Thursday, January 21, 2010

Elders in Church History: Notes and links from Final Discussion #3

I want to thank everyone for their willingness to come out and learn about this sometimes controversial topic. I learned a lot researching this topic and I had fun during our discussions! Our study on the book of Revelation will resume next Wednesday.

- Bro. Dave

Notes from Wednesday, January 20. In Word Doc format, here are the notes from our discussion this past Wednesday.

W.B. Jonson's chapter on Elders. A PDF file containing the entire chapter from WB Jonshon's book, "The Gospel Developed." Johnson was the 1st president of the Southern Baptist Convention and held a high view of plural elders.

History of Elders in the SBC. A PDF file that provides the text of a sermon preached by Paul Burlson who argues a strong case for the use of elders. 

Here is a link to a Baptist Press article that reported on a recent conference at New Orleans Baptist Seminary on the question of Elders in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Here is a link to an Associated Baptist Press article that shows one church's controversial vote on moving toward an elder model.

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