We had some discussion and good questions – only one embarrassing speech – and passed the new amendments and system on sexual abuse with overwhelming majorities. Honestly, they were basically unanimous. Amazing.
8115 registered messengers 3571 votes Kathy Litton 1803 votes – 50.49% Don currance 1759 votes- 49.26%
Referred to all entities Philip Bethancourt’s motion seeking a progress report on abuse progress in entities. Referred to EC Brent Epling’s motion on global persecuted church. Aaron Collier on funding for dealing with abuse. Robert Anderson on day to honor George Liele. Referred to ERLC David Haynes on effects of birth control. Referred to NAMB […]
There are 8098 messengers presently. There were 4018 votes. Yeats received 2527 votes – 62 89% Eddie Eaton received 1465 votes – 36.46% We are voting on registration Secretary now.
I get it and I agree. Social media is out of control. Bloggers and Tweeters give evidence of the works of the flesh far too often – more than we demonstrate the fruit of the Spirit. Guilty. Not just “them.” Not just the discernment bloggers and Twitter terrorists – all too often I speak before […]
I’ve written already about the nominations expected for President, First and Second Vice President, and Recording Secretary. That leaves what may be the most interesting election of #SBC19 – for registration secretary. Two nominees have been announced at this point. Don Currence, who has served in the role for two years after working closely for […]
All were elected by convention ballot with no opposition. Also, my apologies. I was in an interview and did not get back to the arena in time to record the motions. There was some Blosser guy up there.
Observations: If you are going to the mike, write your motion out. State your motion. This is not the time to speak to the motion. Go to the mike realizing your motion will get referred and likely be rejected. Reality. No guarantee I got all of it. 1. Philip Bethancourt Requested entities provide a progress […]
The following are recommendations of the executive committee to be considered by the Convention: The Executive Committee report will be one of the opportunities the Convention will have to act on the issues surrounding sexual abuse, as well as ethnic discrimination. Here is a quick summary of the relevant recommendations. The first EC report […]
I had trouble finding a seat, and I got here a little after 8:30. Registration is at about 7000 right now-in a non-election year. Anecdotally, from my observation, the crowd seems younger and more diverse. Right now there is enthusiasm in the room. Obviously, there are landmines out there. We punted the sex […]
It’s no secret that one of the major issues we’ll be facing today and tomorrow as we convene our annual meeting is sexual abuse and how we will respond to it as a Convention. President Greear indicated last night during the ERLC panel discussion on sexual abuse that we would have numerous opportunities during our […]
Philip Bethancourt moderating. Panelists: Russell Moore, Beth Moore, Susan Cadony?, J.D. Greear, Rachael Denhollander. They are talking faster than I can type. These are NOT quotes. I will be constantly updating this. Rachael – 1. Survivor community loves the church and finds hope in the gospel. 2. Unity that comes from silence and doesn’t confront […]