There would surely be protests, multiple protests I believe. The abuse victims and advocates would be there (with both JDG and Cedarville featured on their placards and signs; the latter, BTW, I recall having a major exhibit hall presence the last year or two). BLM would be there. Will there ever be an SBC annual meeting without protests?
The usual backslapping everywhere, an indication in most cases of genuine joy over seeing old friends. Watch the eyes though. If the look is over your shoulder they’re looking for someone more important than you.
A contested presidential election. Mohler looked like a shoo-in but then the big trump flop. Bet he would be answering a lot of questions but I can’t see him losing.
Masks? There always has been a lot of masks worn at the meetings.
Ridgecrest kaput? Questions for LifeWay on this. There is no substitute for facts and figures, the ‘God talk’ of the CEO notwithstanding.
Don’t know if the newly militant Founders group would have come up with something foolish as they did last year. There’s capacity for it, I think.
Would the CBN have come out in the open? Not sure what the holdup is.
There would be the unexpected and unplanned. You never know what Southern Baptists will do.
We would have commissioned some new overseas workers, the main reason we’re here.
Bet the Broadus gavel would have gotten hammered. Time to put that in the museum guys.
I wasn’t planning to be there anyway.
See you in Nashville.
Looking for the new SBC logo…I hear there is one.