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  1. Overseas and underfundedRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | World Magazine

    "I'm a big fan of the IMB," Southern Baptist Pastor Tad Thompson told his congregation in northwestern Arkansas, "but the IMB's broke!" Thompson is right: Since 2010, the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention has spent $210 million more than it has received, using cash reserves and property sales to cover annual shortfalls. In August the IMB proposed a solution to its financial woes: cut personnel and reconsider the 170-year-old missions agency's role.


  2. Facing early retirement, Southern Baptist missionaries vow to continue evangelism statesideRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 23 | Deseret News

    ... number of missionaries stood at 4,707 and officials say they want to reduce it to 4,200. In late August, Southern Baptist leaders announced a course correction for their signal agency, the International Mission Board. Southern Baptists, who have ...


  3. Fearing Fear ItselfRead the original story

    Sunday Nov 22 | 2008 Democratic Convention Watch

    ... with Southern Baptists, both groups would quickly respond about how different Episcopalian beliefs are from Southern Baptist beliefs - although both qualify as Christian and protestant. Yet, in the U.S., we quickly gloss over the differences between ...


  4. At Least One Southern Baptist Has A SoulRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 20 | Crooks and Liars

    Occasionally, a prominent Christian minister actually does or says the right thing, and when they do it's worth giving them a thumbs-up. Today's accolade goes to Russell Moore, president of the Religious Liberty and Ethics Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, who had some serious criticisms of what's being said right now by the 2016 GOP field.


  5. Christian university grants employee benefits to same-sex couplesRead the original story

    Wednesday Nov 18 | University Business

    A private Christian university in Arizona has announced that it will now be extending employee benefits to lawfully married same-sex spouses of employees, but assured that it will continue to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, a school that was founded by Southern Baptists in 1949, issued a statement last Friday explaining that the school has altered its employee benefits package to include lawfully married same-sex couples.


  6. Road Trip to Jimmy Carter's Sunday SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 | The Huffington Post

    "Honey, I have a strange proposal that I promise is not as weird as it initially sounds, just hear me out." I find that's always a great way to start a conversation with my husband and really grab his attention.


  7. 'Morning Joe' Mocks Dems Refusal to Say 'Radical Islam'Read the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 16 |

    On Monday, the panel on MSNBC's Morning Joe repeatedly mocked the three Democratic presidential candidates over their refusal to use the term "radical Islam" following last Friday's terrorist attack in Paris. After playing a clip from Saturday night's Democratic presidential debate, co-host Joe Scarborough appeared shocked at their answers and proclaimed "How stupid do they think we are? How stupid? Nobody's calling all Muslims terrorists.


  8. Wiseman's latest find is Jackson Heights, N.Y.Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Nov 14 |

    You'd better be in good physical shape if you're going to work with Frederick Wiseman. The 85-year-old documentarian, who lives in Cambridge and Paris, has a reputation, even while loaded down with sound equipment, for hustling through buildings and down streets when he sees a good shot for his longtime cinematographer John Davey. 1 comment

  9. Chris Thompson: Alaska's clergy turnover problemRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 | Anchorage Daily News

    ... Baptist Convention, I asked how retention fared among its constituency. He confirmed my understanding that Southern Baptist congregations call/hire their pastors independent of the convention or denomination. Proctor explains, "In the denominational ...


  10. Oklahoma Baptists oppose Planned Parenthood, decry marital infidelityRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 13 |

    ... need to do better in living up to our beliefs, which stem from the Scriptures." The group also adopted the Southern Baptist Convention's Baptist Faith and Message as the state convention's confession of faith. The Baptist Faith and Message is the ...


  11. My love and hate relationship with religion - I grew up ...Read the original story

    Wednesday Nov 4 | The Coastal Courier

    ... the Baptist denomination coming out in support of slavery in the United States. Based on this change in the Southern baptist dogma, or evolution of the Christian religion, I do not think there will not be an apology from the Southern Baptist to the ...


  12. Southern Baptist leader joins call to boycott Starbucks over holiday...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 12 | The Raw Story

    The former political leader of the Southern Baptist Convention has apparently joined the leftist plot to make Christians look foolish by complaining about Starbucks' holiday cups. Sarah Palin co-signed her daughter Bristol's conspiracy theory that media liberals were trying "to make Christians look stupid" by promoting an attention-seeking "evangelist's" call to boycott the coffeehouse chain because its holiday-themed cups were insufficiently deferential to Christians.


  13. Kentucky Baptists Hire Lobbyist for General AssemblyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 10 | WKJK-AM Louisville

    Kentucky Baptists will have a clearer voice in Frankfort when the General Assembly begins in January. Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul Chitwood announced today at a meeting in Elizabethtown that the KBC is hiring a lobbyist and Chaplin to serve the denomination at the State Capitol.


  14. Christian History: 6 Sermons on Hell Meant to Educate on Eternity Away From GodRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 9 | News Max

    ... about the reality of hell, and the extreme need for sharing the gospel message to unbelievers. Rogers is a Southern Baptist pastor and writer; he upholds conservative social views. He was president of the Southern Baptist Convention for three terms ...


  15. Let's Talk About Sexism in the Black ChurchRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 9 | Switched

    Last week, the Baptist Press announced that "leading pastors" from the nation's two largest black and white Baptist denominations, the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. and the Southern Baptist Convention , respectively, were scheduled to gather in Jackson, Mississippi on November 4 for "A National Conversation on Race" in "celebration" of racial reconciliation.


  16. Oklahoma Southern Baptists plan annual meetingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 |

    ... to help them to spread the Gospel effectively. Jordan said Lifeway Christian Resources, an affiliate of the Southern Baptist Convention, has made the "Connect One" evangelism strategy and materials part of its national emphasis. Jordan said a ...


  17. A message of hope: Salt Lake's First Presbyterian Church shares Rev. Billy Graham's DVDRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Deseret News

    ... the church decided it should extend the opportunity to the larger community. The Rev. Graham, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, has been a spiritual adviser to several U.S. presidents. He is perhaps best known for the annual Billy Graham ...


  18. Book looks at old way of church growthRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | The Capital-Journal

    ... that church growth hasn't kept up with population growth for a long time in the United States. Payne, a Southern Baptist pastor, says the truest way to see church growth is to utilize the example of the early church as seen in the New Testament, ...


  19. Ben Carson's Pyramid Nonsense Is Not a Religious BeliefRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 6 | Mother Jones

    Tyler Cowen thinks we're all being too hard on Ben Carson for his belief that the pyramids were built by Joseph to store grain: We mock Ben Carson for this, but we do not make fun of those who believe openly in the Trinity, Virgin Birth, ex cathedra, and many other beliefs which are to my mind slightly less plausible claims. It's not so different from the old prejudice that Mormon beliefs are somehow "weirder" than those of traditional Christians, except now it is secularists picking and choosing their religious targets on the supposed basis of sophistication.


  20. Christian History: 5 Sermons on Joy That Greatly Impacted AmericaRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Nov 5 | News Max

    ... of American expository preaching, preached to Confederate troops during the Civil War, helped to found the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and remained thoroughly committed to the concept of the Bible as inspired. His sermon "Christian Joy" ...