Monthly Archives: November 2013

Gospel Faithfulness

Philip Meade, pastor of Graefenburg Baptist Church in Waddy, recently published a challenging post on his blog: “Gospel Faithfulness and Orphans.” Meade’s premise is that true Gospel faithfulness demands Kentucky Baptists do more than uphold convictions related to Biblical sexuality; we must also be at least as passionate about figuring out how to continue to […]

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Courier-Journal Op-Ed: Baptist, gays and caring for children

I had the opportunity today to submit an op-ed piece to the Louisville Courier-Journal on the topic of the recent debate over hiring practices at Sunrise Children’s Services. The piece expands on an earlier post. Here’s the article as it appeared in the C-J: In reaction to trustees of Sunrise Children’s Services voting to maintain […]

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Kentucky Baptist children’s agency faces ‘ethical dilemma’

Bill Smithwick serves as the president of Sunrise Children’s Services, a Kentucky Baptist agency that has cared for hurting children for more than 150 years. The agency has always fought to retain a commitment to biblical hiring standards, meaning that open and avowed homosexuals were not eligible for employment. However, in a shocking about-face, Smithwick […]

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Love, Hate and Caring for Kids

In light of the vote of Sunrise Children’s Services board of trustees to maintain Christian standards in the ministry’s hiring practices, some have asked if Baptists hate homosexuals. I know that is not true of me and I believe it is untrue of any Baptist who seeks to obey God’s word. The Bible teaches us […]

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Churches Helping Churches, Churches Planting Churches

The following is a guest post from KBC Missions Mobilization Coordinator, Teresa Parrett, who blogs at Kentucky and Beyond. Just off the Mountain Parkway, on the Wolfe-Morgan County line, sits Crossroads Baptist Church, a little white church in the quaint little community of Helechawa. The building once housed the community school but has now been […]

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