As the 2007 year comes to a close, I thought I’d provide a little year-in-review. For the next six days, I am going to post annotated links to the top 30 posts of this year (determined by comments, backtracks, and personal recollection) as well as some other things to note.

25. Connellism vs. Calvinism: You Be the Judge

John Connell, a Georgia Baptist pastor, developed a theological framework called “Connellism” to rebut the rise of Calvinism in his area. His theology was taught to students at their school, in particular, students whose parents attended Presbyterian and Reformed Baptist churches. This post is my coverage of the situation, along with my thoughts.

24. Boyce’s Vision, Mohler’s Report, and My Reflection on Reform

As stated in the title, I reflect on Dr. Mohler’s report on Southern Seminary which, in part, became the foundation for my series on Blue Collar Theology. It also sparked a discussion on the relationship between the seminary and the local church, their similarities and differences, and what the future will be like for both of them.

23. The Outsourcing of the SBC

On the eve of the annual meeting of the SBC in San Antonio, I wrote this piece due to the developments which were causing many young Southern Baptists to think of leaving the convention to serve elsewhere, foster new partnerships, and network through other means in our post-denominational world.

22. An Outsider Look at Unregenerate Church Membership

An article based on an excerpt from David Garrison’s book Church Planting Movements (not personally recommended though the quote is quite good). Several bloggers picked up on this post as the discussion on integrity in church membership continues to be a front-burner issue in the SBC.

21. Jamesonian Snickering and Snoring

A rather recent post on a moderate Southern Baptist editor who took the opportunity to deride the “Building Bridges” Conference with unbecoming rhetoric and unfortunate caricatures.

*** Top 5 SBC Blogs ***

5.  Micah Fries
4.  Said at Southern
3.  Ed Stetzer
2.  Tom Ascol
1.  Nathan Finn