All posts by "ThePathway"

November 25, 2013

BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU) computer science students recently competed in a programming competition in Fayetteville, Ark. SBU’s A team finished in second place at the local site, claiming a top 20-spot in the entire mid-central U.S. region. Over 130...

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November 22, 2013

WASHINGTON – Missouri Baptist Convention General Legal Counsel Michael Whitehead and his son, Jonathan, co-wrote the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) brief in defense of prayer for the city of Greece, N.Y., in its case argued recently at the U.S....

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November 14, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) leaders called on Missouri Attorney General Chris Koster to defend the Missouri Constitution and thwart Gov. Jay Nixon’s announcement Nov. 14 (today) that he would allow gay couples married in other states to...

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November 14, 2013

ST. JOSEPH – The Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) team’s efforts to target the Interstate 29 corridor for the gospel were bolstered by plans to hire a coordinator stationed in Missouri and to work with Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Center for Church...

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November 11, 2013

BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU) received an “A” rating, based on general education course requirements, in the 2013-2014 edition of “What Will They Learn?” The report was released Oct. 23 by the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). “As...

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November 8, 2013

CAMDENTON – First Baptist Church here has called a former Missourian as its new pastor. Kirk Baker, who served on the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board from 2005-2009 prior to moving to Calvary Baptist Church, Idaho Falls, Idaho, and also served...

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November 7, 2013

Missouri Baptists’ first (and free) tract app is now available for the iPhone. “Share Jesus by Missouri Baptists” was released in order to provide a paperless digital gospel tract for Missouri Baptists. The tract presents the gospel very clearly and...

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November 6, 2013

The European Parliament Oct. 10 passed a resolution that called for the exoneration and release of American Pastor Saeed Abedini, who is imprisoned in Iran simply because of his Christian faith. The American Center for Law & Justice (ACLJ), along...

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November 6, 2013

KANSAS CITY — Jackson County residents rejected Tuesday, by an 84 percent to 16 percent margin, an $800 million “life sciences research” tax which would have opened the door to taxpayer-funded anti-life research which destroys human embryos. With 289 precincts...

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November 1, 2013

Jefferson City – Windermere Baptist Conference Center has filed a new lawsuit against the Missouri Baptist Convention and 32 MBC leaders, including its newspaper editor and one of its attorneys. The lawsuit was filed Oct. 25, just before the start...

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October 29, 2013

Nagmeh Abedini shares how God has taken the persecution of her husband and turned it into an amazing opportunity to share the gospel in prison and with world leaders. Nagmeh Abedini from MBC on Vimeo....

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October 28, 2013

BY STAFF BLUE SPRINGS – If the cloning industry has its way, its research will be funded on the backs of Jackson County taxpayers. On Nov. 5, Jackson County voters will be asked to vote on a sales tax increase....

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October 25, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptists are giving generously to state missions this year and already have passed the halfway mark toward the 2013 goal of $700,000. As of Oct. 17, funds received for the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering...

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October 25, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – MBC Executive Director John Yeats is inviting Missouri Baptists to join him in eight days of preparation for this year’s Annual Meeting, to be held Oct. 28-30 in Kansas City. To help in preparation, Yeats has released...

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October 25, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptists are giving more to missions through the Cooperative Program so far in 2013, according to just-released figures from the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC). For the first nine months of the year, CP giving from MBC...

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October 24, 2013

Your gifts to the Missouri Missions Offering support ministries in four areas: SHARING Christ’s love throughout Missouri – includes disaster relief projects; Missouri Baptist Children’s Home; hunger funds; “safe home” ministry; youth evangelism and missions; multi-housing ministry; international student missions...

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October 23, 2013

Click here to listen to Harold Hendrick interview Naghmeh Abedini. Naghmeh (pronounced “Nog’ may”) Abedini is being used of God to call attention to persecuted Christians worldwide. She is the wife of an American citizen, and the native Iranian, Pastor...

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October 22, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Nov. 2 has been designated a “Thank You Sunday” for Missouri Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) volunteers. “This is a day set aside by the North American Mission Board to show support to the thousands of Disaster Relief...

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October 21, 2013

Hannibal – Hannibal-LaGrange is pleased to announce that once again this year they are experiencing a strong student enrollment. An increase has occurred in both the residential student populations and the overall student enrollment. Students are attending Hannibal-LaGrange this year...

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October 21, 2013

ST. CHARLES – The International Orality Network’s (ION) annual meeting was conducted in St. Charles Sept. 16-19. More than 270 Bible Storying veterans, as well as many who were expressing interest, attended. The conference emphasized networking, learning new skills, and...

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October 21, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – More than 2,000 years ago Scripture records a moment in time when Jesus stood on a hill overlooking Jerusalem and wept. His heart cry was recorded as, “I wish that you would come to me, but you...

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October 21, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Registration for the 2013 Ministry Wives Annual Luncheon is quickly filling. “Snapshots: Women Partnering in Gospel Advancement” is the selected theme for the 2013 Ministry Wives luncheon Oct. 29 in conjunction with the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC)...

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October 21, 2013

BY STAFF WASHINGTON – American Pastor Saeed Abedini is now aware that President Obama urged Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to release him from wrongful imprisonment for his Christian faith in Iran. Early on the morning of Sept. 30 in Tehran,...

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October 21, 2013

BY STAFF JEFFERSON CITY – October is Cooperative Program (CP) Month, and here are eight simple ways to help your church members learn more about the eternal impact of CP. Visit mobaptist.org/cp to download the online resources or to place...

