All posts by "ThePathway"

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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September 25, 2014

Malachi O’Brien – Pastor to Pastor: The Cooperative Program JEFFERSON CITY – The MBC has produced a series of short videos featuring Missouri Baptist pastors to highlight Cooperative Program (CP)Month this October. The series, called “Pastor2Pastor,” captures the personal testimonies...

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September 23, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – At least three out of the four Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) offices will be contested during the MBC annual meeting here at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Oct. 27-29. Seven nominees have been announced for the four offices, and nominations...

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September 23, 2014

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September 23, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – During the afternoon and evening sessions of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual meeting, Oct. 28, the CORE Conference will welcome keynote speakers Jeff Iorg and Lance Ford, who will engage messengers through teaching and a Q&A...

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September 23, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – Messengers will have a chance to take part in a special free-will offering on Tuesday morning at the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Annual Meeting. The offering will support three Missouri Baptist ministries that encourage ministry to families,...

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September 23, 2014

Annual Meeting Stories Hammond reflects on two years as MBC president Richie Rhea delivering sermon  Board Recommendations  Pastor’s Conference “CORE” to develop leaders Three Contested offices Special offering  ‘This Hope’ to minister in music Committee on Committees Executive Board meeting OSAGE...

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September 23, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – Ministers and lay people have been appointed to serve on the 2014 Missouri Baptist Convention Committee on Convention Committees by MBC president Wesley Hammond. One member is from each of Missouri’s eight regions. Guy Thomas (Central Region),...

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September 23, 2014

OSAGE BEACH – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board will meet immediately prior to – and immediately after – this year’s annual meeting at Tan-Tar-A Resort here, Oct. 27-29. During a 1 p.m. meeting on Oct. 27, the board...

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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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