Interesting stuff from the SBC
I guess I'm not the only one that doesn't care for Mark Driscoll ;-)
Those delegates also heard eight motions that directly or indirectly related to Mark Driscoll, the controversial pastor of Mars Hill Church in Seattle, even though he has no affiliation with the denomination. Although five of the eight motions were ruled out of order (among those dismissed was a proposal to have all SBC organizations "refrain from inviting speakers who are known to be unregenerate and curse, speak vulgarly and support alcohol"), the three remaining included a request for SBC entities to monitor and potentially cease any financial involvement with Driscoll or his Acts 29 Network for church planting.
In an offsite panel discussion that merged younger, Calvinist-leaning pastors with a loose network of Baptist leaders, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler told pastors and students, “Don’t look for too much out of the Southern Baptist Convention. Don’t find your identity here.” After admonishing those present to find their identity in Christ, Mohler said that despite the good done by the SBC in the past, growing up in SBC churches, attending SBC schools and seminaries and moving on to lead SBC churches and entities “produced a tribal identity rather than a gospel-centered identity.”
[Baptist Press, 6/23-25/09; Baptist Standard, 6/24/09]