|August 5, 2013 by Adam Miller, Baptist Press|
|New York City church planter Patrick Thompson started New City Church in Queens only a few months ago and wasn’t exactly sure what to expect when he arrived at the 2013 Send North America Conference.|
|Chaplains prepare for military service|
August 1, 2013 by Joe Conway, Baptist Press
Southern Baptists have a profound influence on the nation’s military chaplaincy, both in practice and development. With more than 1,400 chaplains, Southern Baptists have more endorsed chaplains serving in the U.S. military than any other denomination or faith group.
|Survey studies Baptists' use of social media |
August 2, 2013 by BSC Communications
A social media survey is being conducted by the Communications Committee of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC) Board of Directors.
|OTHER BR NEWS|
'Miracle baby' born to pro-life congresswoman
Ariel Castro perhaps fueled by pornography
Gay marriage now legal in Minn., R.I.
Lawyer on quest to ify trial of Jesus
Ethicist examines Old Testament violence
Reasons church leaders struggle with prayer
Tina & the cross tattoo
K. Allan Blume
SEND made a difference
There’s been a lot of chatter about last week's SEND North America conference in Dallas. It was a very successful event for church planters and established churches that want to connect with new church plants. The attendance almost doubled last year’s outstanding SEND event in Woodstock, Ga. The plan is for SEND conferences to be held in multiple locations next year, making it easier for more church leaders to be involved.
This event is worth your attention. The trend shows promise for attendance that outpaces the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention. SEND is meeting a great need. I’m thankful that the leaders of the North American Mission Board are keeping their fingers on the pulse of Kingdom-focused church planting.
A quiet, but significant change occurred on our website last Saturday. The site was down a little over an hour to transition to a new level of technology on BRnow.org. This is a step that has been in development for almost six months. The term for this new technology is "responsive design."
Most visitors will not notice the change if you are working from a desktop computer. But those with smart phones and tablet devices will quickly notice that BRnow.org adjusts our web content to a size that is best suited for your device. Rather than reducing a whole web page to the size of your small device, responsive design enlarges the content and stacks it so you can easily scroll and read. Very few websites are using this technology, so we are excited to be on the cutting edge to deliver web content to you efficiently.
Also, we are excited about the new digital online version of the printed Biblical Recorder. I hope you will take time to check it out and consider the options that are best for you. Click here to read about all of the options for receiving your Biblical Recorder.
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