Everyone who reads the Bible becomes, consciously or not, an interpreter of Scripture. Even if Bible readers have never heard the word “hermeneutics” (the art and science of biblical interpretation), they are practicing it with every morning devotion.
GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – Southern Baptists believe in prayer. And while most of us readily admit our own prayer lives could improve, we are, nevertheless, a praying people. In June, in Nashville, Southern Baptists took another important step in affirming our dependence upon the power of prayer. We voted to give the SBC Executive Committee the “prayer assignment.”
AUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- My first pastorate, on a back road through the tobacco fields of Kentucky, had a church building with room for about 12 pews, four Sunday School classrooms and an old graveyard beside the church.
AUSTIN, Texas (BP) -- At Hyde Park Baptist Church, we are “rolling out the red carpet” for the 22nd annual meeting of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention. This year our convention will look different, due to the challenges presented by COVID-19. We will observe the protocols of physical distancing and hand sanitizing, and we will encourage masks – but the convention will still be an excellent opportunity for our Southern Baptists of Texas churches to worship together, fellowship and accomplish our business.
Kie Bowman recounts how despite cultural upheaval, Southern Baptists came together to reach the world for Christ. "Southern Baptists have a history of choosing action," he says.
"The most influential Southern Baptist woman in ministry gave her life in service to Christ," pastor Kie Bowman says. "Is there another Lottie Moon in your youth group?"