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March 27, 2013
Russell Moore elected next ERLC president
March 26, 2013 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
Sample Image Russell Moore has been elected as the next president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Moore is currently dean of the school of theology at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Nations Ford equips members to witness
March 25, 2013 by K. Allan Blume, BR Editor
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Last year at a staff retreat pastor Phillip Davis and the leadership team of Nations Ford Community Church began to ask God what He wanted them to do to have a greater impact in their community.
Pilot project to identify unreached, unengaged
March 26, 2013 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
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When Bob Lowman moved to Charlotte about 15 years ago to pastor a church, he wasn't all that familiar with unreached, unengaged people groups, or what it would take to reach them with the gospel.
U.S. missionary sending in decline, IMB strategist says
March 26, 2013 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications
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Baptists must turn back to God and join Him on mission soon or their churches will continue to decline and die, one mission leader said.

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DivideEditor: What are your convictions?
Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor

Give us leaders with convictions

There are not very many examples of leaders who stand on godly convictions. Most seem to be consumed with the trendy patterns of blending into an unregenerate culture. The draw of the world invites us to sacrifice our uniqueness as a follower of Jesus Christ and worship the gods of relativism and universalism.

But wait! Our uniqueness IS our testimony. If we are not different from the world, we have no testimony. Our witness stands or falls on the foundation of biblical convictions! These convictions come from a personal encounter with truth. Jesus is Truth!

Those who have blended their beliefs into the mosaic of culture have rejected Christ and swallowed a religion that is foreign to the teachings of the resurrected Lord. They have no biblical convictions.

This week I have written a brief editorial on the subject of convictions. I hope you will read it and be challenged to hold fast to biblical convictions.

It is timely that our Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has announced a new president to replace the retiring Richard Land. This organization leads the charge for applying biblical convictions. Read the story about Russell Moore's election and pray for him as he accepts this very challenging role. He has much to do.

Rejoice in the resurrection of Jesus Christ this week and every week. Celebrate the living Savior by bringing someone to Him. Pray for your pastor and for every pastor who stands to preach the gospel this Sunday.

Continue to pray for our North American missionaries and for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering. They do what they do because North America needs God! Visit our AAEO resource page.

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