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October 10, 2013

Overland Park, Kan. – Singer/songwriter Guy Penrod will perform in concert at the Emmanuel Baptist Church here, Sept. 26. Penrod has just recently been nominated for two Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, one for “Hymns” as Country Album of the...

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October 9, 2013

by staff HANNIBAL —If you passed by the gates of Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) on Aug. 22, most likely you witnessed the arrival of many of the newest editions to the 1,200 students enrolled. The school’s enrollment now includes students from...

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October 9, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – Freshwater Church in Bolivar birthed two new churches on Sept. 8. One was in Jefferson City, the other in Springfield. Freshwater Church, Jefferson City, officially launched by meeting at a Lutheran high school near Wardsville. Joshua Hartley...

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October 8, 2013

BOLIVAR — Southwest Baptist University has chosen six students to serve as new ambassadors for the 2013-2014 academic year. SBU Ambassadors is a group of 15 students who are the official student representatives of SBU President Dr. C. Pat Taylor...

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October 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Two portable baptisteries have been provided for use in Kansas City and St Louis by joint funding from the North American Mission Board and the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC). Rick Hedger, MBC partnership missions strategist, provided the...

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October 8, 2013

HANNIBAL — Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) is happy to announce that ticket sales are now open for the 72nd annual Booster Banquet featuring Dove Award Winner and Gospel Singer Lynda Randle to be held Nov. 22. Tickets can be purchased online...

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October 8, 2013

The Executive Director Search Committee of the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI) has begun seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director/treasurer, which was left vacant by the retirement of Jimmy Barrentine in September of 2011. During this time...

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October 8, 2013

ST. LOUIS – Often referred to as “Missouri’s First Family of Southern Gospel Music,” The Lesters are now an all-male trio and their latest CD, “Life In The Light,” has been just released. Tenor Justin Wells from Somerset, Ky., joined...

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October 8, 2013

BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU), along with Missouri State University, Ozarks Technical College, Drury University and Evangel University, is partnering for a joint community service project, “Stomp Out Hunger: All collegiate shoe drive.” The shoe drive will take place...

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October 8, 2013

KANSAS CITY – The Pastor’s Conference will take an academic bent this year, with three seminary professors heading up the Oct. 28 meeting. They will focus on the life and work of Jesus, while First Baptist Macon’s choir and musical...

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October 8, 2013

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October 8, 2013

BY STAFF KANSAS CITY – Missouri Baptists are in for some powerful vocal performances during the annual meeting from musical group Veritas. The quintet of classically trained vocalists is slated to perform twice during the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Annual...

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October 8, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Board will meet immediately prior to – and immediately after – this year’s annual meeting at the Sheraton Kansas City Hotel at Crown Center. The Oct. 28 meeting will be held...

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October 8, 2013

KANSAS CITY – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has launched Midwestern Women’s Institute, a program to prepare women with biblical training, encouraging fellowship and practical learning as they serve their families and churches in fulfilling the Great Commission. “Each student should...

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October 8, 2013

BY STAFF LONGMONT, Colo. — Even as some Missouri communities are still drying out from recent record flash floods, Disaster Relief volunteers from Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) churches are in Colorado responding to floods that have killed several and left...

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October 8, 2013

DAVIS — For more than 65 years, the Indian Falls Creek (IFC) Baptist Assembly has acted as a powerful time for missions, ministry and equipping Native Americans from across Oklahoma and the United States. More than 2,300 attended the 2013...

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October 8, 2013

NASHVILLE (BP) – Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee are $401,802.65, or 0.26 percent, below the year-to-date budgeted goal, and are 2.78 percent below contributions received...

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October 8, 2013

NASHVILLE (BP) – One of Christianity’s most popular worship songs has been deemed too controversial to be included in the latest edition of the hymnal for the Presbyterian Church (USA) (PCUSA). “In Christ Alone,” a modern hymn written by Keith...

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October 8, 2013

(WNS) – A Missouri couple filed suit against the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate on Aug. 14, claiming the requirement to pay for contraceptives and abortifacient drugs through their health insurance plan violates their religious beliefs. While the Obama administration already faces...

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October 1, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – For the 20th time since 1834, messengers from Missouri Baptist Convention-affiliated (MBC) churches will gather in Kansas City for their annual meeting. The 179th meeting of the MBC will be held Oct. 28-30 at the Sheraton Kansas...

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September 30, 2013

Leaders of the Missouri Baptist Convention have been approached about a possible mediation with four agencies that broke from the convention more than a decade ago – an effort that, if successful, would end all litigation. We welcome every effort...

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August 26, 2013

Parsing the words of a prayer is no business for federal judges. WASHINGTON, D.C. – Southern Baptist lawyers Aug. 2 warned the U.S. Supreme Court that judges acting as the “prayer police” risk committing the same errors that led to...

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August 20, 2013

Former President Herbert Hoover, while offering remarks at a reception for his 80th birthday in West Branch, Iowa on Aug. 10, 1954, chose to emphasize the connection between the Bible and America’s founding documents. He warned that socialism would cause...

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August 12, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) chief legal counsel Michael Whitehead was recently interviewed via email by the News Tribune of Jefferson City for a story marking the 11th anniversary of the MBC taking legal action against five breakaway...

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August 5, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY – The period of time Missouri parents have to give up their baby without criminal consequences has been extended from five to 45 days after birth. Passed by the Republican-controlled General Assembly earlier this year, Democrat Gov. Jay...

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August 5, 2013

Editor’s Note: In the print edition of this story it was mistakenly reported that scholars D.A. Carson, Tom Schreiner and Bruce Ware would be featured speakers. Rather, Carson, Schreiner and Ware will be featured speakers at the Pastors’ Conference preceding...

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