Quick Hits for May 27, 2006
* Dr. Ronnie Floyd, in another self-promotional, announces that Dr. Johnny Hunt has issued another press release for endorsement purposes. Man, where have I heard this before? Patterson, Akin, Traylor, Mohler, Hunt, et al. How can this guy lose? * Joe Carter, renowned blogger, has taken the Godblogdom to a Royal Rumble. This is one time I am glad that I am a lover and not a fighter. * Bobby Welch, outgoing president of the SBC and pastor of FBC Daytona Beach, announces his retirement. * The Associated Baptist Press does an update to their article on Dever's upcoming nomination for the 1st VP of the SBC. Unfortunately, the update does not tell us what a "neo-Calvinist" is. * Wade Burleson mentioned on his blog that he is considering whether or not to reveal the details about the trustee's violations by removing him from meetings. Be sure to check out his blog next week. * The Executive Committee of the SBC, under the leadership of Dr. Morris Chapman, recently amended their recommendation that SBC officers' churches give at least 10% to the Cooperative Program. Chapman mentioned that he didn't want it to be a "litmus test" for candidates. Quote: "I voted for the $87 billion before I voted against it." - John Kerry * David Wayne (Jollyblogger) responded to the recent comments on Tim Challies' review of Mark Driscoll's book Confessions of a Reformission Rev. His post, called "Throwing Mark Driscoll Under the Bus," well, speaks for itself. Challies responded, and Wayne apologies thereafter. * Tom Ascol, upon request by a comment he received earlier, wrote an excellent piece this week called "1 Corinthians 9:19-23, Paul on Accomodation." A must read. * Phil Ryken has written a powerful and sobering prayer of repentance which I believe is one that we should meditate and pray continually. May God find us with a broken and contrite heart over our sin. * Scot McKnight answers the question, "What Would I Do Differently?" Answer: Read the best writers. * CT has announced their 2006 Book of the Year Awards for various categories. * Lig Duncan has compiled some great quotes on the gospel. Be sure to check them out (1, 2, 3, 4). * Finally, New Attitude is holding their conference this weekend in lovely Louisville. The line-up is quite impressive. You can stay updated on their new blog. Obviously, there is a lot going on these days. I will try to keep you up to date on most of the action. 'Till then, have a great weekend!