I’m a little early, big mistake, since eager exhibit workers have pent up ferocity to inflict on unsuspecting browsers.
One church growth type ministry has smiling workers in lab coats, very clinical. “Are you a pastor?” I’m asked. “Sorry,” I reply while putting some distance between us, “I’m not dealing with anyone in a lab coat because nothing good can come out of it and a lot of things not so good like needles, pain, bad news, and straight jackets.” They weren’t giving anything away anyhow.
Look, there’s a former SBC entity head without an entourage. My how the mighty have fallen.
Here comes Russell Moore, smallish in stature. He’s got either bodyguards or his staff with him.
I saunter into the Gateway Seminary booth and it looks like I’m their first visit. To start a spiritual conversation I ask the youngish dude with the California look and the best hair in the hall where the pallet of cash is located. He doesn’t miss a beat, “You mean the millions from the sale of our property. It in the bank earning a pathetic amount of interest.” Very sharp guy. I like him.
Some capital fundraising outfit has a pastor’s lounge with some of the best freebies. Lots of money in this business and they would love to hound you incessantly to hire them at an exorbitant rated to conduct a campaign. Take the free stuff and run.
Namb and IMB are giving away free tee shirts for contact info.
Stop by Baptist Global Response, sit and chat. This is a ministry that works closely with IMB and pastors need to know more about them.
Founder’s Ministry has a booth but I’m not seeing their nemesis, Connect 316. Maybe the Cals have more money.
The YEC folks at their dino booth will smile at you before they launch into their polemicism. Stop at your own risk.
There’s Bart Barber engaged in sedate conversation with some equally distinguished colleagues. I hear he was less sedate when preaching last night. Sorry I missed it.
interesting…more later…unless the grown ups decide to take back their blog.