Archive for June, 2013

Gaines to nominate Barber for SBC 1st veep

FORT WORTH -- Bart Barber, lead pastor of First Baptist Church in Farmersville, Texas, will be nominated for 1st vice president at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston, June 11-12.

Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tenn., announced the nomination and his endorsement of Barber on Twitter June 7.

“I plan to nominate Bart Barber, pastor of the historic FBC, Farmersville, TX, as 1st VP of the SBC at next week’s annual mtg in Houston,” read Gaines’ Tweet.

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Close Encounter of the God-Kind

by Walker Moore

In this journey called life, I’ve had more than my fair share of unusual encounters. I don’t know why God has allowed these into my life. If they don’t come at every corner, they come at every other one.

Some of these encounters come in bits and pieces, much like a 1,000-piece puzzle. Almost all the pieces are the same color, size and shape, but eventually you get them put together and are amazed at the puzzle’s beauty.

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Mary Dyer: Martyr, Mother, and Mutineer!

“Understanding our day demands understanding the day before.  This means history.”
James Emery White 

On the first day of June in 1660, Mary Dyer was hanged for her religious beliefs in Boston, Massachusetts.  She left behind six children and a husband.  Like many Quakers, Baptists, and Separatists in early America, Mary Dyer was willing to stand against religious persecution even if it meant torture, banishment, or death.

One year earlier she had escaped the jaws of death as she walked to the gallows with William Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson.  They were escorted to the Boston Common on October 27, 1659 by two hundred guards.  The men were hanged first.  Standing with a noose around her neck and facing the crowd, Mary learned that Governor John Endicott had stayed her execution and banished her once again from Massachusetts.  The spiritually stubborn Mary Dyer would later return.    

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Dr. Adam Harwood to NOBTS


The trustees of NOBTS elected Dr. Adam Harwood to that seminary's faculty today.
Dr. Harwood leaves Truett-McConnell College in Cleveland, Ga., to fill these roles at the seminary:
Associate Professor of Theology;
McFarland Chair of Theology;
Director of the Baptist Center for Theology & Ministry;
and Editor of the Journal for Baptist Theology & Ministry.

TMC's loss is NOBTS's and the SBC's gain.

Godspeed, Dr. Harwood.

Pre-SBC Bible Conference, Southview Baptist Church


Southview Baptist Church Pastors Steve Brumbelow and Kyle Gulledge invite you to attend an outstanding Bible conference June 7-9 prior to the Southern Baptist Convention in Houston.

Come hear: Paige Patterson, Jerry Vines, Phil Hoskins, Bill Harrell, Jeff Schreve and Malcolm Ellis.

Southview Baptist Church in Rosharon, Texas, is located on Hwy 288, south of Houston, and one mile south of Hwy. 6.

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