Part I: Rankin on new baptism and prayer language actions, leadership
By JONI B. HANNIGAN
EDITORâ€™S NOTE: This is part one of a two-part series based on a March 31 interview with International Mission Board President Jerry Rankin. Part two will appear in the May 4 print edition of Florida Baptist Witness. Both parts will also appear online at: www.FloridaBaptistWitness.com.
MARIANNA (FBW)â€“A week after the trustees of the Southern Baptist Conventionâ€™s International Mission Board met in Tampa and hammered out how they would handle disagreement in the future, IMB president, Jerry Rankin, told Florida Baptist Witness the boardâ€™s actions were â€œhealthy,â€� though the mission entity cannot be distracted by â€œcontroversies, perceptions and conjecture.â€�
In a wide-ranging interview March 31 in Marianna, Rankin spoke readily about his submission to the board despite his disagreement with recent decisions about baptism and private prayer language; his leadership style; blogging and the news media; his relationship with other SBC entity heads and inspiration for ministry; and his views on goals and retirement.
posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 4/27/2006 03:45:00 PM