The Great Commission Resurgence

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This is my obligatory post on the GCR, the GCRTF, and all things SBC.

It will be concise for three reasons: first, I’m late to the game and simply cannot think of anything new to add to the conversation. I do not believe long-lasting and meaningful change will be accomplished. (Please choose one of the following nautical metaphors: The GCRTF is merely rearranging the deck chairs on a sinking ship or, the SBC juggernaut is too big to turn in anything resembling a timely manner.) Finally, I’m much more interested in putting my time and energy into my local church and her ministries.

(A fourth reason: all I really want from the SBC is quality and affordable seminaries and an effective IMB. All else can go by the wayside and I won’t miss it.)

Since I don’t really have anything new to add to the conversation, I offer some links to posts and articles that have caused me to think, elevated my blood pressure, or captured my attention in some other way.

For starters: all that our loose confederation of bloggers have written at sbcIMPACT!

The next progress report from the Task Force is due out on May 3, 2010.

GCRTF podcast with David S. Dockery
The Transcript from Dockery’s podcast with the Baptist Messenger; part 1 and part 2.

Nathan Finn’s take on the GCR.

GCRTF VIEWPOINT: Denominational employees should stop defending … a paycheck

One Pastor’s Analysis of the GCRTF Report

Bart Barber’s take: part 1 and part 2.

Search results for “GCR” from the Baptist Press

Ken Hemphill on Great Commission Giving.