Baptist Standard interviews Bill Leonard: The emerging church offers hope for Baptists, Leonard insisted. "I'd rather be Baptist in the postmodern period than anything else."
Baptists should reassert ritual, particularly the "danger and decisiveness" inherent in the ordinances of believer's baptism by immersion and the Lord's Supper, Leonard said.
With their emphasis on religious liberty and a believer's church grounded in uncoerced faith, Baptists uniquely are positioned to respond to secularism, pluralism and religious establishmentarianism, he asserted.
"We should affirm and accept pluralism without running to syncretism," he said. (More)
The Southern Baptists, BTW, had some great meetings with the European Baptists last week in Poland that may lead to greater partnership. LINK