I realized my earlier blogs stating my observations and concerns regarding Bob Jones University would not be received well by some. While I expressed my thoughts in a spirit of love and sorrow, I was aware I might be greeted with a vitriol that might turn personal and caustic.
Like the culture we live in, I have found many believers infected with a strident spirit that maligns and attacks. Indeed, it is that harsh vindictive spirit that chides many into silence.
I have no interest in debating ad nauseam my concerns, nor do I have time to address every critic. My concerns are my concerns. If you do not share them, that is fine by me; however, do not attack me for daring to express them.
My blogs were not written with a spirit of malice, but as an expression of a shepherd who loves his sheep. After nearly 33 years of ministry at Hillsdale Baptist Church, I am content with being a pastor and have no interest in being a crusader for or against any institution.
With the heart of a shepherd,
Travis D. Smith
Copyright 2018 – Travis D. Smith