Monthly Archives: April 2014

Kentucky institutions stepping up to help Mid-Continent students

Mid-Continent University in Mayfield, Ky., recently announced that it will close its doors on June 30, leaving many students scrambling to figure out how and where they can continue their studies. Several Kentucky Baptist institutions have already stepped up to extend help to Mid-Continent students: Clear Creek reaches out to former Mid-Continent students Campbellsville University […]

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Kentuckians need to look to constitution on gambling

Last week’s Western Recorder included an article on the influence of Baptists upon Kentucky state government. The article is cause for rejoicing since our Baptist voice is still being heard on issues like religious liberty, the sanctity of marriage, and defense of the poor. With the 2014 legislative session having come to a close, the […]

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300 Years of Baptist Associations

The third week of May on the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual calendar is designated as the Baptist Association Emphasis. Baptist associations in America have been around for more than 300 years, historically predating the SBC and state conventions. The relationship between the churches in Antioch and Jerusalem is, at a minimum, an example of an […]

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Baptist influence ends gambling push

Thank you, Kentucky Baptists, for answering my call to oppose gambling expansion. Your support, along with strong Baptist influence in Frankfort have been cited by two large daily newspapers as the reason gambling bills died once again this year. Read more: LOUISVILLE — Two of Kentucky’s largest newspapers have run stories probing why a proposal to legalize casino gambling […]

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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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