In the Nick of Time

  • Don't Pray Like This, Either

    September 22, 2017
    Kevin T. Bauder[This essay was originally published on May 11, 2012.]Jesus wanted to teach His disciples how to pray, but He also wanted to teach them how not to pray. In the Sermon on the Mount, He told them that they should not pray like the hypocrites (Matt. 6:5-6). For Jesus’ followers, praye...

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  • The Benedict Option

    September 15, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderCentral Seminary does not usually use In the Nick of Time for book reviews. The Nick is an opinion piece. It is aimed at pastors and students, and designed to address sundry issues from the general perspective of the seminary—which can be partly summarized as Baptist, fundamentalist...

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  • More Interesting Reading from 2016-2017

    September 08, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderLast week I published a list of the most interesting books that I had read during the 2016-2017 academic year. The problem is that I got wrapped up in a couple of categories of reading, with the result that several interesting books were left out. So this week I want to fill in the...

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  • Most Interesting Reading of 2016-2017

    September 01, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderJust over a year ago I published a “best reading of the past year” list. It was my first in years. Since my reading patterns are a bit odd, I thought perhaps that no one would be interested. To my surprise, I heard from quite a number of people who enjoyed the list, so I’m going to...

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  • Roger, Roger | Part Four: Today’s Situation

    August 25, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderA few weeks ago, Roger Olson of Baylor University devoted a blog post to asking “What Is ‘Fundamentalism?’” By way of contrast he was also trying to say how fundamentalism differs from evangelicalism. He used Edward John Carnell’s critique of fundamentalism as the fulcrum of his a...

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  • Roger, Roger | Part Three: Necessary Qualifications

    August 18, 2017
    Kevin T. Bauder[Editor’s note: A technical difficulty prevented last week’s essay from being emailed. Part Two of this series can be found on Central Seminary’s website.]Over the past couple of weeks I’ve been responding to Roger Olson, who teaches at Truett Seminary (Baylor University). Not long a...

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  • Roger, Roger | Part Two: Fundamentalism and New Evangelicalism

    August 11, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderI am responding to colleague Roger Olson who, in a recent blog post, attempted to articulate the difference between fundamentalism and evangelicalism. His argument relied upon an old critique in which Edward John Carnell labeled fundamentalism as “cultic orthodoxy.” My first step w...

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  • Roger, Roger | Part One: Edward John Carnell

    August 04, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderI appreciate many aspects of Roger Olson’s work. He has written a clear exposition of Arminian theology that I require my students to read. He can show civility and charity toward those with whom he disagrees. We are on opposite sides of certain issues, but I know him to be a man o...

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  • Concluding Thoughts on the NTAIBC and the FBFI

    July 28, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderOver the past several weeks I’ve been writing about the founding of the New Testament Association of Independent Baptist Churches and the renaming of the Fundamental Baptist Fellowship from the old Conservative Baptist Fellowship. This is not ancient history, but it is history that...

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  • The NTAIBC and the FBF

    July 21, 2017
    Kevin T. BauderThe New Testament Association of Baptist Churches voted itself into existence and adopted a constitution in 1965 at Beth Eden Baptist Church in Denver. The occasion was a gathering of the Conservative Baptist Fellowship, which set aside time during its meeting to initiate the new ...

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