The photo above (ABP) is of the new pastor of Scottsville Baptist Church in Charlottesville, VA, the church of which Lottie Moon was a member until her death in 1912. Bob Allen has a story about this here. Don't look for Baptist Press to be carrying this story.
We can all speculate safely about what Lottie would have thought about this, since she is not around to prove or disprove any assertions but I think I can safely say that Lottie would deplore one thing: the paucity of single Southern Baptist males who commit themselves to the two year Journeyman program which places singles and couples overseas for two years.
About two of three Journeyman personnel are...uh...female, a reality that troubles Danny Akin, me, and a few other Southern Baptists. One wonders if the SBC's Council of Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, a denominational artifice which may be focusing on the wrong 'hood - seems that manhood or the lack thereof is the critical factor these days, not inappropriate expressions of womanhood.
At the moment, my most read blog piece is Young, male, restless conservative SBCers: Sniveling Wimps.
I have been waiting for six months for someone to convince me that 'sniveling wimps' is an inappropriate descriptor for the Journeyman situation or at least explain why young SBC males aren't answering the call, or why God seems to be calling twice as many females as males to this work.
I wish the Scottsville Baptist Church and their new pastor well.