Say it with me, â€œSouthern Baptist Conventionâ€ (SBC). Itâ€™s the largest Protestant denomination in America, and they are having their annual meeting this week in Greensboro, North Carolina.Two items of interest are worth noting here. First, I wrote several months ago on this blog about a â€œdebateâ€ over Calvinism that would take place between SBC seminary Presidents Albert Mohler (for) and Paige Patterson (against). I want to direct your attention to several different news and blog accounts of the standing-room only event:
Second, the SBC messengers elected a dark horse candidate, Frank Page, for President. I call him a â€œdark horseâ€ because he was widely considered to be the non-establishment candidate who did not have much of a chance of winning. A source at the convention tells me that Page delivered the best nominating speech of the three men who were running. Here are some reports on his election:
I expect to be posting more on all of this later.