In 2014, Stanley said, “Don’t state the Bible claims. Say the author’s name whom published the Bible” (Stanley, Deep and Wide ).

On Aug. 25, 2016, in a discussion with Russell Moore during the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission seminar held with the Southern Baptist Convention yearly meeting, Stanley stated, “I would personally ask preachers and pastors and pupil pastors within their communications to obtain the limelight from the Bible and right back regarding the resurrection.” This might be nutty, needless to say, since it is impractical to comprehend Christ’s resurrection apart from the Bible.