10 Things I Wish Southern Baptists Knew About Southern Baptists

As a Southern Baptist since childhood, this is timely (though written in 2015) and painful to read in places. I thank Michelle Lesley for writing this

Michelle Lesley

Originally published June 26, 2015

Some things have changed in the SBC, at LifeWay, the ERLC, etc., sincethis article was originally written in 2015 (see footnotes), however the bulk ofwhat is mentioned here is still relevant. It also helps us see justhow longstanding and pernicious many of these problems are.

Earlier this week, Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission3 published a nifty little article called “10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Southern Baptists“. Although I disagree with Dr. Moore on a number of things, I thought the article was pretty good, overall.

But it got me thinking. Yes, there is a lot of ignorance about Southern Baptists out there among those who aren’t part of our denomination. However, there’s also a lot of ignorance insidethe SBC about what’s really going on in our denomination, our…

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