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Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churchesPIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Baptist Convention will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually aligned with a missions network that took steps earlier this year to allow the hiring of LGBT staff members.
Messengers to the KBC annual meeting voted today (Nov. 13) to accept a recommendation from the Credentials Committee, the Administrative Committee and the Mission Board to terminate affiliation with congregations that choose to remain a part of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF).
The CBF was founded in 1991 as a fellowship of churches that objected to the ideology and methods of the Southern Baptist Convention's Conservative Resurgence. Read More
EDUCATION DIGEST: KBC, Cumberlands take steps to end covenant agreement; Truett McConnell to launch publishing houseToday's Education Digest: Kentucky Baptist Convention and University of the Cumberlands take steps to end voluntary covenant agreement; Truett McConnell University to launch publishing house.
WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. (BP) -- The University of the Cumberlands is working with Kentucky Baptist Convention leaders to take steps to dissolve their voluntary covenant agreement.
The proposal, which is subject to the approval of messengers at the 2018 KBC annual meeting, provides for UC to elect its own trustees. Read More
Spared from abortion, Jason Lovins tells his storyPIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Jason Lovins' life story keeps people on the edges of their seats as he confides that he was conceived in the rape of a 15-year-old girl as she walked home from the pool.
And how that young Christian gave him life rather than have an abortion.
Lovins tours the country singing with his band and telling people about forgiveness, redemption and the depth of God's love from a perspective that is both heartwrenching and heartwarming.
With his Jason Lovins Band, he will share his story at "Hope for the Mountains," a one-day crusade Nov. 11 sponsored by the Kentucky Baptist Convention at the East Kentucky Expo Center in Pikeville. Read More
KBC, Sunrise win dismissal of adverse legal settlementLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A federal judge has thrown out a legal settlement that would have allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to review whether a Southern Baptist foster home uses state funds to proselytize children.
The settlement in a lawsuit the ACLU filed against Sunrise Children's Services, the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) and the state of Kentucky is not viable, U.S. District Judge Charles Simpson ruled May 30, because it could not be enforced under current state laws. Americans United for Separation of Church and State also is a plaintiff in the suit.
The decision is a win for the KBC and Sunrise, who appealed the decision brokered in 2015 by then-Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's administration. But the dismissal means the lawsuit filed in 2000 will continue in the courts. Read More
Ky. board seeks break from CBF donor churchesLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board took a step May 8 toward distancing KBC churches from congregations that contribute to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a missions network they say has given an appearance of approving homosexual behavior.
Acting on a recommendation by their Committee on Credentials, Mission Board members endorsed a recommendation that churches making financial contributions to the CBF are "no longer considered to be in cooperation" with the convention. Read More
Ky. Baptists urge evangelism, pledge to monitor CBFLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention in Louisville launched a major evangelistic initiative, spoke out on gambling and violent crime and tasked their credentialing committee with monitoring potential actions by the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.
Meeting at Highview Baptist Church's east campus Nov. 14, they also elected a western Kentucky pastor as their president and set a Cooperative Program budget goal of $21.5 million for 2018-2019.
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Sexual harassment: Ky. Gov.'s 'moral clarity' commendedFRANKFORT, Ky. (BP) -- Amid sexual abuse and harassment scandals involving a bevy of politicians, entertainers and journalists, Kentucky's outspoken evangelical governor has called for the resignation of all state officials who have settled sexual harassment lawsuits.
Within days of Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's statement -- which drew praise from Kentucky resident and Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. -- Kentucky's Republican Speaker of the House resigned his leadership post and another GOP House member was temporarily relieved of his chairmanship of a key board. Both legislators admitted settling sexual harassment lawsuits and apologized for moral shortcomings while denying legal wrongdoing. Read More
Zimbabwe trip seeks to foster racial reconciliationZIMBABWE (BP) -- A group of Kentucky Baptists embarked on a mission trip to Zimbabwe with a twofold focus on biblical training for national pastors and lay leaders, while also exploring and modeling racial reconciliation.
Reflecting back on the experience, some of those on the racially-diverse mission team -- made up of five Anglo-Americans and eight African-Americans -- shared how the trip brought healing and strengthened relationships. Read More
Amid drug crisis, sheriff lets faith guide himCATLETTSBURG, Ky. (BP) -– For Bobby Jack Woods, a 37-year veteran lawman, it isn't easy being the sheriff in drug-ravaged Kentucky, where 1,404 people died from overdoses in 2016.
But his faith in God helps him handle the heart-wrenching plague of drug abuse he encounters on a daily basis.
In recent years, more Kentuckians have been dying from drug overdoses than from car crashes. Heartache, grief and brokenness are rampant. Read More