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Fatal shooting leaves church 'grieved'

April 26, 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press
Investigators are seeking to determine whether a fatal shooting April 24 during a worship service at a Philadelphia-area Southern Baptist church was “justified under the law,” according to media reports. READ MORE 

SBC St. Louis: 'Awaken America, reach the world

April 25, 2016 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press
When Baptists depart their annual meeting, Ronnie Floyd prays they do so with a “deep burden for our nation, a new commitment to racial unity and an extraordinary commitment to evangelize America.” READ MORE

Pastors' Conference to spotlight evangelism

April 26, 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press
The SBC Pastors’ Conference will feature preaching, worship and prayer to undergird the ministry of pastors and their wives. The sessions will be held prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s June 14-15 annual meeting. READ MORE

Should Christians abandon American culture?

April 25, 2016 by Harper McKay, SEBTS
Fifty Christian leaders from across the country gathered April 19 for the Intersect Conference on the campus of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary to learn and discuss how faith impacts culture, vocation and economics. READ MORE




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Heritage Awards 

The annual North Carolina Baptist Heritage Awards luncheon was Tuesday (April 26) in Greensboro. The N.C. Baptist Foundation organizes and sponsors this special time to honor men and women who have contributed to the value of Baptist-related ministries, including schools, auxiliaries and entities in the state, through their service and generosity. The full list of honorees will be published in the next print edition of the Biblical Recorder and posted on BRnow.org soon.
 
The Biblical Recorder is pleased to honor Greg Mathis this year. He has served as the pastor of Mud Creek Baptist Church in Hendersonville for 36 years and taught evangelism at Fruitland Baptist Bible College for 35 years. Twenty years ago he was president of the Baptist State Convention of N.C. at a time when there was much division between moderates and conservatives. Mathis is a skillful leader. He served all N.C. Baptists with wisdom, compassion and grace. I believe it will be recorded in Baptist history that he was one of the top two or three key leaders who shaped the present course of the state convention.
 
Mathis has been a strong supporter of the Biblical Recorder. He has led Mud Creek Church to support the Recorder financially and with one of the largest group subscription plans in the state. Thank you Greg Mathis for all you have done and continue to do to honor God, faithfully preach the Word and to be a godly leader!
 
The Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis is beginning to take shape. As announcements and related news is available, we will keep you informed. Be sure to read this story about the meeting and news about committee appointments, candidates for office and special events. Pray for those who will meet in St. Louis. Pray that God will be glorified as we seek Him.


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