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INDEPENDENCE DAY: 'We face another challenging hour'

The 1917 SBC was the first gathering of any religious group following America's entry into World War I. Prayer was a prevailing theme of the convention. Messengers were encouraged to pray for the commander in chief, our national leaders and members of the Armed Services who would be required to make grave and costly decisions.

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At the loading docks, Phil Baker brings the Word

Just to the right of a heart defibrillator and fire extinguisher, Phil Baker has set up a plastic-top folding table in the cavernous loading dock at the Phoenix Convention Center. Baker has placed a plastic box there labeled "Prayer Requests," along with a supply of blank index cards and pencils and a couple dozen devotional booklets.

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SBC in PHOENIX: 'Vital and defining'

If you want to learn about, take part in, even have a say over your tithe money and our collective mission, of sound seminary education, ever-increasing evangelistic outreach, quality discipleship training and publications, provision for our retired church leaders, widows and orphans, and indeed the very future of who we are and what we stand for, there is no better place to do so than at the Southern Baptist Convention, every year, this year in Phoenix.

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