Tuesday, June 13, 2006

MEET THE NEW BOSS

Frank Page has been elected president of the SBC. He got a slim majority over the other 2 candidates on the first ballot. Most will see this as a victory of the younger pastors over the older group that has been in control, headed by Paige Patterson and others. It is a stinging rebuke of the power brokers who have constantly narrowed the field of those who have input into the convention.

What remains to be seen is whether Page will really make a difference. He has written a book opposing Calvinism. Will he be able to accomodate the sizable Calvinist minority in the convention? Will he really broaden the tent, or will he just have a different whipping boy?

Hopefully, next year we won't be singing the song by the Who: meet the new boss, same as the old boss.
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