|April 7, 2014 by C. Walter Overman, BSC Communications|
|David Platt, pastor of The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham, Ala., spoke during the North Carolina Missions Conference, held March 21-22 at Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte.|
|April 8, 2014 by Dianna Cagle, BR Production Editor|
Multi-site churches decorate the landscape across North Carolina meeting in local schools or a former boat dealership. Some actually meet in church buildings. Studies have shown that visitors are more likely to visit multi-site churches.
|April 7, 2014 by Michael McEwen, BR Content Editor|
During the spring Board of Visitors and Board of Trustees meeting at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, 10 years of Daniel Akin’s vision and leadership was the celebration for the week.
|OTHER BR NEWS|
K. Allan Blume: Hypocrisy dominates culture wars
CP 1.45% below budget at mid-year point
NYC churches again suffer court setback
‘CP Rant’ video targets younger generations
Dublin churches launches new site on Easter
K. Allan Blume
The challenges keep coming
My editorial this week points to another round of hypocrisy in the secularists’ agenda. Last week the Mozilla CEO was pressured to step down from his job because six years ago he gave a donation to support traditional marriage. He has not verbalized any personal opinions on the subject, and he has not pushed his views on any of the company’s employees. But in a display of rancid intolerance, the company forced their views on the CEO. Read the editorial and feel free to submit your comments at the bottom of the editorial.
In yet another attack on historical morality, the Supreme Court denied a hearing for the appeal of a New Mexico photographer who declined to photograph a gay "wedding." Read the story here.
On a more positive note, read Dianna Cagle’s feature on multi-site churches in North Carolina. God is doing a great work in these churches. Because of their openness to creative ways of ministry, lives are being changed. This is encouraging! There is more! Watch the next issue of the Biblical Recorder for the the rest of the story.
We are heading into the final turn of the race to support North American missions. This is "crunch time." I pray that your church family is giving generously to the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering and praying intently for the work of North American missions.