Sunday, June 08, 2008

Iron Sharpens Iron radio interview from Indy

Monday, June 9, 2008 I will be interviewed by Chris Arnzen on his radio show, "Iron Sharpens Iron" at 3PM Eastern time. The show can be heard in New York & Connecticut on WNYG-1440AM Radio. It is also can be heard on the web via Chris's blog or at the station's website. We will be discussing the reformed roots of the SBC as well as the resolution on integrity in church membership that I hope will make it out in some form at the Southern Baptist Convention this week.

I met my wife in Indianapolis tonight after preaching at Heritage Baptist Church in Owensboro, Kentucky this morning. That is a wonderful church and I was greatly encouraged by the privilege of worshiping with them. Pastor Ted Christman is an old and dear friend. He and his fellow pastors have done a great job shepherding God's people there. I hate to be away from my home church on Sunday but the wonderful time of worship with the family at Heritage made it easier to bear today.

Indianapolis is hot and humid. I am grateful that we are not being affected by all of the flooding that has taken place elsewhere in the state. The SBC Pastors Conference continues tomorrow followed by the annual SBC meeting Tuesday and Wednesday. The Founders Breakfast will take place before the first session Tuesday morning. Eric Redmond will be preaching and we are sold out but trying to arrange to squeeze in a few more who want to come.

Already I have bumped into a few friends and acquaintances. Several have asked if I know when the Resolution Committee will bring out their report. I don't, but I suspect it will be Wednesday morning.

If I have time, I will post any thoughts or reflections I have on the proceedings of the next few days. The presidential election and Resolutions Committee's report are the two main business items on my radar.


J.D. Rector said...

I am unable to be at the Convention this year. I am praying that your resolution makes it out of the committee for consideration and approval by the messengers!

Press on-
J.D. Rector

John said...

I'm stuck in Chicago Midway at 10:30 eastern time. The breakfast is probably going to be out for me. This will be my first convention, having only been in the SBC officially now for a few months. Can anyone tell me the things that I need to go make sure I'm there for? I know I want to make sure I'm there for Tom's two big concerns, I just need to know when those come up. If anyone can fill me in, that would be great. Also, i'll be there all by myself since my pastor had to cancel at the last I'm feeling pretty lost.

Tom said...


Sorry to hear about your travel woes. The election of the president will take place Tuesday and the Resolutions Committee will release its report on Wednesday morning. Be sure to register as soon as you can so you can get your ballots and schedule.

God bless!


John said...

What time is the election tomorrow? If it's late enough in the day, maybe I can still make the breakfast and then get back to the hotel and get some sleep. I really don't want to miss the breakfast, because I was considering it to be the highlight.

Tom said...


The first election of officers is slated for 2:45PM. Hope you can make the breakfast.