Category Archives: Partnership

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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Baptists in Southern Africa are shining a ‘bright light’ on a dark place

A common tendency among foster parents is that we love to talk about it. We love to talk about it in the hopes that others will see the need and opportunity to care for the countless number of kids needing a home, and we love to talk about it because each foster family’s story is […]

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Eternity weighs heavily on Kentucky Baptists’ hearts

In the wreckage and grief surrounding the crash of Germanwings Flight 9525, a sad and disturbing picture of the suicidal co-pilot continues to emerge. By all appearances, one would think that Andreas Lubitz had it all together. Lubitz, in his late 20s, was employed by a major airline, ran marathons, and traveled the world. One […]

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A Welcomed Breakthrough with Campbellsville

Friday evening I received a much welcomed call from Charles Barnes, one of our past Kentucky Baptist Convention presidents and a well-known lay leader in the KBC. Barnes called to inform me that Campbellsville University had agreed to our requests for a meeting. Saturday, at 3pm, that meeting took place. KBC leaders present were Garnetta […]

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Wise Decisions

Jesus said, “Wisdom is proved right by all her children” (Luke 7:35). One way of extrapolating that proverb could be to say that, over time, a wise decision is proven as such. At our annual meeting in 2013, Kentucky Baptists made the heart-wrenching decision to formally end all ties with Georgetown College. This decision was […]

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