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Sara Shelton/Baptist Press BALTIMORE (BP) – Less than a year ago Bob Mackey spent a Saturday traveling around Houston. On that day, during Crossover 2013, the executive director of the Baltimore Baptist Association witnessed partnership...

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Karen Watson knew Iraq was dangerous. She had left Iraq months before, exhausted and afraid, as the chaotic country descended deeper into violence. But she went back anyway. She was not a soldier, but a...

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Don Hinkle, founding editor of The Pathway, was installed president of the Association of Southern Baptist Publications (ASBP) during the group’s meeting here Feb. 10-13. He succeeds Cameron Crabtree, editor of the Northwest Baptist. Hinkle,...

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Members of Pittsburgh Baptist in Pittsburgh, Pa., have seen for themselves how the Cooperative Program has provided financial support since the church’s founding in 1959. CP not only helped establish Pittsburgh Baptist, but helped the...

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SBC CP contributions are 0.08 percent below the year-to-date CP budget goal, and 1.33 percent below contributions received during the same time frame last year, SBC Executive Committee President Frank S. Page reported....

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The regional and global ministry director at Cornerstone Church in Ames has been elected executive director/treasurer of the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI). Tim Lubinus was elected by the convention’s Executive Board at a March...

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(IMB) President Tom Elliff asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching for his successor because the Lord told him during prayer that it was the best way to ensure a smooth transition to...

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Speaking for the second time in less than 100 days at Brigham Young University (BYU), Southern Baptist leader R. Albert Mohler Jr. told students and faculty at the school, “We may go to jail sooner...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee has concurred with the spirit of a motion referred from the 2013 SBC annual meeting regarding mental health ministry. In its Feb. 17-18 meeting in...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – A more visual redesign of sbc.net, the official website of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Executive Committee (EC), has officially launched, Frank Page announced to committee members in Nashville. While the new...

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A new documentary by LifeWay Films examines the history and future of True Love Waits. The international purity movement captured the national conversation in 1994 by covering the National Mall with cards from teenagers promising...

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LifeWay Christian Stores set a goal last fall of donating 100,000 Hindi language Bibles across South Asia, but customers gave enough for twice that many. “LifeWay has proven once again it is an organization with...

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Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) at the SBC annual meeting this June, seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced Feb. 20....

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Just this week I returned from serving on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee. Our February meeting was full of important decisions impacting the cooperative work of churches that identify themselves as Southern Baptist congregations....

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AUSTIN, Texas (BP)—IMB President Tom Elliff, today asked the chairman of the mission agency’s board of trustees to appoint a search committee for his successor. Elliff made this request during his report at the mission...

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BY STAFF NASHVILLE (BP) – Year-to-date Southern Baptist Convention Cooperative Program contributions to the SBC Executive Committee are 3.44 percent below the year-to-date CP budget goal, and 2.72 percent below those received during the same...

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While some disaster-response organizations are pulling out of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines, Southern Baptists remain on the ground, helping neglected communities rebuild homes, schools and livelihoods. Disaster response organizations in five Southern...

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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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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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Ministers and church employees are invited to participate in the 2014 SBC (Southern Baptist Convention) Church Compensation Survey: a tool used by churches of all sizes to determine fair wages and benefits. Participants will be...

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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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Calling his message a “frightening responsibility” because of his desire to speak accurately, while simultaneously being “honoring of our Lord,” Frank Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee, delivered an “State of...

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While “cultural Christianity is dead” in an increasingly secular America, evangelicals have the “theological resources” to keep the faith, R. Albert Mohler Jr. said during a public discussion about faith and politics on the...

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Frank S. Page, president and “chief encouragement officer” of the SBC Executive Committee, has challenged Southern Baptists to continue praying in 2014 “like we’ve never prayed before.” Page views his call to prayer as a...

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Strachan, assistant professor of Christian theology and church history at Boyce College, has been pro-life for many years. It wasn’t until recently, however, that he decided to act on his conviction....

