Adrian Rogers' son resigning as IMB missionary

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  1. gb93433

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    The story is at http://www.abpnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4240&Itemid=53

    David Rogers, son of the legendary preacher and Southern Baptist Convention president Adrian Rogers, is resigning after 19 years as an SBC missionary to Spain.

    Rogers, a blogger who has written extensively about his disagreement with SBC International Mission Board policies against praying in tongues, said Baptist politics had nothing to do with the decision, which is based solely on health issues involving a family member.

    Rogers said he will remain in the Memphis, Tenn., area to work full-time with the Adrian Rogers Pastor Training Institute, where he has been editing training materials in Spanish and English on a temporary basis for several months.

    At the institute, founded in 2003, Rogers works alongside his brother Steve and sits at the desk formerly used by his father while he was pastor of Memphis' Bellevue Baptist Church for 32 years before retiring in 2005.
    Rogers said part of his work will be dedicated to building the Adrian Rogers Legacy Library, a project by the family to electronically index and cross-reference notes and transcripts of more than 6,000 sermons the elder Rogers preached during a ministry spanning more than 50 years before his death in 2005.

    Rogers and his wife, Kelly, have been on stateside appointment and leave of absence for two years. He said they had planned to return to Spain a year ago but decided to remain in the United States for family reasons.
    He described the decision to leave the IMB as "painful" and said he would continue to support and pray for missionary colleagues still on the field.

    Three years ago Rogers wrote IMB trustees objecting to a new policy banning missionaries who admit to a "private prayer language" in their devotional lives. He said he could not speak for his late father, but he voiced concern that the "conservative resurgence" that the elder Rogers helped launch in 1979 was "in danger of being commandeered in a new, more extreme direction."

    Rogers told an Associated Baptist Press reporter July 16 his opinions about IMB policies or SBC politics had nothing to do with his resignation, and he hoped media would not ask personal questions that intrude into a private family decision.
     
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    And yet ABPNews felt compelled to post this. ;)

    Well people leave missionary work all the time. I pray his family well and hope they see great things for the Gospel here.
     
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    I'm sure that GB had good intentions when he posted this story. Not!!
     
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    So you bad mouth your professors in your major and continue to study there. What does that say about you?
     
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    Why do you always come up with some wierd question that has nothing to do with the thread when you are challenged with the truth?
     
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    Now there is a good question.
     
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    If you were more informed you would understand what the article was about better.

    I might suggest that if you do not undertsand the question then you need to think a little more about what you have written. If you care to stoop so low as to engage in personal attacks then you might find yourself not so wise as you might think. To engage in criticisim of your sociology professors tell one a lot about what kind of a person you are. If your professors are as stupid as you suggest and you stay at that college doesn't that put you in a position as being unwise? It seems from what you have written that you have chosen to stay and work toward a degree there. It seems that all you want is a degree by your actions and words. That seems to be rather foolish to spend your money on just getting a degree without learning anything.
     
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    One cannot get an education in a public college anywhere without having to endure the gauntlet of liberalism. Of course, I'm sure you stood up an applauded much of the libearl junk that was and still is taught in our public colleges today. Ok, go ahead and ask me another off topic question.
     
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    Wow, way to get personal there buddy...
     
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    Anywhere? That is not true. It depends on where you choose to go to college. Some states colleges are very liberal and others are not. I have never read a horoscope in a state university newspaper but I did at Houston Baptist University.

    Think of typically where the religious liberals are educated.

    I teach in a very conservative state. In fact the state made the national news a few times for their stance against abortion. The liberals tend to go back where they came from because they do not like it here. The abortion rate is one of the lowest in the nation and so is the teenage pregnancy rate. Take a look at where those are the highest. It is somewhat surprising.
     
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