Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Why Didn't I Think of This?

John Eby, the director of ABE before Bill Nicoson speculates on the Beacon Churches message board:

The announcement of Denton Lotz's retirement gave me pause to consider who might be his replacement. With the SBC out of the BWA, the ABC ends up being the largest representative member. [This technically is not accurate.] This would put Roy Medley in a good postion to be elected as Denton's replacement. Does anyone else have any thoughts about a possible replacement? Would this position provide the prestige that Roy would find to his satisfaction? And it seems to me that he could really extricate himself from the pressure he is under in the present position and find more prestige and also really feel himself to be involved in minstry that will be much more rewarding spiritually. He probably has the heart for the BWA position to do a much better job than he is able to accomplish at ABCUSA. If he were to leave, it would provide the denomination a chance to call a much more conservative GS, whose call could be influenced heavily by the Parchment Valley Execs. The more I think about it, if it were to happen, it would be a win-win-win move for the ABCUSA, BWA, and Roy.

Now, why didn't I think of that? Run, Roy, run! And we'll have on with the Michiagn Initiative, abolish the Office of General Secretary, abolish the General Board, and maybe get the renewed ABC we've been looking for.

Just dreamin', I guess.

1 comment:

Dennis E. McFadden said...


I know that denominational leaders often see themselves in Peter's seat. But, isn't going from the frying pan of the ABCUSA into the fire of the BWA a case of changing Peter's seat for the Peter Principle?

Roy is too nice a man to wish into such a position. With the BWA serving as a lagging indicator, I fear that the same issues we are facing in the mainline seven, will soon enough be the problems of the BWA. And, imagine dealing with THAT many angry Baptists!