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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

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  • Las Vegas pastors counter 'brokenness' with 'hope'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- Las Vegas pastors are reporting trauma, ministry and prayer among their congregations in the 48 hours following the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

    The shooting also has prompted reflections from Southern Baptists elsewhere, including Russell Moore of the Ethics & Religions Liberty Commission, R. Albert Mohler Jr. of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Charles Patrick of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    A gunman opened fire from a Las Vegas hotel Oct. 1, killing at least 59 attendees at a country music concert on the street below and injuring more than 500 others before reportedly taking his own life. Read More

  • CP speeds Central Asian outreach for Movement Church

    by Karen L. Willoughby, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- A young Richmond, Va.-area church saw the effectiveness of the Cooperative Program this summer while helping a Central Asian village build water wells.

    "The work is thrilling," said Cliff Jordan, a church planter and pastor of the eight-year-old Movement Church, where about 250 people attend Sunday morning worship. Jordan appreciates International Mission Board (IMB) missionaries who laid the foundation for his mission team to arrive in the village and make a difference in a relatively short time, he told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Judge rules in favor of MBC in Baptist Home, MBU case

    by Missouri Pathway Staff , posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A specially-appointed judge has ordered The Baptist Home and Missouri Baptist University to seat trustees elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention. If the ruling stands, the two organizations would resume operating under convention-approved charters and boards for the first time since 2001.

    In an 86-page opinion signed Sept. 27, Special Judge Karl DeMarce held that trustees of the Baptist Home and MBU violated Missouri law when they cut off the MBC's rights in 2000 and 2001, respectively. Both charters required MBC messengers to approve any changes. Once final, the court's order voids any unapproved amendments, reinstates the MBC's rights, and returns the entities to the MBC. Read More

  • Talking to your kids about the Las Vegas shooting

    by Phillip Bethancourt, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Your kids likely woke up to news on Monday of the horrific mass shooting overnight at a country music concert in Las Vegas. In the aftermath of the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history, conversations surrounding guns, hate and seemingly random attacks are inevitable. At school, other children may comment on the attack and even perpetuate fear and anxiety.

    How should you talk to your kids about the mass shooting in Las Vegas? There are five factors to consider when shaping how you talk with your children about a tragedy like this. Read More

  • National CP ends fiscal year 4.31% over goal

    by Staff, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

    The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year $8.14 million over its 2016–2017 budgeted goal and $1.41 million over the previous year's CP Allocation Budget gifts, according to Frank S. Page, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee. Read More

  • NOBTS celebrates 20 years of women's ministry

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Tuesday, October 03, 2017 (4 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Celebrating 20 years of a women's ministry program and its impact around the world, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary honored Rhonda Harrington Kelley, wife of NOBTS President Chuck Kelley, for her integral role in the NOBTS program.

    The presentation in chapel Sept. 26 was followed by a luncheon in Kelley's honor where the Rhonda Harrington Kelley scholarship benefiting women in academics was announced, with details forthcoming. Read More