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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Bowling Green—More than 1,000 Kentucky Baptists are expected to convene in Bowling Green in early November for an annual meeting that's certain to have a positive impact on the south central Kentucky city both economically and eternally. "We realize it's a boon for Bowling Green hotels, restaurants and other businesses to have so many people coming to town, and we're pleased to be helpful in that way," said Kentucky Baptist Convention Executive Director Paul More...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Lauren Snowden London—Sept. 21, 2014 is the date more than 100 Laurel County Correctional Center inmates will remember. It's a new date that defines them; when they got a fresh start. That Sunday afternoon, 126 inmates were baptized in the name of Christ, giving hope and a sense of belonging to those who have hit rock-bottom. Jessica Napier said her time behind bars is God's work. She has served 18 months so far on a drug charge. "For me, it has been a blessing More...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Robin Cornetet Louisville—Messengers to the Kentucky Baptist Convention's Annual Meeting in Bowling Green will consider a resolution that seeks to extend love to people who identify as transgender, while opposing efforts to normalize their lifestyle. The Resolution on Transgender Identity is one of four to be recommended by the KBC Committee on Resolutions during the convention's 177th annual meeting at Living Hope Baptist Church Nov. 11. Other resolutions to be More...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Trustees Present Bibles to Mark Transition in UC Leadership. Pictured Left to Right: Dr. Larry Cockrum (CEO and President-Elect), Dr. John Mark Toby (Trustee), Dr. Jim Taylor (President) and Dr. Jim Oaks (Chairman, Board of Trustees). Williamsburg, Ky. – During their semi-annual meeting on October 16th, 2014, University of the Cumberlands (UC) Board of Trustees unanimously elected Dr. Larry L. Cockrum as Chief Executive Officer and More...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Ken Walker Glasgow—A new ministry in Glasgow that intends to replace a handout with a hand up is planning a January launch. Although still needing to hire an executive director and complete preliminary steps, the five Kentucky Baptist pastors who conceived Next Step are excited it is nearing its operational phase. "We had a desire to see people's lives changed through the gospel," said Brandon Porter, senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church in Glasgow and More...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Southeast Region Spotlight By Alan Dodson Campton—Campton Baptist Church had witnessed five years of sharp decline. Each measurable indicator forecasted a bleak future for the county-seat church. From 2008 to 2013, the average worship attendance declined from 86 to 45—nearly a 48 percent decrease. Baptisms in that same period totaled six. The future seemed bleak indeed. Soon after Pastor Gary Conner became aware of revitalization consultation through the regional More...
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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
By Tom Strode F.N. Williams Sr., pastor of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Houston, addresses a rally earlier this year opposing the city's push for a gay rights-style nondiscrimination ordinance. The issue has erupted anew with subpoenas by city government for pastors' sermons and communications in opposition to the ordinance. (File photo by Bonnie Pritchett) Washington—The city of Houston has "no business" in issuing subpoenas for the More...
 
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