Reflections on the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention in Dallas

14 Jun

Keep Calm – Don’t Panic

Political correctness has definitely crept into our convention.  How can we call sin what it is and be politically correct.  Sin is sin period and to be so concerned with whether we allow a political figure or not to speak does not in any way associate us with that politicians stance.  It seems to be proven correct that some of our fine messengers come into the convention with their own agenda and intend to foist it upon the rest of the convention.  We lose the sense of direction on evangelism, discipleship, worship, fellowship and ministry when we get sidetracked with superfluous motions.

The Guard Has Changed

For decades and perhaps most of the existence of the SBC  our presidents have been (and I’m trying to find the best term to use) “elder statesmen” and by this I mean they had been involved in doctrine, theology, beliefs and traditions which have sustained us for 173 years.  I will say this for President Greear.  I pray for his success.  I pray for the success of the SBC.  I pray for him to lead us to growth.

Perhaps it is time for the guard to change.  The convention has been in decline.  State conventions have been in a decline.  Churches, including mine, has been in a decline.  It’s not because there are not enough programs to help us grow.  We need reinventing.  Maybe a new branding.  I pray our new president will lead us down this path.  Those of you who know me know I’m not a pessimist.  I look for solutions to the opportunities before us not complain about the problems we have.

Lead on President Greear – to the best of my ability you have my prayer and support.