Dr. Akin writes:
. . . we are confronted with important issues that cannot be ignored or papered over. And, they must not be caricatured or misrepresented. We must face them squarely, honestly and most of all biblically and theologically. Only then will we discover if we can truly walk together as a unified denomination.
The death of Adrian Rogers is, in my judgment, the symbolic moment that signaled a new day in terms of leadership in the Southern Baptist Convention. Things are now different.
I am convinced in this new day and context we need men with a vision for what can be called “A Great Commission Resurgence.” Building on the “Conservative Resurgence,” we need a new passion and commitment to the final marching orders of the Lord Jesus.
Akin then raises and answers two questions:
1) Why should we come together in a Great Commission Resurgence? 2) How can we come together in a Great Commission Resurgence?
He lists seven points on which we are in agreement, and then gives five ways we can come together.
Read the whole thing.