Wednesday, June 13, 2007

SBC Meeting and Upcoming Conference on Calvinism at Ridgecrest

The 2007 Southern Baptist Convention meeting is wrapping up today in San Antonio. I attended the last two years (in Nashville and Greensboro), but I'm skipping out this year.

I watched a little of the broadcast online yesterday. Among interesting issues: Calls for unity by SBC leader Morris Chapman; Frank Page's re-election as President of SBC and his convention sermon from Psalm 51 on the need for repentance and humility by SBs; ongoing tensions over doctrinal guidelines with regard to charismatic gifts; definition of the "Cooperative Program" (What's behind this?); Tom Ascol's resolution on integrity in membership not making it out of the resolution committee for the second straight year.

Vodie Baucham preached at the Founders' Breakfast yesterday (6/12) and Founders' Director Tom Ascol announced a major upcoming conference at Ridgecrest (SBC retreat center in Western NC) co-sponsored with Southeastern Seminary that will be held November 26-28 with the theme, "Building Bridges: Southern Baptists and Calvinism."


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