• Bolster family, ERLC speakers urge

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 (15 hours ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Evangelical Christians should graciously and truthfully minister to homosexual people while also pursuing a family reformation, speakers said Wednesday (Oct. 29) in the final session of a Southern Baptist-sponsored conference.

    A leading SBC pastor, Baptist educators and leaders in the movement to strengthen and protect marriage addressed attendees, who totaled more than 1,300 registrants, at "The Gospel, Homosexuality and the Future of Marriage," the first national conference of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Kan.-Neb. Baptists fight baptism decline

    by Eva Wilson, posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 (18 hours ago)

    HUTCHINSON, Neb. (BP) -- Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists were urged to help break the 10-year trend of declining baptisms in the Southern Baptist Convention at their 2014 annual meeting. Read More

  • Passion for ministry embraced by pastor

    by Marc Ira Hooks, posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 (21 hours ago)

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    VIENNA (BP) -- One Southern Baptist pastor has found a renewed vision and passion for ministry through embracing one of Europe's unengaged, unreached people groups.

    "This is more than an opportunity to do missions," Keeney Dickenson, pastor of First Baptist Church in Crockett, Texas, said. "This is an opportunity to reawaken in us what true ministry really is, what evangelism is really about, and what it should be." Read More

  • 'God's Courtroom' speaks eternal message globally

    by Meredith Flynn/Illinois Baptist, posted Thursday, October 30, 2014 (16 hours ago)

    SHERMAN, Ill. (BP) -- Bruce Kugler produced the film "God's Courtroom" with the help of his church in Illinois. Now, the video presentation of the Gospel -- set in some of the state's most historic courtrooms -- is available through more than 770 Family Video stores across the country. And a recent translation project aims to make it available to Arabic-speaking people around the world.

    Kugler and members of Living Faith Baptist Church in Sherman, Ill., would have been hard-pressed to imagine these developments when they began production of God's Courtroom a few years ago. Kugler, an attorney by trade, first had the idea in the late 1980s when he was trying cases before a northern Illinois judge known for his fairness and precision. Read More