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Stoney Shaw, pastor of First Baptist here, never imagined that protestors would wreak so much havoc after a grand jury announced their decision, Nov. 24, not to indict Wilson. “Ferguson,” Shaw said, “can never go...

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HANNIBAL – Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Department of Public Safety hosted an informational meeting on human trafficking on Thursday, Nov. 13. Held in the largest lecture room on campus, the event was well attended and guest speaker...

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Ferguson is permanently scarred. However, our God remains faithful to His people. Could it be that God desires to use these moments to tell us something important about our nation and our needs? Could this...

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Russell Moore, K. Marshall Williams and other Southern Baptists share their reactions to the grand jury's decision not to indict Ferguson, Mo. police Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown....

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FERGUSON (Christian Examiner) –  Long before a gunshot killed Michael Brown Jr., or a bottle rocket was tossed in the air to protest, the Heartland Prayer Summit was set to take place at First Baptist...

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MAYWOOD – The Rev. Dale Norfolk, who was once chaplain for the Missouri Senate for 26 years, preached his first sermon at age 17. He’s celebrating his 64th year in the ministry this month, and...

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INDONESIA – When God pricked the hearts of Missouri missionaries Jim and Marcia to minister in Indonesia, they didn’t expect to be in the coffee business. “Indonesia is a country of creative access,” Jim said....

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House Speaker Tim Jones is asking a group of his colleagues to take a closer look at allegations of various questionable schemes dealing with campaign contributions and investigations within the office of the Missouri...

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What a difference a year – and a lot of Baptist sweat – make. Twelve months ago, nearly 100 kids scampered from a collapsing classroom as Typhoon Haiyan (called Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines) tore...

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Brad Bennett and other members of Real Encounter flew through the air with the greatest of ease, but it wasn’t on a trapeze. It was on a bicycle. Real Encounter is a ministry of...

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FERGUSON – As snowflakes swirled outside and rumors of potential grand jury actions swirled across town, a hundred Missouri Baptists gathered for a prayer summit at First Baptist here to pray for the community, the...

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Sometimes before you can talk to God and others, you need to talk to yourself. That was the gist behind the Convention Sermon at the 2014 Missouri Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, preached by Richie Rhea....

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RICHARD NATIONS/contributing writer OSAGE BEACH – MBC Partnership Missions lunch attendees heard reports from a pastor in Puebla, Mexico, and a church planter in upstate New York. Stirring stories of fields wide open for spiritual...

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This year’s keynote speaker was Sharon Yeats, wife of John Yeats, the executive director of the MBC. She talked mostly about her life since she was diagnosed with Stage 3 Internal Melanoma. "When I found out...

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OSAGE BEACH – The Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Christian Life Commission (CLC) honored a media legend and an attorney involved in a landmark religious liberty case during their report to the MBC Annual Meeting here...

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T. Patrick Hudson/MBTS KANSAS CITY – Faculty elections and re-elections, the announcement of new library leadership, and SBC referral responses highlighted Midwestern Seminary’s Board of Trustees fall meeting on Oct. 20. During their day-long meeting,...

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MBTS’s launch of the new Charles Spurgeon Center for Biblical Preaching expands the seminary’s “For the Church” vision by what its president, Jason K. Allen, said will be “an international hub” for Spurgeon studies, biblical...

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The MBC's 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference will challenge church leaders to remain faithful to God and to His call despite hardship. Springfield’s Ridgecrest Baptist Church will host the conference, called “Furnace,” Feb. 5-6,...

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Though her heart and mind were lifted up to the Lord in worship, Amelia Holder’s ears couldn’t help but appreciate the sweet notes that filled the Grand Ballroom at Tan-Tar-A Resort. “Oh my goodness, I couldn’t...

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OSAGE BEACH – Six speakers encouraged church leaders at the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Pastor’s Conference here Oct. 27. Addressing the theme, “Fanning the Flames Without Flaming Out,” the speakers reminded pastors that, while ministry...

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A Missouri judge has ruled a state law limiting marriage to heterosexual couples unconstitutional, but most county clerks are refusing to fall in line. In a ruling Wednesday, Judge Rex Burlison ordered Missouri to begin...

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A St. Louis Circuit Court Judge ruled Nov. 5 that Missouri’s definition of marriage as being between a man and a woman is unconstitutional. “The Court finds and declares that any same sex couple that...

