At the End of his Presidency, Fred Luter Fires Up the Southern Baptist Convention; Reminds Them that They Have a Charge to Keep

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Fred Luter may have only one more day as the president of the Southern Baptist Convention, but his revival message on Tuesday evening is one that is unlikely to be forgotten any time soon. Preaching from Psalm 80 where the children of Israel ‘had gone wrong’ in their relationship with God, Luter spoke of how America has gone wrong with God as well. He said that the only way revival will come to America is through the church, and challenged those attending the annual meeting and watching online to pray, repent, and be remorseful over sin. Continue reading

New Book Released Highlighting the Leadership of the First Black President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Fred Luter

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ATLANTA, GA, (June 10, 2014) – As the annual Southern Baptist Convention event is underway in Baltimore, MD, many Christians are reflecting on the leadership legacy of the first black SBC president, Pastor Fred Luter, as he passes the baton to newly elected SBC president, Pastor Ronnie Floyd. After being elected president in June 2012, Luter made it his business to shine the light on the Gospel and ensure that churches and Christians alike keep their focus on Jesus Christ. Continue reading

Mat Staver Testifies Before Congress on Religious Liberty

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Today Mat Staver will testify before the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice regarding the state of religious liberty in the United States. The 2:00 hearing will be held in 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. You can view the live stream of today’s subcommittee hearing at 2:00 here or view the archived video after the hearing. All of these links are available at the Judiciary website under Multimedia, “Live and Archived Webcasts.” Staver is Dean and Professor of Law at Liberty University School of Law and Founder & Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

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Christian Groups Clash with Secular Colleges; Campuses Don’t Want Christian Students to Study the Bible, Pray, Worship, Choose Their Own Leaders, or Prevent Homosexuals from Joining

Esther Nunoo, a freshman, and Robert Gregory, a volunteer, at a Bible study at the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship, which the college will no longer recognize. (Credit: Katherine Taylor for The New York Times)

Esther Nunoo, a freshman, and Robert Gregory, a volunteer, at a Bible study at the Bowdoin Christian Fellowship, which the college will no longer recognize. (Credit: Katherine Taylor for The New York Times)

For 40 years, evangelicals at Bowdoin College have gathered periodically to study the Bible together, to pray and to worship. They are a tiny minority on the liberal arts college campus, but they have been a part of the school’s community, gathering in the chapel, the dining center, the dorms. Continue reading

Donald Sterling Decides to Pursue $1 Billion Lawsuit Against NBA, Withdraws His Support for Sale of Clippers

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game between the Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles.

FILE – In this Dec. 19, 2011, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling looks on during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game between the Clippers and the Los Angeles Lakers in Los Angeles.

In a reversal, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling will pursue a $1 billion federal lawsuit against the NBA and commissioner Adam Silver, and withdraw his support for the sale of the team negotiated by his wife.

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Tyler Perry Reflects on Maya Angelou and the Celebration of Her Life

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Hey Guys,

At Dr. Maya Angelou’s memorial service, First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech blew my mind. Oprah’s words were phenomenal. Ms. Tyson‘s reflections were heartwarming. Lee Ann Womack sang my favorite song, “I Hope You Dance”. Valerie Simpson made me want to shout for joy. But it was something that former President Bill Clinton said that shook something in me. He was talking about her life and all that she had done. All of her books, poems and accolades. She worked with civil rights giants including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He went on and on and then he said, “On her 40th birthday Dr. King was assassinated.” I thought, to myself, “Dear God, she had done all of that by 40.”

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