SBC Pastor’s Conference to feature female spoken word artist who identifies as a Teaching Pastor and David Platt—the pastor who sort of apologized to his congregation after praying for President Donald Trump.
The Southern Baptist Convention is going Woke. It approved the use of Critical Race Theory and Intersectionality as “Analytical Tools” at last year’s Annual Meeting. Now the SBC will host a female spoken word artist who identifies as a Teaching Pastor at this year’s Pastor’s Conference—the Pastor’s Conference precedes the Annual Meeting in Orlando. Of course, that’s not the only problematic speaker at this year’s event.
According to the SBC Pastor’s Conference’s website the lineup includes headliners like David Platt, the guy who prayed for Trump, but then kind of, sort of apologized for it to angry progressives in his congregation, along with Vance Pittman, Erik Cummings, Jim Cymbala and Wayne Cordeiro, David Hughes, Joby Martin, Jimmy Scroggins, Emerson Eggerichs, Ken Davis, and performers Phil Wickham and Hosanna Wong.
Hosanna Wong is listed as a special guest and is listed on her website as a spoken word artist and a Teaching Pastor.
Now, SBC apologists on Twitter are quick to point out—“She is only a performer!”
But, that is the same nonsense we always here from the SBC enablers.
The list of speakers and performers drew a strong reaction from conservative Southern Baptists.
Twitter provided some interesting commentary on the announcement. Author Larry Farlow summed it up: “So? You’re featuring a woman who claims to be a pastor at a pastors’ conference in a denomination that claims to believe women pastors are unbiblical. Does it really matter under what circumstances you’re featuring her?”
Another interesting thread pointed out theological questions about other Pastor’s Conference speakers including Wayne Cordeiro of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel and Jim Cymbala:
…and my diet coke: "Plus we will hear from Wayne Cordeiro, of International Church of the Foursquare Gospel"
— "Not marquee" Tom @tomascol (@tomascol) February 11, 2020
This is today’s Southern Baptist Convention. It has no standards. It wants the Woke and the Celebrity to highlight its annual events.
Will conservatives take back the SBC at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, or will it continue the slide into progressive oblivion? If you want to save the SBC, then messengers must reject Status Quo leaders like Albert Mohler.