JD Greear

The Old SBC, the Age of Fear and the End of an Era?

Who knew there was another Littleton somewhere in the United States concerned about the current condition of the Southern Baptist Convention and its future? I didn’t. To say that we see things differently would not be distinctive enough. Read More

Only Everyone Else (In the SBC) Should Turn the Other Cheek

Not once when watching a cartoon bullfight did the animators expose the truth of the event. It wasn’t a fair fight. At least it wasn’t when I went to my first and only bullfight in Madrid in about 2003.  Read More

Greear on “Accepting Christ”

JD Greear and I met about eight years ago. As I type this, that is hard to believe. My picture of JD was like looking at myself – though he is much more handsome. He sat preparing for a meeting of the BWA General Council. He was reading Doug Groothuis’ Truth Decay: Defending Christianity Against the Challenges of Postmodernism. I say it was like looking at myself for I am always toting a book to a meeting. You never know when one will turn south and you might find something better to do while sitting in the midst of what Scott Curry used to refer to as a “case of the nons.”

JD recently wrote a series on evangelism. This one caught my eye, as it should every reader. He notes,

The Gospel is not primarily about accepting Christ. Calling people to “accept Christ” is simply a way, and not really even a good way, of expressing what it means to throw ourselves on the mercy of God as promised to us in Christ’s substitutionary death.