Friday, October 27, 2006

"Pewboy" Monologues

Over at the Religious Herald the News Journal of the Baptist General Association of Virginia, the editor, Jim White, has a little conversation between "Pewboy" and "Alter Ego" about Calvinism. Written with a sort of tongue in cheek style it's obvious that "Pewboy" doesn't have a clue about what Calvinism is really all about in the SBC and that "Alter Ego" is really not concerned with dispensing any real knowledge on the subject instead choosing to parade out his version of the Calvinist "boogey man".

Makes you wonder sometimes if History is important to anyone? Makes you wonder sometimes if being editor of a Baptist paper automatically dulls the mind?

Then you read Tammi Ledbetter's coverage of the failed debate between the Caners and White and Ascol and you recover your optimism for fair and balanced Baptist journalism.

So spare us, Mr. White, any future trivia and get out in the bushes and round up some real Calvinists and do some real reporting. Opinions are like.......Oops better not say that here.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Southwestern Baptist Seminary is going to transfer its funds from the Texas Baptist Foundation to a company that invests in alcohol related businesses?

Marty Duren blogs about it here.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Ergun Tilts At Windmills Again

"What giants?" asked Sancho Panza.

"Those you see over there," replied his master, Don Quixote, "with their long arms. Some of them have arms well nigh two leagues in length."

"Take care, sir," cried Sancho. "Those over there are not giants but windmills. Those things that seem to be their arms are sails which, when they are whirled around by the wind, turn the millstone."
Ergun Caner illustrates what is wrong with his wing of the SBC by his latest irresponsible usage of stereotypical labels when attempting to explain why his and Emir's Oct 16 debate with James White and Tom Ascol is off.

Is James White a hypercalvinist? I don't think so. Is Tom Ascol a hypercalvinist? Not at all. But Caner who has become the heir apparent of the Falwellian propensity for making enemies both within the Christian community and without has no problem labeling White and Ascol as hypercalvinists.

This is the kind of rhetoric that will ultimately divide the SBC.

Sadly, I believe that is the agenda for Caner's segment of the SBC.