Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The SBC in the MeToo Generation

Old remarks from Dr. Paige Patterson regarding domestic abuse and the role of women have brought the Southern Baptist Convention into the national news again just weeks before its annual meeting.

A quick google search reveals dozens of articles about the matter. I found the following two most helpful:

Paige Patterson and Doing the Right Thing for the SBC, Again by Ed Stetzer

Gaines Addresses Patterson, SBC at Baptist Press

The evangelical community has at times lacked clear answers to the issue of divorce and remarriage regarding issues like domestic abuse. In an attempt for doctrinal purity, sometimes we miss the mark of offering solid help to people in difficult situations.

Through the years I have found the following resources both biblically sound and practically helpful on the subject of marriage, divorce, and remarriage:

Divorce and Remarriage (booklet) by Tony Evans

Divorce and Remarriage (sermon series) by Tony Evans

Marriage, Divorce, and Remarriage in the Bible by Jay Adams

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