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FIRST-PERSON: The God who speaks
Christians can have a unique experience with God, Randy Bennett writes, because He speaks to them. All the other gods in the world, he notes, do not speak to man. Read More
Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoptionVAN BUREN, Mo. (BP) -- Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served.
Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents. But their life and their marriage didn't begin with that in mind.
Ron and Terri always wanted children, so they were beyond excited when Terri ... Read More
2019 SBC lodging concerns prompt Exec. Comm. responseBIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Online hotel reservations are still available for the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, but rooms within walking distance were exhausted shortly after registration opened Oct. 12.
Bill Townes, SBC Executive Committee vice president for convention finance, answered SBC 2019 housing concerns in an Oct. 21 blogpost at SBCVoices.com. An Oct. 17 post by SBC Voices blogger and pastor Adam Blosser, who was inadvertently waitlisted at convention housing venue the Westin Hotel, prompted ... Read More
Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85KALISPELL, Mont. (BP) -- Eugene Peterson, bestselling Christian author known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, died today (Oct. 22). He was 85.
Pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Md., for nearly 30 years, Peterson published more than 30 books on biblical spirituality, pastoral theology and Christian living, including his 2013 memoir "The Pastor" and "A Long Obedience in the Same Direction."
Less than a week before Peterson's death, news broke he had been placed in ... Read More
ETCH conference: Together, we can do so much moreNASHVILLE (BP) -- When attendees arrived at the 2018 ETCH family ministry conference, each discovered a small, monochromatic card on their seat.
Over the course of the conference, church leaders assembled these seemingly insignificant cards into a giant collage that revealed a Helen Keller quote: "Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much."
The visual aide marked the tone for a conference focused on breaking down silos and helping ministry leaders and families link arms around the Gospel. ETCH -- ... Read More
Seminary students urged to redefine ministry successLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Success in ministry does not come from your abilities, but from the kindness of God, noted Noe Garcia during an Oct. 18 chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Garcia is an alumnus of SBTS and senior pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., which was the home church of the late Sen. John McCain. Garcia attracted national attention this past August when he presided over McCain's memorial service. Read More