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  • Family ‘prosperity gospel’ addressed in Moore’s book

    September 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Family ‘prosperity gospel’ addressed in Moore’s book

    Russell Moore decided to add to the many books on the family after he realized many Christians have adopted a version of the prosperity gospel when it comes to such issues as marriage and parenting. The author of the new book The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home told Baptist Press (BP) …

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  • Social justice statement spurs ‘productive conversation’

    September 10 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Social justice statement spurs ‘productive conversation’

    Amid ongoing discussion of social justice in the Southern Baptist Convention, more than 5,500 people – many of them Southern Baptists – have signed a statement claiming “lectures on social issues” in the church and “activism aimed at reshaping the wider culture” “tend to become distractions that inevitably lead to departures from the gospel.”

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  • ‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklin rooted in gospel

    August 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Queen of soul’ Aretha Franklin rooted in gospel

    From the submissive surrender of her “Amazing Grace” to the womanly exclamations of “Respect” and other provocative hits, the late queen of soul Aretha Franklin is widely remembered for the gospel music foundations she learned at her father’s Baptist church. New Bethel Baptist Church (non-SBC), the Detroit congregation where Franklin grew up singing in the choir …

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  • The Gospel Project launches new discipleship tools

    August 2 2018 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    The Gospel Project launches new discipleship tools

    The Gospel Project has been used by nearly 1.5 million adults, teens and children since its inception in 2012 – and that’s just in Sunday School. Two new Gospel Project resources are being introduced to help families and small groups engage in discussion about scripture and how each text fits into its storyline.

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  • Prosperity theology, path to ‘good life’ draw study

    August 1 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Prosperity theology, path to ‘good life’ draw study

    For some Americans, dropping a check into the offering plate at church may seem a bit like having a Discover Card. Both offer a cash-back bonus. About a third of Protestant churchgoers say their congregation teaches that God will bless them if they donate money.

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  • LifeWay to ‘provide biblical resources for the world’

    June 19 2018 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    LifeWay to ‘provide biblical resources for the world’

    LifeWay Christian Resources has begun giving away Bibles to help churches share the Word of God, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer told messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas. “One of the best investments we have ever made has no immediate financial return but an incredible eternal return,” Rainer said …

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  • ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    June 18 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC: New initiatives on women, abuse

    Russell Moore announced new initiatives on women and abuse during the report of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) Wednesday (June 13) at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC). Moore, the ERLC’s president, said the entity will convene a women’s summit as a major part of its work in the year …

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  • Rainer recaps LifeWay’s eventful year

    June 17 2016 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Rainer recaps LifeWay’s eventful year

    In the spring of 1891, Southern Baptists meeting at the Alabama Opera House in Birmingham voted to create a Sunday School board to publish Bible studies and other resources for discipleship. Today that board, now LifeWay Christian Resources, remains committed to the same core mission.

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  • T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritage

    April 20 2016 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritage

    Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther ignited the Reformation in 1517, 10,000 attendees from 43 different countries and 20 denominations filled most of the KFC Yum! Center to hear preaching from Christian leaders typically identified with Reformed evangelicalism. More than 4,000 attendees self-identified as members of Southern Baptist churches.

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  • Gospel for Asia sued for fraud

    February 18 2016 by William McCleery, WORLD News Service | with 0 comments
    Gospel for Asia sued for fraud

    Stanley Law Group has filed a class-action lawsuit against Gospel for Asia Inc. (GFA), alleging the Texas-based international ministry has engaged in fraud and racketeering. GFA claims that hundreds of millions it has received in donations have gone to help the poor and preach the gospel. The lawsuit alleges that leaders were “covertly diverting the money ...

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  • Moore: Church must be confessional, ‘conversionist’

    October 19 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: Church must be confessional, ‘conversionist’

    During a lecture sponsored by the Institute on Religion and Democracy, Russell Moore told an audience in the nation’s capital that conservative Christians must be both faithfully distinctive and boldly persuasive in a future America. To fulfill that responsibility, he stated that the church must rebuke prosperity gospel teachers.

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  • Dads use Gospel Project to disciple their sons

    September 30 2015 by Bob Smietana, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Dads use Gospel Project to disciple their sons

    Leaders of a father-son discipleship group called Boys2Men decided to have the group study lessons from The Gospel Project, a Bible study curriculum from LifeWay Christian Resources centered on how all of scripture gives testimony to Jesus Christ. About once a month, the group gathers for barbecue, basketball and the Bible ...

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  • LifeWay reports strategic changes

    June 23 2015 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay | with 0 comments
    LifeWay reports strategic changes

    LifeWay Christian Resources is poised to reach a million people this fall with its Christ-centered curriculum, The Gospel Project, leaders announced at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Columbus. President Thom S. Rainer laid out three strategic changes LifeWay is making ...

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  • Gospel Project goes chronological this fall

    May 1 2015 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Gospel Project goes chronological this fall

    After three years and more than three quarters of a million weekly users, The Gospel Project is changing its approach. Starting this fall, LifeWay Christian Resource’s newest Bible study curriculum for all ages will go through the Bible chronologically. The Gospel Project: Chronological will start from the beginning for a three-year cycle through the entire Bible.

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  • ERLC announces ‘Gospel for Life’ book series

    March 30 2015 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    ERLC announces ‘Gospel for Life’ book series

    The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced March 26 its plan to publish the Gospel for Life book series. There will be a total of nine books released in the series. The first three, tentatively scheduled to release in spring 2016, will focus on racial reconciliation, same-sex marriage and religious liberty.

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