Dec 22, 2022: Gospel Coalition Africa: The Mighty God’s Arrival Means Weakness is Okay
Voddie Baucham tartly describes our generation’s conception of Jesus as a “European metrosexual with the hair of a shampoo model and hands that hadn’t seen a hard day’s work.” In short, our vision of the Saviour might be slightly skewed.
I’m not saying we should denigrate Christ, nor drag his name in the mud in a bid to demonstrate some warped kind of humility. What I am saying is that, like the Israelites, we might need to readjust our understanding of power. God, in his infinitely abundant wisdom, gave us and the Israelites a Lord and Saviour who doesn’t meet any of our expectations.
November 23, 2022: Christian Post: Gay marriage isn’t the new interracial marriage
Nevertheless, as Voddie Baucham says, “gay is not the new black.” And in the same way, gay marriage isn’t the new interracial marriage.
I won’t mince words: it’s an insult to suggest that my and my wife’s obedience to God is the same as two homosexuals’ disobedience to God.
Furthermore, it’s also deeply racist to suggest that my skin color is like sexual sin. My skin color is created by a holy God, but homosexuality is practiced by sinful people. My skin color isn’t offensive to God, homosexuality is. My skin color isn’t perverse, homosexuality is.
Like LGBT people, I am a sinner. But the difference between gay people and black people is homosexual behavior is a sin, and dark skin isn’t a sin.
Nov 4, 2022: Church Leaders: New Lecrae Song ‘Deconstruction’ Mentions John Piper, Voddie Baucham, Tim Keller, Tony Evans, and Judah Smith
I would speak at churches, hang with leaders and such. You know, Judah, Piper, and Keller, Tony Evans was clutch,” Lecrae raps. “I was so involved, never thought that I could fall, y’all. Right before the fall of 2015, I was all off. It involved killing Michael Brown, had me feeling down. Tweeted ‘bout it, Christians call me clown, I was losing ground. And Voddie was a hero of mine, met with him plenty of times. This time, when he spoke, it cut me deeper than I realized. Doubled-down, spoke about my pain, I was met with blame. ‘Shame on you, ‘Crae, stop crying, get back to Jesus’ name.’”
Lecrae shares that Baucham’s words cut him deeply, which led to him losing sleep. The CHH icon asks God why his people were hating him because he wasn’t saying what they wanted him to say regarding race relations.
Oct 26, 2022: Church leaders: ‘Scary Christian Nationalism’ Is a ‘Smokescreen,’ Says Voddie Baucham on Allie Beth’s Stuckey’s Podcast
Concerns about Christian nationalism are distracting Christians from engaging in the public square, argues author and former pastor Dr. Voddie Baucham Jr. Baucham joined author and cultural commentator Allie Beth Stuckey on her Relatable podcast in an Oct. 24 episode titled on YouTube, “’Christian Nationalism’ Sure Beats Progressive Globalism.”
“I remember it seemed like things started to get traction, right, in terms of people waking up to the problems with this whole social justice movement,” said Baucham. “People started to speak up, you know, and speak out and all of a sudden, the folks on the other side, I think, got a little nervous. And then they started going, ‘Yeah, well what about this Christian nationalism?’”
Oct 9, 2022: IHeart: Ep 161 | How Christianity Was INFILTRATED by Woke Politics | Voddie Baucham | The Glenn Beck Podcast
What does the future hold for Christianity? Is it actually in decline, or is the cultural depravity that’s entered even our churches just another trial for Christians? While these are troubling times, Pastor Voddie Baucham believes they should also be “hopeful times.” He joins Glenn to break down how we got here, where we’re heading, and what the Church must do next. Voddie and Glenn dive into how woke politics infiltrated Christianity and debunk the media’s fearmongering about “Christian nationalism.” Voddie also describes the “brutal attacks” his family faced after he was nominated to be president of the Southern Baptist Convention, reveals his top three most important books for these times, and advises Christians on how to peacefully stand up for their faith against a government that’s hostile to it.
June 14, 2022: Religion Dispatches: AT THIS WEEK’S MEETING, WILL SBC VOTE FOR VODDIE BAUCHAM, THE HOMESCHOOLING ‘STAR’ WHO EMBRACES THE RIGHT WING THEOLOGY AT THE HEART OF THE ABUSE SCANDAL?
On March 4, news broke that African Christian University dean Voddie Baucham was asked to accept a nomination to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the largest Baptist denomination in the world—a denomination also in the spotlight at the moment due to revelations of widespread systemic abuse. Eighteen days later, the right-wing Conservative Baptist Network announced they were also nominating Baucham for President of the SBC’s Pastors Conference. These nominations immediately provoked controversy in Baptist and other circles, beginning with Baptist News Global’s Rick Pidcock arguing 3 days later on March 7 that Baucham is “a threat to children, women and daughters.”
June 14, 2022: New York Times: Southern Baptists, Battling Divisions, Gather for ‘Historic’ Convention
A separate vote on Monday for head of the Pastors’ Conference, a largely symbolic but visible role, attracted more attention than usual this year. Ultraconservatives nominated Voddie Baucham, a popular preacher and writer who warns of liberal drift on issues like critical race theory. With 608 votes, Mr. Baucham lost by 82 votes to Daniel Dickard, a pastor in North Carolina.
March 4, 2022: Christian Post: Voddie Baucham says he's been asked to accept nomination for SBC president
Renowned Southern Baptist preacher Voddie Baucham, who denounced critical race theory and the social justice movement in his latest book, Fault Lines: The Social Justice Movement and Evangelicalism’s Looming Catastrophe, confirmed Friday that he has been asked to “accept a nomination for SBC President.”
Aug 3, 2021: Religion News: Voddie Baucham’s publisher defends Fault Lines against plagiarism claims
Then Baucham included in the quote this statement, which he put in italics: “This means whites are incapable of righteous actions on race and only undo racism when it benefits them.”
Author and blogger Joel McDurmon claims the statement about “righteous actions” never appears in Delgado’s writings. In a blog post and on social media, he has accused Baucham of fabricating that statement and falsely attributing it to Delgado. McDurmon also alleges Baucham plagiarized the work of atheist author and anti-CRT activist James Lindsay
July 30, 2021: Lambs Reighn: Voddie's Fault Lines Worse Than Before: Fake Quotations AND Plagiarism
Several people have expressed shock since I uncovered that Voddie Baucham attributed false (and damning) quotations to critical race scholars, apparently to make their position look far more objectionable than any actual sources contained. I have intended to present the visual evidence in a condensed article format, focusing only on that central failure. I learned, however, while preparing for this article that the truth is even worse than I thought. Not only has Voddie attributed false quotations, but he has both done so repeatedly and it appears he plagiarized some of the material he included.
March 11, 1969: Voddie T. Baucham, Jr. was born in Los Angeles.
January 30, 2009 by Crossway Books
A theological explanation for Voddie Baucham's suitor requirements, as well as a collection of practical advice, What He Must Be... is organized around the five "musts" of what any Christian man should be before getting married. Hitting two sides of the coin, this book is designed to be a manual for readying fathers and daughters, as well as a manual for training sons to become men worthy of marrying. He spends time addressing the importance of marriage for Christians; the need for fathers to become patriarchs willing to be sensitive to-and protective of-their daughters; the dangers of feminism; ways to lead selflessly and with love; the importance of valuing children as a blessing; and a number of other elements crucial to a successful courtship and marriage.
―Andreas J. Köstenberger : What He Must Be: ...If He Wants to Marry My Daughter
"Voddie Baucham believes that fathers have a significant responsibility to protect and guide their daughters as they prepare for marriage. One need not agree with everything in this book to benefit greatly from the practical wisdom contained in its pages. As the father of two teenage daughters, I am planning to keep this book close at hand."
Feb 8, 2021
July 30, 2021: Lambs Reighn author posted this about Baucham: Several people have expressed shock since I uncovered that Voddie Baucham attributed false (and damning) quotations to critical race scholars, apparently to make their position look far more objectionable than any actual sources contained. I have intended to present the visual evidence in a condensed article format, focusing only on that central failure. I learned, however, while preparing for this article that the truth is even worse than I thought. Not only has Voddie attributed false quotations, but he has both done so repeatedly and it appears he plagiarized some of the material he included.
March 4, 2022: Voddie Baucham was asked to accept a nomination to be President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Christian Post reported Baucham told them: “I have indeed been asked to accept a nomination for SBC President. While I am honored to have been asked, I am not sure I am eligible,” Baucham said in a statement. “There are questions about the way church membership is considered for missionaries (SBC Article II and Article VIII).”
March 7, 2022: Baptist News Global’s Rick Pidcock reported that Baucham is “a threat to children, women and daughters.”
March 9, 2022: Calvary Church pastor Willy Rice defended Baucham: I am aware that there is some question regarding Voddie’s eligibility as he has acknowledged that he is not presently a member of an SBC church. I will leave that conversation and discussion to others. However, over the last several days, a number of social media posts and articles have been written that are strongly critical of Voddie. In my opinion, some of these things simply cross the line. Such attacks are unnecessary, unloving, and harmful to our witness. I condemn both the nature and the content of criticisms that distort the truth, unjustly impugn Voddie’s character, and attack his family.
Voddie Baucham’s ascension to the SBC presidency or the Pastor’s Conference presidency would be dangerous to many but especially to Black people because he would wield the power to make those white Christians who hold racist ideologies across the country believe their ignorant indignation surrounding Critical Race Theory, social justice and other extremely relevant issues are not only correct, but biblically sound and person-of-color approved.
“He would wield the power to make those white Christians who hold racist ideologies across the country believe their ignorant indignation surrounding Critical Race Theory, social justice and other extremely relevant issues are not only correct, but biblically sound and Person-of-Color approved.”
Because racists see Black people as a monolith, they only need to hear from one of “us” with a dissenting opinion to dismiss every argument for our humanity that we present. Baucham would become white Christian America’s best Black friend, and we’d all be the worse for it.
Someone asked me if I thought Voddie Baucham is a “house negro.” I don’t like that term for many reasons, but I told the person “no.” Not because I disagree with the term but because Baucham is something far more insidious. -Brent Barnett; Baptist news Global 3.24.22
October 24, 2022