Robin Foster, Wes Kenney, Tim Rogers, and Joe Stewart have announced the launch of a new Southern Baptist blog entitled SBC Today. All four are veteran bloggers. I've been asked to contribute occasionally. I will gladly do so as a guest author, but I plan to continue my own blog, primarily because I think the name Praisegod Barebones is so much cooler than SBC Today. Allow me to be the first to express publicly the wish that SBC Today will host compelling dialogue about the ideas that face us as Southern Baptists today without devolving into the shameful mechanics of personal vendetta and attack. Below is a copy of their press release. The site was announced first at Wes Kenney's current blog. It appears that Robin Foster will be blogging primarily at SBC Today rather than at his previous blog. There is a significant opportunity for SBC Today soon to become the premier conservative blog in the SBC blogosphere.
Monday, August 20, 2007 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Four Southern Baptist pastors have announced their intention to launch a new blog that grows out of their conversation about a renewed focus in biblical discipleship and Baptist identity. The pastors are Wes Kenney, of Valliant, Oklahoma, Robin Foster, of Perkins, Oklahoma, Joe Stewart of Littlefield, Texas, and Tim Rogers of Statesville, North Carolina. All four have already established blogs of their own. Kenney, who will share blog administration duties with the other three pastors, said that SBCToday.com will launch September 10 and will feature articles and audio files on subjects ranging from theology to sermon delivery to building a godly household. According to Kenney, the blog will showcase articles from “some of the best and brightest in Southern Baptist life.” The four founding pastors will post articles that function very much like a standard blog with comments and dialog. The articles from guest contributors, as well as the audio files, will not allow comments. “As a fifth century dawns for churches called Baptist, there is budding a renaissance of Baptist beliefs. In an effort to aid and participate in this revival of Baptist distinctives, we’ve decided to launch this new blog,” Kenney explained. “We also believe this discussion can be carried on in a courteous and respectful manner. We hope that we can highlight and clarify the distinctives that made Baptist churches a mighty force in missions and evangelism. Our sincere intent is that God will be glorified through the renewed focus on these foundational matters.” For further information, contact: Robin Foster (405)547 1222 firstname.lastname@example.org Wes Kenney (580)933 6940 email@example.com Tim Rogers (704)876 2264 firstname.lastname@example.org Joe Stewart (806)385 4414 email@example.com