Would that it was not so, but controversy drives SBC blogs.
We try to write on a variety of topics here. I am doing a series of posts on the Holy Spirit, which is not exactly breaking records – but I forge ahead! We write devotional posts, theological posts, political posts. We write about sports (if the Yankees come back against Houston, just wait to see how I blast Barber and Blosser. If it keeps going bad, sports will be banned). But when there is some kind of denominational brouhaha, our traffic explodes. We set records earlier this year due to some of the controversies going on in the spring.
But right now, there seems to be a quiet settled over the SBC. Are things slow everywhere or am I just out of the loop?
Admittedly, my life has been distracting recently and I have been less engaged here. Plus, I made a choice a couple of years ago to simply ignore the blogs I felt were strife-mongers. People would come to be breathless with horror at what this person or that wrote. Someone gave some good parenting advice years ago. Ignore children when they throw tantrums. It works with blogs, too.
But I am not interested in hearing about controversies today. Let’s not rake muck. In fact, I am just wondering what is happening in the SBC. Up here in the soon-to-be-frozen Iowa, I often have no idea what is going on. How are things in your association, your state? What do you see that is good? That could be better?
Boiled down, what I really want to know is simple. Statistically, the SBC isn’t doing that great. But in your neck of the woods…
How are things going in the SBC?