Two things are crystal clear. The issue of Calvinism in the Southern Baptist Convention is not
going away, and finding our way forward is not going to be easy. Calvinism is viewed through
many prisms in the SBC. Some see it as absolutely vital to the health and prosperity, both
theological and otherwise, of the SBC. Others view it as theologically flawed, a niggling nuisance
spawning various levels of problems, including divisiveness, in the churches. Regardless of which
camp you are in, or somewhere in the middle, Southern Baptists need to proceed with caution
in the days ahead.