After absorbing everything available in various blogs concerning the IMB controversy, I find myself fascinated with the debate, especially the baptism issue. There is some good thinking going on, and I'm being challenged in a way that can only be good.
Today, however was a bit of a break for me, as I attended a funeral at the church where I served as youth & music minister before moving to my present ministry last October. It was for two students who were killed in an automobile accident last Friday. One was a member of my youth group there, one was not, but I knew them both. It was good to see old friends, but obviously a difficult time. It reminded me that the things we are debating, as brothers and sisters in Christ, thankfully don't matter much to these students, whom I look forward to seeing again on that Day.
The time is indeed short, whether due to a speeding truck or our Lord's return. As we debate the peripherals, let's not lose focus on the One who said, "You shall be My witnesses."