Saturday, May 23, 2009

9Marks at the SBC

Last June, I typed a rambling blog post while I was sitting on the Convention floor. In it, I made an oblique reference to a nascent idea for 2009 that's now coming to fruition. It's arrived in the form of 9Marks at 9.

This is, I hope, one of several initial steps in a broader strategy 1) to articulate a positive vision for the future of a healthier SBC, 2) to encourage pastors who are frustrated with the status quo that people in a position to effect change are engaged in that labor, and 3) to give a voice to guys who understand the problem and are laboring faithfully in local churches to attack its roots (not the prissy guys who whine about wanting "a seat at the table").

And I simply couldn't be more pleased that this event is sponsored by my alma mater, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. In just a few years on the job, Danny Akin has positioned his seminary well to influence and equip multiple generations of pastors and missionaries to gird themselves for their mission.

1 comment:

Ben Howard said...

Ben, thanks for this information. Unfortunately, I am not going to be able to be at the Convention this year, but I am glad to hear of this addition. Like you, I believe since coming to Southeastern, Danny Aiken has positioned the school to produce leaders who will lead the SBC into an even healthier future. I could not be prouder to be a if I could someday say that about my undergraduate university :)!