All posts by "ThePathway"

February 24, 2015

The leaders of the Missouri Senate and House filed a friend of the court brief on Feb. 24 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, defending the Missouri Marriage Amendment passed by a million voters in 2004....

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February 24, 2015

Motorcycles thundering up I-29 attract attention. When Christian bikers take to the road this summer, they’ll be attracting attention for Jesus as they share the Gospel through their witness and give away copies of the Bible. And it’s all part...

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February 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Nearly 400 Missouri Baptist leaders gathered at Ridgecrest Baptist Church here during “Furnace,” the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference, Feb. 5-6. According to Mark Snowden, MBC evangelism/discipleship strategist, the event called Missouri Baptists...

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February 17, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Conference leaders at “Furnace,” the Missouri Baptist Convention’s 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference, encouraged church leaders from around the state to remain faithful amid hardship and opposition, Feb. 5-6. During the morning session of “Furnace,” Feb. 6,...

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February 17, 2015

Sixteen breakout session leaders during the Furnace Conference Feb. 5 and 6 helped attendees put into the content from the main session into a plan for reaching the lost....

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February 17, 2015

Chief Judge Alok Ahuja of the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City issued an order Feb. 13 denying a motion by Missouri Baptist Foundation’s attorney Larry Tucker seeking a stay of execution of a Cole County judgment. The chief...

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February 13, 2015

NASHVILLE (BP) – An article by a popular evangelical blogger arguing that the six “days” of creation in Genesis were not literal 24-hour periods has prompted discussion among Christians about the earth’s age and whether orthodoxy necessarily entails believing in...

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February 12, 2015

GuideStone Financial Resources has released its Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns. The annual handbook provides step-by-step instructions for both active and retired ministers and detailed help in understanding the latest tax laws. ...

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February 11, 2015

A group based out of Columbia, called Show-Me Cannabis, recently received Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s approval to circulated petitions seeking a statewide vote in 2016 to legalize the sale and use of marijuana....

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February 3, 2015

Parkade Baptist Church here will host an Experiencing God Retreat, Feb. 20-21, sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Baptist Association (formerly, the Little Bonne Femme Association) and the Missouri Baptist Convention....

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January 30, 2015

An attorney for Armstrong Teasdale LLP, legal counsel for the former board of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, is seeking to stop action taken earlier this week by the Missouri Baptist Convention and its MBC-elected trustees on the Foundation board. On...

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January 27, 2015

MBC has taken the legal steps necessary to seat the duly elected trustees of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, restoring governance of the Foundation to the MBC after more than a decade of control by a self-perpetuating board....

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January 27, 2015

JEFFERSON CITY – Members of a board of directors duly elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) stand ready to govern the Missouri Baptist Foundation, which has been under the control of a self-perpetuating board for more than a decade....

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January 20, 2015

Neil Franks, pastor of First Baptist Church in Branson and president of the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board, challenged the nearly 150 graduates at Southwest Baptist University’s Dec. 19 commencement never to settle for less, but always to settle for...

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January 15, 2015

OAK BROOK, Ill. – The “Porn Free WiFi” campaign, organized by the Internet safety group Enough is Enough (EIE), is urging the fast-food and coffee giants to implement Internet filters in their U.S. stores to stop customers from accessing or distributing...

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January 12, 2015

SPRINGFIELD – Churches are encouraged to participate in 21 Days of Revival and Evangelism conducted Jan. 15-Feb. 4 to prepare for personal revival. This leads up to FURNACE: the State Evangelism/Discipleship Conference. Those who registered for FURNACE prior to Jan....

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January 6, 2015

The Missouri Baptist Convention has received a $5 million partial settlement in its legal efforts to restore the Missouri Baptist Foundation as an entity accountable to the convention....

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December 23, 2014

Casa de Oracion (House of Prayer), a 12-year-old Hispanic church in Springfield, saw 12 people accept Christ when they opened their doors as part of the city’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in September....

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December 22, 2014

Somali Islamic militants recently massacred 36 Kenyan miners who professed to be Christians, according to The New York Times....

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December 22, 2014

ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is the among four southern cities targeted by American Atheists’ new billboard campaign attacking Christmas. The billboards, which began appearing Dec. 1, feature a young girl writing a letter to Santa; her letter reads, “Dear...

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December 17, 2014

It has been a rough summer, but when the 2015 legislative session starts up in January, Kerry Messer, founder of the Missouri Family Network the Missouri Baptist Convention’s lobbyist will be there ready to go....

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December 17, 2014

“When I was diagnosed with depression, I felt as though I finally understood why I felt alone,” said one young pastor, after seeking help through his doctor. “However,” he continued, “I still was afraid of telling anyone in my church...

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December 10, 2014

More than 700 men, women and children attended the Sportsman’s Extravaganza & Wild Game Dinner hosted by the First Baptist Church here last month. In order to attract as many sportsmen as possible, the event is not held at the...

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December 8, 2014

MBC's Jim Wells was a pastor in Kansas City when he learned that baseball’s Kansas City Royals’ World Series winning manager Dick Howser, soon after winning the 1985 World Championship, was diagnosed as having brain cancer. ...

