Today, Dr. Jerry Johnson, President of Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, hosted Drs. Danny Akin and Mark Coppenger in what was billed as a “Debate on Calvinism.” It was tape for Dr. Johnson’s radio program and broadcast from the Criswell booth in the exhibit area. About 100 people stood around to listen. As you would expect, both men were very gracious and conciliatory as the 5 points of Calvinism were discussed. In fact, they actually agree on 4 of the 5 points and their disagreement on the atonement hardly overrules the vast agreement that they have on that important subject. It was a great display of how to discuss theological issues that are far too often the occasion of dismissive discourse.
Tomorrow, at the Founders Fellowship Breakfast, I plan to make a major announcement that will be of great interest to the readers of this blog and all who care about the health and direction of the Southern Baptist Convention.
I will post the announcement here, as soon as I have opportunity.