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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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KANSAS CITY – President of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Fred Luter closed out the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) annual meeting with a bang Oct. 30 when he challenged Missouri churches to get back to the...

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NORTH FORK, Va. (BP) – St. Louis native, Chaplain Parker Thompson, can recall the moment – more than 60 years ago – he knew he was where God wanted him as an Army chaplain in the...

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KANSAS CITY – Reaffirming traditional marriage and lamenting changes in Boy Scout membership requirements were hot topics in resolutions passed by messengers at the 2013 Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) annual meeting Oct. 30. Resolution 2, on...

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KANSAS CITY – The adage is familiar: prayer leads to revival. This was the gist of a talk by author and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary professor Robert Coleman during the CORE conference at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – Regret weighs down many Americans. According to a new study from LifeWay Research, almost half feel the weight of a bad choice from their past, even though a vast majority believe God gives...

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TOBIN PERRY/North American Mission Board Sioux Falls, S.D. (BP) — Thanks to an historic shift in the funding relationship between the North American Mission Board (NAMB) and state conventions throughout the South Region, $1 million...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) met its Cooperative Program (CP) budgeted goal of $188 million, but ended its fiscal year 1.92 percent below last year’s contributions, SBC Executive Committee President Frank S....

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BY STAFF JEFFERSON CITY – October is Cooperative Program (CP) Month, and here are eight simple ways to help your church members learn more about the eternal impact of CP. Visit mobaptist.org/cp to download the...

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SAN ANTONIO (BP) – A new San Antonio nondiscrimination ordinance likely will prevent the Southern Baptist Convention and the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention from holding annual meetings in the city’s convention facilities, according to...

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The Executive Director Search Committee of the Baptist Convention of Iowa (BCI) has begun seeking candidates to fill the position of executive director/treasurer, which was left vacant by the retirement of Jimmy Barrentine in September...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – Less than three weeks after the Boy Scouts voted to permit openly homosexual youth as members, a messenger to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) moved that an alternative organization be sought. The...

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NASHVILLE (BP) – GuideStone Financial Resources has renewed its vow to fight the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive/abortifacient mandate, now looking to court action alongside efforts in Congress and before federal agencies. The need to fight...

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SAN FRANCISCO (BP) — O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources, reported on the continued growth in the number of the entity’s expanded ministry participants at a meeting of the trustees in San Francisco. Trustees...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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