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Born May 18, 1953; got saved at Truett Memorial BC in Hayesville, NC 1959. On rigged ballot which I did not rig got Most Intellectual class of 71, Gaffney High School. Furman Grad, Sociology major but it was little tougher than Auburn football players had Had three dates with beautiful women the summer of 1978. Did not marry any of em. Never married anybody cause what was available was undesirable and what was desirable was unaffordable. Unlucky in love as they say and even still it is sometimes heartbreaking. Had a Pakistani Jr. Davis Cupper on the Ropes the summer of 84, City Courts, Rome Georgia I've a baby sitter, watched peoples homes while they were away on Vacation. Freelance writer, local consultant, screenwriter, and the best damn substitute teacher of Floyd County Georgia in mid 80's according to an anonymous kid passed me on main street a few years later when I went back to get a sandwich at Schroeders. Had some good moments in Collinsville as well. Ask Casey Mattox at www.clsnet.org if he will be honest about it. I try my best to make it to Bridges BBQ in Shelby NC at least four times a year.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

SBC controversy in Local congregation; case study

Click on this link for great article from the Baptist History and Heritage Society about how SBC tragedy played out in a local congregation, 2nd Ponce De Leon in Atlanta Georgia.

Robert Marsh points out how it played out in his own family with a son who went to UVA and Harvard and the grief he took for having a smart boy.
Marsh addressed he deacons on a Monday night in June of 1990, making many of the same points I tried to make here in North Alabama 15 years later and got voted out of the church and off the property for.
His presentation was gutwrenching in many places.

Makes wonder how it would play out in the conscience of a pastor with more than one smart child.

Marsh's son, Charles Marsh--google up Damon Linker review of Wayward Christian Soldiers--will give the Baptist Joint Committee lecture next April at Samford in Bham.

Baptist of conviction, especially those who still believe in academic freedom, Libraries, intellectual curiousity and the pursuit of truth will want to make a point to be there for this rare occasion.

Link to full article
by Stephen Fox ยป Wed Jul 29, 2009 4:20 pm

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