New Post at Conventional Thinking — “Triumph or Tragedy? A Church Set to Make History”

At Conventional Thinking, my Web site dedicated to issues of concern to the Southern Baptist Convention, there is a major new posting on the First Baptist Church of Decatur, Georgia and the fact that the church is set to elect a woman as pastor on June 17. My analysis can be found here.

From the article:

This move increases the visible distance between the Southern Baptist Convention and the constellation of moderate Baptist organizations disaffected from the denomination. The distance is theological, cultural, ideological — and growing. . . . The distance between those who hold to different positions on the question of women in the pulpit is most evident in the fact that while some will see this move as a triumph, others will see it as tragedy.