Just when I thought I was a stranger in my own denomination, Dr. Grant Ethridge invites a list of actual Southern Baptist Pastors to preach at the Southern Baptist Pastors Conference. This list is certainly not complete, and I’m sure there are likely to be a few outsiders invited to the party, but it’s pretty hard to go wrong with David Jeremiah, David Platt, Fred Luter, Johnny Hunt and Jack Graham.
A year ago, we were embroiled in a bit of controversy over this conference. I suppose there is still time for that to develop, depending on the remaining speakers. But so far, from my perspective at least, this is a conference that appears to be doctrinally sound, homiletically inspiring and denominationally faithful.
Now if I can only survive about ten hours of preaching without anyone suggesting that I’m a pagan or a liberal for opposing the name change, I will have died and gone to Southern Baptist nirvana, where the fried chicken grows on trees with foil wrapped baked potatoes and casserole dishes and the rivers pour forth streams flowing with strong coffee.
Here’s the link: 2012 Southern Baptist Pastors Conference