Friday Photo

March 16, 2007

There have been a lot of fireworks disrupting Baptist life these days, often involving attempts to kick people out or to control ministries. That got me thinking about the one time I saw actual fireworks go off at a Baptist convention meeting. These literal fireworks brought excitement and smiles to those present (quite different from the reaction to the metaphorical fireworks going on today).

Following the evening session of the annual meeting of the Baptist General Convention of Missouri a couple of years ago, fireworks went off in the distance. The meeting was being held at Windermere Baptist Conference Center and the fireworks were a test run for the 4th of July show to come a few months later. Unlike some of the stuff going on in other areas of Baptist life today, the BGCM and Windermere are actually focused on ministry and so are bringing excitement and smiles to others.