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The Reformation and Publishing

Originally published in Southern Seminary Magazine – http://equip.sbts.edu/publications/magazine/magazine-issue/spring-2017-vol-85-no-2/the-reformation-and-publishing/

THE REFORMATION WAS NOT ONLY THE REDISCOVERY OF CENTRAL CHRISTIAN DOCTRINE, BUT ALSO A BEGINNING OF A TECHNOLOGICAL BREAKTHROUGH IN PUBLISHING.

Printing Press

This year, the world celebrates the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, a time that began when a previously unknown monk nailed 95 Theses to the door of the church in Wittenberg. This simple act effectively altered the course of history and unloosed the gospel message for the masses.

At the time Martin Luther penned his theses, Johanne Gutenberg’s printing press had existed, used primarily to print volumes for the elite, for nearly 70 years. However, within two years, the printing press set the stage for the Christian publishing movement that would flourish beyond any expectation and genuinely change the world—all at the leading of that unknown monk. Continue reading “The Reformation and Publishing”

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Converge challenges college students: ‘Don’t bow to idols’

Originally published in Western Recorder –www.westernrecorder.org

Bagdad—Idol worship isn’t just a problem for ancient civilizations, Tom Richter, pastor of First Baptist Church of Cullman, Ala., told college students Saturday night, Sept. 23, at the Converge conference.

Hundreds of college students from across the state met Sept. 22-24 at Crossings Ministries Cedarmore campus for Converge, “an exciting, fun-filled weekend” to help students “make life-long memories, meet new friends, and discover God’s purpose for your life and your campus.” Continue reading “Converge challenges college students: ‘Don’t bow to idols’”

‘Cooperative Program is a God-thing’: West Kentucky church gives nearly 25 percent to missions

Originally published in Western Recorder –www.westernrecorder.org

EDDYVILLE—First Baptist Church of Eddyville gives 19 percent of its undesignated receipts to the Cooperative Program with an additional 3 percent to the local association, Caldwell-Lyon Baptist Association, and other missions support, making a combined total of nearly 25 percent of offering receipts going to missions causes.

This “culture of missions,” as director of missions Rick Reeder deemed it, is no new thing to the church. The Western Kentucky church that averages 200 on Sundays has done this for 41 years, surpassing the $1 million contributed to CP mark years ago. Through the generosity of its members, Eddyville has sustained this level of giving. Continue reading “‘Cooperative Program is a God-thing’: West Kentucky church gives nearly 25 percent to missions”