According to this press release [click here] from LifeWay the IMB, NAMB and LifeWay are now all collaborating on research and the newly announced head of LifeWay Research and LifeWay missiologist in residence is Dr. Ed Stetzer. I could not be more pleased! I have wanted to see a more unified effort between our SBC entities for some time now. The recently announced partnership between the IMB and NAMB to form is only enhanced by this news. I am more and more hopeful that the extremely gifted, talented and blessed triumvirate of Jerry Rankin, Geoff Hammond and Thom Ranier may be just the men to lead our convention into a bright, bright future. This bodes extremely well for the SBC, in my opin! ion! Way to go guys!