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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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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Will Sunrise Become the Poster Child?

Will Sunrise Children’s Services become the new poster-child for the movement to require all religious organizations to affirm and hire gays and lesbians? This article from the Christian Post points in that direction: The New York Times in an editorial denounced the religious exemption clause found in the U.S. Senate bill that bars employment discrimination

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Annual Meeting Preview

Days from now Kentucky Baptists will gather for our annual business meeting. This year’s convention will be marked as one of the most important spiritual events in the history of the KBC. How so? Risk: Paducah has a spiritual army of Kentucky Baptists on mission. Numerous local churches are hosting simultaneous revivals and outreach initiatives

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