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ST. LOUIS (BP) — A new book by longtime St. Louis sportswriter Rob Rains explores the Christian faith of several members of the St. Louis Cardinals, including second-year manager Mike Matheny. Intentional Walk, published by...

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (BP) – It’s amusing, it’s quirky, it’s clean and it’s wildly popular. It’s the hit reality program “Duck Dynasty” on the cable network A&E. Duck Dynasty’s fourth season premiered Aug. 14 with 11.8...

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Southern Baptists will observe World Hunger Sunday Oct. 13, and Southern Baptist congregations across North America will receive offerings for Global Hunger Relief (formerly the World Hunger Fund). NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – When...

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Heavy Southern Baptist participation  in formulating final recommendations WASHINGTON (BP) – Preachers should be free from Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scrutiny even when speaking about political candidates, a 14-member commission has recommended in a report...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – The centrality of the doctrine of substitutionary atonement is being emphasized by Southern Baptist leaders after a state newspaper editor wrote that he does not sing certain words of a popular hymn...

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WASHINGTON (BP) – For one church, it might be homosexuality. For another, it might be adoption. For another, it might be abortion or race relations or pornography or human trafficking. Whatever issue a Southern Baptist...

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ROSEVILLE, Minn.-Fue Chee Her thought he understood the faithfulness of God when he started Gospel Hmong Baptist Church in metro Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., in 2013. But in the past nine months, that faithfulness has become...

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NEWARK, Del.-Before October last year, Allie Murray had never shared the gospel with anyone. What the University of Delaware senior discovered during an event called Engage 24 was that it wasn’t all that bad. “I’m...

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ALPHARETTA, Ga.-When Superstorm Sandy approached the northeast coast last October, North American Mission Board Disaster Relief Executive Director Fritz Wilson and state Southern Baptist Disaster Relief partners were in play coordinating the national response. Wilson...

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DALLAS – As employers nationwide – including most churches – prepare for 2014, the year that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act becomes more fully applicable, questions are understandably arising from pastors, business administrators...

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JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) – “OK, I know it’s here somewhere. I know I took it! I pulled the car over, rolled down the window, and CLICK! The beautiful field, mountains in the background and that...

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Many colleges are starting classes this week, and some conservative students have to make a decision. Say you have liberal professors and are not a career suicide bomber: You don’t want to be a classroom...

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HOLLYWOOD, (LifeSiteNews.com) – Sexually explicit performances at Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards (VMAs) have caused a parents group to demand reform of the cable industry. In the opening act, the always provocative Lady Gaga...

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Southern Baptists and other people of faith in New Mexico have been told by their state Supreme Court that the price of U.S. citizenship is to subordinate their faith to the homosexual agenda. This appears...

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The Internet is a wonderful tool for ministry, yet it is fraught with danger. To protect yourself, your equipment and your church, here are my top five cyber security musts for ministry. 1. Internet filtering. To...

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UNION – The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has abandoned their legal challenge to invocations offered before meetings of the Franklin County Commission. The lawsuit was dismissed on July 19th in the U.S. District Court...

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NEW YORK CITY- Student missionary Season Helms can pinpoint the day in July of 2012 when she began to look at New York City and urban ministry differently. Traveling with friends on the subway, Helms...

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FORT WORTH, Texas (SWBTS) – Great academic and ministerial success without a burning, genuine love for the Lord will ultimately result in failure, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary president Paige Patterson told a bumper crop of...

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In a concurring opinion, Justice Richard C. Bosson said Christians must “compromise” their religious beliefs as “the price of citizenship.” BY Ben Johnson SANTA FE, NM, August 22, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The Supreme Court of...

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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...

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FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Churches have long been considered safe havens for worship but, with 433 people killed on church property since 1999, they have become more dangerous than schools. Wedgwood Baptist Church in...

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CHATSWORTH, Ga. – A bus load of youth on a rain-slickened mountain road in Georgia is a recipe for a miracle and that is what First Baptist Church of St. Charles got. The youth were...

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NORWOOD – Three days after church-goers left their pews mid-sermon to tackle a gunman armed with a .357 magnum revolver, they returned to their seats at First Baptist Church for Bible Study and to talk...

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INDEPENDENCE – With the recent Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and Proposition 8 in California, now more than ever, Southern Baptists must be united under Christ and in accordance with...

