12 Responses to The Southern Baptist Convention

  1. Jason Treadaway June 16, 2007 at 12:50 pm #

    Dr. Hamilton

    It was great to see you again. This too was my first convention and I enjoyed it immensely. I must say, I thought the debate and vote over the BF&M 2k was confusing. Had I not had Dr. Howell sitting a few rows up to explain it to me, I might have voted for it. It sounded as if we were just reaffirming the BF&M.

    I would love to make Indy, but I think it may be cost prohibitive. I think that is the case with many of us “young guys.”
    Jason

  2. jimhamilton June 16, 2007 at 1:04 pm #

    Jason,

    I bet you have a friend or relative in Indianapolis. We stayed with the parents of one of our church members in San Antonio.

    And, maybe you could put together a frequent flyer miles flight up there.

    Start saving now!

    JMH

  3. Klay Aspinwall June 16, 2007 at 9:19 pm #

    Great post. San Antonio was my eighth SBC and I have often wondered where the other reform-minded men were. I hope they will heed this call.

  4. barryjoslin June 16, 2007 at 9:38 pm #

    Jim,
    I couldn’t agree more with both points. The fellowship alone was worth the trip. On a side note, do you thing RAM would get nominated and would have a chance, since he is a . . . “C”?

    Love you bro.
    Barry

  5. jimhamilton June 16, 2007 at 9:59 pm #

    He is a C

    He is a C H

    He is a C H R I S T I A N!

    My money is on Mohler.

    Would that we could elect him President of the USA!

    Short of that, President of the SBC will do nicely.

    Blessings!

    Jim

  6. Colin June 17, 2007 at 1:45 pm #

    Dr. Hamilton,

    I appreciate your blog immensely, especially my seminary reading checklist printed from here. I hope to make it into your classroom in the next year.

    As to Dr. Mohler, I am excited to consider the prospect of his serving the SBC dually as a president of SBTS and president of the SBC as a whole. CB Scott has cautioned, however, that this creates a conflict of interest and could pose a danger to Mohler himself. What do you think about the potential conflict of interest?

  7. jimhamilton June 17, 2007 at 4:43 pm #

    Colin,

    Thanks for your note.

    There is a precedent for Seminary Presidents serving as President of the Convention: E. Y. Mullins did, as did Paige Patterson.

    Blessings!

    JMH

  8. Quincy June 17, 2007 at 8:43 pm #

    Hey Prof. Hamilton,

    That’s a good word for the young SBC guys – and as one coming in to the SBC – it will be one I keep close to me.

    Blessings,

    Quincy

  9. Paul Kullman June 21, 2007 at 10:38 am #

    Jim:
    Greetings from Aggieland.
    Good to see you again at the convention and enjoyed our short visit.
    I’ll drop by the campus sometime if I get the chance.

    Paul

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