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The Center for Baptist Leadership podcast aims to cultivate courageous and biblical Baptist leadership for 21st-century America. Our mission is to revitalize the Southern Baptist Convention from within, defend it from those who seek its destruction, and serve as a better Baptist voice in the public square. Learn more at www.centerforbaptistleadership.org.

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The Center for Baptist Leadership podcast aims to cultivate courageous and biblical Baptist leadership for 21st-century America. Our mission is to revitalize the Southern Baptist Convention from within, defend it from those who seek its destruction, and serve as a better Baptist voice in the public square. Learn more at www.centerforbaptistleadership.org.

    Why Stephen Feinstein No Longer Trusts the SBC Platform Leadership

    Why Stephen Feinstein No Longer Trusts the SBC Platform Leadership

    In Today's episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Stephen Feinstein, Pastor of Sovereign Way Christian Church and United States Army Reserve Chaplain, to discuss Stephen's concerns with SBC Platform leadership on the issues of power, money, and biblical authority.
     
    #CenterForBaptistLeadership #SBC2024 #StephenFeinstein #Conversion #Pastor #Chaplain #Platform #Leadership #Power #Money #BiblicalAuthority
     
    Stephen is the youngest son of a Jewish father and a Roman Catholic mother. As a kid he preferred no particular religion, but instead did whatever seemed right in his own eyes. This all changed when he was sixteen years old. Although he heard the gospel from a neighbor many times before, he ignored it. But when he was nearly 17, he heard a gospel presentation from a pastor, which really got him thinking about his eternal fate for the first time. Over the next six months, he was searching for more answers, and when he was 17½, he received Jesus Christ as Lord.
     
    His life was marked by a divine transformation known in the Bible as conversion. He served in the teaching ministry as early as 20 years old, and became a pastor in 2008 at 30 years old. In 2007, he earned a Masters of Arts in Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2017, he completed his Masters of Divinity at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2022, he completed a Master of Theology (Th.M) from Gateway Seminary, specializing in the exegesis and hermeneutics of early Judaism and its intersection with New Testament exegesis and hermeneutics.
     
    He is married to Bonny and they have been blessed thus far with two children: Rachel and Hadassah. In addition to being a pastor, is a Chaplain in the United States Army Reserve, holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He current serves in the 311th Theater Signal Command.
     
    Learn more about Stephen Feinstein's work:
    https://sovereignway.org/pastor-stephen-feinstein/
    https://x.com/Ptr_StephenFein
     
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    • 1 hr 14 min
    LIVE: Center for Baptist Leadership - SBC 2024 (ft. Joshua Abbotoy)

    LIVE: Center for Baptist Leadership - SBC 2024 (ft. Joshua Abbotoy)

    In Today's episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Joshua Abbotoy, Executive Director of American Reformer, to discuss the key issues before the 2024 Southern Baptist Convention in Indianapolis including the law amendment, financial transparency, voting on a new President, reforms to the ERLC, and much more.
     
    Register to attend "SBC at a Crossroads" hosted by Center for Baptist Leadership and Founders Ministries and featuring keynote speaker, Megan Basham:
    https://centerforbaptistleadership.org/sbc2024-lunch/
     
    #CenterForBaptistLeadership #SBC2024 #JoshuaAbbotoy #AmericanReformer #SouthernBaptist #LawAmendment #FinancialTransparency
     
    Josh abbotoy is the Executive Director of American Reformer. He is also a Managing Director at New Founding. A seasoned private equity lawyer by background, Josh is the grateful beneficiary of Christian education, having been homeschooled, then earning his B.A. (History) from Union University and an M.A. (Medieval and Byzantine Studies) from the Catholic University of America before earning his J.D. at Harvard Law School. His writing has appeared in American Reformer, the American Mind and the Federalist, among other places. Josh lives with wife and three children in the Dallas, Texas area.
     
    Learn more about Josh Abbotoy's work:
    https://americanreformer.org/about/
    https://www.newfounding.com/about
     
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    • 1 hr 48 min
    The SBC Under Attack: Megan Basham Explains How Progressive Megadonors Are Funding the Liberal Drift

    The SBC Under Attack: Megan Basham Explains How Progressive Megadonors Are Funding the Liberal Drift

    In Today's episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Megan Basham, Culture Reporter for The Daily Wire and Author of "Shepherds for Sale," to discuss her investigative research into progressive political actors and foundations which have infiltrated the Southern Baptist Convention through large financial grants to entities like the ERLC. The podcast examines issues like immigration, climate change, abuse reform, and CRT that left-leaning groups are pushing the SBC to adopt.
     
    #CenterForBaptistLeadership #SBC2024 #MeganBasham #ShepherdsforSale #Progressive #Christian #ERLC #RussellMoore #JDGreer #DannyAkin #GeorgeSoros #DarkMoney
     
    Megan Basham is a Rotten Tomatoes-approved critic and a culture reporter for The Daily Wire and a frequent contributor to Morning Wire. In her previous role as an entertainment editor and podcast co-host for World Magazine, she interviewed numerous A-list celebrities. She has also written for The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and Townhall. She is the author of multiple books including, "Beside Every Successful Man," and the soon-to-be released "Shepherds for Sale."
     
