Answer: Absolutely…sometimes. Recent history makes this longtime SBC observer wonder if we would not be better off to find another approach to issues of note. What would that approach look like? I’m not sure but if the current system is a net negative then smart SBC people should find the more positive alternative. For some […]
My wife and I went to our small town farmers market last Saturday. It was located behind the court house and there were a dozen or so vendors, hobbyists, veggie and fruit sellers. As soon as we had we walked into the area, I spotted a young guy headed for me. “Man,” I thought, “this […]
Among the most notable items of the recent SBC Annual Meeting was the passage of a motion by Ronnie Parrot and Grant Gaines that directed the SBC Executive Committee to “transfer oversight of the independent third party review into handling of sexual abuse to a task force” appointed by the SBC President. The new president, […]
I didn’t have plans to come back up here after Lifeway sold their venerable conference center in the North Carolina mountains but the new owners have it open and here I am. It’s quiet this week but still a great place. The Ridgecrest Foundation owns it now and it’s called Ridgecrest Conference Center. The campus […]
So everyone says at some level,”Hey Ed, cut that stuff out” even though he (a) obtained prior permission, and (b) apologized. The number of heroic virtue signalers are legion in this matter. A few of my favorites: Don’t do anything your homiletics prof would not approve of. Good luck with that. Can we note the […]
The ERLC lacks a permanent leader at the moment, Russell Moore having resigned earlier this year after leading the organization for eight years. I always liked the demeanor that Moore brought to the ERLC. The acting President is Executive Vice President Daniel Patterson and the ERLC trustees have appointed a search committee for the new […]
Jonathan Howe interviews Ed Litton on SBC This Week. You can hear Litton’s answers. An interview with Ed Litton This will take about 23 minutes of your time. I appreciated SBCTW addressing what is happening. We don’t usually do things this way.
Among the SBC Voices writers and editors, I believe I am the only one who does not know Ed Litton personally. I’ve never met him. I did not attend any of his pre-convention meet-and-greets. Until about a year ago, he was someone that I had never heard of. After reflection, he got my vote for […]
Ed Litton won the SBC presidential election by a total of 556 votes out of 13,112 total votes counted. That’s pretty close. I read that it wasn’t really close, that there are reasons to conclude that the margin of victory, less than three percent, didn’t represent the level of support that the CBN candidate had. […]
So, my millennial techno savvy friends who don’t write checks, who use Venmo, order groceries online and Prime every purchase. You are in charge of the SBC Annual Meeting. How would you manage voting? There are some rules in place: Only registered messengers may vote. Votes may be made only by those present in the […]
Please, grow up and let’s not hear so much whining. It’s not a good look. Over the years dissenting groups have made plans to stack the mics with those friendly to their cause. It’s part of what you get when you have a democratic mass meeting like our Annual Meeting. I don’t particularly like this but I don’t know of a better system than the one we use.
But, what if you are really keen on a motion or resolution and feel compelled to speak to the assembly? Here’s one way to do it.
Imagine that. In a meeting of followers of Christ membership and balloting relies heavily on individuals acting like, well, followers of Christ, exhibiting things like telling the truth, not being deceitful, following agreed upon rules, and the like. #SBC21 was the most important annual meeting in a generation. The attendance was higher than it had […]