Ruled Out of Order or, A Pusillanimous SBC Part 2

Southern Baptists pride themselves as literalists. The tendency is to employ a rabid love for the meaning of words until it does not suit the purpose. Southern Baptists are then rigid pragmatists. In both instances stridency becomes virtuous, even in the face of withering contradictions. Most people face this oxymoronic existence at least once in life.

Before proceeding with Part 2, Ruled Out of Order or, A Pusillanimous SBC, let me point to an intentional word play and one deliberate word choice that might have gone un-noticed in Part 1. This does not mean other words were flippantly selected.

First, the title of this series, Ruled Out of Order or, A Pusillanimous SBC, uses the indefinite article, a, to describe the SBC. Read More

Friday Photo – Not My Young

Kildeer use a method of distraction to keep predators from harming their young. We often have Kildeer nesting  at various places on the property at Snow Hill.

Maybe twenty feet off of our parking lot a nest was discovered. Four eggs have now hatched and these little ones are being led around by the unique call of the parents.

I went to get a photo for our children’s bible study classes and was greeted by the defense Kildeer employ to stave off predators. As I moved closer to the nest the Kildeer came within just a couple of feet. Here, I assume, is the “mother” who squawks as if to say, “Not my young!”

Maybe some of the recent instances of neglect should require us to learn something from these animals when it comes to our young. Read More