Since the constitution of the Southern Baptist Convention in 1845, our resolutions process has often drawn more attention than much of the other business we conduct. Resolutions serve as non-binding statements that reflect the opinion of the messengers, but they can guide the way our entities function and testify to the world about issues related to our work as a convention of churches as well as critical matters of the day.
EDITORS’ NOTE: Following are the reflections of J.B. Collingsworth’s 13-year-old son, Rob, on the death of golfer Payne Stewart. The families were close. Collingsworth, assistant pastor of First Baptist Church, Orlando, Fla., was with Stewart’s wife, Tracey, when word of her husband’s fatal plane crash came from the National Transportation Safety Board. He handled arrangements […]