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Kevin Bussey (aka k-dawg)
Lead Pastor
Charlotte, NC, USA

Samford University: B.S. Public Administration, 1985
University of Alabama at Birmingham: M.A. Education, 1988

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: MDivBL, 1995

Married to:
Cassandra (6-25-88)


quote of the week

"Pastor I don't like your plans" Bisagno, "what are your plans." man, "I don't have any." Bisagno, "I like my plans better than yours." .

Dr. John R. Bisagno:

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kiki cherry
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dorcas hawker
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tim sweatman
jason sampler
mark mansheim
adam feldman
scott freeman
wes kenny
alan cross
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paul littleton
jeff richard young
J. A. Gillmartin
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phillips lynn
micah fries
preachin jesus
morris chapman
tim sweetman
kevin lancaster
jeremy roberts
al mohler
ronnie floyd
david rogers
sbc bloggers
greg pouncey
jason burns
howie luvzus
gary lamb
angela davis
neil elmore
jason shepherd
monday morning insight
wayne cordeiro
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starbucks gossip
the ooze
willowcreek association
purpose driven
northpoint community church
springs church
albert pujols
shaun alexander
john maxwell
element 2
dale jarrett
bama magazine
bible gateway
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building 429: rise

chris tomlin: live from austin music hall

various: music inspired by the chronicles of narnia

fusebox: once again

passion: How Great Is Our God

storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

hillsong united: look to you


Thursday, February 16, 2006

An apology is due............

The trustees of the International Mission Board owe Wade Burleson an apology for their handling of his plight over the last few months. Wade's name and his family have been dragged through the mud for the last 2 months. Wade has been graceful and has acted with integrity. He actually had the guts to keep the SBC informed about what is going on in regards to the policies concerning baptism and a private prayer language. To the trustees who supported Wade, thank you. To those who have trashed his character, he deserves better. Christ-like attitudes should prevail. Wade, his family and his church deserve an apology. Since the trustees have dropped their baseless charges against him, he is due an apology-the sooner the better.

posted by Kevin Bussey at 2/16/2006 11:45:00 PM


Blogger art rogers said...

Very nice, Kevin.

My post on this will come out later today.

2/17/2006 09:53:00 AM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

I just realized I had a pun--"SOONER" since Wade is from OK! Ha!

2/17/2006 10:38:00 AM  
Blogger Wade Burleson said...

Have never met you kdawg, but my wife says to me, "Thank Kdawg."

Thanks Kdawg!

2/17/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Jeff Richard Young said...

Dear Friends,

Hatley and Company's attempt to retract their actions reminds me of this story:

(Acts 16:35-39) When it was daylight, the magistrates sent their officers to the jailer with the order: "Release those men." (36) The jailer told Paul, "The magistrates have ordered that you and Silas be released. Now you can leave. Go in peace." (37) But Paul said to the officers: "They beat us publicly without a trial, even though we are Roman citizens, and threw us into prison. And now do they want to get rid of us quietly? No! Let them come themselves and escort us out." (38) The officers reported this to the magistrates, and when they heard that Paul and Silas were Roman citizens, they were alarmed. (39) They came to appease them and escorted them from the prison, requesting them to leave the city.

I think we need to make Hatley and Company escort Dr. Burleson out of the mess they have put him in.

Love in Christ,


2/17/2006 04:49:00 PM  
Blogger Rusty Mullins said...

I too am a Baptist pastor, but unlike many who read your posts I no longer feel like I can be a part of the SBC. I grew up a Virginia Baptist. As a Virginia Baptist I was taught that we were individuals following Christ and that as long as we followed basic Baptist ideals, i.e. the previous BF&M, that we should all get along. I was hurt during the 1991 fall semester at Southeastern Seminary when, after meeting the president of our school, I realized that the people who had ushered Lewis Drummond into office were now trying to remove him.
I took a year and a half off from school, got married and went back to seminary, this time to Southern, only to be told by newly elected President Mohler what I was to believe. Those actions, along with the pullout of fundamental Virginia Baptists, only after they failed to overthrow the original Virginia Baptists, have left me wondering if I will ever be able to connect with the SBC again.
This issue, attacking Wade Burleson for speaking his mind, which does not follow the accepted script, only reinforces my problem. I don't think I really bond with the CBF either (I attended their national convention last year in Dallas), but at least they will allow me to think for myself.
I am very sorry for Rev. Burleson and I wish him the best for the future and it is wonderful to see young leaders speak their honest thoughts in the new SBC.

2/20/2006 12:21:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...


I'm sorry you feel that way. I would encourage you to wait before you leave. I think this Younger SBC group is going to really make a difference. Come to Greensboro if for no other reason but to hang out with us. If you want to talk further my email is on my profile.

2/20/2006 01:25:00 PM  

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