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OSAGE BEACH – During the MBC annual meeting here at Tan-Tar-A Resort, Oct. 27-29, four Missouri pastors were elected to serve as officers of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) for the next year. David Krueger,...

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Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) messengers stood together during their 180th annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, to defend the biblical view of marriage and oppose the modern-day slavery of sex-trafficking....

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OSAGE BEACH – Messengers to the Missouri Baptist Convention annual meeting here, Oct. 27-29, defended the biblical view of marriage and challenged Attorney General Chris Koster to fulfill his oath of office by defending Missouri’s...

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Missouri Baptists must despair of themselves and pray that God would fill them with His Spirit, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) Executive Director John Yeats said during his address at the 2014 annual meeting here at...

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OSAGE BEACH – MBC Partnership Missions lunch attendees heard reports from a pastor in Puebla, Mexico, and a church planter in upstate New York. Stirring stories of fields wide open for spiritual harvest captivated the...

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Messengers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) voted to elect Ken Parker, pastor of First Baptist Church, Kearney, as first vice president of the MBC....

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Messengers to the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) voted to elect Neil Franks as president of the MBC....

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Wesley Hammond, outgoing president of the Missouri Baptist Convention, shared at the 2014 Annual Meeting regarding his conviction that the body of Christ is larger than Missouri Baptists or even Southern Baptists....

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Trustees at Hannibal-LaGrange University (HLGU) here received an update on the construction of the school’s new science building during their fall meeting, Oct. 16-17....

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It’s not unheard of for a college campus to have a close-knit community with a Greek name, but Soma – the Greek word for body – is trying for something new on the Lincoln University’s...

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JEFFERSON CITY – For the third time, before the third judge, the Missouri Baptist Foundation (MBF) has lost its effort to escape from Missouri Baptist Convention governance and accountability—and from a $5 million price-tag for its...

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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...

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Federal judges have invalidated the will of millions of Americans who voted to amend their state constitutions to define marriage as a union of a man and a woman. I am shocked at the lack...

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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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SPRINGFIELD – The latest front in the fight to force Christians to accept homosexuality without question or conscience is the Springfield city council. There the city council voted 6 to 3, Oct. 13, to approve...

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Members of LifeQuest Church here served up some “crazy love” in the Belton and Pleasant Hill communities this summer, leading 22 to faith in Christ and baptizing 16 by mid-August. During “The Summer of Crazy...

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PUEBLA, Mexico – Mexican pastor Javier Gonzalez knows firsthand the reality of Christ’s words from Mark 6:4, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town.” After training at a Bible institute in...

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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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PUEBLA, Mexico – Lifepoint Church of O’Fallon entered an official partnership with churches here when a mission team of eight from the church traveled to the region, Aug. 22 – 27, with financial backing from...

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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...

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BOLIVAR — Al Lackey, president of Kids Alive International, visited the Southwest Baptist University campus on Sept. 22. Kids Alive is a global ministry that serves at 67 sites in 18 countries with a focus...

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HLGU was named one of America’s Best Christian Colleges for the twelfth consecutive year! HLGU is one of only four higher education institutions in Missouri named as one of America’s Best Christian Colleges....

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JEFFERSON CITY – A small crowd of about 50 on the Missouri Capitol front lawn joined Christians across the U.S. and 32 foreign countries Sept. 26 in praying for and remembering American citizen and pastor...

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A boy once lived on the southern banks of China’s Yellow River, and dreamed of finding a medicine that would make his grandmother live forever. But, he never dreamed that he would find it in...

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When studying the whole of Scripture, there are some verses a believer must not miss. Special care needs to be given to those passages that have to do with our personal identity in Christ. Take...

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DIAMOND – To put it kindly, the horse had a bit of an ugly personality. But Horse Whisperer James Frazier knew that the horse’s heart, head and feet would connect as directorship and respect are...

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Jackson County Circuit Judge J. Dale Youngs, appointed to the court in 2009 by Democrat Gov. Jay Nixon, ruled Oct. 3 that part of Missouri’s Constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is illegal and the state...

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In 1957 a panel of United States senators concluded that attorney Daniel Webster, a senator from Massachusetts in the first half of the 19th century who argued 223 cases before the U.S. Supreme Court and...

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