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I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:03 am
by MJ Willett
So what is this place?

Re: I'm hear now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:53 am
by Haruo
BaptistLife.com, which is intended to be, as it says topside, "A Gathering Place for Baptists Worldwide".

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 7:07 am
by MJ Willett
That sounds ambitious. Why Baptists?

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:08 am
by Tim Bonney
Though not everyone here is a Baptist. :)

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 9:52 am
by Ed Pettibone
MJ Willett wrote:That sounds ambitious. Why Baptists?


Ed: That is a long story. Read back over the archives and you may get the idea. And Tim used to be Baptist. :roll:

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:56 am
by Haruo
Well, Matto, who mostly posts in the Politics forum, is a very Catholic Catholic (not to say catholic) with little if anything of the Baptist about him. But Baptists is, for the most part, what we are. The owner of the site is a Baptist Historian based in Montana and Atlanta, Bruce Gourley.

If you mean "Why Baptists" in the sense of "Why are you Baptists?", most of us have reasons we can give based on theology, ecclesiology, etc., but for most of us I think the real reason is it's what we were brought up to be, and like Solomon said, when we are old we by and large still aren't departing from it. Even though, for some of us, "it" has undergone sea changes right under our feet.

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 12:23 pm
by MJ Willett
I see, looks like Mr Gourley has chosen some intriguing topics to write about.

Speaking of politics, forum does have an abnormally balanced range of political views from what I've read so far.

As far as myself, I enjoy history, theology, and politics so I decided to check it out.

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:04 pm
by Tim Bonney
Ed Pettibone wrote:
MJ Willett wrote:That sounds ambitious. Why Baptists?


Ed: That is a long story. Read back over the archives and you may get the idea. And Tim used to be Baptist. :roll:


Yes, used to be Ed. But we have had some folks here from time to time with no Baptist connections.

Re: I'm here now.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:10 pm
by Haruo
MJ Willett wrote:...abnormally balanced...

Yes, sometimes I get the impression that balance is abnormal for Baptists... ;-)