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NORWOOD – A man is in custody after witnesses say he opened fire during the morning worship service at First Baptist Church here. One man injured his shoulder in the process of tackling the alleged...

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Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court may change American culture through their opinions that overrule the legality of an opinion expressed by the majority of a state’s population. Or their opinions may be the culmination...

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JASON Allen/MBTS president On eight occasions Southern Baptists have convened their annual meeting in Houston, with none of these gatherings more consequential than 1979’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). In that year messengers elected Adrian Rogers...

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Barbara Denman/Baptist Press HOUSTON (BP) – During a year when mass shootings and suicides have stunned the nation, a resolution on “Mental Health Concerns and the Heart of God” was overwhelmingly approved by messengers to...

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Last week the Supreme Court ruled in United States v. Windsor that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional. For all purposes of Federal laws, section 3 defined marriage as a union between...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Speaking on the topic from the pulpit for the first time, Frank Page discussed the death of his 32-year-old daughter during Father’s Day services at Concord Baptist Church here. Page, the president...

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R. Albert Mohler Jr/president, Southern Seminary LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – On the last day of its term, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today on two same-sex marriage cases. Both are important cases, and both will...

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HOUSTON – They’re perhaps the most appreciated words at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting: “I recommend we advance the agenda 20 minutes.” The bearer of that good news has been a Missouri Baptist:...

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HOUSTON (BP) – Fred Luter, pastor of Franklin Avenue Baptist Church in New Orleans, was elected without opposition to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, leading a slate of candidates who...

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JEFFERSON CITY – Decisions June 26 by the U.S. Supreme Court regarding California’s Proposition 8 and a key provision in the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) do not sound the death knell for the...

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Some random thoughts on a variety of subjects as we enter the summer of 2013: Three thoughts come to mind as I reflect on this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting in Houston June...

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HOUSTON – Two Missourians are among the 70 Southern Baptists from 35 state Baptist conventions that were named to serve on the 2013-14 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Committee on Nominations during the SBC annual meeting...

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HOUSTON – Missouri Southern Baptists will maintain a steady presence on stage at the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting June 11-12 at the George R. Brown Convention Center here. Among those prominently appearing will...

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Omaha, Neb. – The newly organized, 11-man Interstate 29/49 Corridor Task Force met in Omaha May 17 to discuss strategy and begin to lay the groundwork for taking the gospel into unreached areas in the...

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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Pathway garnered national recognition by winning four awards at the Baptist Communicators Association (BCA) annual meeting here April 19. Up against competition from other state Baptist newspapers, Baptist college public...

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JEFFERSON CITY – With the U.S. Supreme Court weighing the issue of gay marriage and the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act, now is a good time for Missouri Baptist churches to develop policies...

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Perhaps the most important question asked in the Supreme Court during the two days of argument on gay marriage was a rhetorical question posed by Associate Justice Antonin Scalia to pro-gay marriage attorney Ted Olson....

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OMAHA, Neb.—With the help of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), Changed Life Church launched Jan. 13 with some 200 people in attendance at Burke High School. They have been averaging more than 100 ever since....

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JEFFERSON CITY – What do your tithes and offerings do? Through the Cooperative Program (CP), they start new churches, feed the hungry, advance Christian education, provide disaster relief, promote evangelism, keep more than 10,000 full-time...

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BRANSON – Neil Franks, pastor, First Baptist Church, Branson, is into “The 2.” That is his rank among Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) officers right now as he serves as first vice president. That is also...

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There seems to be a new attitude percolating among the folks who call themselves Southern Baptists. It’s as if the old ship of cooperative ministries has been sailing on some rough seas of change, but...

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I first encountered Robert Jeffress, pastor, First Baptist Church, Dallas, in 1998 while working as a national correspondent for Baptist Press. My assignment was to cover an escalating controversy between First Baptist Church, Wichita Falls,...

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Pathway Editor Don Hinkle was unanimously voted president-elect of the Baptist Association of State Publications (BASP) by Southern Baptist Convention state newspaper editors at their annual conference here Feb. 11-13. Cameron Crabtree,...

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UNION — After filing suit against the Franklin County Commission last summer for declaring that prayers offered before meetings instituted a government-forced religion, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has now withdrawn legal action to...

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