Friday, February 24, 2006
What Kind of Southern Baptist are You?
On the Founders Ministries Blog, Tom Ascol has posted "Whither Southern Baptists?" In it, he lays out nine types of vision for Southern Baptists:

I wonder which category I fit into...
posted at 2:30 PM  
Comments (3)

At 4:24 PM, Blogger james said...

I pegged you as a "Superficial Evangelistic" type. Just kidding, of course. I myself wonder exactly where I fall in the mix.

So far I have eliminated options one, two, three, four, five and six completely but don't find myself fitting neatly into the last three. I do fit somewhat well into the last one though...but I really wouldn't mind some flavor of option eight being the case.

At 5:23 PM, Blogger said...

I guess everyone knows where I fall in this :), but I think we have to make a distinction between our ultimate value/vision (Tom's vision) and how we become that. I mean, how do we get to the place where Christ is truly central and the Gospel saturates everything we do? I believe having a confessional ID and a missional character maps the way for a Convention.

At 6:06 PM, Blogger John said...


So, you are over here defending your "inferior" vision, eh? :-) Tom's post kind of reminds me of Niebuhr's Christ and Culture. Who wouldn't want to consider themselves in the "Christ Transforming Culture" camp? I mean, who wouldn't want to hold Tom's "Balanced, Biblical and God-Honoring Vision"?

Seriously, I do look forward to reading your article in the next Founders Journal. Maybe I'll even post a link to it when it becomes available online!


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