One of my favorite D.C. churches is First Baptist. Really. One reason: I like how the senior minister “tell[s] people we are the ‘Jimmy Carter kind of Baptists’ and not the Jerry Falwell kind,” which strikes me as a very evocative way of identifying a church. I’d take evocation over description almost every time.
That said, the next generation of Baptists might do well to make more of Al Gore’s award as Baptist of the Year, which the Baptist Center for Ethics awarded him at the end of last year.
Hat tip: Levellers