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Texas Congregation Escrows CP Over Concerns About Direction of SBC

February 20, 2017

By Will Hall, Editor
Louisiana Baptist Message

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the Baptist Message and is used by permission. The Wall Street Journal is also running an article regarding this story and we do appreciate Ian Lovett providing us a link to his article.

Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced its decision to escrow gifts previously forwarded to support Southern Baptist cooperative missions and ministries while the congregation discusses concerns about the direction of the Southern Baptist Convention. Continue reading

Stories of Evangelism in the Early Church

February 17, 2017

By: Stephen Presley, Associate Professor of Church History and Director of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Editor’s Note:  This article originally appeared at Theological Matters and is used by permission.

The early church was an evangelistic church. From the least to the greatest, early Christians were serious about the regular proclamation of the Gospel. In the words of Michael Green, the early church believed that evangelism was “the prerogative and duty of every church member.” [1] This included apostles, nobles, paupers, philosophers, soldiers, business leaders, and even a few fishermen. Continue reading