Building Bridges Conference–Hot Links

Here are some sources of information and opinions about the Building Bridges conference.

Audio files of the talks

Baptist Press Reports

Calvinism examined in its Baptist context.
For whom did Christ die?
Does God choose who will believe?
Stereotypes hinder SBC’s Calvinism dialogue.
Akin envisions ‘Great Commission Resurgence.

Selected Blog Comments

Timmy Brister, one and two
Tim Rogers interviews participants, one and two
Sam Waldron, one and two
Les Puryear
John Pipes
Mark Kelly
James Galyon
Scott Brown
Taylor Tsantles, one, two, three
(Taylor has some great pics to go with his comments)

I may have missed some. If so, feel free to add a link in the comment section.

Tom Ascol has served as a Pastor of Grace Baptist Church in Cape Coral, FL since 1986. Prior to moving to Florida he served as pastor and associate pastor of churches in Texas. He has a BS degree in sociology from Texas A&M University (1979) and has also earned the MDiv and PhD degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Ft. Worth, Texas. He has served as an adjunct professor of theology for various colleges and seminaries, including Reformed Theological Seminary, the Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary, African Christian University, Copperbelt Ministerial College, and Reformed Baptist Seminary. He has also served as Visiting Professor at the Nicole Institute for Baptist Studies at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida. Tom serves as the President of Founders Ministries and The Institute of Public Theology. He has edited the Founders Journal, a quarterly theological publication of Founders Ministries, and has written hundreds of articles for various journals and magazines. He has been a regular contributor to TableTalk, the monthly magazine of Ligonier Ministries. He has also edited and contributed to several books, including Dear Timothy: Letters on Pastoral Ministry, The Truth and Grace Memory Books for children and  Recovering the Gospel and Reformation of Churches. He is also the author of From the Protestant Reformation to the Southern Baptist ConventionTraditional Theology and the SBC and Strong and Courageous. Tom regularly preaches and lectures at various conferences throughout the United States and other countries. In addition he regularly contributes articles to the Founders website and hosts a weekly podcast called The Sword & The Trowel. He and his wife Donna have six children along with four sons-in-law and a daughter-in-law. They have sixteen grandchildren.
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