"...When He [Jesus] saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd." Matt 9:36

"Do not rob the poor, because he is poor... for the Lord will take up their case and plunder those who plunder them." Proverbs 22:22-23

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Watchdog Nears the End of His Mega-Blogger Sabbatical!

Readers, the Watchdog has taken a much needed mega-blogger sabbatical, and is about ready to return with more analysis and commentary. Much like mega-church pastors need sabbaticals every now and then, so much more do us mega-blog bloggers need to rest and relax and recharge our batteries!  I've spent some time hanging out with Perry Noble on the beach, visiting my good friend Ed Young (Junior), and even had time to drop in and check out Steven Furtick!

I've had time to observe the SBC Annual Convention, and will have much to say on the Calvinism issue from a layman's perspective. I've got a few Ergun Caner updates to report that you will find very interesting, and probably the latest news:  Ed Young absolutely let loose on "Calvinists" this past Sunday and blamed them for just about every problem in modern Christianity. Ed completely embarrassed himself theologically and intellectually - but that is not a surprise. Don't forget, Ed is still an SBC-affiliated church, so he embarrassed his convention as well. So I'll be sharing some of this with you.

Hope all of you are having a great summer. We've had the wettest summer in my 29 years here in Florida that I can recall. Tropical storm Debby has just left, and we're finally going to be able to dry out. But our state needs this rain, even though it has caused some flooding and damage, ecologically speaking all of this rain is a very good thing after a decade of drought.

My next post is set for Thursday afternoon, and I'll resume my regular blogging schedule.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great to have you back - we've missed the W/D! (well, maybe better said would be that most of "Team Jax Watchdogs" have missed you) :>)

FBC Jax Watchdog said...

Yes, there is much to write about and I'm chomping at the bit!!!

Anonymous said...

WD, been missing u bro, but I do understand about the R&R, it's just a necessary fact of life. Looking forward to your future posts.
Grace & Peace - Elder gab

Katie said...

Tom,

Even though we disagree on some issues, you have provided us all with a breath of fresh air.

We needed someone to wake us all up!

Anonymous said...

Has anyone in Memphis noticed that there is a greater increase in blacks attending Bellevue than before. Is Bellevue letting down the high standards held by Rogers?

Anonymous said...

Love the vacation pics!

Victorious said...

I don't comment, but I sure do read your posts, WD! Glad you took some time for yourself but look forward to your return!

Blessings....

Anonymous said...

Are you gonna write about the Wayne Robertson situation at Morningside Baptist Church in Valdosta Georgia? Wayne spoke at the convention on persecution.

Anonymous said...

Good riddance.

FBC is really growing and your blog is not doing the work that you intended it to do.

We will overcome.

The Movie Don said...

"Good riddance."

The TROLL never disapoints. WD announces that he is back from vacation and the TROLL says good riddance.

Man, what an idiot!

Anonymous said...

"Ed Young absolutely let loose on "Calvinists" this past Sunday and blamed them for just about every problem in modern Christianity."

Hey, there's proof that Ed reads the Wartburg Watch!

WishIhadknown said...

“…high standards held by Rogers?”
What “high standards held by Rogers?” Blacks were always as welcome as anybody else. As in, whosoever will may come as opposed to the “if you don’t like it leave” attitude that exists today.
Early on, Dr. Rogers chastised the congregation on more than one occasion if they did not welcome blacks the same as they did whites.

New BBC Open Forum said...

Wish,

You're responding to CP. Consider the source.

Anonymous said...

Was your sabbatical fully paid for by gullible Christians who think they are "giving to God" by writing you a check since you write about spiritual matters?

No? Well, you need to get on staff at a local church and surprise surprise, they will pay thousands to you while you take a sabbatical. Just like they do in the real world right?

Anonymous said...

FBC is really growing and your blog is not doing the work that you intended it to do.

We will overcome.

June 28, 2012 10:37 AM
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Yep, the big bad FBC Jax will "overcome" the bloggings of one former member. Isn't God awesome!