I really don't know what to say about the convention.  If you don't know what I'm talking about, I was privileged to travel with my pastor to Indianapolis to the Southern Baptist Convention.  He was invited to speak at a church planting round table.

Anyway, I felt like I was in a time warp.  Most everybody was elderly, or fashion deficient, or trying way too hard to be fashion profecient.  Everybody wants to wear their lanyards EVERYWHERE.  Felt like the scene from Waynes World.  There was an annoying booth telling me to witness to Indianapolis by handing out tracks.  Then they would lovingly shove them in my face and wait for me to decline meaning I must hate lost people.  Or maybe it's that I feel tracks are a cheap way to witness, aside from actually TALKING TO PEOPLE!  Good grief, don't get me started.  And I wasn't really quite sure what was happening.  Fish out of water my friend.

But for all their idiosyncrasies, the SBC is the most powerful missions organization in the world.  They may be slow to come around on current trends, but for the most part, they want to see the kingdom built.

….except for the annoying come-over crew that wants to argue parliamentary procedures, boycott Disney, and deem the KJV as the official version of the SBC….you should hear these guys get all riled up over stupid stuff!.

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  1. Jim Henry

    Hey Jeremy…

    I struggle with one as well. For all the great things the SBC accomplishes, it seems as though there are even more things holding them back. In the state of Illinois there are over 400 SBC churches (and we’re one of them) – Out of those 400, there are 6 doing anything close to relevant. Out of those 6, there are 2 that are actually pulling it off (of which we are one)…the rest are “in transition”. Sometimes I find myself excited and dissapointed about being an SBC church all at the same time.

    Thanks for sharing your convention experience…I’d like to attend sometime myself.

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