I am more encouraged about the direction of Southern Baptists and their future than I have been in a long time.
Reading blogs you can get an enhanced sense of our division and splintered nature. We do indeed face real problems and challenges, no question about it.
But I think that there is a growing sense of unity among certain groups (there are those who are determined to fight – and they have legitimate points to make) but there is a sense of optimism here that may or may not have come through the feeds.
Bryant Wright did a great job. There was neither much controversy, nor any heavy-handed tactics from the rostrum.
We have some huge challenges facing us, but I am glad I came to Phoenix and I am more confident than have been in a long time that we are going to face those challenges.
Now, I have to remove my cheerleading outfit and go try to pick up some more pens before they pack up the exhibits.
Batteries are dying on all my electronic gear, so Houston, this is Odyssey signing off.