All posts by "ThePathway"

September 17, 2014

How effective are pro-life laws at lowering the incidence of abortion? A study by Michael New, assistant professor at the University of Michigan-Dearborn, provides a meta-analysis of 20 years of abortion data compiled by the Guttmacher Institute and the Centers...

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September 16, 2014

The Send North America Experience Tour is a gathering for the church that challenges you to leverage your life in a way that counts for the kingdom. The tour carries the God-sized vision for pushing back lostness in North America...

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September 16, 2014

DIAMOND – First Baptist Church of Diamond will be hosting the 10th annual horse whisperer event here on Saturday, September 20. In years past, the event has drawn thousands thanks to free admission that includes barbecue, games and, of course, an exciting...

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September 15, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – A dozen interns sent out by the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) canvassed Kansas City, St. Louis and Jefferson City for 10 weeks this summer, mapping out pockets of lostness in these cities. Late last month, the Missouri...

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September 9, 2014

LEBANON – Instead of hanging out at the lake or sleeping the summer away, 62 college students chose to answer God’s call and be missionaries this summer through the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC). One of those 62 was Ashley Livingston,...

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September 6, 2014

R.G. Lee Payday Someday from Baptist Press on Vimeo. Some people have called it the most famous sermon of the 20th century. R.G. Lee, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis from 1927 to 1960, was best known for his...

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September 2, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – With the economy still in uncertain waters and giving on a steady decline, a new emphasis hopes to give churches “traction” when it comes to teaching Godly stewardship and tithing. “We do an emphasis each year, but...

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August 27, 2014

David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., has been named the new president of the International Mission Board (IMB). An Aug. 27 IMB news released announced his appointment and said he will assume the role...

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August 26, 2014

SOUIX FALLS, S.D. – Two Missouri Baptists suffered minor injuries after a driver suspected to be under the influence hit their church van and a second car while they were in town for a mission trip. Twelve mission trip-goers from...

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August 25, 2014

Missouri Baptist Convention messengers planning to submit proposed resolutions during this year’s annual meeting are encouraged to send the proposals by Oct. 1 to the Resolutions Committee, Missouri Baptist Convention, 400 E. High Street, Jefferson City, MO 65101-3253; Fax 573-635-5869;...

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August 19, 2014

The Executive Board of the 1,900 member-churches of the Missouri Baptist Convention has named a portion of their Jefferson City headquarters as the “Larry Lewis Learning Center.” And for good reason!  Some of the highlights of his flow of ministry...

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August 19, 2014

ST. GENEVIEVE – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) affiliated churches are being asked to display and distribute posters of Lynn Messer, the wife of MBC legislative liaison Kerry Messer, who has been missing since July 8. The posters of the missing...

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August 19, 2014

SPRINGFIELD – Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd and OneCry Leader Bill Elliff will lead a prayer summit at Crossway Baptist Church here Aug. 21. There will be no other agenda beyond prayer. Soon after his election at the...

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August 12, 2014

KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Seminary will host newly-elected Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd for “A Regional Summit on Prayer for the next Great Awakening” on Aug. 27. The event, which will be an extension of the school’s For the...

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August 12, 2014

FAYETTE – The Fayette R-III School District has agreed in federal court to change policies regarding the religious expression of teachers and school district staff. The move comes as a result of a suit brought by the American Humanist Association...

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August 10, 2014

Current observers of higher education, including theological seminaries, likewise acknowledge a crisis exists in many of the seminaries and divinity schools in North America today. This crisis is so profound it is forcing institutions to re-conceptualize their model of education...

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August 10, 2014

A Kansas City woman fired from a Catholic food pantry in May sued the Kansas City-St. Joseph diocese and Bishop Robert Finn, claiming her supervisors knew that she was a lesbian when hired. However, an April article in The Kansas...

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August 9, 2014

WASHINGTON (BP) – Islamic militants have eradicated virtually every trace of Christianity from Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, Nina Shea, director of the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, said July 23. “There are no Christians left in Mosul,” Shea...

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August 6, 2014

COLUMBIA – Windermere Baptist Conference Center’s president and chief executive officer was arrested here Aug. 5 and stands accused of soliciting for — and attempting to have — sex with a dog. Boone County Sheriff’s Department Cyber Crimes Task Force...

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August 3, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – Even as one Missouri school district is tightening faculty religious expression after a costly lawsuit, students in the state now enjoy even stronger religious freedom protections. Governor Jay Nixon signed the bill known as the Missouri Student...

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August 1, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – Messengers representing churches affiliated with the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) are gathering Oct. 27-29 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach for their 180th annual meeting. The theme is “Together,” taken from Colossians 2:2, where the apostle Paul...

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July 19, 2014

Ten years of baptism reporting by Missouri Baptist churches revealed some bright spots in the midst of overall declines. “Some tend to think that children are all that are being reached for Christ in Missouri,” said Mark Snowden, Missouri Baptist...

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July 16, 2014

A bill introduced by Senate Democrats to erode the religious liberty of Americans who object to abortion-inducing drugs or contraception has stalled. The Democrat-controlled body voted 56-43 to pass the bill, which would require business owners to offer contraceptives, sterilization,...

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July 16, 2014

“This is as close as a Southern Baptist gets to dancing in the streets for joy.” That was how Russell Moore, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), described the news that Hobby Lobby had...

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July 14, 2014

 ST. LOUIS – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary will open an extension center at The Journey church here in August. “St. Louis is a strategic city for the Kingdom, and it is a strategic city for Midwestern Seminary,” Jason Allen, president...

