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proud of my pastor

I don’t remember how it was that I ended up hearing about it, but I discovered that Chuck Lawless over at Southern Seminary wrote an article about using Twitter.

This surprised me and piqued my curiosity.

So I went looking for the article and, by accident, stumbled onto something that left me really baffled and incredibly proud.

I accidently clicked on the wrong page of the pdf file that I was perusing and saw the name “Charlie Davis” at the end of a block quote.

Pastor Charlie? Charlie Davis? Chuck Diesel? In the SBTS newspaper?

No way!

So I zoomed in closer to disprove what my eyes were telling me (afterall, I was wearing my new pair of glasses) and, lo and behold, here’s what I saw:

charlie-davis-quote

I couldn’t believe it!  Don’t get me wrong, those were Charlie Davis’ words, no doubt about it, but why were they in Southern Seminary’s biweekly newspaper?

I zoomed a little closer, scrolled up a little bit, and there I discovered that my pastor for three years at Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky was going to be heading up efforts to share the gospel on the streets of my beloved city during this summer’s Southern Baptist Convention.

Charlie is one of the best men that I have ever known.

He loves the church that he has pastored for over 16 years.  He delights to serve his people.  He studies the Scriptures to preach to his people.  He absolutely loves Jesus Christ and making him known.

Charlie Davis is the kind of man who I want telling people about Jesus when the rest of the SBC guys come into town.

To be bluntly honest, that is exactly why I would never expect to see a man like Charlie actually be asked to serve in this kind of capacity in the Southern Baptist Convention.

Maybe that means I am cynical.  Maybe that means that I am a “bad baptist.”  Maybe that means that there are good things happening in the SBC that I am not privy to.  Maybe that means things are changing for the better.  Maybe that means that I have misread the Convention and need to take another look for evidences of grace.

Whatever it means, I know this – Charlie Davis is a good and godly man and I am proud to have called him pastor and proud that he will be fervent in making Christ known to the people of Louisville, Kentucky.

. . . . . . .

If you are interested in joining Charlie in telling the Good News on the streets of Louisville, leave a comment and I will put you in touch.

If you live in Louisville and are looking for a God-graced church, go visit Hunsinger Lane Baptist Church.

If you are interested to hear more from Charlie, click on the image below to read the full article from the December 1, 2008 edition of SBTS’ newspaper, The Towers:

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  1. December 5, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    Crossover ’09 is going to be a wonderful opportunity to impact Louisville for Chirst this summer. Your readers can find out more about it and volunteer to be a part at http://www.crossoverlouisville.com

  2. leewilson7170
    December 5, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    Robert, thanks for the helpful link to the Crossover site – much appreciated.

    For any Boyce College students out there, rumor has it that you may be able to receive class credit by joining with Pastor Charlie and Intentional Community Evangelism (ICE) during the week of the SBC.

    Ask your academic adviser for more information.

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