Southern Baptist Church Plants People to Respond to BaptismFebruary 21, 2014
Ethics Daily ran my latest article today, which is titled "Southern Baptist Church Plants People to Respond to Baptism." It reports on baptism tactics employed by Elevation Church in North Carolina. The church's self-admitted focus quantitative numbers and measures creates a mindset that justifies using unethical strategies that are focused on producing numbers. There are also troubling financial aspects to this church as they hide financial information from members and the pastor has a $1.7 million home. Somehow the message of Jesus seems lost in the midst of deceptive baptism tactics and egregious spending.