Category Archives: missions

Awakening to the End of the SBC

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Theological Extremism in a Secular Age | AlbertMohler.com

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 … Continue reading

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Our Battle Against Religious Persecution Is Floun… | Christianity Today

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, … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Building Effective Global Partnerships | themelios

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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. … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Pastors see need amid culture of ritual sacrifice | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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MISSIONS: Why we go | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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Our Obligation to the Unreached | Desiring God

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 … Continue reading

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

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? … Continue reading

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What if?

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 … Continue reading

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Gift of ultrasounds reaps life-saving benefits | Baptist Press

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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Radical Christianity is ordinary Christianity | ERLC.com

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 … Continue reading

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

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 … Continue reading

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