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When I was going through Watergate, my life was threatened repeatedly. And in the early years of my ministry with Prison Fellowship, the authorities had to monitor various individuals who had made threats against me.
Southern Baptists may make history in June—and the Gospel will be served immeasurably if they do.
Perhaps it will not be as societally transformative as when Jackie Robinson first took to the baseball diamond for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Numbers are neither the reason the Southern Baptist Convention exists nor the best thing we do together. However, the Annual Church Profile (ACP) process exhibits the voluntary cooperation between local churches, associations, state conventions and the national entities.
Therefore, the participation rate among churches each year is an indication of our level of cooperation. Unfortunately, the indicators of cooperation are not heading in the right direction.
Dave Says is a column featuring the financial advice of nationally syndicated radio host Dave Ramsey, the Dave Says column is filled with timely, relevant questions and answers taken from actual calls on Ramsey's radio program, The Dave Ramsey Show.
GRACEVILLE (BCF)—Baptist College of Florida in Graceville on April 17, will host a Discovering Church Planting Seminar on the Graceville Campus from 12 - 4 p.m. (CST).
The Discovering Church Planting Seminar is a one-day event that helps prospective church planters understand and clarify their interest and call to church planting. Participants will learn from field-tested church planters as they share insights and apply lessons learned from working with church plants. The seminar is not only geared for individuals who are interested in church planting, but also for churches interested in sponsoring a new church and denominational/network staff who are interested in learning more about church planting.
CAPE CORAL (FBW)—Saturday drivers did a double take in front of the gas pumps in their community March 17, and it wasn’t the high gas prices that caught them by surprise for a change—it was a temporary thirty-cent reduction.
The Way Church in Cape Coral organized a gas “buy down” at a local Shell station—turning back prices on regular and premium gas for two hours while more than 135 patrons pumped 1,554 gallons of the stuff that has skyrocketed in the recession.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—A prominent seminary president had the rare opportunity to engage a former president on his beliefs surrounding the importance and interpretation of the Bible.
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., interviewed President Jimmy Carter on an edition of Mohler’s “Thinking in Public” podcast. Titled, “The Bible Meets the Modern Age: A Conversation with Former President Jimmy Carter,” Mohler’s interview with Carter spanned almost an hour.
ATHENS, Texas (BP)—The man who threatened to sue a Texas county for placing a nativity scene on the courthouse lawn has had a shift in perspective, dropped the lawsuit and now plans to move to the county with his wife and cat.
Patrick Greene, an atheist cab driver from San Antonio, had said he found the placement of the nativity unconstitutional and intended to use the legal system to force a judge to order its removal—that is, until he began losing his vision because of a detaching retina.