Month: October 2014

Bedlam

#ERLC2014 and what it means for Today’s Church

If you didn’t know, the Southern Baptist Convention hosted their annual Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission conference in Nashville over the past week, and good Lord… where do I start to react to this? The main theme of this conference was “The Gospel, Homosexuality, and the Future of Marriage.” You can imagine why I was fearful to watch any part of this conference. The conservative (and by conservative, I really mean fearful) rhetoric that ‘the gays’ were dirty, sinful, out to destroy the family and devalue traditional marriage is what I have grown up with and is also the voice that is speaking the loudest in our culture. That is what I expected to hear, however there were moments when…