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N.C. couple ministers to South Asian refugees
July 30, 2012 by Susie Rain, IMB
Learn how the Chappells have ministered to refugees in Bangkok, Thailand. "We wanted to really connect one-to-one," said Carrie Chappell. Her husband, Martin, was the associational pastor of Corinth Baptist Church in Elizabeth City from 1991 to 1999.
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Women's conference to focus on God's love
July 30, 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
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Kelly Minter, a popular writer, speaker and worship leader, is the featured speaker for the 2012 Women’s Prayer and Evangelism Conference, Sept. 7-8 at Ridgecrest Conference Center. The conference theme is “Redeeming Love.”
'Next Generation' class teaches students to be leaders in missions 
August 2, 2012 by Melissa Lilley, BSC Communications
Sample Image Learn how a new initiative, sponsored by the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina's Office of Great Commission Partnerships, is helping raise up passionate mission leaders.
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Disciple a people group in your neighborhood 
August 6, 2012 by BR staff
Ken Tan is leader of the multicultural team for Congregational Services with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. Tan shares his passion for his work and how God is moving among ethnic congregations across the state.
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Caraway celebrates 50 years
July 31, 2012 by BR Staff
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Former Camp Caraway staff members brought their families to Caraway Conference Center and Camp near Asheboro July 21. There, they reminisced and celebrate 50 years of Camp Caraway. 










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Allan Blume
K. Allan Blume
BR Editor
Discussing Calvinism

Last Saturday morning I turned on my computer and watched the live feed of a conference being held in Kentucky. My friend Paul Chitwood is the executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention. God impressed on him the need for Baptists to discuss the subject of Calvinism in open, civil dialogue.

The conference, called "Calvinism: Concerned, Confused, or Curious," was held at Crestwood (Ky.) Baptist Church.

Chitwood invited knowledgeable Baptists from both sides of the issue to discuss their views. David Dockery, president of Union University in Jackson, Tenn., presented the historical context for Calvinism in Southern Baptist life. Dockery said, "Baptists for 400 years have disagreed over this issue, and we're not going to come to some place where we all agree. I think we can come to a place where we all can work together." His two-part message should be heard by all Baptists!

Frank Page, CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, shared his concern for dealing with Calvinism in a healthy, Christ-like manner. Focusing on John 17:21, he reminded us, "It is Satan’s strategy always to divide, to distort and to distract. But it is God’s plan that we be together."

Please read these stories about the conference on the Biblical Recorder website:
   Southern Baptist leaders: Calvinism should not divide SBC
   Dockery: Calvinism has roots in SBC history

You can view the videos of the conference here:
   Calvinism Conference Videos on SBC Voices

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