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July 6, 2014

The 2015 Worldview Conference will feature two speakers with ties to Hobby Lobby and its victory at the United States Supreme Court....

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July 2, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – Gov. Jay Nixon vetoed July 2 a bill that would extend the waiting period to get an abortion in Missouri from 24 to 72 hours. It now faces a likely veto override by the General Assembly in...

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June 30, 2014

The 2014 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors’ Conference, themed “Show Us Your Glory,” concluded much as it began with speakers calling attendees to live passionately for Christ and to lead others to make disciples. The June 8-9 sessions in the Baltimore...

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June 30, 2014

Pathway Associate Editor Benjamin Hawkins interviewed attorney Joshua Hawley, a University of Missouri law school professor who was on the Beckett Fund legal team that defended Hobby Lobby before the U.S. Supreme Court, shortly after the high court announced a...

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June 30, 2014

The U.S. Supreme Court June 30 voted 5-4 to uphold the right of business people to practice their faith at work in what is the most important victory for religious liberty in decades. The case, Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, concerned...

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June 26, 2014

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay claims to that four same-sex couples got “married” in his offices Wednesday in clear violation of the will of the people of Missouri and in violation of the Misssouri Constitution which was amended by voters...

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June 25, 2014

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee has traveled to Israel and his first stop was to visit with the family of one of the three Israeli teenagers abducted nearly two weeks ago by Hamas terrorists. The teens, one an American citizen,...

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June 20, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) has just released a revised and expanded edition of The Apologist’s Tool Kit, the popular booklet produced last fall to equip Missouri Baptists to defend the Christian faith “with gentleness and respect”...

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June 16, 2014

KANSAS CITY – LifeQuest Church reached out to various Kansas City communities during the Easter season, drawing several families to the church by the first week of May and leading 25 people to profess faith in Christ Jesus. LifeQuest Church,...

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June 16, 2014

SIKESTON – Anchor Church launched publicly during a service here, April 13. The day was centered on the good news that Jesus gave His life on the cross and is risen so that man could be reconciled to the Father....

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June 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), commended Bott Radio as “theologically robust” and “gospel-centered” in messages sent this May to the radio network’s president, Richard Bott. Moore personally...

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June 12, 2014

A quick Q&A about the Windermere Redemption Project....

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June 12, 2014

The Missouri Baptist Convention has purchased from a third party approximately 970 acres of land formerly part of the MBC’s Windermere Baptist Conference Center (WBCC). The Executive Board’s redemption of 75 percent of the camp’s original 1,300 acres follows a...

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June 10, 2014

BALTIMORE – Missouri Southern Baptists will contribute widely to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC)annual meeting at the Baltimore Convention Center, June 10-11. Among those prominently appearing in Baltimore are Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Director John Yeats, who will again...

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June 9, 2014

Circuit Court Senior Judge Frank Conley has ruled that the Missouri Baptist Foundation must pay the Missouri Baptist Convention roughly $5.5 million in legal fees and costs that the MBC has incurred seeking to restore the Foundation after its board...

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June 8, 2014

Missouri circuit court judges have granted “divorces” in at least two cases involving female couples who were “married” in other states that, unlike Missouri, recognize same-sex “marriages.” The controversial rulings signal a new line of attack by same-sex marriage advocates against...

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June 6, 2014

BALTIMORE – Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, has announced that he is going to nominate Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), for his 13th term as registration secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention...

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June 2, 2014

See nearly 450 rare biblical and historical artifacts here at “Passages: Treasures of the Bible,” an eight-month exhibition of items from the Oklahoma-based Green Collection. This 30,000-square-foot, interactive exhibit opened in Springfield on April 12 and will remain until Jan....

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May 30, 2014

Beautiful weather reflected the bright spirits of almost 300 graduates as they walked across the stage in ceremonial regalia to shake the hand of Hannibal-LaGrange University’s (HLGU) President Anthony Allen and receive their diplomas on May 3. Allen was once...

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May 29, 2014

May 7 marked Saeed Abedini’s second consecutive birthday in an Iranian prison. The American pastor has been imprisoned since 2012 for allegedly working for an underground Christian church movement while assisting with an orphanage project. Abedini has been hospitalized for...

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May 29, 2014

The former Kansas City soccer pro “Scorin” Goran Hunjak, now leader of a youth soccer camp ministry, won a declaratory judgment ruling against the City of Overland Park, Kansas, who in 2012 prohibited Hunjak and his wife from handing out...

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May 28, 2014

The Missouri Supreme Court on Tuesday denied the Missouri Baptist Convention’s bid for a jury trial to determine the legal ownership of Windermere Baptist Conference Center. The court’s ruling ended the MBC’s legal efforts to regain WBCC after its board...

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May 27, 2014

BOLIVAR – Nearly 80 Southwest Baptist University students who are participating in international projects this summer through SBU’s Center for Global Connections (CGC) were covered with prayer during a commissioning service the morning of May 12. Along with worship led...

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May 22, 2014

Missouri circuit court judges have granted “divorces” in at least two cases involving female couples who were “married” in other states that, unlike Missouri, recognize same-sex “marriages.”...

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May 18, 2014

SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Woman’s Missionary Union (MWMU) celebrated 125 years of the National Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), 100 years of Girls in Action, and 90 years of MWMU during their Missions Celebration and annual meeting, April 4-5. Nearly 500...

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