Outspoken conservative Southern Baptist pastor, Josh Buice, made headlines earlier this week when he released a statement that he and his congregation decided to withdraw from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) due to a well-documented liberal drift in the denomination. Buice, who we appreciate for his voice but was actually a little too late to the game to make much of a difference, was met with mockery and ridicule by other Evangelical leftists, including Beth Moore, Ed Stetzer, and Karen Swallow Prior.
Despite Buice’s clearly laid out concerns about the trajectory of the Southern Baptist Convention–and while other conservatives are still hanging on yet again in the hopes of a turn-around–leftist leaders are looking outside of God’s standards to worldly influences to judge the denomination’s standing and conclude that there is no “liberal drift” in the denomination.
For example, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) president, Adam Greenway concluded that there is no liberal drift in the Southern Baptist Convention because there are so many churches that gave money to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering last year.
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