Congratulations on the United States congress and executive running the show like some Southern Baptist Churches. Clowns.
John Stott, RIP. He was known to have participated in many a sermon in the churches I have pastored.
I read that data shows that more recent seminary graduates are calvinistic these days, the percentage of these freshly minted MDivs and the like being around 30% whereas only 10% of SBC pastors in the SBC at large are five-pointers. Since recent grads are as a group less mature and experienced, may we expect a greater number of calvinist/church conflicts in the near future? I hope not.
Occasionally, I wonder if the SBC would have been as well or better off if former SBC moderates were still around and involved, then I read about some of that group like C. Welton Gaddy (here) and get over it. Thank God for the CR.
I recently have taken a liking to Czech composer Bedrich Smetana and along comes a Czech who gets saved and I baptize him. How about that? I've always liked Tchaikovsky, even have a cyrillic Bible, and am on the lookout for a Russian to get saved.