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    Thursday, July 13, 2006

    More on Southern Baptists & Public Education

    Baptist Group Offers Itself as Resource to Churches Starting a School

    By Allie MartinJuly 12, 2006

    (AgapePress) - The executive director of the Southern Baptist Association of Christian Schools (SBACS) is trying to help pastors nationwide organize viable alternatives to public school education.

    [...]

    A proponent of home schooling and Christian education, Gamble says the time for Southern Baptist churches to offer the public a new alternative education system is long overdue.

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    ARB: We agree that something like this is overdue and hope to see such efforts go forward.

    posted by CP at 7/13/2006 11:28:00 PM

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    What are your TOP 5 Most Influential Churches?

    List them here!!!

    posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 7/13/2006 04:15:00 PM

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    The Church Report lists the 50 Most Influential Churches in it's most recent issue. There are five SBC churches listed. What else sticks out at you?

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    For those who think Conservative Baptist are the only Baptists who are political, Mark Tooley writes about a interesting speech delievered to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, where the speaker was reading from his Democrat Party talking points.

    Excommunicating Fox News
    By Mark D. Tooley
    FrontPageMagazine.com | July 13, 2006

    The head of what used to be the main voice of ecumenical Christianity in America has made Fox News the target of his latest jeremiad.

    Bob Edgar, former Democratic congressman and former seminary president is now an ordained Methodist minister and general secretary of the National Council of Churches (NCC) -- but his religion is often politics by another means. Edgar warned a gathering of "moderate" Baptists last month against the challenges of "fear, fundamentalism, and Fox News." instead urging his faithful to "walk in the footsteps of Jesus."

    Edgar cited the supposed threat posed by Fox News while speaking at the 15th anniversary luncheon of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s (CBF) General Assembly on June 23. The CBF was founded by "moderate" Southern Baptists as a counterweight to the Southern Baptist Convention’s conservative leadership. About 1,800 local churches support CBF out of the 40,000+ congregations of the Southern Baptist Convention.

    The CBF churches remain within the Southern Baptist Convention but channel much of their funding through CBF rather than official Southern Baptist ministries. Although professing to be "moderate," the CBF’s choice of the left-wing Edgar as a speaker confirms the suspicions of conservative Southern Baptists about the CBF. Edgar himself admitted he was an unusual choice for the "moderate Baptists."

    The NCC hyped it when Fox News briefly reported Edgar’s anti-Fox remarks to the Baptists. The number one rated news network asked "Fox Fans" to e-mail their response to Edgar’s denunciation, which were forwarded to the NCC. The NCC, in turn, boasted Edgar’s comments had "hit a nerve" with Fox editors. "Predictably, many of the responses from the network's predominantly conservative fans disagreed with the NCC leader's assessment of Jesus' call to action," the NCC lamented.

    However, it irrationally bragged, "a surprising number said Edgar's list of priorities might be just what the nation needed. Of the 279 emails received by NCC from 'speakout@foxnews.com' 48 supported Edgar or were critical of Fox News," the NCC celebrated. In other words, fewer than 20 percent of the Fox e-mailers sided with Edgar.

    NCC leftist-in-chief Edgar has targeted Fox News before; it was not even the first time he had used this alliterative phrase. In a Washington, D.C., speech to left-wing religious activists at "Ecumenical Advocacy Days" in March, Edgar said he expected "each of us to work ecumenically to confront fear, fundamentalism and Fox Television, with a renewed commitment to seek peace, end poverty and heal our fragile planet earth."

    Edgar has solidified the NCC as a political instrument of the Religious Left since taking the helm six years ago. When founded nearly 60 years ago, the NCC was the voice of mainstream American Christianity. Now funded more by left-wing philanthropies than by actual churches, the NCC is more interested in expanding the welfare state, hyping global warming, and demonizing U.S. foreign policy than in Christian unity. Thirty five denominations representing more than 40 million American church goers belong to the NCC. But the NCC is largely inconsequential to local churches, many of whose members watch the dreaded Fox News.

