The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention is less than two weeks away. In light of the recent disagreements and controversies that have taken center stage, I wanted to share a few hopes and prayers I have for our annual meeting. A Time of Repentance Just to be honest, a lot of the interaction … Continue reading My Hopes for the SBC
In just under two months, thousands of Southern Baptists will gather in Birmingham for the annual meeting. Over the course of two days, we will conduct business as a denomination. For many, the prospect of attending a denominational business meeting sounds akin to experiencing a colonoscopy. During the Conservative Resurgence, tens of thousands attended the … Continue reading Why You Should Care about the SBC?
Earlier this week, the SBC released their Annual Church Profile, which gives a summary of the convention's membership totals. The alarm bells are sounding across the convention because membership has declined for the seventh straight year. While this number is getting the bulk of the attention, I believe a different category sheds light on the … Continue reading The Decline of the SBC
This week marked an historic week for Southern Baptists. Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected as President of the SBC. Anyone familiar with our denomination's beginnings will understand why this was such a momentous occasion, seeing that our genesis was a result of slave owners who wanted to … Continue reading Will the Convention Affect the Church?
Last night, the Southern Baptist world was set aflame by the news that the SBC Executive Committee has formed a task force to discuss the possibility of changing the Convention's name. What exactly is this task force discussing? According to Denny Burke, they are responsible for answering four vital questions: 1) Is it a … Continue reading SBC Name Change?