5:26 pm January 11, 2012, by AJC Opinion
Moderated by Rick Badie
What’s in a name? A great deal if you’re the nation’s largest Protestant denomination. The Southern Baptist Convention is considering a name change, though “Baptist” likely will remain intact.
Today, a northwest Georgia missionary says change isn’t necessary.
But an associate pastor from Tennessee suggests otherwise.
What do you think?
Just A Guy
January 12th, 20126:27 pm
How much you want to bet they go the Southern Bell-BellSouth route: BaptistSouth.
January 12th, 20123:48 pm
It should remain. Names should be more about lineage and identity than slick marketing, particularly when it comes to Christians and Christian institutions. “Southern” says something more than geography, but about an ongoing fidelity to scripture having a lasting impact on its culture through the generations.
January 12th, 201210:32 am
How about the King James Eschatoniacs? Those thumpers who don’t recognize the etymology of that last word, put down your Bibles and pick up a dictionary, it’s what y’all have been ranting about to all of us godless heathens.
January 12th, 201210:15 am
Southern Baptist implies to me “hell,fire and brimestone” I went to a Southern Baptist Church service some time ago in Daytona Beach, Fl.
The minister was giving a “firey sermon” extolling the men in the congregation to tell their wives that they love them tonight before bed. He said it with enormous forceful authority. One rather timid little man raises his hand and says , but Mr.Minister, I am not married, what will I do”?
The minister replied in very loud forceful voice,”your time will come, your time will come”.
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