Thursday Threes: June 16, 2016

Sam Rainer

June 16, 2016


Three key moments from the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention:

This week my denomination gathered for their annual meeting. It was great time of unity with a focus on the gospel. The following three moments were among the highlights of this year’s annual convention.

James MerrittAgainst the Confederate Battle Flag and for the kingdom. This moment will be what history remembers of the 2016 convention. The 1860s were not good for Southern Baptists, neither were the 1960s in many churches. But 2060 has the potential to be much different, and I believe many will look back on this moment as the turning point.

Russell MooreDr. Russell Moore responds to a question at the SBC16. “What it means to be a Baptist is to support sole freedom for everybody.” Religious liberty is at the core of our identity. This response is a firm reminder that we will not let it go.

J.D. GreearWhy I am voting for Steve Gaines for president of the SBC. In an incredibly gracious move, J.D. Greear withdraws from the SBC presidential race after two close votes did not yield a winner.


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