After the announcement of The Gospel Project, Peter Lumpkins exposed the hard line Calvinist doctrine that was being pushed on Southern Baptists. The Gospel Project is a new Sunday School curriculum that promotes a Calvinistic doctrine while not referencing the reformed slant but instead refers to it as “The Gospel”. Now, for the marketing plan, LifeWay is giving to the churches that sign-up for the curriculum a quarter of material free of charge.
After this move it makes pastors suspicious of new projects that come from LifeWay. Today I was opening my mail at the church and found a catalog for “Women’s Ministry”. As I was perusing the various bible studies I took special note of the female authors. The usual ones were there, Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, Kay Arthur, etc. etc. There were multiple authors that I did not recognize that were much younger and seemingly new that were being featured by LifeWay. Then, to my surprise, I saw a author that would be normally classified as a Moderate. Margaret Feinberg is a author that would not be able to affirm the Baptist Faith and Message 2000. Notice her debate with Dr. Voddie Baucham in a CNN interview.
It seems that Margaret Feinberg would not affirm “the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by Scripture” As a result of the CNN debate Jonathan Merritt describes Dr. Baucham’s response as, “looney-toon comment“. Read more