The Southern Baptist Convention is in the process of undergoing a name change. Congregationsmay soon have the option to call themselves either South Baptist or Great Commission Baptists. While the move is seen by some as a way to distance the church from the stigma of the Civil War, slavery and segregation, church officials say the name change will allow more people to identify with their message.
Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is President of Louisville’s Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He was also a member of the church review committee that unanimously voted for the new name. Today on Here and Now, WFPL’s Devin Katayama spoke with Dr. Mohler about why the committee accepted the change.