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An attorney for the Florida Baptist Convention has voiced confidence that a judgment by a jury to award $12.5 million to a man molested by a former church planting pastor will be overturned on appeal....

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Missouri Republican Congresswoman Vicki Hartzler was among the speakers Jan. 22 as tens of thousands of pro-life activists endured frigid temperatures and a snow storm as they gathered at the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,...

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Having a racially diverse church remains more dream than reality for most Protestant pastors. More than eight in 10 (85 percent) say every church should strive for racial diversity, according to a survey from LifeWay...

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A new bill proposed by Missouri lawmakers last week has a representative of the St. Louis Planned Parenthood, the last abortion clinic in that state, claiming that 23 hospitalized abortion patients and 44 pages of...

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Raising the bar of missions involvement was the challenge woven throughout national WMU’s board meeting at Shocco Springs Conference Center in Talladega, Ala. National WMU President Debby Akerman said in her address, “With Jesus’ words...

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Americans by the millions tuned in to “Downton Abbey” at the beginning of its fourth season, eager to enjoy the continuation of the saga of the Earl and Countess of Grantham and their household. According...

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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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All church planters are special to us, but the church planting “Class of 2010” gets some additional attention and scrutiny because in that year we began reporting on Southern Baptist church plants in some new...

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Trending among Baptist state convention meetings this year was the decision to send more money to the mission field – a challenge set forth by the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force adopted by the Southern...

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Will Baptists have a witness at the Winter Olympics in Russia? Will it be safe from terrorists? Will other issues arise? Marc Ira Hooks, one of International Mission Board’s (IMB) main strategists for the Sochi...

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The Olympic Games are a great meeting place for the people of the world, and Jeff Wells, senior pastor of Cross Keys Baptist Church here, believes it is a wonderful place to introduce them to...

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“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...

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Elm Spring Baptist church has chosen to “be the missionary” for a people group in sub-Saharan Africa, and pastor Robin Dale hopes other Missouri Baptist churches will follow their example. They’ll have the opportunity at...

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Snow and cold temperatures could cause more than a few closed days for Johnson Wabash Elementary School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. As the students were ready to return from the recent snow days, the...

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By his sophomore year of college, Baptist Student Union Director Jon Smith knew he wanted to impact college students. “Today’s college students are very-near-future leaders. It’s important to be able to help guide and be...

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I confess, my closet is not the tidiest. But all five of my kids were teenagers at about the same time. Nobody knows the closets I’ve seen. I remember deciding at one point that if...

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A science fiction story once described an astronaut-type volunteer who was able to step into an alternate universe. As a reminder of home, his wife at the last moment handed him their baby’s rattle. In...

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We don’t always have to explain it or even understand its more difficult texts. Mostly, we just need to urge our friends to read the Bible and then allow its Author to draw them to...

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HLGU welcomed students back to campus on Jan. 7. Then at chapel the next day HLGU’s eighth President, Anthony Allen, brought the message at the first service of the year. The passage was taken from...

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As a follower of Christ, you know the Bible is the single most important book ever written. As a believer, you know the power the Bible has to transform not only your life, but also...

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Among my 33 years of travels through journalism was a stint as a business reporter for The Tennessean newspaper in Nashville. I had the opportunity to report on many significant stories during my time there....

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JEFFERSON CITY – Missouri Baptists dug deep and gave generously in 2013 to the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO). As a result, they surpassed the MMO goal for the second straight year. Receipts...

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The MBC's annual Engage Conference, Feb. 21-23, will feature Eric Bryant, a member of the leadership team at Gateway Church in Austin, Texas, and author of Not Like Me – formerly titled, Peppermint-Filled Piñatas....

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JEFFERSON CITY – Three members of Concord Baptist Church here (from left, Gerad Fox, CR Miller and Chris Rhodes) were among those that camped out in sub-freezing temperatures for 24 hours prior to the opening...

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On Easter Sunday, 1992, homosexuality suddenly “had a face, the face of my son.” Her 25-year-old son Dan confessed that he had been living a homosexual lifestyle for several years....

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HANNIBAL – 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...

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How often have you seen someone who denied Jesus later become a Christian and change his or her attitude completely? It is not happening enough, but it does happen. And it makes a significant contribution...

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