Disclaimer: Denominationally, I am a Southern Baptist. I do not define my views based on Baptist theology (which does not really exist since each local church is completely autonomous from the denomination). I see myself as a follower of Jesus and study the word of God to form my thoughts. I do follow what is going on in the Southern Baptist church. Things seem pretty rocky right now.
Here is some great insight from Mark DeVine. Mark serves as associate professor of divinity at the Beeson Divinity School of Samford University in Birmingham, where he directs the Center for Faith, Work, and Economics. DeVine served as a missionary to Bangkok, Thailand, and has pastored churches in five states.
Mark makes a great point that the elite leaders are out of sync with the average member. This seems true of many denominations these days. Jesus encountered the same issues with the…
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