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 […]
I got into an elevator at the convention hall. All was well until a bunch of people squeezed in after me. ”Anybody in here have germs? I asked, to the slight embarrassment of my wonderful wife. A lady opposite jerked her thumb at her husband, “He does,” she said. I wasn’t trying to start anything […]
We’ve had candidates who said they would reform the SBC but never one that specified exactly what and who needs reforming – naming names and calling out wrongdoing. Randy Adams is unique in that fashion. Randy Adams will come in last in the first ballot but get more than a token few votes. I like […]
Almost nine years ago, I wrote an article about how two-thirds of the young college graduates who serve overseas through our International Mission Board’s Journeyman program were females. This is one of the SBC’s best opportunities to serve the Lord in places far more needy than affluent U.S. of A. IMB Journeymen are young adults, […]
The SBC Annual Meeting will be off with a gavel slam in 15 days. I’ll be there along with around 15,000 other messengers, guests, media, and protesters. Count me in the first group, a messenger from an SBC church. This is the unofficial SBC Voices guide to the Annual Meeting. Unofficial because I couldn’t get […]
This is a change that diminishes the ability of members of cooperating churches from knowing about the entities that they pay for. Better take a look at this. Current Business and Financial Plan, (In the SBC Annual this sentence is in Article XIV. On SBCNet, which I have linked, the sentence is not in […]
This isn’t a sleeper item, it’s been publicized by Baptist Press: Rewritten Business & Financial Plan awaits adoption by SBC messengers. It is a snoozer, though. Not one messenger in 100 will read it. Not one Southern Baptist in a thousand will care one whit about it, but it is an important item. The various […]
In one of the great naval battles of history, the HMS Hood, pride of the British Navy, for years the largest, most powerful ship of its day, was sunk on May 24, 1941 by the giant and famous German battleship, the Bismarck. The Hood, launched in 1918, was getting a bit long in the tooth […]
This is the time of the year, just prior to the SBC Annual Meeting, when Lifeway Christian Resources releases the dreaded Annual Church Profile data collected for the previous year. Baptist Press story: Southern Baptists grow in number of churches, plant 588 new congregations amid COVID-19 pandemic. I’m in favor of emphasizing the positive so […]