Category Archives: Denominational Life

10 Reasons to stop giving through the Cooperative Program…and why they’re wrong

As I near a quarter of a century of ministry in and to churches cooperating with the Southern Baptist Convention, I can reflect upon countless conversations about the cooperative missions offering known as the Cooperative Program. In my role as a pastor, those conversations took place in budget committee meetings, missions committee meetings, in church hallways […]

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Strong first year for Kentucky Today

The changing landscape of journalism in the United States and, more specifically, Kentucky has created a great need for new ways to disseminate news. With traditional newspapers shrinking in both size and circulation and television news growing more sensational by the day, Kentuckians have had to navigate a maze of often biased, lopsided, and decidedly […]

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Reaching our Judea

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth” (Acts 1:8) I was recently asked, “What does the Kentucky Baptist Convention do with its part of the Cooperative Program and […]

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Kentucky Baptists have much to celebrate at this year’s annual meeting

The Kentucky Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, coming up Nov. 15, is only two months away. I hope you are making plans to attend. The annual “KBC family reunion” is a time of celebration, when the people known as Kentucky Baptists will offer praise and thanksgiving for the ways God has chosen to use us this […]

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Southern Baptist polity & autonomy gets ‘perplexing’ when it comes to resolutions

The annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis was a tremendous opportunity to celebrate all God is doing through our Cooperative Program-funded mission work and ministries to reach North America and the world for Christ. It was also a fascinating display of Baptist polity. The autonomy that exists at every level of […]

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