Monday, May 15, 2006

Fire Truck Baptistry Rebuttal

Jeremy Roberts is an M.Div. student at Southwestern and serves as an intern to Jack Graham at Prestonwood Baptist in Dallas. He also used to serve as an assistant to Ronnie Floyd. With all the attention given to Floyd's church over the past several days, Roberts rises to the occasion to give a response (a personal one, not an official one). You can read it here.


Anonymous said...

I keep reading about the baptistery and don't get why it's worth all the squabbling. Good to see that some people's lives are so smooth-sailing that they don't have enough problems of their own to occupy their minds, but how can this be the best thing folks can find to make an issue of? What am I missing?


Mike Cline said...

To me, this is yet another example of a good time to use the phrase "mind your own business."

It seems these days that far too many ministry leaders spend more time trying to dig up dirt on other ministries than trying to run their own. This is not a competition people. We should be partnering to reach the lost, not trashing our brothers in Christ.

Dr. Floyd has always impressed me when I have heard him speak. He comes accross as a strong man of God with a strong desire to reach the world for Christ.

Personal or official, I think Jeremy Roberts had some valid points. And his point of view is first hand, not hear say.

Jeremy Roberts said...

Thank you for your support of Dr. Floyd, Mike.

God bless you.

Jeff A. Spry said...

Let's go back and read what I wrote:

In the first post, I wrote " What would you say if I told you that there is a Southern Baptist church that got a former Disney designer to revamp their children's ministry area?" I then quoted from the Christianity Today issue and asked the opionion of readers (giving none of my own).

I followed this with a quote of an interview with Paige Patterson, ending the post by saying it was interesting in light of the upcoming summer events.

In the second post, I noted the confusion in the net about the authenticity of the firetruck and quoted from Baptist Press and the Houston Chronicle. Again, no personal opionions made.

Then in the third post, I created a link to Roberts' rebuttal. Once again, no personal opinions offered.

Can anyone find a disparaging remark in my writings regarding Dr. Floyd?

Jeremy Roberts said...

I apologize for my quick post. I breezed over this and should have read thoroughly before writing. I am sorry. I was wrong.

You are right, you did not post personal opinion, but instead posted facts of what are out there. Thank you for being unbiased on either side. I am thankful for this.

Blessings upon you, brother.

Mike Cline said...

I was in no way directing my comments to you. It was those whose comments you posted that I was talking about.

Anonymous said...

Same here, and my apologies for not specifying that I was referring to linked material, and its linked material, and its linked material, and the whole issue.

Again, so sorry. Intent was never to put words in anyone's mouth.