This just came up on another thread. We know many Baptist churches are removing "Baptist" from their name and start-up Baptist churches are more often than not omitting "Baptist" from their name. I would like those who have been involved in such a decision to respond here. Surely it has to do with making your church a place where people are more likely to visit and join. But why? Do Baptists have a bad reputation? In some respects I think they do. But isn't it dishonest to put up a sign that says, for example, "Abundant Life Fellowship" and then when visitors decide to join we tell them, "Oh, by the way, we are Baptists"? How do you deal with the duplicity? In a larger sense, we need to decide whether being known as Baptist is a badge of honor or a badge of shame. If it is the latter, shouldn't we be about correcting our image?