I was born in 1946 so that makes me a member of the first generation of Baby Boomers!!
I have been such a Southern Baptist that my mother carried me in her womb to the Liberty, SC, FBC where my father, Claude Scarborough, was pastor. They said I preached to my teddy bears "just like daddy."
His experience from the small Rural church outside Athens, GA, (Moon's Grove) sent him to Mercer and then to Andover-Newton. He spent a lifetime serving SBC churches and became the first Director of Juvenile Rehabilitation for the Home Mission Board in 1958 as well as Assistant DOM for the Atlanta Baptist Association.
This tells you how deep my Baptist roots go. Daddy said we were distantly related to L.R. Scarborough of Texas fame. My Grandmother Scarborough was a Graham of Billy's family remotely as well. You might say I'm "Baptist to the bone."
I graduated Emory 1967 with a Psyhology degree / SEBTS 1970 having served the Raleigh Baptist Assoiation, HMB and NCBSC as their Diretor of Juvenile Rehabilitation. 16 years of full time ministry in SC and GA / became Eastern NC rep for Ministers Life Insurance I was active at the same time with churhes of the N. Roanoke Association.
Although greatly disappointed in the direction of the SBC in the last 40 years, I am willing to engage their problems. Here I find a place far less restrictive and far more open than the SBC blogs. I will just try to be honest and share 2 lifetimes of being Baptist from both my Father and me.