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Unity in the SBC

By Alex on August 2nd, 2016 in Blog | 3 Comments

By David E. Crosby, Pastor First Baptist New Orleans July 27, 2016   The church of Jesus Christ has never valued peace and unity as highly as does her Lord. This has been true since the first generation of believers. It remains true today including in the fraternal fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention.   […]

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Which Way Forward: Toward Unity or Division?

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Church Health | 19 Comments

The call to unity resonated with Southern Baptist Convention (“SBC”) messengers who convened in St. Louis earlier this summer.  Significant action toward racial reconciliation was taken with overwhelming support. The presidential election went to a second ballot between two candidates who represented different views, styles, and emphases within the SBC. The second ballot ended in […]

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Mourning and Hope in Violent Times: Practical Steps Toward Understanding and Change

By Alex on July 12th, 2016 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Mourning the violence this week feeling somewhat helpless in response, I attended Harbor Community Church this past Sunday.  Pastor James Welch delivered a powerful sermon exhorting the white community to seek a new understanding of recent events and to act in solidarity with our brothers and sisters of racial minorities, who undergo both subtle and […]

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Racial Reconciliation in the SBC, by Pastor Larry Johnson

By Alex on July 1st, 2016 in Blog, Church Health | No Comments

During the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting, the messengers overwhelmingly approved a resolution that called on Southern Baptists to reject the display of the Confederate Battle Flag. Messengers had varying opinions on the resolution. Some said the stance was overdue, and the SBC needed to take the step to further foster racial reconciliation within our convention […]

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Pastor’s Rountable

By Leroy Fountain on May 3rd, 2016 in | No Comments

  On Tuesday, May 3, after The Celebration of Excellence chapel, the Caskey Center for Church Excellence and Lifeway will co-sponsor a Pastor’s Roundtable in the Creole Room, at NOBTS. The Caskey Center will pay for your lunch. There will be a Lifeway program and $75+ in free ministry resources for all present.  We want to […]

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Dr. Mike Miller–Part 2: To Protect and To Serve

By Alex on September 17th, 2013 in Church Health | No Comments

  “Do you have an active shooter policy?” That was the question posed to me one day as I was talking to a friend who would be considered an expert on policy matters for churches. He explained that since there have been instances of gunmen opening fire in churches, we should all think about codifying […]

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