I would like to thank everyone who has written in with suggestions about whether or not I should continue blogging. I really appreciate your continued calm, measured approach to this issue. I have chosen to continue blogging in support of our efforts through the International Mission Board and will continue to be extremely conscientious, as in the past, to fully abide by every policy and procedure of the IMB. I am always positive about our work, conscientious about confidentiality, and will only write those things that I believe can improve our cooperation together to win the world to Christ.
I have spoken this afternoon with Tom Hatley, Chairman of the Trustees of the IMB. He told me that Tammi Ledbetter's article", released via Baptist Press earlier this morning, needs clarification. What Tammi said in her journalistic article, according to Tom, should not be considered official statements by him.
Tom will be issuing an official statement tomorrow. I have read Tom's offical statement and it is different from the Texan article in two critical areas --- the very areas which caused me concern.
I would think the Texan will issue a couple of clarifying statement themselves, and will wait to see if that is the case.
If it is not, I will blog about it here, but no need to talk about things that may be corrected tomorrow.
Have a great evening,