October 2001


Articles By
David R. Currie,
Executive Director

Overcoming Public Relations Terrorism

DALLAS—The president of Buckner Baptist Benevolences is “grieved, hurt and perplexed” by a Baptist Press report that attempts to link the Texas Baptist childcare agency with Planned Parenthood and pro-abortion causes.
As Americans pondered the imponderable —the horrendous hijackings that resulted in almost 6,000 deaths in one clear-blue morning —a common refrain echoed across the land: Why?
A Florida Baptist association voted not to suspend a member church for ordaining a female staff member to the gospel ministry.
My name is David, and I am homeless, temporarily. But I will be home soon.
I owe a great debt to Texas Baptists.
Missouri in Turmoil
By Mark Wingfield
Fundamentalists who last year gained control of the Missouri Baptist Convention are working quickly to replace trustees of state convention agencies and members of the convention’s Executive Board with individuals deemed more loyal to their cause.
My Bible is true
By Duke McCall
My Bible is true and trustworthy. It is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice.
DALLAS—Leaders of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention—formed as a fundamentalist alternative to the Baptist General Convention of Texas—insist they are not recruiting churches to leave the BGCT.
DALLAS—Two weeks before he was elected a Texas trustee of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, a federal warrant was issued for Russell Kaemmerling’s arrest on 19 counts of fraud.
United We Stand
By Greg Magruder
Bear with me. I am going to write about the upcoming associational annual meeting in October, the SBC/CBF conflict and the recent attacks on America. They all have a common theme. Follow closely.
I want to tell a story I told when I was on a mission trip in the Yucatan.
Imagine someone tossing your grandmother out of her home.
ATLANTA—Baptist Women in Ministry of Georgia moved their Oct. 26-27 meeting from a Georgia Baptist Convention conference center to a local church after receiving a letter from GBC Executive Director Robert White threatening to shut down the meeting if participants affirmed women pastors or spoke negatively about the Southern Baptist Convention.
A new book, chronicling Duke McCall’s up-close and personal eye view of four turbulent Southern Baptist decades, is available from the Baptist History and Heritage Society.

IMB trustees extend BF&M policy

IMB trustees slightly adjusted their policy on the Baptist Faith and Message.

The policy, adopted in
January, requires asking missionary candidates to state whether they are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message and to explain
any area of difference. It requires new missionaries and elected leaders to sign statements affirming their agreement with the recently revised Baptist Faith and Message and committing themselves to carry out their
responsibilities “in accordance with and not contrary to” the statement of faith.

Trustees voted to include IMB associate vice presidents in the policy because of their leadership responsibilities, even though they are not under the selection authority of the board. Trustees also voted that they themselves would sign the same statement being required of missionary candidates.
[excerpt of Baptist
Standard article, 9/21/01]



Bill Wilson to be Breakfast Speaker

Bob Campbell

Paul McBride

Steve Vernon

Campbell, McBride, Vernon to be nominated at BGCT

Three veteran Texas Baptist pastors will be nominated for president and vice presidents of the Baptist General Convention of Texas during the 2001 annual meeting, Oct. 29- 30, in Dallas.

Coffee Break
by Ken Coffee

“God is great!
God is Great!”

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