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SBC called 'force multiplier' for local churchesLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention is a "force multiplier" for local churches, noted Mark Dever April 13 during a public conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr.
"I became an advocate for [my church] becoming more involved in the Southern Baptist Convention," Dever explained, "not out of a sense of tribal loyalty -- not that that's bad -- but because as a Gospel Christian who wants to see the Gospel taken to the ends of the earth, I think the SBC is a force multiplier." Read More
CHRISTMAS: A sobering Christmas EveFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- I will never forget one Christmas Eve many years ago when my family decided to read the account of Jesus' birth in Matthew instead of Luke.
It's a tradition among my extended family, as I'm sure it is with other families, to read Scripture at our holiday gathering, and we naturally gravitate to Luke's version. The stories of Luke are so familiar to us, and many can recite the narratives nearly verbatim.
Luke, after all, is famous for describing the details of Jesus' birth with the beauty and wonder of a master storyteller. Nearly all of the essential parts of the story, save the ... Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Jesus did not die so you could be cool
Owen Strachan admits to watching VeggieTales with his kids and being influenced by Gospel hip hop, embracing the fact that as a Christian, he isn't called to be "cool" in the eyes of the world. Read More
MercyMe, Williams, Winans have big night at GMA Dove AwardsNASHVILLE (BP) -- Gospel music veterans MercyMe were named Artist of the Year at the 48th annual Gospel Music Association (GMA) Dove Awards Oct. 17 in Lipscomb University's Allen Arena in Nashville.
The band's frontman, Bart Millard, who wrote the monster hit "I Can Only Imagine" and the more recent chart-topper "Even If," took home the award for Artist Songwriter of the Year. According to the Tennessean, Millard told the crowd, "We've been a band for 23 years ... yay for old people!" Read More
Daigle again tops list of Dove Award nomineesNASHVILLE (BP) -- Lauren Daigle again tops the list of artist nominees at this year's GMA Dove Awards with five nominations. Daigle was named last year's Artist of the Year and 2015's New Artist of the Year, after topping the charts with her song "How Can It Be." She is nominated for this year's Song of the Year for "Come Alive (Dry Bones)" and four other awards.Daigle is joined in the top nominee spot by newcomer Zach Williams, whose first solo single "Chain Breaker" reached No. 1 on the Hot Christian Songs chart earlier this year and is nominated for Song of the Year. Williams also received five nods, including a nomination in the New Artist category along with Bri, Micah Tyler, Social Club Misfits and Steven Malcolm. Read More
100 years: Social gospel pioneer's legacy discussed
Theologians of all ideological stripes agree Walter Rauschenbusch was a key figure in 20th-century Baptist history and that his 1917 book "A Theology for the Social Gospel" marked an important juncture in the social gospel tradition. Read More
TGC celebrates Reformation's 500th anniversaryINDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- Some 8,500 people -- including a significant contingent of Southern Baptists -- celebrated the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary at The Gospel Coalition's National Conference April 3-5 in Indianapolis.
Five centuries after Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, the meeting featured sermons on each chapter of the biblical book Galatians as well as historical addresses on key Reformation figures. More than a dozen conference workshops also explored Reformation themes, including the movement's missionary legacy and why Reformation leaders weren't more united. Read More
T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritageLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The legacy of the Protestant Reformation must endure in the doctrine and ministry of the church, speakers said at the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky., April 12-14.
Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther ignited the Reformation in 1517, 10,000 attendees from 43 different countries and 20 denominations filled most of the KFC Yum! Center to hear preaching from Christian leaders typically identified with Reformed evangelicalism. More than 4,000 attendees self-identified as members of Southern Baptist churches. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Everything is different, yet nothing has changed
Amid the march of technology, California pastor David Jeremiah notes that the Gospel of Jesus Christ "is still our only hope." Borrowing from Steve Jobs, Jeremiah underscores the imperative for Christians to "live each day as if it was your last." For people mired in sin, Jeremiah writes, "Judgment is still waiting. The grace of God is still available." Read More
Moore: Church must be confessional, 'conversionist'WASHINGTON (BP) -- Conservative Christians must be both faithfully distinctive and boldly persuasive in a future America, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore told an audience in the nation's capital.
To fulfill that responsibility, he stated that the church must rebuke prosperity gospel teachers. Read More