Melissa Eddington gets a gold star for working Chaucer into an article. I think I’ve read a bit of old Chuck Chaucer, guy from Alabama, right?
SWBTS trustees are instructed to meet a self-selected group of big donors “forthwith” sayeth the wealthy former donors to the seminary. Money talks. Sometimes it barks out orders, even in Southern Baptist life. Guess we will see who jumps.
Brent Hobbs is doing a lot of the editing and admin stuff here now. He is responsible for finding all of these neat photos that come with articles. What goes on in his mind when he matches them up, I don’t know, but they look good.
How shall the Cooperative Program be described? “Sacred cow” say some. “Sacred how” say others. Scott Hildreth in his new book says, “genius tool!” I’ll go with him.
I try to be modest but anyone who finds a way to put an armadillo in an article here has some kind of intellect. My wife has been saying for a long time I have some kind of intellect. I’m counting that as a compliment.
Jim Bunning pitched a perfect game when I was 14 years old. Those golden 2 hours and 19 minutes where he got 27 consecutive outs with 90 pitches made his obituary. Thank you, Jay Adkins, for bringing his name to Voices so I could have a nostalgic moment.
While playing baseball, I once took a third strike. When I went back to the bench, the coach said, “You looked like he pitched a zombie at you.” It was an important game and I had just made a critical out, but that line cracked me up. I got in trouble for laughing. I still laugh about it. Zombies have since gone mainstream. I was ahead of the curve but flummoxed by the zombie fastball.
Word was, the surgeon was to remove Dave Miller’s spleen while he was slicing around down there but I hear, HIPPA notwithstanding, that it will survive to be vented again.
So Voices is a group of clones who think the same thoughts? Think again. Brent Hobbs and Bart Barber disagree on immigration and both are able to share their views here, sans rancor. What’s the internet coming to? Next thing ya know, Cals and Trads will be talking to each other.
Augie Boto used an elaborate metaphor for the SBC in his Executive Committee address. The SBC is a ship, adrift but still slogging ahead. The most notable metric on the Old Ship SBC is that national CP revenues are slightly increasing while state CP funds are declining. More on this later. It’s important.
My pastor is just getting off a non-megachurch type of sabbatical (he was gone all of last month). I am happy for him. At the one decade mark, the church he started is doing well. It’s a tough road. Though I never had a sabbatical, I recommend them for pastors who serve long and faithfully.
My July 4th means a drive over to Colbert, GA to watch a small town parade and pick up some BBQ that the Baptist church there always makes. Don’t tell GuideStone, but if I get there early enough I can drop five bucks for a sack of pork skins right off of the whole hog bbq rack. Very tasty. Have to hide them from the food police when I get home.
Have a nice 4th.