June 29, 2006 Print Edition

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Pastors baptize 17 at SBC

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) — Multiple ethnic groups and family units were represented among those baptized during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Greensboro, N.C., June 13-14.

World hunger awareness offering Sunday July 9

WESTON (FBC) — Purchasing groceries with their own hard-earned money, the second graders at Weston Christian Academy, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Weston, filled paper bags with food and traveled by school bus to give their bags to the needy at the Tanna Dawson Community Ministry Center. With the bags, the children also shared the Gospel message.

Grits and giving: IMB thankful

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) — Hot eggs, bacon, biscuits and grits greeted dozens of Southern Baptist messengers June 14 in Greensboro, N.C., at the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering Celebration Breakfast.

2007 VBS themes feature ‘Game Day’ & ‘Jungle Jaunt’

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Messengers to this year’s Southern Baptist Convention in Greensboro, N.C., enjoyed a first glimpse of LifeWay’s 2007 Vacation Bible School themes.

Point of View

Calls for theological innovation and the employment of “theological imagination” are now routine among mainline Protestants and others prone to theological revisionism. Dismissive of doctrinal orthodoxy and biblical language as out of date, oppressive, patriarchal, and worse, the proponents of theological reformulation intend to restructure Christianity around an entirely new system of beliefs, playing with language even as they reinvent the faith.

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Resolutions are an important aspect of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. It allows that particular convention to address issues it believes are important at the time. One issue that did not make it out of committee was related to integrity in church membership. I trust the Resolutions Committee as to their rationale for taking no action on this resolution at this time, but it is my hope this resolution or one similar to it will be addressed and approved in the near future.

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Kids are revealing everything about themselves to complete strangers over the Internet on MySpace. The TV networks are suing to keep the FCC from cracking down on indecency. And ingenious minds are making it easier than ever to access porn, by way of cell phones and iPods.

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Lake City discipler builds legacy of Bible study

LAKE CITY (FBW) — Myrtle Lloyd, who turned 90 June 9, says Sunday is her best day of the week. For more than 30 years she has led a seven-week class, “My Life and My Church,” in Beulah Baptist Association churches. Now at Southside Baptist Church in Lake City, Lloyd challenges those in her class — especially new church members — too live the abundant life of a mature Christian.

Twelve associations mark church increases

JACKSONVILLE (FBC) — According to a report released by the Florida Baptist Convention’s Church Planting Department, Florida Baptists started 21 new churches in May, 2006.

Ocala mission team reassures Colombian churches

OCALA (FBW) — Pastor Ed Johnson and 12 members of Ocala First Baptist Church, recently returned from a nine-day mission trip to Barranquilla, Colombia, where they worked with old friends Jim and Kay Harless in construction and leading Bible studies, backyard Bible clubs and a pastors’ conference. They left 280 new Colombian Christians for the Harlesses and local pastors to disciple.

Family missions involvement highlighted in WMU report

GREENSBORO, N.C. (BP) — Families are important to Woman’s Missionary Union — so important that WMU spent most of its report to the Southern Baptist Convention emphasizing key opportunities for families to learn about and do missions together.

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