Pastor Willy: It's arrogance that divides us as Southern Baptists

 
During a wide-ranging interview with Willy Rice, senior pastor of Calvary Church in Clearwater, I asked him about the most divisive issue facing Southern Baptists right now. He lamented what he describes as the underlying “tribalism, division” that seems to occur. At another point, he called those divisions “camps.” I asked him if one of those camps is the division caused by the issue of Calvinism, and he reluctantly acknowledged that there is a lot of ...

Open letter: Cooperation needed to ease rising SBC tensions

 
Controversy surrounding ethicist Russell Moore's past comments on President-elect Donald Trump has led three Tennessee Baptists—all under the age of 40—to issue an open letter calling "the [conservative] resurgence generation and their protégés" to "be the statesmen we need them to be in this season of denominational tension." Jonathan Akin, Nathan Finn and Micah Fries wrote in a Dec. 21 open letter provided to Baptist Press, "Now isn't the time for acrimonious debates over ...