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Vines bio Critique misses point

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 08, 2014 3:59 pm

http://abpnews.com/ministry/people/item ... obiography

For sure this is the money shot of the Vines bio but the larger criticism should focus on how the John Birch Society influenced Vines from his two terms at West Rome Baptist Church. WRBC was known as a hotbed of Birchism in the 60's not friendly to the witness of Martin Luther King, Jr at the time who was thought of as a Communist.

When Vines was running for SBC President there was a feature in the Atlanta Constitution that compared FBC Rome with West Rome. If I'm not mistaken West Rome was a mission of FBC Rome.

And a look at the legacy of West Rome in light of the failures of Inerrancy as framed by Molly Worthen would be a better more educational review of Vines than this unfortunate episode of sex abuse.

I hope to come across the book, may read it in the Barnes n Noble in Rome, Ga. I know for a while Vines was commenting on William Thornton's blog. Maybe Thornton has some insight and can do us a review that appropriates the fine series he did on the Lottie Moon book a few years ago
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Re: Vines bio Critique misses point

Postby William Thornton » Tue Jul 08, 2014 5:40 pm

Sorry, Stephen, you completely missed this. I started a topic, since this one is DOA.
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Re: Vines bio Critique misses point

Postby Sandy » Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:32 pm

Can you make a rule that if, in the discussion of Vine's bio, mention is made of Molly Worthen, the John Birch Society, Trey Gowdy, First Baptist Church of Spartanburg, Billy Graham and anything else along those lines is off limits, and as moderator, you will delete the post?

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Re: Vines bio Critique misses point

Postby William Thornton » Wed Jul 09, 2014 5:07 am

Stephen understands that his stuff on this forum has to be relevant, which is why he does most of his Worthen stuff on the History forum these days.

Stephen, you raised a good subject with the vines bio. Since no one here has read it, you could get a jump on things by reading my relevant links in the topic I started.
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Executive Committee meeting in San Antonio

Postby Stephen Fox » Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:48 pm

I was there the afternoon Vines was elected. Lot of tension in the room. I remember Al Shcackleford told me in the press room his job may be on the axe. Richard Jackson was there. Vines looked about as stressed as a Baptist preacher could look on the dais.

May tell rest of the story soon.

Pressler did make a motion to remove Shackleford, but it was July of 89, year and half later before he got it done.
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Re: Vines bio Critique misses point

Postby William Thornton » Mon Jul 14, 2014 5:22 pm

Take a hint stephen, no Bircher stuff here
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What happened to my joke

Postby Stephen Fox » Tue Jul 22, 2014 7:06 pm

I heard Vines tell it myself

The Carlyle Marney blog is up in History
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