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January 18, 2007

Baptists Blogging About Being Baptist

There are some really good discussions on Baptist identity springing up around the blogosphere; in particular Brodie’s blogpost, A Reductionist Baptist Identity and Andy’s What’s Baptist About Baptists? and Pete’s How Baptist are Baptists? Participating in these discussions has reminded me that my own series of blogposts on Baptist identity remains tellingingly unfinished. You can […]

There are some really good discussions on Baptist identity springing up around the blogosphere; in particular Brodie’s blogpost, A Reductionist Baptist Identity and Andy’s What’s Baptist About Baptists? and Pete’s How Baptist are Baptists?

Participating in these discussions has reminded me that my own series of blogposts on Baptist identity remains tellingingly unfinished. You can read up on the series thus far,

Baptist Ecclesiology: Why Bother?
Baptist Ecclesiology – The Odd One Out
Baptist Ecclesiology – The Reaction
Baptist Ecclesiology – My Church Planting Experience

Also, some of my thinking about being Baptist is contained in these blogposts as well.

Baptist Theology 101
The Power To Do Something About Contemporary Worship
Ecclesiology And Collective Action Problems

I’ve been invited a few times to submit work on Baptist theology but for various reasons I’ve tended to shy away from doing so. My one formal piece remains the 1998 paper on Baptist Polity. However, it’s revelaling to me that I seem to keep coming back to this issue and that the blogposts above almost present a coherent train of thought on the subject.

One of my personal reading goals for 2007 is to reread McClendon’s Systematic Theology, which interestingly enough has already appeared in a few email discussion in the past week alone.

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Responses
brodie 16 years ago

Fernando – interesting to see you’ve written so much on being a Baptist. I’ll have to check out your posts properly when I get some time!

I started McClendon’s Ethics when I was doing my honours disertation. He warns and I paraphrase here ‘ I took a long time to wrie this so please don’t try and read it in a hurry’! As is oftenthe case when reading for a paper I only read bits of this work and it’s something I’ve meant to return to. Perhaps 2007 will also be the year for me finally to read McClendon (although I have already set myself the goal of reading all Volf’s work).

Fernando Gros 16 years ago

Brodie, I think given the number of UK Baptists blogging on the deonominational identity it might be a good thing for a few to blog on McClendon, especially given his relevance for the postmodern/emerging/cultural/missional thing.

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