Off the Record: Commentary on the Journal of the Mississippi Baptist Convention

MBC Annual Meeting Schedule
The Record led with a shedule of the 2006 convention. I think the theme will be a very positive one and Dr. Shaddix will no doubt do a good job developing the "Your Jerusalem" idea. I am a bit concerned about a good portion of the meetings taking place on Halloween. My wife has already told me that I will be missing alot of it due to our community outreach activities - O well. Maybe I'll go in a costume. I'm thinking about dressing as a fat Baptist preacher. Will any of you join me?

Picture of the Year
Perkins' editorial was dedicated to a film titled, "Facing the Giants". I join him in challenging you to support this movie. I am grateful to the McLaurin Heights Baptist Church for giving tickets to all of the Pearl High School football team. Pray that God will work in those young men's lives. We will partner with McLaurin by providing transportation for the players.

Iuka Church and Sunspots
Jim Holcomb and Bobby Cobb both wrote pieces in support of the Iuka Baptist Church. This church has drawn national press attention for problems related to the Purpose Driven model. I think we should pray for and support the church. A Pentecostal pastor named Tommy Barnett used to say, "God doesn't do division." Amen to that.

Disagree with Writings
John Brashier wrote a fiery rebuke of William Perkins editorials. I have not always agreed with Perkins but I fealt like the tone of Brasier's words was out of line. I myself don't like the, "fundamentalist Baptist mentality" but I think it can be manifest on the left as well as the right. I have commented where I disagreed with Perkins but have also affirmed much of what he has done as editor. I think we can disagree and remain civil. A true moderate should be a bit more irenic.

6 comments:

Perry McCall said...

Ahhhh! I feel better now!

Matt Snowden said...

You need some methadone.

Perry McCall said...

No, just a local book store!

Dr. Danny Chisholm said...

I thought I would miss MS more, but it's good to be in TN. I know of some pastors who don't miss me either. I like Perkins, the Editor, and had him speak at our church in Meridian. There are fundamentist moderates, I've found.

Matt Snowden said...

Danny,

Fundamentalism is a spirit - an attitude.

imaresistor said...

Hello Mr. Snowden,

You said in your article:
"Iuka Church and Sunspots
Jim Holcomb and Bobby Cobb both wrote pieces in support of the Iuka Baptist Church. This church has drawn national press attention for problems related to the Purpose Driven model. I think we should pray for and support the church. A Pentecostal pastor named Tommy Barnett used to say, "God doesn't do division." Amen to that."

Wouldn't you think it would behoove you to give some credence to the fact that a story that would get the attention of the Wall Street Journal might be worthy of more thought than what you have just given it? Who may I ask is Jim Holcomb and Bobby Cobb that they would dispell the integrity of the Wall Street Journal? What first hand knowledge do you have about the people who were asked to leave this church? Don't you think you see a problem growing nationally just like this one? What about Bellevue Baptist Church? Surely you don't think all of this discord is just a coincidence. Are you a purpose driven pastor yourself?

I would like you to get in touch with me at:

imaresistor@yahoo.com

Until you have more knowledge about this situation, you should not be posting things like you have just posted. What did those people who were 'kicked out' have to say about this? Did you ask them? I seriously doubt it.

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