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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Robin Cornetet Bass Winchester—Kentucky Woman’s Missionary Union threw a party at Central Baptist Church in Winchester earlier this month for more than 800 of its closest friends. There was laughter, lots of music and even cake. Susan Bryant (left), newly-elected president of Kentucky WMU, receives an embrace from outgoing president Linda Cooper. But this revelry was about much more than reconnecting with acquaintances, or even More...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Washington, D.C.—Ricky Creech will step down as executive director of the District of Columbia Baptist Convention April 24 to take the helm of a faith-based nonprofit in Kentucky that helps troubled youths in Appalachia. Ricky Creech Creech, who has been the DCBC’s chief executive since 2011, announced his plans April 3 following the adoption of a restructuring plan that reduced the governing body from 163 members to 25. Creech said he received More...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
By Todd Deaton Are you a rebel? According to Ed Stetzer, that’s what we all should be. The word “rebellious” is often associated with teenage defiance and immaturity. But Stetzer, head of LifeWay Research, believes the term should describe every mature follower of Christ. In this year’s Baptist Doctrine Study, which the denominational calendar suggests for April, Stetzer proposes that we become “daring agents of God’s subversive kingdom,” bent on More...
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Monday, April 14, 2014
By David Roach Nashville—In AD 33 Jerusalem was a political powder keg ready to explode. More than ever, Jews expected a Messiah who would overthrow their hated Roman oppressors. In turn, the Roman Empire was spring loaded to pounce on any rivals to Caesar at the first sign of trouble. Into that milieu came an itinerant rabbi from Nazareth, riding into town for Passover on a donkey and being proclaimed by the crowds as the promised Messiah. More...
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Monday, April 14, 2014
By Jim Burton Syracuse, N.Y.—When Ronnie Wyatt moved with his wife and three of his daughters from North Carolina to central New York state, they settled into one of the roughest neighborhoods in North Syracuse. Having left a secure pastorate in the South, Wyatt soon learned that only about 4 percent of Syracuse’s residents are Christians. Williamsburg’s Cedaridge Ministries, recently supplied 1,600 children with backpacks and recorded 60 More...
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Monday, April 14, 2014
By Nicole Lee Donetsk/Kharkiv, Ukraine—Tensions—and prayer—are now rising across eastern Ukraine as the conflict with Russia continues to escalate. Multi-denominational public prayer gatherings are taking root in eastern Ukraine for unity and peace. (Charles Braddix/IMB) Violent demonstrations erupted during the April 4-6 weekend, with pro-Russian demonstrators calling for independence from Ukraine or annexation by Russia. Thousands More...
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014
Louisville—The Kentucky Baptist Convention has partnered with Crossing Ministries, the Baptist organization best known for its summer camps, to beef up support to local churches in their outreach to children and youth. Rochell Goff and Lance Howerton. KBC Executive Director Paul Chitwood announced the partnership last week, saying the arrangement will give Kentucky churches broader access to children’s ministry consultants while saving more More...
 
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