In the Nick of Time

  • The Beginnings of the New Testament Association

    July 14, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderBy the early 1960s three issues divided the Conservative Baptist Movement. First was the question of separation, especially in view of neoevangelicalism and Billy Graham’s tactic of “cooperative evangelism.” Second was eschatology—many Conservative Baptists had moved away from pre...

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  • The Conservative Baptist Conflict

    July 07, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderThe Conservative Baptist Movement formally began when the Fundamentalist Fellowship organized the Conservative Baptist Foreign Mission Society in 1943. The CBFMS was originally meant to function within the convention, but it was rapidly rejected by convention officials who effectiv...

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  • Corrigendum

    June 30, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderIn a recent edition of “In the Nick of Time,” I wrote about the founding of the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and the renaming of the Conservative Baptist Fellowship to the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship. The CBF was the parent organization of both the N...

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  • A Theology of Rejoicing

    June 23, 2017
    Jon PrattEverybody likes a party, and for those so inclined Luke 15 might rank as their favorite chapter of the Bible. Here we learn of the rejoicing of the shepherd who finds his lost sheep (Lk 15:6), the woman who finds her missing silver coin (Lk 15:9), and the father whose prodigal son retur...

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  • The New Testament Baptist Fellowship

    June 16, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderThe New Testament Baptist Fellowship met Tuesday through Thursday of this past week. The name is a new one, and that creates the impression of a new organization, but the impression is not quite correct. Instead, the New Testament Baptist Fellowship is a label for the combined mee...

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  • Celebrating a New Decade: Retrospect and Prospect

    June 09, 2017
    Roy BeachamCentral Baptist Theological Seminary was founded in 1956. Upon the closing of Northwestern Theological Seminary in Minneapolis, students, faculty, and other sponsors urged Dr. Richard V. Clearwaters to open a new seminary in order to fill the vacancy of such a training institution in ...

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  • I'm Looking Forward to This

    June 02, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderOf the various conferences that I attend, one that I look forward to is the annual meeting of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship, International. It’s also one that I don’t have the privilege of attending very often. It is usually far from my home, and it typically falls in the midd...

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  • The Rockford Conference

    May 26, 2017
    Kevin T. Bauder Every year I travel through a kind of circuit of conferences. Some I speak at and others I just attend. It’s rare for me to go to any given conference every year. Some move around from year to year (especially those that are connected to groups like the FBFI) and these are often ...

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  • The Future of Seminary Education, Part II

    May 19, 2017
    Brett Williams In my last article, I discussed the future of seminary education in relationship to consumer-driven academia and consumer-craving ecclesiology. It seems as though the mass of ministerial pragmatism, multiplied by the acceleration of globalization in higher education, has produced ...

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  • What Do You Mean, Relevant?

    May 12, 2017
    Kevin T. Bauder Many contemporary American Christians obsess over relevance. They seem to feel personally obligated to make Christianity relevant. This wish to make Christianity relevant, however, raises two questions. First, why should Christianity be made relevant? Second, what would a relevan...

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