    He has explained to reporters that he wants to redefine "moral values" to include left-wing perspectives on poverty, the environment, and health care among "middle-church, middle-mosque, and middle-synagogue" voters. It was the usual refrain from Edgar. In his speech last month to the CBF, he described the updated Jesus. "As I study the scripture, I have found five directions to walk with Jesus in 2006: Peace, Poverty, Planet Earth, People’s Rights, and Commitment to Pluralism," he explained. In other words, following Jesus means opposing the Bush administration. "The persons who would be Jesus’ disciples will be found standing in defense of human rights, believing that such dehumanizing acts of racial or gender discrimination, torture, invasion of privacy are an affront to the will of God for his creation," he declared.


    Read the rest of Mark's piece.


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    Tuesday, July 11, 2006


    The power and force of the spoken word and the motivation it inspires are the essence of the new TLC program The Messengers. This innovative eight-part series kicks off July 23 at 10/9c and has a simple yet lofty goal: to find America's next great inspirational speaker. Showcasing 10 speakers from a variety of perspectives, The Messengers explores their ability to communicate the many complexities of life’s toughest lessons. Along the way, the speakers address issues viewers face in their everyday lives and communities.

    The Messengers is an innovative and uplifting series with challenging individual experiences that act as a catalyst for the celebration of inspirational public speaking in contemporary America. "The participants really have to walk the walk before they can talk the talk," said David Abraham, executive vice president and general manager for TLC.

    The foundation of each episode is a field trip designed to give the speakers a profound learning experience – the opportunity to walk in someone else’s shoes. In the first episode, the participants face the harsh reality of homelessness. They spend 24 hours on the streets of Skid Row in Los Angeles and then deliver speeches based on the topic of charity. In subsequent episodes, field trips range from the participants living as a blind or wheelchair-bound individual for a day, to sharing in a powerful moment of forgiveness between a man convicted of vehicular homicide and the deceased’s mother. At the end of each field trip, the group is given their speaking topic – one simple word such as hope, perseverance or forgiveness, to use as the basis for their speeches.

    Over the next 24 hours, the speakers blend their in-field experiences with their own life lessons to create powerful speeches of motivation for a studio audience. After each speech is delivered, public-speaking experts Richard Greene and Bobby Schuller offer valuable commentary and criticism to the participants. Panelist Richard Greene, author of Words That Shook the World, is a speech adviser and public-speaking analyst. He gives the contestants constructive guidance on their delivery, technique and content development. His co-panelist, Bobby Schuller, is a pastor at the Crystal Cathedral in Southern California and grandson of Rev. Robert H. Schuller. Schuller focuses his remarks on the content and emotional connection the speakers make with the studio audience.

    At the conclusion of each episode, one person is eliminated by the studio audience’s vote. The speaker remaining at the end of the series will be crowned "The Messenger," awarded a publishing deal and given the chance to host his or her own TLC television special.


    The Preachin' Carpenter is a contestant.

    ROBERT RUTHERFORD – Minister, Carpenter

    Pastor Robert Rutherford is the consummate family man. Located 55 miles outside Atlanta, his camp, Rock Fellowship, houses not only his wife and their 11 children but also an ever-changing extended family from all over the geographical and spiritual map. Muslims, Jews and Christians, along with the homeless, are all welcome at Rock Fellowship. Robert has played with a Christian rock band for the past 20 years, and the experience shows in his entertaining, thought-provoking speaking style.


    posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 7/11/2006 07:44:00 PM

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    Why we blog...

    As the IMB trustees prepare to meet in Richmond, they go there with all eyes (and blogs) on what they are doing and watching how they treat their fellow trustees. This is a big meeting for Chairman John Floyd. We'll be praying for everyone.

    posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 7/11/2006 04:45:00 PM

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    Baptist pastor, author Rick Warren invited to speak in North Korea

    LAKE FOREST, Calif. (ABP) -- North Korean officials have invited best-selling author and Southern Baptist pastor Rick Warren to preach to at least 15,000 people in the communist country, a spokesperson from Warren’s Saddleback Church confirmed July 5.
    The spokesperson told Associated Baptist Press that Warren is expected to speak during the summer of 2007. The exact itinerary for Warren’s trip is still undetermined, although a trip to Asia this year will be used to plan for next year's North Korea trip. Warren was unavailable for comment.
    Warren's trip comes at a time when tensions between North Korea and the United States are extremely high.

    Read the rest of the story here

    posted by Arkansas Razorbaptist at 7/11/2006 07:35:00 AM

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    Sunday, July 09, 2006

    Romans 8:26

    In the same way the Spirit also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words;

    posted by Batgirl at 7/09/2006 12:55:00 PM

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