The Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention took place earlier this week in Dallas, TX. Because of some hot button topics in the news lately, and the perceived importance of selecting the next SBC president, this convention was the highest attending since 2010. Nearly double the messengers met in Dallas as in Phoenix last year.
This article from Baptist Press does a good job summarizing everything of importance that took place this week. J.D. Greear is the new SBC President, Vice President Mike Pence spoke to the convention, 79 IMB missionaries were appointed and there was lots of discussion about women and minorities being represented well and given opportunities for leadership. There was talk in the 11th hour about electing Beth Moore as president. (I have not even heard is she was willing to accept the nomination.) Follow the link above to Baptist Press for a good summation.
If you are concerned about Greear’s election after hearing that he is a Calvinist please read my post at The Master’s Table. I am not a Calvinist but don’t believe our ship is sinking or that any nails being driven into the SBC coffin. I don’t even believe there’s a coffin.