January 2005


Articles By
David R. Currie,
Executive Director

Falwell Defamed Christianity and Endangered Americans

MBN Convocation, Feb. 25-26, 2005 Envisioning ‘A New Day in Baptist Life’
By Robert O’Brien

What might be called the “Baptist Diaspora”– a wide array of Baptists dispersed by a quarter century of denominational discord – will gather in Atlanta, Feb. 25-26, to envision “A New Day in Baptist Life.”

Two recent columns in major n a t i o n a l publications have reinforced truths that the Baptist Joint Committee has long articulated.

Baptists today face major identity crises.

In the light of recent world events swirling around Islamic extremists, the term “fundamentalism” has become a household word with negative connotations.



Texas Baptists Committed/Mainstream Baptist Network
At the
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly
7:00 AM, July 1, 2005
at the
Gaylord Texan, Grapevine, TX

With Special Guests:

Dr. Charles Wade
Executive Director,
Baptist General
Convention of Texas

Dr. John V. Upton
Executive Director,
Baptist General
Association of Virginia

Tickets $25
Enclose a check for the full ticket amount and send to
P.O. Box 3330, San Angelo, Texas 76902 or call 325-659-4102 to pay by credit card.


New Book

A Tale of Betrayal

Veteran missionary John W. Merritt has made an important contribution to the history of the Southern Baptist Convention’s 25-year controversy.


The Last Word
By Emily Row


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