    Learn more about Megan Basham's work:
    https://www.dailywire.com/author/megan-basham
    https://x.com/megbasham
     
    Purchase Megan's latest book "Shepherds for Sale":
    https://www.harpercollins.com/products/shepherds-for-sale-megan-basham
     
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    • 1 hr 17 min
    SBC Presidential Candidate Interview: Dr. David Allen

    SBC Presidential Candidate Interview: Dr. David Allen

    In Today's episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Dr. David Allen, Founder of PreachingCoach, Professor and Dean at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, to discuss David's background in ministry, nomination to be SBC president, views on transparency, sexual abuse reforms, the law amendment, and his vision for course correcting the SBC.
     
    #CenterForBaptistLeadership #SBC2024 #DrDavidAllen #SBCPresident #Candidate #MainThing #Transparency #CourseCorrect
     
    Dr. David L. Allen is founder of PreachingCoach (preachingcoach.com), a ministry dedicated to equipping pastors and ministry leaders to communicate with clarity, competence, and confidence. In 2022, Dr. Allen became the Distinguished Professor of Practical Theology and Dean of the Adrian Rogers Center for Biblical Preaching at Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary in Memphis, Tennessee.
     
    ​He began preaching at age 16 and has taught preaching from the bachelor to the doctoral level since the late 1980s. He earned his MDIV from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas, where he became Dean of the School of Theology in 2004, and the founding Dean of the School of Preaching in 2016. He served as the Distinguished Professor of Preaching, Director of the Center for Expository Preaching, and held the George W. Truett Chair of Pastoral Ministry. Dr. Allen is married to Kate Finley, the Director of the Texas Division of Trinity Strategic Wealth, an affiliate of Raymond James, a global financial services firm. He has four children and nine grandchildren.
     
    Learn more about Dr. David Allen's work:
    https://www.drdavidallen.org/about
    https://www.preachingcoach.com/
     
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    • 57 min
    SBC Presidential Candidate Interview: Jared Moore

    SBC Presidential Candidate Interview: Jared Moore

    In Today's episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Jared Moore, Senior Pastor of Homesteads Baptist Church, to discuss Jared's background in ministry, nomination to be SBC president, his views on sexuality, gender roles, sins of the heart and those in deed, and his vision for the future of the SBC.
     
    #CenterForBaptistLeadership #SBC2024 #JaredMoore #SBCPresident #Candidate
     
    Jared is the author of The Lust of the Flesh: Thinking Biblically About “Sexual Orientation,” Attraction, and Temptation, and the co-author of The Pop Culture Parent: Helping Kids Engage Their World for Christ. He also co-hosts The Pop Culture Coram Deo Podcast (available everywhere). Jared has a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and has served in pastoral ministry since 2000. He and his wife Amber have four children.
     
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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Waking Up In A Woke World: Willy Rice on His Perspective Shift on Abuse Reform & Other Issues in the SBC

    Waking Up In A Woke World: Willy Rice on His Perspective Shift on Abuse Reform & Other Issues in the SBC

    In Today's episode of the CBL Podcast, William Wolfe sits down with Dr. Willy Rice, Senior Pastor of Calvary Church, to discuss his experience running for SBC president, the trials he faced and why he dropped out, and what he discovered along the way including wayward agendas that have hijacked abuse reform efforts.

     
    #CenterForBaptistLeadership #SBC2024 #WillyRice #CalvaryChurch #SBC #Abuse #Reform #Law #Amendment #SouthernBaptist
     
    Dr. Willy Rice, and his wife, Cheryl, are invested in building relationships to bring people to dynamic life in Christ! Willy has pastored churches in the south eastern United States for more than 35 years, and he has a passion for teaching the Word of God in an engaging and understandable way. Willy was called, licensed and ordained to preach at Calvary under the leadership of Dr. Bill Anderson, who pastored Calvary Church for 27 years. Willy Rice returned to Calvary in 2004 to lead the church he considered his home. Dr. Willy Rice is a graduate of Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama with a B.A. degree (1985) and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree (1990) and a Doctor of Ministry degree (1996). Willy and Cheryl have three children, Amanda, Anna, and Stephen, and six beautiful grandchildren.
     
    Learn more about Dr. Willy Rice's work:
    https://calvary.us/about/our-team
    https://erlc.com/people/willy-rice/
     
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    • 1 hr 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

dmichaelclary ,

Much needed courage

The CBL podcast is exciting because they are committed to a courageous hopeful future for the SBC. They tackle thorny issues with clear headed biblical courage.

PodConnoisseur_ ,

Great show

Awesome work from the Center for Baptist Leadership outlining what’s going on in the SBC. Keep it up!

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SBC Essential

Enjoyed being interviewed by William Wolfe! The SBC has many wonderful people, but it is difficult for change to happen inside. William is willing to ask difficult questions, aimed at improving the SBC for everyone.

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