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ST. LOUIS – Spring training is here and both Cardinals fans and Royals fans are eager to see warmer weather and Opening Day arrive. But until April (and hopefully two more post-season runs), consider tiding...

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The leaders of the Missouri Senate and House filed a friend of the court brief on Feb. 24 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, defending the Missouri Marriage Amendment passed by...

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MOBERLY – The election is more than a year-and-a-half away, but a Missouri Baptist has already thrown his hat into the ring to be elected governor next November. Randy Asbury, a member of First Baptist...

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What will it take for American Christians to stop doing what we are doing and stand up for God’s righteousness in such a fashion that the enemy quivers in fear? I fear it will take...

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A $500,000 grant will help Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and College launch a new program enabling students to earn a bachelor’s degree and master of divinity degree within five years....

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SPRINGFIELD – Conference leaders at “Furnace,” the Missouri Baptist Convention’s 2015 state evangelism and discipleship conference, encouraged church leaders from around the state to remain faithful amid hardship and opposition, Feb. 5-6. During the morning...

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Sixteen breakout session leaders during the Furnace Conference Feb. 5 and 6 helped attendees put into the content from the main session into a plan for reaching the lost....

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More than 1,800 students and adults packed Aurora High School’s Houn’ Dawg Gymnasium Feb. 4, and this time it wasn’t because of a Big 8 Conference varsity match-up. “Brad Bennett and his Real Encounter team do...

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Chief Judge Alok Ahuja of the Missouri Court of Appeals in Kansas City issued an order Feb. 13 denying a motion by Missouri Baptist Foundation’s attorney Larry Tucker seeking a stay of execution of a...

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A group based out of Columbia, called Show-Me Cannabis, recently received Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s approval to circulated petitions seeking a statewide vote in 2016 to legalize the sale and use of marijuana....

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“I was pregnant with my second daughter and the doctor said I would need to choose between my baby and my eyes. I told him, ‘I choose my baby,’ and as he left the room...

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Parkade Baptist Church here will host an Experiencing God Retreat, Feb. 20-21, sponsored by the Mid-Missouri Baptist Association (formerly, the Little Bonne Femme Association) and the Missouri Baptist Convention....

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They may not be part of the biggest congregation in the Missouri Baptist Convention, but the WMU ladies of rural First Baptist Church, Browning, are making the love of Christ felt in a big way...

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A small town in Missouri briefly became a flashpoint of religious freedom when inconclusive reports hit media outlets that a student at Bueker Middle School here was told he was not allowed to read his...

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After he proposed House Bill 104, Springfield Republican Elijah Haahr was attacked on social media outlets, with some even commenting on photos of his children. All of this because House Bill 104 protects religious organizations...

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An attorney for Armstrong Teasdale LLP, legal counsel for the former board of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, is seeking to stop action taken earlier this week by the Missouri Baptist Convention and its MBC-elected trustees...

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MBC has taken the legal steps necessary to seat the duly elected trustees of the Missouri Baptist Foundation, restoring governance of the Foundation to the MBC after more than a decade of control by a...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Members of a board of directors duly elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) stand ready to govern the Missouri Baptist Foundation, which has been under the control of a self-perpetuating board...

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A new documentary on the life and legacy of 19th century British preacher Charles Spurgeon, released last month, prominently features two Midwestern Seminary leaders and the Kansas City-based school’s Charles H. Spurgeon Library....

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A new Missouri legislative session began, Jan. 7, exactly six months after pro-family lobbyist Kerry Messer last saw his wife, Lynn. Authorities have searched for his wife since July 8, 2014, when he woke around...

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HANNIBAL (Christian Examiner) – Anthony Allen, president of Hannibal-LaGrange University, said he is encouraged his alma mater, Duke University, has had an apparent change of heart about broadcasting the Muslim call to prayer each Friday from...

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Neil Franks, pastor of First Baptist Church in Branson and president of the Missouri Baptist Convention Executive Board, challenged the nearly 150 graduates at Southwest Baptist University’s Dec. 19 commencement never to settle for less,...

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Hope remains for Missouri, HLGU President Anthony Allen told civic and church leaders from around the state during the 10th annual Legislative Prayer Breakfast and Service, Jan. 7. More than 200 people gathered at Concord...

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Reports are coming in from churches lighting up their communities for Jesus! Read about the incredible work being done throughout Missouri by Darron Williams of United Believers Church in Kansas City, Larry Lewis of Mid-Missouri...

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MBTS celebrated its 56th commencement exercises on Dec. 12. The event was highlighted by the keynote address and the honoring of a long-time faculty member. Speaking to 59 graduates, their families and friends, Jason Allen,...

