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Tuesday, June 13, 2006

SBC presidential outcome

Today Frank Page was elected president of our convention for this next term.  While I did not cast my vote for Dr. Page (as many others didn’t), let us remember that we have still elected a fellow conservative.  And I cast my vote of confidence with his upcoming leadership and look forward to what our Lord will do with him at the helm of our great denomination.

The stats on the vote are as follows:

     Ronnie Floyd—2247 votes at 24.95%
     Jerry Sutton—2168 at 24.08%
     Frank Page—4546 at 50.48%

SBC presidential candidates

For those who may desire to examine the interviews of the three candidates for SBC president go to Biblical Recorder for Ronnie Floyd and Frank Page, and SBC Outpost for Jerry Sutton.

On Defining the Emergent Church

While I cannot necessarily espouse everything Jeremy Weaver posts, we are probably more similar than dissimilar.  His one sentence definition is on the mark.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

SBC, the NeXt Generation

All this talk of letting younger leaders take charge is very interesting.  Who are these younger leaders?  And speaking of younger, how old are they?  Most of them (the ones vying for actual leadership) appear to be boomers.  It seems amidst all of their talk of pride and humility and unity that all they really want is control; not just to be heard and be allowed a part, but to direct and dictate.  Why should GenXers lend them support?  So they can become what they claim to eschew.  No, let us not ally with a Rehoboam generation (1 Kings 11:43-12:19), but let us seek the wise counsel of those who have made great sacrifices and led us well.  Soon enough we will find the yoke of leadership upon us; soon enough we will have to lead without the benefit of the wise counsel of those who have paved the way for us, as their generation passes away.  I pray that at this SBC meeting we, as a convention, will show ourselves wise in the eyes of God, and will not divide the kingdom over petty ambitions. Sola Deo Gloria.