By Diana Chandler
DURHAM, N.C. — Promoting diversity, unity, missions and sex abuse prevention are goals the Southern Baptist Convention must continue to pursue in order to put the “Gospel Above All,” SBC president J.D. Greear said in his 2020 presidential address on June 9.
Speaking from his office at The Summit Church in Durham, N.C., in a virtual format after the 2020 SBC Annual Meeting was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Greear promoted those goals as central to removing stumbling blocks that would make it difficult for unbelievers to come to Christ.
He referred to Acts 15, when the Jerusalem Council debated whether and which Jewish customs should be incorporated into the life of the church. Greear said he’d like to see James’ solution — “We should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God” — plastered “on every Southern Baptist church in the world.” [Read more…]