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Great days for Kentucky Baptists

It’s still a good day to be a Kentucky Baptist! We welcomed a new group of ministers to our state this week during our Get Acquainted Day event at your Baptist Building. As I was giving them updates on all that they are now a part of through the Cooperative Program giving of their churches, […]

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Southern Baptists moving from sinful past into a bright future

The ethnic diversity of the Southern Baptist Convention is rapidly growing. African American churches affiliating with the SBC and culturally diverse church plants account for most of this growth. According to the North American Mission Board, between 1998 and 2013, membership in mostly non-white churches increased by 116 percent. In 2014, more than 58 percent […]

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What is the future of the state convention?

Having recently recounted the rich history of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and presented a case for why the KBC still exists today, I want to look toward the future. Will the state convention continue to be relevant moving forward? Why or why not? Elton Trueblood first popularized the term “postdenominational” in 1967. In an article appearing […]

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Why does the Kentucky Baptist Convention still exist?

In my last article, I recounted the rich history of the Kentucky Baptist Convention and the extensive role the KBC played in the history and development of the Southern Baptist Convention. While we are grateful for our history, why does the KBC still exist today? The KBC still exists today for the same reason it […]

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KBC’s rich history uniquely entwined with that of the SBC

In September, I was invited to participate in a panel discussion on the future of state conventions hosted by Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary during a symposium on the past, present, and future of the Southern Baptist Convention. Any responsible discussion about the future must begin with an acknowledgement and right understanding of our past, for […]

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