My wife and I have the privilege of calling David and Becca Sanders from Little Rock, Arkansas our friends. David is a political columnist with a wide readership in dozens of major newspapers. Of all the newspaper columnists I intentionally read, David Sanders and Cal Thomas are two of my favorites. The Wall Street Journal will once again be carrying a 1,000 word article by David in this Friday's editorial section. Politicians seek his advice, people seek his opinion, political parties seek his favor. David is the featured host of a popular political television show in Arkansas, and on the few occasions when Rachelle and I have had the opportunity of sharing meals with David and Becca Sanders in restaurants within Arkansas, he is almost universally recognized by the patrons. David is young, conservative, articulate, highly connected, and quite influential.
He is also an evangelical Christian.
The Associated Baptist Press is now running regular opinion pieces by David Sanders. Two things that can be said about David's writing for ABP. First, the fact that he is writing for Associated Baptist Press means I will be reading ABP on a more regular basis. Second, the fact that ABP has asked a man the stature of David, conservative in his faith and cooperative in his nature, is an indication that ideological lines may be blurring just a tad for the sake of the gospel of Jesus Christ and cooperation among all Baptists.
My prayers is that David Sanders and his wife Becca are representing the new, fresh faces of Southern Baptist leadership (they are members of FBC Little Rock) and that Baptists in general will be seen by the world at large as the Sanders represent us -intelligent, Bible-believing, and cooperative with all Christians.
In His Grace,