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Hollywood needs missionaries, Christian arts advocate says

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–Christian writers are needed to bring the arts back to the church and to send missionaries to Hollywood, Barbara Nicolosi told participants in the fourth annual Christian Writers’ Conference, Oct. 17-21 at Glorieta, a LifeWay Conference Center, in New Mexico Nicolosi is director of “Act One,” a Hollywood-based organization that encourages and trains […]

Have a life purpose, author tells writers

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–Christians who are not walking in God’s purpose for their lives are merely surviving, an author told participants in the fourth annual Glorieta Christian Writers’ Conference, Oct. 17-21 at Glorieta, a LifeWay Conference Center, in New Mexico. Jan Johnson, a speaker and author of 13 books, said, “We have two crosscurrents going on […]

Speakers cite hope for church’s witness amid perils of ‘post-human’ millennium

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)--"As America stands on the precipice of the 21st century, we overlook a chasm of moral declension and antagonism toward the church," John Franklin told participants in the Summit for the Third Millennium Church hosted by Glorieta, a LifeWay Conference Center, Sept. 22-24 in New Mexico.

Leadership is work, not heroics, Leith Anderson tells conference

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–“Too many Christians have confused the call of leadership with a desire to be a hero,” Leith Anderson told participants in the Summit for the Third Millennium Church at Glorieta, a LifeWay Conference Center, Sept. 22-24. Anderson, senior pastor of Wooddale Church, Eden Prairie, Minn., said, “Heroes are rare, but leaders are everywhere. […]

Aspiring authors emerging as writers’ conference matures

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–“I actually wrote something that may minister to someone I will never meet. It’s a high peak of my life,” Gail Ottemiller, an aspiring writer and a participant in the Nov. 9-13 Glorieta Christian Writers Conference, said. Ottemiller, who has attended the annual conference since its beginning in 1997, got a break last […]

Innovative leaders: Seek change through unlimited possibilities

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–“If our efforts to share the gospel in today’s world are limited only to the traditional model, then we have decided in advance on limited outreach and limited growth,” a veteran Southern Baptist missionary once wrote. Lee Strobel, teaching pastor at Willow Creek Community Church insuburban Chicago, told participants in the recent National […]

Church conflict can prove healthy if handled biblically, speaker says

GLORIETA, N.M. (BP)–While church conflict can devastate people and rip the heart out of the congregation, conflict also can result in positive change if it is handled biblically, said Bob Cavin. Cavin, director of the Texas Baptist Leadership Center of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, spoke at the National Innovative Church Leadership Conference hosted […]