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  1. Captain Kevin says:

    So the term “worship leader” is trademarked. What the heck??!!

  2. Alan says:

    I left the SBC in 2000 over the strong move against women in ministry and banning charismatics from mission service.

  3. Linn says:

    Noxious Nostalgia-Now at the right old age of 65 1/2 I experience plenty of nostalgia, but some of my memories are downright painful-bad enough to cause nightmares at one point in my life. I appreciated Michelle Loon’s balanced approach the topic. I treasure the happy times, and I try not to wallow in what was not so happy. The one constant joyful thread-all that God promised me when I became a Christian and how those promises have worked out in my life, and all that I can look forward to in His eternal kingdom.

  4. Josh says:

    I left the SBC in 2022 because it suck.

  5. Muff Potter says:

    Praise God for Suffering?
    Their religion is even sicker than I thought.

  6. Alan says:

    Beth Moore was a delight. John Bisagño was indeed unique and a great leader.

    Southern Baptist remain the best people I’ve ever known on the whole.

    They are devoted, generous, sincere, and good. They were also complex and could be severe. But they can be counted on.

    Results vary – so you don’t have to correct me. I already know.

  7. Michael says:

    I admire Beth Moore as much as I have any public figure in the church, ever.

    Thankful for her faithfulness and courage…

  8. Alan says:

    Wow that’s well-placed. The people she loved and served had no small part in her glorious person. She was always a regal figure among them ennobled by her devotion to Christ. It’s a shame some grew to despise her so.

  9. Michael says:

    I’ve followed her on Twitter for years…I was trained as a Reformed person to loathe her.

    All I saw was devotion to Christ and it was a devotion tested in many a crucible…and she was willing to lose it all for His name.
    I simply adore her…

  10. pstrmike says:

    My observation as well, Alan.

    I grew up SBC in Southern California. I later attended Calvary Chapel. I left CCA and was independent for a few years before rejoining the denomination I grew up in – the SBC. They were not my first choice then, but I thought it was the best fit for the church I am pastoring. At first, it felt as if I had returned home. In the process of forming new relationships, I heard all those echoes from the past, reminded me of why I left in the first place. Complex and severe indeed.

    I will say that my involvement with some SBC folk in Southern California has been rather positive and they have a moderate approach to some of the present challenges and divisions. But I don’t live in Southern California.

    If I knew when we joined what some of the issues and hills to die were all about, I would not have rejoined the SBC. I don’t want to take my congregation through a version of denominational musical chairs, so I guess at this point, we’ll stick it out and wait and see what happens next.

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