I’ve been watching with great interest the last week as the Southern Baptist blogosphere has been processing the news about the decline in SBC membership. This event has confirmed to me the value of SBC Voices. So, here are what the voices of the Southern Baptist Convention were saying:
- The Official Baptist Press Story
- Ed Stetzer’s Take From Inside LifeWay
- Tom Ascol was one of the first to respond
- Bart Barber breaks down Ed Stetzer’s analysis
- As does Timmy Brister when he calls for Repentance and Reorientation: SBC in Decline
- Wes Kenney quotes the comments of Dr. Malcolm Yarnell’s counter point to Stetzer’s blog post Declining Membership
- Ed Stetzer again with A Year Is Not A Trend: Decline and the SBC
- Nathan Finn asks Does The SBC Have A Future?
- Peter Lumpkins writes a handy wrap up post The Verdict Just In: The Southern Baptist Convention is in Decline
- Todd Benkert takes a Second Look at the Annual Church Profile
- Josh Buice tells us Why We Should We Worry About The SBC Decline
- W. David Phillips offers his Delaware perspective on The Decline of the SBC
My moderating side came out on Said at Southern and I just posted a poll Poll: The SBC Goes Flatline here are the results so far, it’s still open so feel free to go and vote.
SBC Flatline: What’s the lesson here? (check all that apply)
- God opposes the proud, statistics have been our idol (52%, 39 Votes)
- We’ve lost our zeal for evangelism (49%, 37 Votes)
- Someone churches are cleaning the rolls – AMEN (48%, 36 Votes)
- ACP can never measure God’s work (28%, 21 Votes)
- Younger pastors are too afraid to ask for decisions (7%, 5 Votes)
- We need a new denominational program – ASAP (5%, 4 Votes)
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