I'm doing what bloggers do best: speculate openly about matter about which we have no evidence. Why not?
I would not attribute to Bryant Wright the slightest amount of guile in his appointing of an informal committee to study and advise him on a possible SBC name change...but...the committee and the SBC has some very savvy people.
My question is this: Has someone already registered a new name, or a selection of new names, for possible SBC use?
There are only so many possibilities:
"Southern" This is the so-called offending part of our name. How many appropriate adjectives are available?
"Baptist" No one will touch this. It's the third rail of this matter. A new name without "Baptist" is DOA.
"Convention" Convention, fellowship...whatever. I'm ambivalent about this.
And what clever and resourceful blogger will be the first to ferret this out? Has the Executive Committee registered some names? Has some third party registered some names on behalf of the Executive Committee? Will someone ask Bryant Wright, Frank Page or other leaders if this has been done?