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Baptist leaders respond to Ashley Madison news
Aug31

Baptist leaders respond to Ashley Madison news

NASHVILLE (BP) — With the potential affairs of millions exposed by a hack of the adultery-facilitating Ashley Madison website, Southern Baptist leaders have offered counsel to affected families, churches and individuals. “We are already hearing stories of families torn apart, of children terrified about what is happening to their dad, and of the tragedy of suicide,” LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer...

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IMB leaders announce plan to balance budget
Aug31

IMB leaders announce plan to balance budget

RICHMOND, Va.(BP) — International Mission Board leaders have outlined a plan to address IMB’s revenue shortfalls and complete a reset of the organization in order to move forward into the future with “innovative vision, wise stewardship and high accountability.” The plan was presented by senior IMB leadership, including President David Platt, during an Aug. 27 town hall meeting including missionaries and staff,...

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Attorney’s life is changed due to church plant, SMO
Aug28

Attorney’s life is changed due to church plant, SMO

“God used Yukon Church to completely change my life and my entire family,” said Travis White, an attorney for the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and a Yukon resident. “Are church plants important? My answer to that question would be an emphatic ‘Yes’.” White shares his story in a promotional video about this year’s Oklahoma State Missions Offering (SMO). His mindset about church used to be “that’s where ‘good people’ go,” and he...

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Parliamentarian McCarty now a Southern Baptist
Aug27

Parliamentarian McCarty now a Southern Baptist

ATLANTA (BP)—If Southern Baptist Convention annual meetings were tallied like college or NBA basketball games, Barry McCarty would be the leader in minutes played. In the course of 29 annual meetings, no one has had more platform time in the SBC’s annual sessions than the well-known chief parliamentarian. The Atlanta native—who became a Southern Baptist on Sun., Aug. 16, and is joining the faculty of Southwestern Seminary, has logged...

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Shine: Soul winning
Aug25

Shine: Soul winning

Is there a danger of becoming so familiar with something that it no longer has the same impact that it first had on our lives? Recently, I sat looking at the back of a milk carton that had a picture of a little girl on it. I thought about how cute the girl looked and began to think about when my daughter was that age. I thought about what a wonderful young lady my daughter had become, and how fast the time had passed since she was the...

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Pierce celebrates 25 years as BVC president
Aug25

Pierce celebrates 25 years as BVC president

Bill Pierce has seen a lot of changes in the field of aging services. In 1990, he became president of Baptist Village Communities (BVC) when the ministry was facing financial difficulties and infrastructure problems. Not only did Pierce help BVC overcome those struggles, but he also has helped the culture overcome mindsets and perspectives that have hindered the reputation of the senior living profession. Instead of nursing care, it’s...

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