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FIRST-PERSON: America is in crisis: What do we do?
Oct19

FIRST-PERSON: America is in crisis: What do we do?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—The original goal of the secularization of America was to see religion become nonexistent in our nation. This has not happened. However, religion has been neutralized to such a point that often it is silenced. It is evident there are leaders at every level of government across American life who no longer believe or even categorize religion as essential. That is why we are seeing a decline in and even a resistance...

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FIRST-PERSON: Let’s tell this story to our churches in October
Oct03

FIRST-PERSON: Let’s tell this story to our churches in October

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—October is when we encourage all Southern Baptist churches and congregations to promote our Great Commission mission and ministries giving through the Cooperative Program. Giving through the Cooperative Program is the financial fuel that helps us take Good News to the whole world. Since 1925 our Southern Baptist churches have given more than $19.5 billion through our Cooperative Program in order to accomplish our...

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FIRST-PERSON: To this vision, I give my life. Will you join me?
Sep07

FIRST-PERSON: To this vision, I give my life. Will you join me?

NASHVILLE (BP)—As Great Commission Baptists, we are compelled with the vision to reach every person for Jesus Christ in every town, every city, every state and every nation. Our 51,000 congregations that comprise the Southern Baptist network of churches do our best work when we cooperate in presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to every person in the world and make disciples of all the nations. While this compelling vision is always...

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FIRST-PERSON: We must not be silent on racism
Jun03

FIRST-PERSON: We must not be silent on racism

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—These recent days in American life have truly been difficult. We have witnessed with our own eyes, in the streets of one of our major cities, a black man being murdered slowly and cruelly. Over the course of a long eight minutes, George Floyd cried out for help and mercy while a white police officer continued to place his knee over this black man’s neck as his face was forced onto the pavement. The end...

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FIRST-PERSON: Plan your church’s summer giving goal now
Apr28

FIRST-PERSON: Plan your church’s summer giving goal now

NASHVILLE (BP)—In my early years of pastoring, I learned about the “summer slump” in attendance and giving. The difficulty I saw was that while so many of the summer ministries run at an optimal level, the giving was below average, falling far short of the need. While it is hard to overcome the attendance challenges due to many people traveling in the summer, it is imperative to find a way to continue to engage in...

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