President’s Perspective: Hearing What’s Not Being Said

If there's anything I've learned from 18 years of pastoring, it’s this: What’s said and what’s heard can be two entirely different things.

If you attended the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting last month, you probably overheard a number of sidebar conversations involving Critical Race Theory, sexual abuse, and Executive Committee transparency, just to name a few. And you may have also heard, as I did, a lot of misunderstanding and misrepresentation of those issues. In other words, a lot of debate over what wasn’t being said.

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