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Upcoming SBC Presidential Candidate Interviews

It’s been a while since we released an episode of our podcast so I thought I would drop in to tell you about some upcoming episodes we hope you find helpful.

The CR:V site is SBC-facing and as you likely know the Southern Baptist Convention’s Annual Meeting is coming up.  This year we have four people currently running for the office of President which, in and of itself is an indication of what most people are expecting to be a wilder version of the annual meeting.

We thought it would be helpful to give our audience an interview with each of the candidates running for office and began putting a series of short interviews together.  We have Randy Adams and Mike Stone recorded.  We initially had Ed Litton committed but his secretary reached out and said he no longer had time in his schedule to do the interview.  We also reached out to Dr. Mohler’s office but have yet to hear back from him.

Like me, you have probably read or heard people predicting a strange and contentious Annual Meeting is upon us for Nashville. Remember, too, that there is still a bit of time before the annual meeting and we are likely to see more strangeness.  We have already seen at least one seminary promoting a presidential candidate (and no, it wasn’t Southern and Dr. Mohler).  There are rumors that some kind of belittling caricature of Mike Stone is going to be released on Social Media in the days before the annual meeting.  Some are saying Dr. Mohler will drop out of the race altogether.

To help navigate the strangeness as best we can we are going to release our interviews with Randy Adams and Mike Stone in the coming weeks.  If you know or can reach Ed Litton and Al Mohler to encourage them to participate we would appreciate that greatly.  We want a healthy Southern Baptist Convention making disciples of the nations both domestically and internationally.  A healthy Annual Meeting is a vital step in that process. Healthy leadership is also vital.  Toward that end we want to help you get to know the candidates as best we can.

Finally, if you are listening to this I cannot stress how important it is that you attend the annual meeting as a messenger, bring as many people as you can with you as messengers, and encourage your sister churches to do the same.  We have heard reports of people on social media actually discouraging attendance to the annual meeting.  That is an indication of shenanigans and is antithetical to the cooperative work of the Southern Baptist Convention.

So give our interviews a listen, prayerfully consider how you should vote, show up at the annual meeting, attend ever session of business and reporting.  That’s the job now.  And if you think “I would go but I can’t afford a place to stay or dining or whatever else” please reach out; we’ll try to help connect you with people who can alleviate those burdens.

You can find the CR:V Podcast feed here.

Thanks for tuning in and we’ll look forward to giving you those interviews starting next week.

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