Archive: July, 2018

FIRST-PERSON: Spurgeon, personal integrity & beards

In "Lectures to My Students," Charles Spurgeon says, "Alas, the open beard of reputation once shorn is hard to grow again." This classic quote contains a wealth of information and a timely exhortation.

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Insight - August 2018

Honestly, the last two articles were a wake-up call for all of us, as we have been able to see the effects of the last decade or so. CSBC was hit, as I have discovered, with a perfect storm of sorts.

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Black denominational group honors achievers

The Black Southern Baptist Denominational Servants Network elected officers and issued awards for outstanding achievement at its 2018 business meeting and fellowship at Ridgecrest, N.C.

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NAAF to 'fill the gap' in state conv. church training

Through a new initiative of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention, consultants are available to help state conventions train church staff in discipleship, evangelism, missions and community ministries.

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Calif. wildfires: Chaplains become first phase of DR

California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief chaplaincy teams have begun providing spiritual and emotional counseling to survivors of Northern California's Carr fire, which started on July 23 and rapidly grew over the weekend to consume more than 98,000 acres.

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Parking tax could cost churches, ministries

A little-noticed provision of last year's Republican tax legislation which taxes employee parking at nonprofit organizations "will be a problem" for churches and other Christian ministries, one of the Southern Baptist Convention's attorneys says.

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Religious liberty threats addressed at ERLC event

Religious freedom in Southeast Asia faces threats from required registration regimes and non-government forces, panelists said at a Capitol Hill discussion co-hosted by a Southern Baptist Convention entity.

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