What, Indeed, Does Make us Southern Baptist?

This post is in response to an article by Brad Whitt, Pastor of Temple Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC.  I encourage your to read his post here first.  I attempted to place this post on Brad’s blog, but the comment has not been published for about 2 weeks. Dear Brad, I appreciate your approach at defining Southern Baptist distinctions. It’s an important question, and its answers are far reaching into virtually every area of Southern Baptist life. Southern Baptist “born-and bred” like you, I’ve wrestled with these questions as well, and appreciate the opportunity to interact with you a bit […]

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Cotton Candy Church

One of my favorite memories from our family’s trip to Disney World last year is of my 5 year-old son eating a grotesquely large wad of pink cotton candy from one hand, and a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone from the other.   This delectable diet, in partnership with cool weather and short lines at the happiest place on earth, created a seemingly irreproducible sense of euphoria in my son.  For at least 30 minutes, he was on Cotton Candy Cloud Nine. Predictably, mere minutes after completing his “lunch,” my son’s demeanor went from angelic to demonic.  One minute, he […]

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