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I’m grateful for these two years

Steve Scoggins, BSC
October 28 2020

It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as the president of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. I have come to appreciate the fruitful missionary work being done through the Cooperative Program and being led by our dedicated state mission staff... read more

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My first Sunday back to church

Madeline Arthington*, IMB
October 28 2020

My first Sunday back after quarantine, I sat in a daze on the pew in my Central Asian church. The IKEA Christmas star still hung suspended from the ceiling above the baptismal in the corner. To my side, the audio-visual equipment that made our months-long online meetings possible overwhelmed the narrow aisle of the small sanctuary with its cables and devices... read more

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Don’t let politics become an idol

Milton A. Hollifield Jr., BSC executive director-treasurer
October 26 2020

“Ultimately, may we remember that our hope does not rest in a political party or a ballot box. Our hope must always be fixed on our risen Savior who continues to rule and reign over His creation as well as all earthly kingdoms... read more

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A day for evaluation

Dawn Reed, Kentucky Today
October 23 2020

Monday was my birthday. While birthdays are for celebrating (I never dreamed I would be this old!), for me it’s also a day of personal evaluation. Many moons ago in school, it was the custom to get report cards... read more

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Reclaiming your childlike joy

Caleb Moore, FBC Catoosa
October 22 2020

Several times in scripture we see Jesus use children as an example of what the kingdom of heaven is like. I love these examples because it reminds me there are no grown-ups in heaven. To be fair, I don’t know what age we will be in the next life... read more