I’m back from the convention, partially because of church tonight and partially because it was a very discouraging experience for me.
My 1st Convention Experience
I won’t air my criticisms here, at least not until I’ve had more time to pray. But I am freshly convicted of the priority of godliness, humility and no-spin-truth-telling in my own life.
I think the best summation of what I observed at the convention was written by Dr. Donal Whitney. On his website is an article titled THE ALMOST INEVITABLE RUIN OF EVERY MINISTER . . . AND HOW TO AVOID IT. This afternoon I printed this article and spend about and hour reading and praying through its message.
I would encourage you to do the same. Whatever your feelings about the SBC, this article was a good antidote for several dangers in your heart (and very much in mine).
I want to say things to everyone who introduced themselves to me in Indy. It was a little awkward for me, since I don’t consider myself someone “out there” in denominational life. But it was nice to hear how SBC Voices is helping connect Southern Baptists through their blogs.