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Upcoming Baptist Identity Conferences at Union University

I wanted to inform you of two more upcoming conferences that will help us think more clearly as Southern Baptists continue to wrestle with issues of identity and cooperation. Union University is hosting two conferences this academic year that will address issues related to Baptist identity. The first is a one day symposium on October 16 called "Baptists in America: Baptist Way or Baptist Ways?” The speakers will be Greg Wills, professor of church history at Southern Seminary, and Bill Leonard, dean and professor of church history at the Wake Forest University Divinity School. The cost of the event is $5.00, which covers lunch.

The second conference is slated for February 15-17, 2007. The conference, called “Convention, Cooperation and Controversy,” is a follow-up to Union's 2004 conference on Baptist Identity [you can find the audio from the 2004 conference here]. The speakers at the 2007 conference will include Timothy George, dean of Beeson Divinity School; Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn.; Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention; Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Russell Moore, senior vice president for academic administration at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources; Ed Stetzer, missiologist and research team director at the North American Mission Board; and Mike Day, director of missions for the Mid-South Baptist Association in Memphis, Tenn., as well as Union University President David S. Dockery and Thornbury.

Union will also host conferences this year on the topics of “Evangelicals and Global Warming: A Formal Debate” and “One Bible, One Gospel: Exploring the Unity of Scripture.” For more information about all of Union's 2006-2007 conferences, read the news release here.  

Faith of our Fathers: RG Lee Quotes

LeeRG Lee's preaching is meant to be heard, not read. So, for the final post on RG Lee (for a while) I thought it would be great to get a flavor of Lee's preaching. Below are several clips from his preaching. Please listen to several of them and comment on which ones are your favorites. Also, please include any thoughts that you have on Lee's impact on the SBC or your ministry.

1. Lee on the Invitation
2. Lee on Christian Duty
3. Lee on the Foolishness of Rejecting Christ
4. Lee on Jesus
5. Lee on the Bible
6. Lee on Jesus as the Theme of the Bible
7. Lee on Jesus' sacrifice
8. Lee on Resurrection
9. Lee on his own Death
10. Lee on Prayer
11. Lee on Righteous Indignation
12. Lee on Evangelism
13. Lee on Alcohol
14. Lee on the Bible and the SBC
15. Lee on Liberalism
16. Lee on the Unpunished Sin of Ahab and Jezebel
17. Lee on Ahab's Encounter with Elijah
18. Lee on Ahab's Death and God's Judgment
19. Lee on Payday

RG Lee was a Southern Baptist preacher. He served the Lord for over 5 decades of ministry. I pray that God will use these spotlights to awaken a new generation to his preaching, but most of all I pray God will raise up preachers like Lee who will stand before congregations week after week and year after year delivering God's Word in power under the anointing of the Spirit.