Monthly Archives: February 2014

Time to ‘Shine’ for Sunrise

I am urging each of our 2,400 Kentucky Baptist churches to support a one-time special offering, Sunrise Children’s Services’ “Shine!” campaign! Just a few months ago, Sunrise was in the headlines. The agency’s former CEO proposed to its board of directors a change in hiring practices that was contrary to biblical principles. Kentucky expressed their […]

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Making Sense of Southern Baptist Missions

Mission boards are a unique design of churches and denominations strategically created to advance the gospel. Among Southern Baptists, mission boards have been created corresponding to an Acts 1:8 model. Closest to our churches and local associations of churches, to help evangelize their “Judea,” churches have created a state mission board. In Kentucky, our churches […]

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Gay Marriage Coming to Kentucky?

The news that District Judge John G. Heyburn usurped the will of Kentucky voters today is tragic and disappointing. As Heyburn declares that the Commonwealth must recognize gay marriages performed in other states, the Constitution of Kentucky is being undermined. This decision moves us down the slippery slope toward launching Kentucky into moral chaos and […]

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Gambling legislation isn’t dead, but it’s on life support

A legislative proposal to legalize casinos in Kentucky appears to be in serious trouble. The Associated Press reported Monday night that Republican Caucus Chairman Dan Seum has told Capitol reporters the measure doesn’t have enough votes to pass. I’ve been vocal in my opposition to gambling expansion in Kentucky, and I’m pleased by this development. […]

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Shedding Light on the Mystery of Origins

With more than 3 million others, I watched the February 4th debate between Ken Ham of “Answers in Genesis” and Bill Nye “the Science Guy” online. The topic of debate: Is creation a viable model of origins in today’s modern, scientific era? Like me, Ham subscribes to the “Young Earth” position, believing the book of […]

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