Please pray for wisdom for the leaders in the United States government, that they work through the days ahead to come to a swift resolution. May your hand be upon them. “The tragedy of yet another government shutdown is that at the very time we are trying to encourage the formation of democracies in other […]
Originally published July 11, 2013 by Bob Allen, Associated Baptist Press, published by The Baptist Standard. Click here to view full story. OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (ABP)—Two hundred years after the first American Baptist missionaries arrived in Burma, American Baptist Churches USA and the Myanmar Baptist Convention look forward to a new chapter of cooperation and […]
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Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering is here! Prebiennial events are happening today, and tomorrow marks the official start. DOWNLOAD THE MISSION SUMMIT 2013 PROGRAM BOOK On-site registration is available in Overland Park at the Overland Park Convention Center. Visit www.americanbaptists2013.com for more information!
“Rhythms of the Spirit” is a retreat that will be taking place at Green Lake Conference Center, August 5-9, 2013. Rev. Jeff Savage, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Springfield, Oregon, will be the keynote speaker at the conference, leading attendees in finding a balance in their daily lives. The following is his reflection includes […]
Our hearts are saddened by the tragic news at the Boston Marathon today, April 15, 2013. Please hold in prayer all of those injured by the explosions near the Boston Marathon Finish, as well as all spectators, runners, and people in Boston today. “These attacks are antithetical to God’s will. There can never be a […]
Hosanna! Hallelujah! Hosanna in the highest! Easter joy overflows as we celebrate Christ’s resurrection, filling our hearts and strengthening our faith. As believers we live in the Easter paradox of hope: life has triumphed but death surrounds us; sin is vanquished but its sting still poisons our days. Every time we offer or are offered […]
It has been a long winter for most of the country. Spring has come in fits and starts this year. Winter reluctantly surrenders her icy grip over creation. But spring is irrepressible. Crocuses and daffodils push through the snow, heralds that the darkness of winter is ending as new life erupts. Our observance of Easter […]
Each Wednesday throughout the season of Lent in 2013, a reflection including bible verses and prayer suggestions is available on the ABCUSA website. The following reflection is posted on March 27, 2013, for Holy Week. Psalm 70 (NRSV) 1 Be pleased, O God, to deliver me. O Lord, make haste to help me! 2 […]
The reflection below was written by Rev. Carol Sutton. This is part of a new featured series, “Proud to be an American Baptist.” Check the ABCUSA website and other publications in the near future to see more stories! View the archive and learn why others are proud to be American Baptist by clicking here. Like […]