MATTHEW Y. EMERSON: The calendar is not used because it is commanded in Scripture; it is used because it helps the church throughout space and time organize its exposition of God’s Word to his people.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON AND R. LUCAS STAMPS: We encourage the ongoing affirmation, confession, and catechetical use of the three ecumenical creeds and the scriptural insights of the seven ecumenical councils. We believe these confessional documents express well what Thomas Oden called the “consensual tradition”—the deposit of faith taught in Holy Scripture and received by the church throughout space and time.
BRANDON D. SMITH: A short list of Baptists doing patristic theology and retrieval well.
R. LUCAS STAMPS: How can a single individual be both God and man?
BRANDON D. SMITH: We should teach Christology with the Bible as our authority and the councils as our fundamental resource.
SCOTT JAMES: Open the Word of God with your children and let it dwell richly in your home.
BRANDON D. SMITH: A new book on the church's mission gives Baptists much to think about.
TIMOTHY GEORGE: Theological education over the next decades of the twenty-first century will need to be increasingly personal, incarnational, global, and gospel centered.
SAMUEL PARKISON: As a pastor, one of my responsibilities is to teach members how to worship in seasons of extreme grief and suffering.
MATTHEW Y. EMERSON AND R. LUCAS STAMPS: We affirm that all people, regardless of race, ethnicity or gender, are created in God's image and, if they have repented and believed in Christ, are brothers and sisters together in the one body of Jesus Christ through the Holy Spirit. Because of this shared imago dei and because of Christ's saving work among all nations, peoples, and tongues, we believe that one major task of Baptist catholicity is to promote racial unity, especially within the body of Christ.