Thursday, November 07, 2019

WM 137: Round Table: Are Reformed Baptists "Reformed"?

WM 127: Round Table: Are Reformed Baptists "Reformed"? is posted. Listen here.

This episode was recorded on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 in Sandston, Virginia, following a fraternal meeting of RB pastors. In it, I join with four brothers to discuss the book On Being Reformed: Debates over a Theological Identity (Palgrave Pivot, 2018).

This booklet has four essays written in response to and discussion of R. Scott Clark's Recovering the Reformed Confession: Our Theology, Piety, and Practice (P & R, 2008), especially relating to the question of whether or not modern Reformed Baptists can rightly be labelled as "Reformed."

In favor of Reformed Baptists being Reformed, there are two articles from Baptist scholars:

Chris Caughey and Crawford Gribben, History, Identity, Politics, and the "Recovery of the Reformed Confession"

Matthew C. Bingham, "Reformed Baptists": Anachronistic Oxymoron or Useful Signpost?

And on the opposite side, two articles suggesting that Reformed Baptists are not really Reformed:

D. G. Hart, Baptists are Different

R. Scott Clark, A House of Card? A Response to Bingham, Gribben, and Caughey

Beyond analysis and evaluation of the booklet we also discussed issues like whether a Reformed Baptist church should have the name "Reformed" in its title, how to interpret/explain Reformed theology to those new to our churches or the faith, etc.

Thanks to these brothers for taking part in the discussion!

Image (Left to Right): Clevenger, Jones, Loomis, Davidson


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