I know, we don’t have a pope and I don’t want to be one. I’ll bet Steve Gaines aged 7 years just trying to run this thing the last couple of years and having papal powers over this bunch would be like trying to herd autonomous cats with soul competency. I have no authority […]
Bart Barber had a tough day. Pray for him. He is a man who would have jumped in a fire for Dr. Paige Patterson and not only voted with the Executive Committee to fire him but stood to defend the action. If you had told Bart a year ago that he would do such a […]
My phone sometimes doesn’t post when it is supposed to. I hit publish…I thought. I publish it now simply for the results. This is how it is done. We approve the Trustees of our entities and we can remove them. That is why we are voting on Hatley’s motion to dismiss the trustees of […]
I am not excited about the VP’s visit tomorrow but it is for very different reasons than many of my friends and in the minority communities. For me any desire to hear the VP speak (and I have little) is more than balanced by the anticipated logistical nightmare that awaits us tomorrow. Bill Townes broke […]
By an overwhelming vote, after a powerful, forceful speech by the chair of the ERLC , Dan Anderson was given his second term as a trustee. We hope this kind of this won’t happen again.
We rejoice that Dr. Vines was elected by an overwhelming majority. There were 9560 registered messengers with 6499 voting. Dr. Vines received 4364 votes – 67.15%
Brad Jurkovich nominated Ken Hemphill, carrying forward the harsh tone of the Hemphill campaign. There was a negative tone to much of it. He insinuated that the Greear campaign was about putting wedges between old and young and denigrated Greear’s sacrificial act from two years ago in stepping aside for Steve Gaines He did praise […]
By my count, 12 motions were introduced. As it normal, most will get referred. Here they are. 1. Sam Fordham of Alabama moved the establishment of a new entity to promote evangelism and equipping. Not gonna happen. We are not forming a new entity. Probably gets referred to EC and dies. 2. Wade Burleson of […]
The schedule I just released got scrambled by the news that VP Pence is speaking on Wednesday. That will mean tightened security and a completely scrambled schedule. Will update.
Last year I spent about 30 minutes in the convention hall – I was toast after the PC. This year I plan to do better but I won’t be in the room gavel to gavel. Does anyone except the president and the parliamentarian spend every moment in the hall? Of course, everything that goes on matters […]
I am at my hotel getting ready to head over to the convention site and so are most of our group. That means that we are entering convention mode. Only posts about the SBC will appear. We won’t likely take submissions, though you can send them. It is likely they will be overlooked in the […]
I have a confession to make. I believe with all my heart that the Bible is inspired, word by word, and that it is truth without any mixture of error. But when I read through the Bible there are portions that I will sometimes skim a little more carelessly than others. The genealogies of 1 […]