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"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God." - 1 Corintians 10:31

"Let us pursue the things which make for peace and those by which one may edify another"- Romans 14:19

"As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend." - Proverbs 27:17

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Calvinist Revival amongst American Baptist Youth

Interesting article here. What about these for quotes?

"Three avenues appear to play significant roles in the introduction of Baptist collegians to Calvinism. These three 'gateways' are campus ministries, contemporary Christian music, and popular authors and speakers...

"Campus ministries that are either explicitly or implicitly Calvinist in orientation are increasingly popular on many Baptist college campuses. The two most visible of these ministries are both Presbyterian in origin: Reformed University Fellowship and Campus Outreach...

[C]ontemporary Christian music (CCM)... Among collegians and other young adults, many of the most popular recording artists/acts are Calvinist in their theology and worldview...

Reformed pastors and theologians are popular among collegians... These include Presbyterians such as R. C. Sproul and the late Francis Schaeffer, Anglicans such as J. I. Packer and Gerald Bray, and Baptists such as Donald Whitney, John MacArthur, and John Piper. Of these pastors and theologians, Piper apparently is the most influential among Baptist college students."

We rejoice with our brethren and hope that this restoration of historic and Biblical Baptist belief continues.

P.S. This is a mainly Southern Baptist (SBC) phenomenon; hence the logo at the top.


Blogger D.R. said...

One point of clarification -- this is happening among all Baptists and mainly Southern Baptists (SBC). American Baptists (ABC) have many, many problems to work through. There are some, though who are emerging from the garbage of their convention to embrace the doctrines of grace. I find these men particularly courageous.

Friday, June 23, 2006 8:51:00 pm  
Blogger Timothy Davis said...

Thanks for the extra info, but I am unware of the ABC. I only know about the SBC (my wife is from Kingsport,TN) and the general grouping of Calvinistic Baptists in the States, esp. the Reformed Baptists (ARBCA). My own pastor, Edward Donnelly, has preached frequently amongst the Calvinistic Baptists, esp. at Trinity Baptist Church of Montville, NJ, and at the Dayton Conference (TN). He's preached more amongst them than our cousins in the RPCNA! (My own church is the RPCI. So many acronyms, eh?)

Friday, June 23, 2006 9:27:00 pm  

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