July 2, 2013

There's More to Baptists Than Baptism

Jeff Brumley, Associated Baptist Press

Baptist historian Bill Leonard waded into the troubled waters of believer’s baptism June 28, but told his audience it’s really another issue that should be engaging them.

“We have to rediscover what it means to say we are a believer’s church,” Leonard told about 160 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship clergy and lay people gathered in an auditorium at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro, N.C., during CBF’s 2013 General Assembly.

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October 23, 2013
Boosting Baptism
Cathy Lynn Grossman, Religion News Service
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Karen Willoughby, Baptist Press
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Many Colors, One Baptist Church
Karen Willoughby, SBC Life
Locals say the cozy country town of Lilburn, Georgia—safely to the northeast of the I-285 beltway—began to attract immigrants and experience "white flight" after the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.Despite being faced... more ››
October 17, 2013
What Kind of Baptists Are We?
Alan Bean, Associated Baptist Press
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