Many Southern Baptist executives, editors, leaders, pastors and bloggers have published their thoughts on the recent meeting in Greensboro. Among the ones that I have read are the following.
Danny Akin writes about Calvinism, the presidential race, the Cooperative Program, the resolutions on alchohol (he strongly supports it), integrity in church membership (he hopes it will be submitted again in the future though he trusts the resolutions committee’s “rationale” for not bringing it before the convention this year), and one that perhaps should be proposed in the future regarding gluttony.
Timmy Brister brings the wisdom of Carl Henry to bear on current Southern Baptist life, and he does so with provocative wisdom. He also notes that conservatism does not equal legalism and gives some helpful quotes from various sources on the alcohol resolution.
Jim Smith offers three cheers for the alcohol resolution while commenting in passing about the “often overstated role of the so-called ‘bloggers'” and castigating Ben Cole for his opposition to that resolution.
Speaking of Ben Cole, his Greensboro wrap-up has some brilliant analysis of Southern Baptist mentality as it was displayed in the cheering of the abortion-advocating, alcohol drinking Condaleeza Rice and jeering of Calvinism. Plus, he reveals that he authored the nomination speech for Wiley Drake’s 2 VP candidacy.
Joe Thorn gives insightful thoughts about why he is encouraged from his time in Greensboro.
Marty Duren identifies the convergence of several factors that went into making this year’s convention the perfect storm.
Wade Burleson reflects on several aspects of the convention ranging from the new president to the unusual depth displayed at the Pastors’ Conference. Included are his briefly expressed hopes that the IMB fiasco can be resolved internally by the trustees.
No doubt there are other very helpful reflections that are available online. These are simply among the ones that I have had time to read and have found worthy of noting.