This issue is currently rocking the SBC currently - although not in the Baptist Press (the publicity organ of the Executive Committe of the SBC) but in the blogosphere. There are three current and former IMB trustees blogging on the issue Rick Thompson a current trustee of Council Road Baptist in Bethany OK, Wade Burleson a current trustee of Emanuel Baptist in Enid OK, Pam Blume a former trustee from Boone, NC - her husband is a pastor there and Marty Duren who I think is a current trustee from New Bethany Baptist in Buford, GA. All of these folks are conservative leaders in the SBC, not a moderate or liberal in the bunch. The issue at hand is should a person who is going to the mission field, who has been Baptised (believers Baptism by immersion in another denomination - or even in an IFB church) be required to be re dunked. Second issue - the issue of private prayer language. Can it be shown that private prayer language is unscriptural, and should the person that has private prayer language be deemed unqualified to be a SBC missionary. Or is the real issue political. I say that it is political. The definition of conservative in the SBC keeps getting tighter and tighter. The conservative moderates like me are all gone, they have no one else to fight with so they are now starting to turn on each other. If you read some of the blogs and responses, you can also see that the fight over Calvinism is shaping up to be the next brouhaha in the convention. check out the following links: http://kerussocharis.blogspot.com/ http://www.sbcoutpost.com/ http://www.sbcoutpost.com/ http://middlekid.blogspot.com/ The last link is a pastor who has had some conversations with John Floyd the member of the trustees who wrote the new guidelines.