cultural, Religion | , , , ,

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