Denominational Commentary

The high road … will the IMB Trustees take the road less traveled? …

Many of us who pastor understand the humbling effects of a necessary apology. People who attend our churches expect near perfection when it comes to interpersonal relationships. Some enter relationships with gregarious ease while others engage people a bit more reservedly. The former can come off plastic, the latter … Continue reading

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Thoughts from across the pond …

I met Andrew Jones online and on the phone. We have mutual friends. He has a good post on the whole SBC-BWA thing from the perspective of someone across the pond – as Andrew lives in London.

I liked a quote from Andrew, used in a paper written by … Continue reading

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How consistent will be be with this and to what loss …

Can’t leave this one alone, just yet. The Daily Oklahoman carried an article about the recent SBC vote on its relationship with the BWA.

?The time has come that the BWA is going in a separate direction,? Jordan said. ?Southern Baptists are going to continue their commitment to missions Continue reading

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It’s done …

What happens when you marginalize by categorizing so that your numbers of participants reflect your narrow pedagogy? You may portend to speak for much larger numbers but cannot get them to participate out of fear of being labeled by thoughtful dissent. Certainly the criticism will arise, “why did you … Continue reading

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Will they still love Rick? …

Seems as though Rick Warren knows how to deflect criticism. The SBC will discuss a motion to withdraw from participation in the BWA. At the same time, Rick Warren, pastor of the “largest Baptist church in the world”, will speak at the centennial celebration of the BWA next year … Continue reading

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