Theological paranoia

I recently received the following e-mail promoting a church ministry conference. Personal or institutional names have been redacted to protect the paranoid. Emphasis added:

[Association Name] has been the [former Association Name] since 1963. We just changed our name at last month’s meeting at [undisclosed church]. Our next meeting is centrally located at [Church X]…Drs. [X] and [Y] from Southern Seminary’s School of Church Ministries will be keynote speakers. (They are not five-point Calvinists, in case you are wondering, but the issue has no bearing on the conference anyway.) These guys have written cutting edge books on Family Ministry that will help you, your Pastors, and Education, Adult College, Student, Children, and Preschool Ministers/Directors…

Author: Jonathan P. Merritt

Happily married father of six. Lead pastor at Edgewood Baptist Church (Columbus, GA). Good-natured contrarian, theological Luddite, and long-suffering Atlanta Falcons fan. A student of one book.

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