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May 31, 2017

Church planting initiative among board highlights

May 30, 2017 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications
Baptist associations, church planting networks and individual churches could receive up to $10,000 in reimbursements for their investments in establishing new churches as part of a new pilot program ... READ MORE 

SEND conference calls for 'recalibration'

May 30, 2017 by Liz Tablazon, BR Staff Writer
In the Dr. Pepper Arena, more than 4,000 church leaders, missionaries, students and families sang along, declaring, “We will go, we will go.” The song reflected the purpose of the conference, sponsored by ... READ MORE

Russell Moore: 'Parenting is hard'

May 30, 2017 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor
Parenting is both timeless and urgent, according to Russell Moore, as each new generation of moms and dads face age-old challenges complicated by rapidly changing cultural norms. READ MORE

Ride to Clyde bikers collect $32,379 for children's homes

May 30, 2017 by Mike Creswell, BSC Communications
Over the course of three days, 78 motorcycles traveled 460 miles in the second annual four-day Ride to Clyde and presented $32,379 to the N.C. Baptist Children’s Homes. READ MORE

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News: Is it helping or hurting the church?

My editorial in this week’s print edition of the Biblical Recorder raises some important questions about the "news diet" of your fellow church members. All of us feed on some kind of news source. Most depend on some type of national media sources. It may be cable news, mainstream network news, newspapers, web sources, radio or social media sources.

Many of these sources are increasingly called into question for their accuracy, fairness, balance and professionalism. We are naive if we think the people in our churches are not impacted by the news they take in. Some of the news we absorb is wrong, and frankly, some of it is just evil. I believe this is hurting our calling to be Great Commission Christians.

Please read my editorial. I always welcome your opinions and perspectives, so feel free to share your thoughts with me.

The front page story in this week’s print edition of the Recorder carries Liz Tablazon’s report from the recent Send conference in Dallas, Texas. This was the second of NAMB's three Send conferences this year. The third will be in Orlando, Fla. July 25-26. The very popular conference has facilitated a wave of new church plants across North America. I believe it is having an impact on church revitalization movements, also. As you read the story, consider going to the final Send conference – but you better register soon. The event is almost full!

Pray for the 2017 Pastor’s Conference and Southern Baptist Convention meetings in Phoenix. Pray that God will be glorified and many will come to know Christ as personal Savior through these gatherings.

Thank you for allowing the Biblical Recorder to be your partner in the Great Commission!

People really need to know! They really do!
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