A Personal Call
I personally wrote each of the trustees of the IMB today. I would encourage you to do the same. One thing I noticed when they wrote back, was that apparently they have been blasted for their positions, as a board, on Wade and the new policies. I would encourage everyone to be gracious in their correspondence. Remember, these are believers who simply have a disagreement with many of us, not our enemies. In every letter, without fail, they thanked me for being nice. That’s horrible that we aren’t being nice in our dealing with them.
On an additional note, Dr. Tom Hatley called me tonight to discuss my questions personally. I appreciated his thoughtfulness very, very much. I certainly didn’t expect for him to do that. Our discussion was very profitable in that it helped me to see his point of view I appreciated his attempt to help me understand the decisions that have been made. As a result I am more ready than ever to work together with those whom I have disagreed with in this discussion.
Having said that, however, let me say that I still stand in disagreement with the decisions that the board made. It was very helpful to understand the thought behind the decisions and it helps me to know that it’s not what many have portrayed it to be. It is, however, in my mind still too restrictive. We’ll have to see how it plays out.