There is little doubt that a great divide has occurred within Southern Baptist life. Marty Duren, after taking a much deserved sabbatical, has returned with a much anticipated post on the divide in SBC life. I would encourage you to read it, and in particular read the comment section that follows. Be prepared to duck, however, as the furious exchange and words, not to mention the firing of salvos, can inflict significant damage if one is not careful.
After reading this, I would encourage you to reflect on the status of the controversy within SBC life. As long as life doesn’t intervene I intend to post within a week on why these comments cause me to be doubtful of the possibility of long-term reconciliation within the SBC, and why – in spite of that – I’m still committed to engaging in the attempts to bring about said reconciliation.