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December 8, 2014

WASHINGTON (Christian Newswire) – Conservative religious voters made up as big a percentage of the electorate as ever, backing Republicans at least as strongly as ever in the midterm election according to exit polls released following Nov. 4’s voting. White...

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December 3, 2014

KANSAS CITY – Leaders of the Missouri General Assembly filed court papers Nov. 26 in Kansas City seeking an appeal to the Missouri Supreme Court to defend the marriage amendment in the Missouri Constitution that was approved by more than one...

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November 25, 2014

Russell Moore, K. Marshall Williams and other Southern Baptists share their reactions to the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown....

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November 20, 2014

A San Diego judge has found that the governing body of the Jehovah’s Witness church covered up years of sexual abuse by a local church leader and continued to put children in danger of being molested. The church’s hierarchal body,...

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November 20, 2014

House Speaker Tim Jones is asking a group of his colleagues to take a closer look at allegations of various questionable schemes dealing with campaign contributions and investigations within the office of the Missouri Attorney General. Jones today announced...

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November 14, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Christian Life Commission (CLC) honored a media legend and an attorney involved in a landmark religious liberty case during their report to the MBC Annual Meeting here Oct. 28. The CLC voted...

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November 7, 2014

On January 24, 2015 Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal will host “The Response-Louisiana: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis.” As we fast and pray for America, we hope that you will join in this special event, held at the...

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November 5, 2014

A St. Louis Circuit Court Judge ruled Nov. 5 that Missouri’s definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. “The Court finds and declares that any same sex couple that satisfies all the requirements for...

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November 5, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – During the MBC annual meeting here at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Oct. 27-29, four Missouri pastors were elected to serve as officers of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) for the next year. David Krueger, who presided as recording secretary...

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November 4, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – Messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, defended the biblical view of marriage and challenged Attorney General Chris Koster to fulfill his oath of office by defending Missouri’s constitution. This resolution comes on...

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October 29, 2014

HOUSTON (BP) –The subpoenas will be withdrawn, Houston Mayor Annise Parker announced today (Oct. 29). The word “subpoenas” grabbed national attention after it became known that five Houston ministers were being subpoenaed for sermons and other private correspondence regarding their...

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October 28, 2014

Messengers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) voted to elect Ken Parker, pastor of First Baptist Church, Kearney, as first vice president of the MBC....

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October 28, 2014

Messengers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) voted to elect Neil Franks as president of the MBC....

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October 27, 2014

Wesley Hammond, outgoing president of the Missouri Baptist Convention, shared at the 2014 Annual Meeting regarding his conviction that the body of Christ is larger than Missouri Baptists or even Southern Baptists....

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October 27, 2014

Frank Page, President of the Southern Baptist Convention, responds to those who are critical of the Cooperative Program (CP). To learn more about the CP, visit mobaptist.org/cp....

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October 27, 2014

Trustees at Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) here received an update on the construction of the school’s new science building during their fall meeting, Oct. 16-17....

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October 26, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – For the third time, before the third judge, the Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) has lost its effort to escape from Missouri Baptist Convention governance and accountability—and from a $5 million price-tag for its misconduct.   And for the third...

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October 23, 2014

A state judge, J. Dale Youngs, backed by Attorney General Chris Koster, has ruled that part of Missouri’s constitutional amendment defining marriage as being between a man and a woman is illegal. Youngs’ ruling and Koster’s inaction comes after Missourians...

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October 21, 2014

A new endowment is critical to the continued ministry of Disaster Relief (DR) to bring help, hope and healing said the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) DR director Dwain Carter....

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October 17, 2014

Liberty Institute President Kelly Shackelford and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) joined together to speak out against the recent subpoenas targeting Houston area pastors. In response to these pastors being asked to turn over their sermons, Ted Cruz made his position...

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October 14, 2014

You can read about Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, but there is something special about experiencing it in person, and the 2014 Preview Day is the perfect opportunity to do just that. To register, visit mbts.edu/preview....

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October 13, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – A group of leaders from churches in the Concord Association met here last month to plan for cross-cultural outreach in the region. They used data about international populations here that was gathered by Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC)...

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October 1, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – October is Cooperative Program Month, and here are eight simple ways to help your church members learn more about the eternal impact of CP. All resources are free and available for ordering or downloading at mobaptist.org/cp, or...

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September 30, 2014

Dr. Larry Lewis was shocked when in 1979 he opened a St. Louis newspaper to see the full-page ad listing the religious denominations and groups who favored a “pro-choice” – a pro-abortion – position.  He learned that the ad was...

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September 26, 2014

The Missouri Baptist Convention has filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in joining other religious groups asking for a sign – that religious freedom trumps local sign codes which discriminate against churches and church plants. The case, Reed...

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September 26, 2014

ST. LOUIS – God is on the move in North America and every follower of Jesus –regardless of age, talent or personality –can play a vital part in what He is doing to push back lostness on the continent. That’s...

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