Congratulations to Pastor Fred Luter!
Good job, Logan!And congratulations to Fred Luter!
I just do not see how this is going to change much.
Anonymous,It may not change much at all, but it is a signficant change in itself.
This is an historic moment for SBC. I wonder if "Southern" in the name and having Fred Luter as president might strike some as an oxymoron. I remember as a child the SBC church where I was a member would not accept African Americans as members. They were put under the "watch-care" of the church. We've come a long way and probably have a long way, about the same distance, yet to go. I for one see this as a long overdue action. Hopefully it's the start of true racial equality in the SBC churches.
Interesting point, Mary. :)I expect the convention will announce this morning that the new name "Great Commission Convention" - used as a "descriptor" for Southern Baptists and which was voted upon by messengers yesterday afternoon - has been adopted by a 55% majority. I'm not sure what that means since nobody is forced to use the descriptor, but maybe some who see "Southern" as offensive will find Great Commission as a better alternative. I agree Southern is outdated, but I don't think Great Commission is fresh, visionary, or communicates well to outsiders what we are about.
For me, I will always say "Southen Baptist", just like I always refer to the "BCM" as the "BSU", "Chesepeake Energy Arena" as "The Ford Center, and "Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark" as "The Bricktown Ballpark".T.
Wade and Logan,I featured this video in a post over at The Wartburg Watch. Thanks for giving us a bird's eye view of this historic event.
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