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Awakening to the End of the SBC

March 26, 2016 by

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By Dr. James Willingham All that has taken place on the nation level, the approval of homosexual unions as marriage, political correctness (which means no more free speech, etc.), the fines and law suits against Christians for their views on marriage, is but the precursor of things to come.  The end of jobs by computerization, […]

Decency, Pluralism, and the Christian Response to Charlie Hebdo | Andrew T. Walker

January 9, 2015 by

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Last night, The Weekly Standard tweeted “Print Free or Die” with a picture of the prophet Muhammed, whose physical iconography is the purported reason that the terrorist attacks were carried out in the first place. Always willing to play the part of social media provocateur, I readied myself to re-tweet that image myself, ready to […]

Theological Extremism in a Secular Age | AlbertMohler.com

January 9, 2015 by

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This is an edited transcript of The Briefing podcast from early Thursday morning, January 8, 2015. The war on terror took on a savage new face yesterday when two gunmen entered the headquarters of a French satirical newspaper known as Charlie Hebdo and opened fire, killing 12 people—10 people connected with the newspaper and two […]

Our Battle Against Religious Persecution Is Floun… | Christianity Today

January 7, 2015 by

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Rep. Frank Wolf, human rights champion, calls on evangelicals to intensify the fight for religious liberty. Interview by Timothy C. Morgan/ January 6, 2015 After 34 years in Congress, Frank Wolf, the renowned gadfly for human rights and religious liberty, retires in January. But this 75-year-old won’t be browsing Golfsmith for clubs. He’s more likely […]

MISSIONS: How God is at work in Abidjan | Baptist Press

January 7, 2015 by

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EDITOR’S NOTE: Ivory Coast was the country of focus for the 2014 International Mission Study by Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU). Find resources to support the study at wmu.com/IMS and imb.org/ims. ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (BP)– As I pored over news stories to prepare for the trip to Ivory Coast, not much of the nation’s recent storyline […]

Building Effective Global Partnerships | themelios

January 6, 2015 by

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Next week, I’ll be headed to Charleston, SC, where this year’s annual Partnership Mission Coordinator’s meeting will take place. Mission leaders from across the nation will converge on this historic city for several days to learn from one another, and collaborate in ways that will help us better equip churches to be more effective on […]

Small, rural church gives 30% through CP | Baptist Press

January 6, 2015 by

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ALMYRA, Ark. (BP) — Some might say trusting God comes easily for the farming families who make up the majority of the members of Almyra First Baptist Church. They watch rice emerge from flooded fields, soybeans grow in carefully weeded rows, and cotton blossoms nearby. They know from this that God gives the increase in […]

4 Considerations for Every Southern Baptist Church in 2015 | Ronnie Floyd

January 5, 2015 by

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As we near the coming of the Lord, we should be more focused than ever before. As our 50,000 plus churches and congregations partner together in gospel causes, the time is now for us to rise up like never before. I want to ask you to consider these four things with me in 2015. 1. […]

AirAsia Crash Kills 41 Members of an Indonesian Church | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

January 5, 2015 by

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One of the largest church networks in Indonesia, Mawar Sharon Church, lost 46 Members in the recent crash of AirAsia Flight QZ8501. On December 28, Indonesia AirAsia Flight 8501 was traveling from Surabaya, Indonesia, to the island country of Singapore when it encountered inclement weather and crashed into Karimata Strait. On board were 137 adult […]

Pastors see need amid culture of ritual sacrifice | Baptist Press

January 3, 2015 by

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SOUTH ASIA (BP) — A group of Southern Baptist pastors squeezed their way into a small area with crowds of Hindu faithful to watch the ritual slaughter of goats at the Kali temple in Kolkata, India. Those with cameras were swatted with batons by temple security guards adamant the group not capture images of the […]

MISSIONS: Why we go | Baptist Press

January 3, 2015 by

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SOUTH ASIA (BP) — Six years ago, I ventured to India. This fall I returned. Nearly four years had passed. A lot had changed. A lot had stayed the same. The city where I served two years had grown. New malls replaced old abandoned ones. The streets were still packed with two-wheelers and rickshaws maneuvering […]

Our Obligation to the Unreached | Desiring God

December 26, 2014 by

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Well over one hundred years ago, a single missionary named Lottie Moon, serving in China, began writing letters challenging the church back here to send and support more workers to go there. After her death on the field, her challenge was heeded in the formalization of an offering in her name. Even if you’re not […]

What is the Threshold for Considering a Group Reached? | TGC | Trevin Wax

December 22, 2014 by

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For decades, missionaries did not consider a people group “reached” until 20 percent of the population was considered “evangelical.” Today, the statistical benchmark is 2 percent. What brought about this change of definition? And how has it impacted missions strategies? A Course-Correction Dr. Robin Hadaway, professor of missions at Midwestern Seminary recently wrote an essay […]

What if?

December 20, 2014 by

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by Mike Nichols During the past few months, rhetoric from both sides of the Michael Brown shooting has been stated and restated, renewed once the grand jury found the officer who shot Brown should not stand trial. That rhetoric was again stated and amplified by Eric Garner’s death and subsequent similar outcome through a Staten […]

Gift of ultrasounds reaps life-saving benefits | Baptist Press

December 20, 2014 by

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NASHVILLE (BP) — An Arizona woman’s unambiguous response to the first view of her baby offers only one of many life-saving reasons for the existence of the Psalm 139 Project. A mobile unit operated by Arizona Baptist Children’s Services is equipped with an ultrasound machine provided by the Psalm 139 Project of the Ethics & […]

U.S.-Cuba diplomacy sparks hope & wariness | Baptist Press

December 19, 2014 by

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NASHVILLE (BP) — President Obama’s opening of diplomatic relations with Cuba may fuel an already-vibrant evangelistic movement there, or it may fuel a repressive regime, Southern Baptist leaders and pastors said in voicing divergent opinions to Baptist Press. “Our prayer is that the Cuban church planting movement continue to expand. The Cuban people are very […]

Day of Service: NAMB gives back to community | Baptist Press

December 18, 2014 by

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The phrase “Whatever it takes” is one of the North American Mission Board’s operating values. Staff members are reminded that the mission agency exists to serve Southern Baptists and Southern Baptist churches. Giving back to the community in service was a tangible demonstration of this value as staff participated Dec. 12 […]

God’s Plan to Bring Justice to the World | TGC | The Gospel Coalition

December 17, 2014 by

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Joe Schmidt is the co-founder of Canvas on Demand, a company that puts your personal photos on canvas. Taking it from a startup in 2003 to being one of the fastest-growing companies in America in 2008 earned him a finalist spot in Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2010, Joe sold the […]

Radical Christianity is ordinary Christianity | ERLC.com

December 15, 2014 by

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On May 31, 1792, William Carey preached a sermon that has come to be called the deathless sermon because it changed the entire Christian world. Preaching from Isaiah 54:1-2, Carey declared that we must, “Expect great things from God” and “Attempt great things for God!” Radical things happened at that meeting—the Baptist Mission Society was […]

Finishing Strong: All-In for Missions | J.D. GREEAR

December 15, 2014 by

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Summit, I’m consistently blown away with how generous you have proven to be over the past two years. When we began our “All-In” initiative in 2012, we pledged together to give over $30 million toward the mission of God at our church. We still have a few weeks left in December, and I think we […]