This letter will be posted on Saturday, October 30, 2010.
the Executive Director of the Missouri Baptist Convention
The New Home of the MARIE O'HARA DONATION DRIVE (previously hosted at someoneskid.keepkidshealthy.com). Emergency meetings of the Missouri Baptist Convention have been requested since September and October 2010 (see the page entitled, Dark Dawn, below). The participation of the administration and governance of Southwest Baptist University and the First Baptist Church of Bolivar, Missouri is also anticipated -- now extended to the Southern Baptist Convention Meeting, June 14-15.
Welcome Back Southwest Baptist University Summer Students!
HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!
______________Saturday, May 22, 2010:
CONGRATULATIONS Southwest Baptist University GRADUATES ... and SAFE JOURNEYS to all!
______________LATEST POST on Friday, May 22, 2010:
THE MISSING ELEMENT - ACCOUNTABILITY: Dealing with the Long-Term Accreditation Issues at Southwest Baptist University ... and Providing a Parakletos (here)
Monday, May 17, 2010 - Friday, May 22, 2010
Finals week at SBU!
Communications will continue this week, May 17 - 21, in preparation for Pentecost Sunday weekend.
Back on track after severe illness ... and back on schedule.
Monday morning, May 10, 2010:
For the past four days, Marie has been severely ill from an accidental exposure -- resulting from an unannounced change of ingredients in a previously well-tolerated product.
On Sunday, she was able to eat small meal: She is doing better and should be able to participate in the SBU Trustee meeting this Monday and Tuesday.
SPIRITUAL ECOLOGY AND SUSTAINABLE MINISTRY: This past week, we have worked to provide a foundation for the meeting of the Southwest Baptist University Boards of Trustees on this Monday and Tuesday, May 10 - 11.
This weekend, we will be contacting the First Baptist Church of Bolivar.
Thursday, May 6, 2010 about 5:00 am:
INSTRUMENTS OF PEACE, Minimizing Further Harm: In order to minimize further harm to those involved, several individuals will be notified by mail concerning the events of the next week. Those individual letters should be arriving on Thursday, Friday and Saturday (May 6 - 8).
Additionally, the letter to the pastors of First Baptist Church of Bolivar should arrive within that time frame. The pastors will be asked to intervene by taking positive action in this situation. If they are unwilling or unable, the pastors will be asked to deliver the letter to the Southwest Baptist University Board of Trustees, who will be meeting on Monday and Tuesday, May 10 and 11 at SBU.
If the issue remains unresolved by that Tuesday, the Missouri Baptist Convention will be asked to intervene.
REDIRECTION: Although substantial alterations have been required in order to accommodate the significant changes in the situation, we will be working with First Baptist Church of Bolivar this week to effect a resolution. (see post here).
NEXT POSTS - Thursday - Saturday, May 6 - 8, 2010: Several letters, including the letter to the pastors of First Baptist Church of Bolivar, Missouri.
Tuesday, April 13, 2010 about 3:40 pm:
Illuminating the True Pathway and the Day of Reckoning: A Letter to the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board & First Baptist Church of Bolivar, Missouri (here)
DAY OF RECKONING ... AND A WAY FORWARD: Letters to Southwest Baptist University's Accreditation Agency, the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Committee, SBC, Others (here)
COMPUTER GLITCH while updating software. Not only the BLUE SCREEN but, initially, the BLACK DOOM SCREEN.
Now corrected! We will be posting as soon as possible.
HAPPY EASTER SUNDAY!
HAPPY PALM SUNDAY!
(Welcome Back SBU Students!)Monday, March 22, 2010 about 11:30 am:
This morning, we received the anticipated "new information" (see below); we will be posting within several days.
Sunday, March 21, 2010: Happy Spring!
We are waiting for the arrival of some information and will post as soon as possible once it arrives
Behind the scenes, there has been much activity within the several week.
In addition to the sudden and difficult illness of one of the principals (which has delayed the proceedings for the last two weeks), changing events required extended revisions and adaptions.
Now that these are resolved, we will begin several postings, as soon as possible.
Monday, February 22, 2010:
DOCTORAL STUDIES AT SOUTHWEST BAPTIST UNIVERSITY: Letter to Pastor Billy Russell (and Others), First Baptist Church of Bolivar, MO (here)
Thursday, February 18, 2010:
PASTORS' CALL, THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE: Marie's Letter to the Pastors of First Baptist Church of Bolivar, MO. (here)