December 20, 2017
|December 19, 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press|
|The month-long prayer emphasis “In All Things Pray” opens 2018 on the Southern Baptist Convention calendar, encouraging churches to pray corporately for 60 minutes at least weekly in January. READ MORE|
|December 19, 2017 by Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone|
A federal district court judge in Wisconsin has entered a final order declaring the minister’s housing allowance unconstitutional. The Dec. 13 order, however, has been stayed for 180 days. READ MORE
|December 18, 2017 by WORLD News & Baptist Press|
Robert Charles “R.C.” Sproul, the Reformed theologian, pastor, teacher and lecturer who founded Ligonier Ministries and authored close to 100 books, including “The Holiness of God,” died Dec. 14. READ MORE
|December 18, 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press|
“Shell shocked.” That’s how Michigan pastor Mathew Vroman felt after learning of the massacre at a small Sutherland Spring, Texas, church that left 26 worship attendees dead at the hands of a gunman. READ MORE
OTHER BR NEWS
Christmas hospitality: How missions, parties collide
New HHS abortion/contraception mandate rules blocked
Hollifield: Consider the cost of Christmas
Seminary's impact strengthens family's call to serve
Nazareth mayor: Christmas events not canceled
K. Allan Blume
Christmas highlights our five senses
All of the emphasis on Christmas festivities made me think about the way we use our five God-given senses to stretch our enjoyment of the season. I wrote an editorial for last week’s print edition of the Recorder that focuses on one of those gratifying creations of God – the sense of smell. If you have not read it yet, please click here and take a moment to read, “What’s cooking?”
George Braswell shared a story with us that adds an interesting twist to Christmas celebrations. He writes as a former international missionary and seminary professor who had an occasion to meet a real Magi in the Middle East. The story has become one of the most popular articles on our website this week. If you missed it, click here to enjoy Braswell’s story.
Next week’s printed Biblical Recorder is our annual “year in review” edition. Your BR staff hopes the summary will be a helpful reminder of the important people and events from 2017.
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All of us at the BR hope you have a safe and enjoyable celebration of the birth of our Savior. We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas!