Facebook Group for Conservative Logos Users

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Posted: Sat, Feb 2 2019 2:11 PM

*This will be in a cross-post over in General*

I am considering starting a Facebook Group which would be either a Public group so you can see the contents of the posts without joining or a Closed Group which would mean that you cannot see the posts. For this type of group, I would be leaning on creating this group as Public, but having people to ask for membership into the group.

The PURPOSE in the group is simple: a place where current conservative users of Logos can find help on finding particular resources of trusted resources.

An EXAMPLE of the purpose would be me, a conservative Baptist (I'm independent, but would line up more with SBC biblical theology) being able to ask a question like, "I have 167 resources that are Acts specific. Does anyone know of an 'introduction' to Acts that would be trustworthy for my theological leanings." The idea behind the concept is so that we can get an idea of a valuable resource to what we are trying to achieve and to have reasonable verity that it is a good theological resource for what we are trying to accomplish.

This is AKIN to sitting around the table with your pastor or a friend in the ministry and saying, "I'm about to start a study in Acts and I wonder what would be a great book to kick off the the survey.

A lot of time, I go into my account here on Logos and search through my orders for a key word, just so I can get an idea. Especially with all of the "Classic Commentary" series. Sometimes looking at them on the Logos site is a good way to judge where I need to start, but not always. Many times, I come away daunted at where to begin.

I believe a Facebook Group would be a great way to have these discussions.

As a "devil's advocate," one might say, "Well, why not just ask this in the General Logos forum. Quite frankly, with due respect, the Logos community is very forthright and helpful, but it is extremely broad in biblical theological leanings. In other words, the advice of an Episcopalian (for example) isn't very much desired and would be counterproductive. I say that with grace and I hope not to offend, but there are reasons we are different.

For the purpose of this group, I am not saying that a person who joins needs to be Baptist, I'm just saying they should have general agreement to conservative principles.

What say you? Is this doable? Is it practical?

Wilson Hines

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David Thomas | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 6:58 AM

Wilson Hines:
What say you? Is this doable? Is it practical?

This seems like a significant overlap with the Facebook Group FWB Logos Users. I realize the subtle differences between your tradition and the Free Will Baptist, but when it comes to Logos resources your camps are not far apart. Edwin Bowden who moderates the FWB group is very fair-minded, yet he clearly comes from a conservative baptistic stream.

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 7:38 AM

Nice.  I actually go to a FWB church, the largest in the country from what I understand, but I am more Calvinists than FW.  We attend there because there is great overlap and very little conflicting ideals and philosophy.  

In any case, thanks for the heads up.

Wilson Hines

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Myke Harbuck | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 8:53 AM

David Thomas:

Edwin Bowden who moderates the FWB group is very fair-minded, yet he clearly comes from a conservative baptistic stream.

Yeap. He's a fantastic guy! Does a good job with that group, too!!!

Myke Harbuck
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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 8:55 AM

I can’t even find the group. 

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David Carter | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 9:14 AM

Wilson Hines:

I can’t even find the group. 

Here https://www.facebook.com/groups/292633697439773/

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Justin Gatlin | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 9:18 AM

Wilson Hines:

I can’t even find the group. 

Here you go.

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 9:20 AM

Yeah believe it or not, there's a couple guys in there that I know personally.  Interesting. 

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Wilson Hines | Forum Activity | Replied: Tue, Feb 5 2019 9:22 AM

It is absolutely not my goal to re-invent the wheel -  for sure.  In fact, if there is a thriving group elsewhere, I'm behind it.  I don't need the drama in my life of trying to officiate (admin) the group.  

The post I originally put up was in the Baptist forum.  There were people who responded to that post who had zero to do with Baptists with no more intent than trying to irritate others; it's just about impossible to try to do something without those types of people.  

Wilson Hines

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