A Signature Without Caveats
By William Dwight McKissic, Sr.
May 28, 2009
Today I read the Great Commission Resurgence Declaration Document.  I was deeply moved.  The vision, values, views and voyage advocated in this document resonates with my heart completely. I’m grateful to have signed this document today without caveats.
I also read an editorial today by Gary Ledbetter    (http://www.texanonline.net/default.asp?action=publication&pub=90 
  in the SB Texan (Give the SBC resurgence a chance) voicing his confirmation, cautions  and concerns regarding this document and the 12-member  GCR task force committee that Dr. Hunt  is  likely  to  will appoint.  Not only do I wholeheartedly agree with Brother Gary, I would add that a Hispanic, Asian, African American and Woman should also be appointed to the GCR committee.  This would be in keeping with the spirit of this document.
It is the spirit of this document, along with the substance that makes it so appealing.  I don’t recall any minorities or females represented on the Peace Committee.  The GCR committee is far more important than the Peace Committee because it is looking forward, not backwards and the ultimate fulfillment and goal of the GCR committee will result in unifying the SBC, not dividing the SBC.  Brother Gary’s concern is to make sure “insiders” are included.  My concern is to make sure “outsiders” are included.
It is encouraging to know that men such as Dr. Hunt and Dr. Akin are spearheading this effort and they share the biblical, balance, inclusive, Spirit led and empowered burden, to steer the SBC ship toward the task of fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of unity while acknowledging our diversity. This document seems to represent a new spirit and day in the SBC life.
Thank you Dr. Hunt and Dr. Akin for allowing God to use you to present such a lofty, motivational and unifying vision.  May God smile upon your efforts.  
A Signature Without Caveats
By William Dwight McKissic, Sr.
May 28, 2009
Today I read the Great Commission Resurgence Declaration Document.  I was deeply moved.  The vision, values, views and voyage advocated in this document resonates with my heart completely. I’m grateful to have signed this document today without caveats.
  I also read an editorial today by Gary Ledbetter in the SB Texan (Give the SBC Resurgence a Chance) voicing his confirmation, cautions  and concerns regarding this document and the 12-member  GCR task force committee that Dr. Hunt  is  likely  to   appoint.  Not only do I wholeheartedly agree with Brother Gary, I would add that a Hispanic, Asian, African American and Woman should also be appointed to the GCR committee.  This would be in keeping with the spirit of this document.
It is the spirit of this document, along with the substance that makes it so appealing.  I don’t recall any minorities or females represented on the Peace Committee.  The GCR committee is far more important than the Peace Committee because it is looking forward, not backwards and the ultimate fulfillment and goal of the GCR committee will result in unifying the SBC, not dividing the SBC.  Brother Gary’s concern is to make sure “insiders” are included.  My concern is to make sure “outsiders” are included.
It is encouraging to know that men such as Dr. Hunt and Dr. Akin are spearheading this effort and they share the biblical, balance, inclusive, Spirit led and empowered burden, to steer the SBC ship toward the task of fulfilling the Great Commission in the spirit of unity while acknowledging our diversity. This document seems to represent a new spirit and day in the SBC life.
  Thank you Dr. Hunt and Dr. Akin for allowing God to use you to present such a lofty, motivational and unifying vision.  May God smile upon your efforts.  
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