I finally received an e-mail on the whole Fellowship gender issue from a conservative pastor, announcing the formation of the Coalition of Conservative Baptists in the Fellowship – a sub-denomination of sorts. It’s full of language like tragic fiasco, taking a stand for the truth, slippery slope of liberalism and feminism. To those who disagree, it says “[It] is not a theological concept. It is, to us, sin…Leave us as a Fellowship in peace.” It promises to resurrect the issue at next year’s Convention. Sadly, this view has more support than you might think in our Fellowship. If there’s one positive thing about the e-mail I received, it’s that it’s so over the top that it might drive people into a more moderate position. Or maybe not. I just don’t have the time anymore.