2007 Year in Review: Top 25-21

As the 2007 year comes to a close, I thought I’d provide a little year-in-review. For the next six days, I am going to post annotated links to the top 30 posts of this year (determined by comments, backtracks, and personal recollection) as well as some other things to note.

25. Connellism vs. Calvinism: You Be the Judge

John Connell, a Georgia Baptist pastor, developed a theological framework called “Connellism” to rebut the rise of Calvinism in his area. His theology was taught to students at their school, in particular, students whose parents attended Presbyterian and Reformed Baptist churches. This post is my coverage of the situation, along with my thoughts.

24. Boyce’s Vision, Mohler’s Report, and My Reflection on Reform

As stated in the title, I reflect on Dr. Mohler’s report on Southern Seminary which, in part, became the foundation for my series on Blue Collar Theology. It also sparked a discussion on the relationship between the seminary and the local church, their similarities and differences, and what the future will be like for both of them.

23. The Outsourcing of the SBC

On the eve of the annual meeting of the SBC in San Antonio, I wrote this piece due to the developments which were causing many young Southern Baptists to think of leaving the convention to serve elsewhere, foster new partnerships, and network through other means in our post-denominational world.

22. An Outsider Look at Unregenerate Church Membership

An article based on an excerpt from David Garrison’s book Church Planting Movements (not personally recommended though the quote is quite good). Several bloggers picked up on this post as the discussion on integrity in church membership continues to be a front-burner issue in the SBC.

21. Jamesonian Snickering and Snoring

A rather recent post on a moderate Southern Baptist editor who took the opportunity to deride the “Building Bridges” Conference with unbecoming rhetoric and unfortunate caricatures.

*** Top 5 SBC Blogs ***

5.  Micah Fries
4.  Said at Southern
3.  Ed Stetzer
2.  Tom Ascol
1.  Nathan Finn

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5 Comments on “2007 Year in Review: Top 25-21”

  1. […] this one is hot off the presses. According to SBC Uber Blogger Timmy Brister, MicahFries.com is one of the top 5 Southern Baptist blogs. Of course, Timmy […]

  2. Jim Shaver Says:

    I think Timmy, you are way too modest.

    Methinks you outdo Stetzer and the Said site!

  3. nathanfinn Says:

    Timmy, thanks for the kind words. You are a good guy, though it is obvious you do not read as many blogs as I thought you did. 🙂

    You’re on my top five list!


  4. Thanks Jim. That was kind of you. I do not consider myself in the running since I am making the judgment calls.


    You’re welcome brother. You are doing some excellent work. I probably read more blogs than I should, but my reader is telling me that I have 1,182 posts yet to read. Oh, and I will admit that I do not read many SBC blogs out there (probably about 5-10). I just don’t find the discussions personally compelling if you know what I mean.

  5. […] Convention of North Carolina, recently had an interview/podcast with Nathan Finn, whom I deemed the best SBC blogger, regarding various matters in Southern Baptist life. Nathan has been on the forefront of the great […]

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