There are few who simply assume that a pastor from Georgia will be the next President of the Southern Baptist Convention. But one thing Southern Baptists should realize from the events of the past two years is that things are not always as they seem, surprises can occur on a moments notice, and the winds of change throughout the nation are blowing within the SBC.
For that reason I found it quite refreshing to read the website of another announced candidate for the office of President of the Southern Baptist Convention. Whereas most Southern Baptists who run for President feign an aversion to campaigning for the office, Dr. Wagoner simply puts up a campaign site - and then backs up his pledge to run for the office with a substantive and definitive platform
Dr. Wagner's resume is impressive. I'm not sure many Southern Baptists know much about Dr. Wagner, as is the case with me, but it doesn't take long for one to read his website to see that this man is not part of any status quo, is not in the center of denominational establishment, and has some pretty doggone good ideas.
Will Bill Wagner be elected the next President of the Southern Baptist Convention? I don't know. But one thing should be clear to us all by now - things are not the way they used to be in the convention, and the SBC is not out of surprises yet.
In His Grace,