I have heard these two terms a lot recently because I have been listening to some podcasts from the recent Founders Conference. For the record, I am not a Southern Baptist, but I do have friends that are part of the SBC. I appreciate the work of what Founders is attempting to do, but as an outsider (I am a Baptist) I have to ask the questions:
1) Why all of this talk about a conservative resurgence and great commission resurgence? Did the SBC lose the Bible somewhere along the way? I figured that the SBC would have been just as devoted to the Great Commission as anyone else, maybe even more so because of the sheer size of the denomination itself.
2) I also heard a lot of emphasis on church renewal? I am still trying to figure out what was actually meant by this terminology.
My intention is not to offend in asking these questions, but trying to understand the use and possible overuse of such terminology and how that it can be somewhat confusing to those of us who are outside of the SBC, but still interested.