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The A&E network’s suspension of “Duck Dynasty” star Phil Robertson for comments regarding homosexuality constitutes an unhelpful form of close-minded censorship, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell D. Moore said....

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A federal judge in Utah dropped a bomb on the institution of marriage, striking down the most crucial sections of the Utah statute outlawing polygamy. Dec. 13, Judge Clark Waddoups of the United States District...

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Keith Collier/SBTS FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – During the tumultuous period of the 1980s and 1990s within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Paige Patterson, then-president of the Criswell College, was at the forefront of the...

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In one of his last films, which has not yet been released, Paul Walker played the husband of a woman who unexpectedly dies in childbirth. Walker is famed for his roles in “The Fast and...

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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 $30,050,253.40 or 94.15 percent of the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation...

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The Cooperative Program (CP) is the foundation on which local ministries are based, Harrison said. “The Great Commission starts here, locally, and as we go, we are undergirded by the Cooperative Program here and to...

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With nearly half the counties in Kansas and Nebraska lacking Southern Baptist churches, congregations there must purposefully connect to overcome the isolation they face, the president of the Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists (KNCSB) noted...

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Tom Elliff/International Mission Board RICHMOND, Va. (BP) –Years ago, in my wife’s home church, the pastor received an unusual call on Sunday afternoon from the chairman of the church’s finance committee. That morning, the church...

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“I have a different heart for Lottie Moon Christmas offering than than I did this time last month. In 23 years pastoring I’ve promoted Lottie Moon, I’ve showed videos about Lottie Moon, I’ve heard missionaries...

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They are a poor village with beautiful teeth. Beyond that, the people of Manlagtang, Philippines, are in a world of hurt. Their village, however, is off the main road and most relief supplies were making...

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The stench of rotting dead bodies was overwhelming. “I can’t breathe. It’s burning my eyes,” Makenzie Baker told three Filipino co-workers. With no choice but to continue, they trekked forward over the remains of buildings,...

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Pastor Jeff Lunn of the Park Baptist Church in North St. Louis, MO County highlights the life of a great nineteenth century missionary heroine, Lottie Moon. A southern aristocrat, she left her social status, homeland...

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A new, more conservative generation of evangelical Christians should engage politics, not retreat from it, because of the gospel of Jesus, Southern Baptist Ethicist Russell D. Moore says in the latest issue of First Things....

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The Nov. 15 Wall Street Journal featured an op-ed from Melanie Kirkpatrick in which she tells about North Korean families fleeing that nation’s horrific violations of human rights and, specifically, religious rights. While the young...

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All Anna Streeter saw in her refrigerator was three hot dogs and one bottle of apple juice. She was hungry and wanted to go to the grocery store, but her bank account was as empty...

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Can a small church pastor benefit the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC)? Biblically and historically, the answer is a clear yes....

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NASHVILLE (BP) – Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee in October were 0.07 percent above last year’s opening month of the Convention’s fiscal year, according to...

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Missouri Baptists are on the ground in typhoon-ravaged islands of the Philippines, and leaders are asking for prayer, future volunteers and funds....

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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...

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As I write today the images from Tacloban, Philippines, are unbelievable. Massive relief efforts are underway to assist those who survived the howling 200+ mph winds and the estimated 20-foot storm surge generated by super...

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ROCKY MOUNT – A missionary retreat held Oct. 7-8 at Cross Pointe Retreat Center here drew 46 missionaries, including 35 emeritus missionaries who spent time refreshing, fellowshipping and swapping stories from their times of service on...

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ST. LOUIS (BP) — If it seems odd for a hip hop artist to do seminary coursework, the idea was even more foreign to veteran rapper Flame. The Grammy-nominated artist is now a graduate of...

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Article courtesy of GuideStone DALLAS — GuideStone Financial Resources, along with Oklahoma-based Reaching Souls International and Truett-McConnell College in Georgia, filed suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma, objecting to...

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