My friend Ben Cole writes for Associated Baptist Press. He lives in Washington, D.C. and works on public policy issues. His recent post is sure to stir some conversation especially among those who know him as a former Souther Baptist pastor. I suspect there will be some knee-jerk responses as their were to a recent piece by Jonathan Merritt among some Southern Baptists. What will surely be missed is the need to think carefully moving forward. An apptitude that is viewed like kryptonite to some. Here is a link to the piece – unholy smoke. Let the fun, er uh, conversation begin.