After posting about the first article by Steven A. McKinion I found the second article. I commend it to you as it provides some interesting observations about the three generations of the Conservative movement in the SBC. I don’t know if I agree with all of his observations of the first two generations because of my experiences with them; maybe I need to study the history more before I offer too much commentary. However his assessment of the third generation’s two camps of thought (and I would say there are some from all generations in these two) is pretty good:
“Some may see Baptist identity as the means to faithful biblical faith and practice, while others may see faithful Christian life and practice resulting in a Baptist identity“
In light of our study at GRBC about Baptist heritage I think these posts are timely as we get closer to talking about the SBC. And it helps explain some of the conflict in the SBC right now.