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For the second year in a row, Missouri Baptists have outstripped their goals for the Cooperative Program (CP), Lottie Moon, Annie Armstrong and the Rheubin L. South Missouri Missions Offering (MMO)....

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When the members of Morgan Baptist Church here increased their goal for the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to $2,500 in 2014, they thought it would be a healthy challenge for a church that welcomes only...

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Stoney Shaw was an idealistic seminary student. But, his experience with racism, protests and a chance encounter with Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1967 would shape him into a man uniquely equipped to pastor a...

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The longer I serve the Lord, the more convinced I become that God is working in amazing ways among His people. Often in the silence He has a way of demonstrating spectacular things for His...

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Missouri’s abortion rate fell to 9,027 in 2012—down from 11,470 in 2007 and from 9,234 in 2011. The largely pro-life state legislature defeated Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto on a bill that tripled the waiting period...

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SPRINGFIELD – Churches are encouraged to participate in 21 Days of Revival and Evangelism conducted Jan. 15-Feb. 4 to prepare for personal revival. This leads up to FURNACE: the State Evangelism/Discipleship Conference. Those who registered...

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In their country, conversion was considered an act of treason punishable by death. One man said that his child was almost kicked out of school for being caught with one page from a Christian coloring...

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The Missouri Baptist Convention has received a $5 million partial settlement in its legal efforts to restore the Missouri Baptist Foundation as an entity accountable to the convention....

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CLARK – Following God in ministry means sometimes a change of focus. This is a lesson Chris and Susan Canote and their 10 children continue to learn. The Canotes belong to Perche Baptist in northern Boone...

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FERGUSON – Long before a police shooting, protests and a grand jury decision put Ferguson in the national spotlight, the First Baptist Church here had been sharing Christ’s love by serving the community. “God has...

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Earlier this fall, members from the First Baptist Church, Pierce City, fitted shoes on the feet of 375 children, as well as nearly 50 teachers and staff members, from the Pierce City Elementary School. “It...

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Casa de Oracion (House of Prayer), a 12-year-old Hispanic church in Springfield, saw 12 people accept Christ when they opened their doors as part of the city’s Hispanic Heritage Month celebration in September....

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ST. LOUIS — St. Louis is the among four southern cities targeted by American Atheists’ new billboard campaign attacking Christmas. The billboards, which began appearing Dec. 1, feature a young girl writing a letter to...

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CAMDENTON – The energy, variety and flexibility of Vacation Bible School attracts children, and the First Baptist Church of Camdenton has injected their Sunday morning Bible study for children with those traits. “We were not...

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It has been a rough summer, but when the 2015 legislative session starts up in January, Kerry Messer, founder of the Missouri Family Network the Missouri Baptist Convention’s lobbyist will be there ready to go....

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When I look back over my shoulder at the past 12 months, I don’t want to ever repeat the year but at the same time I am so grateful to the Lord for the experience....

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In keeping with the joyous atmosphere of the Christmas season, Midwestern Seminary celebrated its 56th commencement exercises on Dec. 12. The event was highlighted by the keynote address and the honoring of a long-time faculty...

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A Missouri homeschooling couple has filed a lawsuit against local police after two officers entered their home in 2011 without a warrant, pepper-sprayed them, verbally and physically assaulted them, shot the father with a taser,...

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SBU is a small college with a big mission: To produce students who are knowledgeable and have a strong walk with Christ. Jordan Price is a student at SBU and a major in business. One...

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Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (PHBC) is a small congregation with a huge mission: reach the world for Christ. “We may not be able to start a cowboy or biker church on our own, but through...

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More than 700 men, women and children attended the Sportsman’s Extravaganza & Wild Game Dinner hosted by the First Baptist Church here last month. In order to attract as many sportsmen as possible, the event...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Baptist Global Response (BGR) – the international disaster relief arm of Southern Baptists – is asking Missouri Baptists to help provide “buckets of hope” to sub-Saharan Africa, an area ravaged by HIV/AIDS....

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The crazy journey of Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar is a road of permeating faith and love. They shared about their love for God, for one another, for their 19 children, and even for their enemies...

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MBC's Jim Wells was a pastor in Kansas City when he learned that baseball’s Kansas City Royals’ World Series winning manager Dick Howser, soon after winning the 1985 World Championship, was diagnosed as having brain...

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Stoney Shaw, the pastor of First Baptist, preached from John 14 and 16, saying Christ is the only hope and source of peace for Ferguson, St. Louis and the world. “It was hurtful for all...

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