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KANSAS CITY – Missouri Baptists made a “grave mistake” when they allowed the state convention to take the lead role in promoting the Cooperative Program, Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) executive director John Yeats said during his...

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We’ve been talking about getting an invisible fence for the dog. Then I got to thinking, wouldn’t it be cheaper to just get an invisible dog? Immediate reduction in food costs. And the yard cleanup?...

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KANSAS CITY – Eddie Bumpers urged messengers and guests at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting, Oct. 29, to thirst for and seek after the power of God in their lives and ministries. “We need...

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KANSAS CITY – Jesus told His followers to make disciples, and Dhati Lewis lives this out in unique ways. Lewis, founding pastor of Blueprint Church in Atlanta, Ga., was a featured speaker at the CORE Conference...

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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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KANSAS CITY – Missouri Baptist Convention President Wesley Hammond challenged messengers at the annual meeting here to live up to the high calling of God and to choose the “Holy Way” as they go back to...

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COLUMBIA – The Little Bonne Femme Association affirmed the inerrancy of Scripture and their cooperation with the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC) and the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) during their annual meeting at Calvary Baptist Church, Columbia,...

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Richard Nations/contributing writer Colony – Rex Link,“The Preacher,” as he is known to the area flea market vendors and shoppers, ministers to a highly mobile congregation two weekends a month in northeast Missouri. Pastor Link, of...

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Timothy George/contributing writer I believe in hell. Not only the hell within, for there are those “private devils that hang like vampires on the soul,” to use the language of Thomas Merton – and not...

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This past summer, I was invited to be the “storyteller” at an evangelistic block party in a rural Missouri town. I had four sessions. In the first one, I cut out a golden calf from...

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Muslims, Jehovah’s Witnesses and atheists often argue, “Jesus never claimed to be God.” They assert that Christians have corrupted or misinterpreted the New Testament, or they reject the Bible outright. But for those willing to...

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Like thousands of other Southern Baptist churches, First Baptist Church of Hokes Bluff, Ala., has a long and treasured history of missions involvement. Several of our families have served as foreign missionaries. We have given...

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Tim Sweetman/MBTS communications KANSAS CITY – During the fall meeting at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary on Oct. 21, the Board of Trustees elected a new dean of Midwestern Baptist College, celebrated a record fall enrollment, and...

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ST. JOSEPH – The Heartland Interstate Strategy (HIS) team’s efforts to target the Interstate 29 corridor for the gospel were bolstered by plans to hire a coordinator stationed in Missouri and to work with Midwestern Baptist...

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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 – Reminded that God’s Word and Spirit can transform a lost world and empower ministry, messengers to the 179th annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), Oct. 28-30, reaffirmed a “50-50 by 2020”...

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Editor’s Note: * Denotes name changed for security. SPRINGFIELD – The Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) 2014 state evangelism and discipleship conference will encourage church leaders as they sow the gospel amid hardship and tears. Springfield’s Crossway Baptist...

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One essential part of an Annual Meeting is greeting the people we know and meeting new people who have joined us in our cooperative ministries. This year was no exception, as godly men and women...

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I would like to thank those of you at the Missouri Baptist Convention’s annual meeting who offered kind words of encouragement to The Pathway staff. Your overwhelming affirmation of your state newspaper is humbling. We are grateful...

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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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Richard Nations/contributing writer Kansas City – Missouri Baptists were challenged to be involved in missions efforts with believers in North America and around the world at the annual Partnership Missions luncheon on Oct. 29 at the...

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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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SUSAN MIRES/contributing writer KANSAS CITY – Young men creatively combined the contemporary and the traditional to share eternal truths during the annual meeting of the Missouri Baptist Convention (MBC), Oct. 28-30. Wearing a baggy brown sweater...

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BOLIVAR – Southwest Baptist University (SBU) received an “A” rating, based on general education course requirements, in the 2013-2014 edition of “What Will They Learn?” The report was released Oct. 23 by the American Council of...

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Dr. Jim McCullen/contributing writer Doubting Jesus’ Power • John 9:8-11,13-17, 35-41 • Nov. 10 Introduction: About 25 years ago I was reading in a theology book and was stunned by this thought: No one in the...

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