Commission Chairman Featured on YouTube Channel

by Theological Commission For the second time in the past six months, Dr. Matt Pinson, Chairman of the Commission for Theological Integrity, was a guest on the increasingly popular YouTube program hosted by Nicholas Noyola. Noyola is a young Southern Baptist minister and seminarian who interviews biblical scholars, theologians, and church leaders on a range of subjects. His recent interview …

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Revisiting Tom Brady and the Pastorate

W. Jackson Watts In February 2019 I published a three-part article entitled “What Preachers Can Learn from Tom Brady.” I posted this on the occasion of quarterback Tom Brady winning his sixth Super Bowl title, an unparalleled achievement in professional football. Since then, Brady departed from the team whose uniform he wore for twenty seasons (a rare feat), joined another …

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Reexamining the Pastoral Shortage Problem

W. Jackson Watts In recent years Free Will Baptist leaders on the state and national levels have highlighted the need for more pastors. Their urgency is understandable. According to one article by Executive Secretary Eddie Moody, 124 Free Will Baptist churches presently need pastors. [1] That number is astounding. Take the normal struggles and uncertainty a single church experiences during …

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Reimagining Apologetics: A Review Essay (Part 2)

W. Jackson Watts (This is part two of a two-part review essay. Part one can be found here.) Authenticity: Problem or Opportunity? In order to appreciate fully Bailey’s approach to the imagination, we need to appreciate the environment in which he makes his proposal. Following Charles Taylor, Bailey argues that the “modern condition of secularity is an imaginative crisis.” By …

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