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

Here are my highlights for the week:

Pastor's Conf. slated for October 30
The Record leads with a piece on the 2006 Pastor's Conference. I look forward to hearing Fred Luter and Fred Wolfe again. I have never heard James Merritt, Steve Gaines or Johnny Hunt in person. They are all Baptist "newsmakers" and will probably make some news at the conference. Another newsmaker, Dr. Jim Shaddix, will be leading the "Bible Treasures" portion of the convention. I was disappointed with his remarks at the Joshua Convergence and hope he doesn't politicize the convention. The Pastor's Conference has been the mouthpiece for the takeover/resurgence agenda in Mississippi. I'm hoping that it will just be a meeting of preachers this year. We'll see.

A new low for the pretenders
William Perkins wrote a great piece on Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church. I was glad that he pointed out his Mississippi roots. My mother brought up Phelps on our last trip to Meridian. I told her he was from the M town and that he was "called" to his current "ministry" in a Meridian tent revival. I think Phelps and the Amish give us a good contrast. The Amish community has been a shining light for Christ. Phelps represents the twisted logic of sin that exudes from the dark spirit of man centered religion. Thanks Amish!

A peculiar set of standards
Kelly Boggs takes a shot at NBC for messing with the Veggie Tales. I may take ole Dr. Wildmon up on this boycott. The Veggies have saved my bacon on many long car rides with Molly Katherine. They should not be challenged by a two bit outfit like NBC. LET LARRY BOY SPEAK!! FREEDOM FOR BOB THE TOMATO!!!!

You Give Them Something to Eat: World Hunger Emphasis
Support this CAC emphais by working in your church's food pantry. If your church does not have one drop by ours and lend a hand.

6 comments:

Will said...

Matt,
It sounds like it will be a good convention. I hate that I am going to miss it.

I have already expressed my views on the "Veggie Tales" on my blog.

Matt Snowden said...

I read them. They better not mess with the veggies. The convention will not be the same without you.

Matt Snowden said...

Will,
What are the dates for y'alls hotel room at the SBC Convention? I am trying to book ours, but I wasn't sure for which nights.

Meredith
Via Matt's Blog

Will said...

Meredith,
I will have to check when I am in the office tomorrow. I am pretty sure it is the June 11 & 12.

Will said...

Meredith,
Kate and I will check in on the 11th and check out on the 14th. We are staying at the Residence Inn by Marriott - Downtown/Alamo Plaza.

Dr. Danny Chisholm said...

Don't mess with Bob and Larry. Keep it real Matt. God made you special and he loves you very much.
Our kids love them.

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