All posts by "ThePathway"

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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May 15, 2014

The Pew Research Center provided the following facts about the National Day of Prayer: • The National Day of Prayer (May 1) was enacted in 1952 by Congress and President Harry S. Truman. • In 2011, The Freedom From Religion Foundation unsuccessfully...

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May 9, 2014

A Kansas school district has revised its speech policy after Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) filed a lawsuit on behalf of a student prohibited from posting or handing out fliers promoting a student-led “See You at the Pole” prayer event. Because...

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May 8, 2014

MBCH board of trustees elected Russell L. Martin to be the next president of MBCH during their meeting April 22. Raymond R. “Bob” Kenison had announced his retirement at the January Board meeting, and the board voted then to name...

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May 2, 2014

Haitian people in Ma Rouge have had water to meet their needs due to a gift from First Baptist Gallatin. Originally, a $10,000 donation was sent to the impoverished country to construct a water well to serve an entire community....

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May 2, 2014

MBC event is returning to Branson that centers on pastors of the normative size church in Missouri, those that average 125 or fewer in attendance on a Sunday morning....

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April 29, 2014

Don Hinkle, Pathway Editor and Director of Public Policy for the Missouri Baptist Convention, and Mark Snowden, Evangelism-Discipleship Specialist for the Missouri Baptist Convention, share about what can be expected at the upcoming 2014 National Day of Prayer....

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April 28, 2014

Mark Snowden, evangelism/discipleship strategist for the Missouri Baptist Convention has been picking apart the Annual Church Profile (ACP) data on baptisms, reaching out to churches of various sizes that report the most baptisms and compiling their success stories. “Each year we...

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April 13, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – The attorney for four taxpayer plaintiffs told a circuit judge that every citizen of Missouri is harmed when a governor can use an executive order to create new tax breaks for his political supporters. The argument was...

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April 11, 2014

ST. LOUIS – Canaan Baptist Church here sent a four-person mission team across the world, Jan. 19-Feb. 2, to proclaim God’s Word among an unreached, unengaged people group in West Africa. According to Canaan Baptist pastor Daniel Carr, the recent...

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April 7, 2014

Pastor David Van Bebber, of Calhoun Baptist Church, shares his reaction and insights on the 2014 Worldview Conference....

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April 4, 2014

The attorney for four taxpayer plaintiffs told a circuit judge that every citizen of Missouri is harmed when a governor can use an executive order to create new tax breaks for his political supporters. The argument was made during an...

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April 3, 2014

MMCC officially opened the “Ruth House” here Feb. 1. The house is an integral part of the MMCC’s residential program for women in recovery. The ministry provides women an opportunity for transformation within a residential environment that is Christ-centered and...

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April 3, 2014

Here is a brief recap of the 2014 Worldview Conference. More coverage will be coming in the upcoming edition of The Pathway and online at mbcpathway.com....

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April 2, 2014

Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar of the popular TLC show 19 Kids & Counting are celebrating 30 years of marriage this year and are coming to Lynwood Baptist Church May 4 to support a Christian residential program for women in...

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April 2, 2014

JOPLIN – A new documentary will look at the role faith in God played as victims of deadly tornadoes in Joplin and Moore, Okla. pieced their lives back together. The documentary, “Where Was God?” features Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers’...

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March 30, 2014

HLGU was in the news last week in St. Louis when a gay student came to media saying the school denied him readmission after he publicly confirmed his homosexuality....

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March 28, 2014

On Sunday, Fox News host and former Governor of Arkansas Mike Huckabee interviewed Josh Hawley about the status of Hobby Lobby v. Sebelius and the impact the case will have on our First Amendment rights. Watch the latest video at...

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March 27, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Missouri Court of Appeals has denied the Missouri Baptist Convention’s bid for a jury trial to determine the legal ownership of Windermere Baptist Conference Center. Judges for the Court’s Southern District in Springfield on March 25...

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March 27, 2014

Four Missouri taxpayers have filed a motion for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in Cole County Circuit Court, seeking to stop state officials from violating the state constitution by requiring combined tax returns from certain same-sex couples, pursuant to an...

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March 19, 2014

Dan McLaughlin, 56, St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15, 2014. Dan was born on April 4, 1957, in South Boston, Va. He graduated summa cum laude from Southwest Baptist University in Bolivar, Mo., where he earned a...

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March 19, 2014

Joshua Hawley, associate professor of law at the University of Missouri, will speak at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) annual Worldview Conference here, April 3, less than two weeks after he stands before the United States Supreme Court in a...

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March 18, 2014

MBC attorneys on March 3 asked an appeals court to reverse a trial judge’s refusal last April to permit a jury trial in MBC’s decade-long effort to recover Windermere Baptist Conference Center (WBCC)....

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March 14, 2014

Southwest Baptist University (SBU) formalized its fifth academic chair and awarded two honorary doctorates during the annual Founders’ Day chapel March 10 in Pike Auditorium....

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March 13, 2014

Does the Bible command tithing – that is, giving 10 percent of our income to God? If we don’t tithe, are we robbing God? Doesn’t the Old Testament teach tithing, while the New Testament teaches giving? Isn’t the whole issue...

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March 4, 2014

Naghmeh Abedini, the wife of persecuted and imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini, shares her family’s story and speaks against Iran’s oppression of religious freedom....

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February 27, 2014

Members and visitors to the First Baptist Church (FBC) of Oakville went wild for the menu at the church’s fifth annual Pioneer Harvest Dinner and Exhibit, Jan. 24. During the dinner, the church served guests with wild appetizers, such as...

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February 17, 2014

JEFFERSON CITY – A Missouri state representative has filed articles of impeachment against Governor Jay Nixon, citing his November 2013 executive order instructing the state’s Department of Revenue to accept combined tax returns filed by same-sex couples from state’s permitting...

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February 13, 2014

Saeed Abedini, who has been wrongfully imprisoned in Iran for more than a year because of his Christian faith, has been moved from the murderer ward to the political prisoner ward in Rajai Shahr Prison....

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February 12, 2014

“I would strongly encourage every pastor – indeed every staff member, teacher, ministry leader, youth worker and certainly every parent – to keep this book on their desk. It is very readable, drawing you in from the first page. It...

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February 4, 2014

At the January 28 meeting of the Missouri Baptist Children’s Home Board of Trustees, Raymond R. “Bob” Kenison announced his plans to retire as President of both the Children’s Home and the MBCH Foundation. His retirement from the Children’s Home...

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January 31, 2014

Members of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s Agency Restoration Group (ARG) met in Springfield Jan. 29, 2014 with leaders of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, The Baptist Home, and mediators Jim Grau and Rob Schenck as part of discussions aimed at ending...

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January 28, 2014

BOLIVAR – Bob Glidwell, director of physical plant, and Dana Steward, instructor of university studies and director of the University Success Center, received the Staff and Faculty Life Beautiful Awards during the annual employee Christmas banquet Dec. 10 at Southwest...

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January 21, 2014

MBC Statement: An attempt at global mediation of the lawsuits filed by the Missouri Baptist Convention against four nonprofit corporations – the Missouri Baptist Foundation, The Baptist Home, the Missouri Baptist University, and Windermere Baptist Conference Center—was  held Jan. 14-16 in...

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