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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)


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"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." .

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building 429: rise

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storyside:b : everything and more

delirious?: the mission bell

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Friday, March 24, 2006

New Slogan for Greensboro

Actor Charleston Heston has weighed in on the recent controversy with the Board of Trustees for the International Mission Board. Heston is an advocate for free speech and when he heard that the "Blue Book" had been changed he was quoted as saying,
"Pry my dissent out of my cold dead hands."
This has become the motto of the Young Leaders Summit in Greensboro, NC slated during the SBC convention. Steve W from California was behind this new slogan!

posted by Kevin Bussey at 3/24/2006 02:24:00 PM


Blogger steve w said...

That's funny. You shoulda put Charlie in a demo t-shirt.

Seriously, can you imagine if a bunch of us showing up wearing the t-shirt? Hope somebody prints them.

3/24/2006 03:09:00 PM  
Blogger Dorcas said...

Doesn't it kind of defeat the point of non-conformity if we all show up looking alike in matching t-shirts? The slogan is funny though. I think it should be translated into as many different languages as possible and each different translation handed out at the convention stapled to a copy of the policy on glossolalia.

3/24/2006 03:39:00 PM  
Blogger steve w said...

I get your point Dorcas, but I don't know...a bunch of people showing up at the annual meeting of the SBC in t-shirts, in a sea of suits and front coat pocket handkerchiefs...seems pretty non-conformist to me. And if women choose to wear t-shirts, now that really might be perceived as crossing a line.

I asked for counsel over on Art's blog, so I'm totally willing to listen.

3/24/2006 03:54:00 PM  
Blogger steve w said...

Oh, and Dorcas, I love the multiple language idea.

3/24/2006 03:55:00 PM  
Blogger Dorcas said...

Wait one minute. Are you telling me I am going to be spending four days in mid-summer dressed in my Sunday best?! Nobody told me that when I signed onto this bandwagon. Who gets to pick the dress code ... is there a casual Tuesday or something where I can wear my jeans? Or do I have to wear long skirts and my hair up in a bun the whole time. Oh no, what shall I do ... what shall I wear?

3/24/2006 04:50:00 PM  
Blogger art rogers said...

Nice. My version has a keypad on it.


3/24/2006 05:03:00 PM  
Blogger martyduren said...

Just so everyone knows for shure, there is no official slogan for the Younger Leaders meeting and there isn't going to be!

You just dress in a way that pleases God and everything will be fine.

There had better not be a thousand matching T-shirts of any color or style!! That'd be as bad as everyone in 3 piece suits.

3/24/2006 07:35:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Wait, wait, you mean people don't wear t-shirts?

That's it, I'm definitely not coming now! If someone wants me to dress up, they better move the convention up north. I mean NORTH, not North Carolina. Gosh.

3/24/2006 08:22:00 PM  
Blogger Alan Cross said...

I think that we should all grow long goatees, shave our heads, wear sandals, and walk around with starbucks, ipods, and blackberries, emailing each other from all over the convention center. When someone asks what we're doing, we can say that "We're Young SBC and we're non-conformists!" We can talk about what it means to be "emerging" and "relevant" and quote Brian McLaren.

Honestly, that's probably what a lot of folks would expect to see. Seriously though, I've never been to one of these things. Do you have to wear a suit the whole time? Even though I'm already signed up, that COULD be a deal breaker (just kidding - I think I have one somewhere!).

3/24/2006 08:57:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

alan, i have two, and i even like to dress up every once in a while. but... not in the summer. move me to canada. IN FACT, if i end up going, i might wear my "made in canada" t-shirt all three days. (yeah, all three!)

no comments on personal hygiene.

oh, and i'm kinda glad the young leaders' meeting doesn't have a slogan. steve mccoy's post was great.

3/24/2006 09:41:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

Just in case people don't realize it---THIS WAS A JOKE!

3/24/2006 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Alan Cross said...

What, you mean, no t-shirts? Maybe we could write a policy that says, "No dissenting t-shirts will be allowed that criticize SBC policy or actions." We can wear the dissenting t-shirts BEFORE policies are approved, but afterwards, it's white v-necks or undershirts only!

Obviously, I'm just kidding. Thanks for keeping us laughing Kevin!

And Joe, if you are going to bring a suit, I'll bring one too! Although, when I wear my suit someone either has died or gotten married, so I hope that doesn't happen in Greensboro.

3/24/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Blogger joe kennedy said...

Alan, that's the only time I wear mine too.

No, I won't be bringing my suit. And I won't be bringing my t-shirts. I doubt I'll make it this year, unless I can find a little more initiative (and a place to stay).

3/24/2006 11:39:00 PM  
Blogger steve w said...

Hey, if Rick Warren can be on the program a few years back and wear a Hawaiian shirt, I assure you I'm not bringing a suit with me. I'll probably leave my board shorts and flip-flops at home, but I'm not making any promises.

3/25/2006 02:23:00 AM  
Blogger Tim Sweatman said...

[WARNING!!! The following comment is not meant to be taken entirely seriously.]

Don't worry, you slobs can wear your jeans and t-shirts (I even saw a few shorts in Nashville last year). I'll wear the suit so that one of us can look "respectable." Although as I said on Marty's blog, I'll probably wear something other than a suit Monday in honor of the Younger Leaders' meeting.

I am a rebel, though--I don't have a pocket hankie, and I've been known to wear colored shirts.

3/25/2006 04:45:00 AM  
Blogger Jeff Richard Young said...

Dear Dorcas,

I love having a dear sister involved in all this testosterone-charged blogging, but I've feared it would come to this. We're all picking up pitchforks to storm the bastille, and you're wondering how to fix your hair and what color shoes to wear! You don't think Eowyn was worried that her helm and buckler didn't match, do you? :)

Dear Tim,

I'm a white shirt-tie-suit guy myself. Wearing an off-white shirt would be quite the avant garde fashion statement for me.

Dear Everybody else,

I cannot imagine standing up at the convention to move that the IMB BOT be vacated wearing shorts and a t-shirt. This is serious business, and I believe our dress should reflect that.

Love in Christ,


P.S. Now, if someone produces, "I Found a Good Use for Your Dissent Policy" tie tacks, count me in!

3/25/2006 12:30:00 PM  
Blogger Alan Cross said...

I hear you, Jeff. When in Rome and all. . . Wait, what happened to the Christians in Rome, anyway? Something about lions? Well, a suit it is, at least for the serious stuff!

3/25/2006 04:24:00 PM  
Blogger Kevin Bussey said...

How about we wear leisure suits!

3/25/2006 05:46:00 PM  
Blogger steve w said...

Anybody know if the picture on Rick Thompson's blog was taken at last year's annual meeting? :)

3/25/2006 07:52:00 PM  
Blogger Dorcas said...

Jeff - I truly hope you realized I was joking. I promise you that come Greensboro you will not find me stopping at a car mirror to check to make sure my hair is perfect before walking into the convention hall. And thank you so much for not requiring my clothes be matching ... I thought I was going to have to go shopping for a minute there. :)

3/25/2006 08:36:00 PM  

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