April 9, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/9/13)—Mission Summit 2013: An American Baptist Biennial Gathering will be held in Overland Park/Kansas City, Kansas, from June 21-23, 2013, at the Overland Park Convention Center. A number of pre-biennial events will also take place, beginning on June 17, 2013. Media Correspondents for the event are asked to register with American Baptist Churches USA by Friday, June 7, 2013.
American Baptist biennial events are held every two years in different locations...
April 8, 2013
- The reflection below was written by Molly T. Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kansas. It wasoriginally posted on her blog during a trip to Myanmar (Burma) on March 16, 2013.The Baptists in Myanmar are in high gear preparing to host thousands to celebrate the two hundred year impact of the arrival of the Judsons in...
April 5, 2013
The reflection below was written by Dr. C. Jeff Woods, associate general secretary for Regional Ministries, American Baptist Churches USA. Woods was given an opportunity to teach research design at the Myanmar Institute of Theology in March 2013.
I have always embraced our ABC “teaching others to fish” philosophy, but never had the opportunity to embrace it internationally until now.
I recognize that not everyone shares my love for research,...
The reflection below was written by Lorna Hansen, member of Court Street Baptist Church in Auburn, Maine. 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....
April 4, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/4/13)—Born into the warrior culture of a military family, Daniel Buttry’s Christian faith led him to become a nonviolent activist. “Peace Warrior” provides an inside, firsthand look at peace training, nonviolent struggle, and mediation in conflict zones around the world. Buttry is Global Consultant for Peace and Refuge for American Baptist International Ministries (IM).
Buttry reveals the stories behind news headlines of conflicts or peace...
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/4/13)—Adoniram and Ann Judson arrived in Burma in 1813 and dedicated their lives to making God’s love and salvation known in this distant land.
Today, American Baptist International Ministries (IM) missionaries Duane and Marcia Binkley serve the descendants of early Burma Christian converts here in the United States and also in Thailand.
“Nearly 100,000 ethnic Burma refugees have legally immigrated to the U.S. in recent years,” according to Florence Li...
April 2, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 4/2/13)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) continues its gun violence prevention advocacy efforts through sponsorship of and participation in recent events.
ABHMS was a sponsor of the March 25 event in Des Moines, Iowa, in which a diverse coalition of Iowa clergy, people of faith, elected officials and concerned citizens gathered at the Cathedral Church of St. Paul and marched to the state capitol. The group participated in an interfaith prayer...
March 31, 2013
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 forgiveness; every time we experience grace through another; every time we turn from selfishness to self-giving; and every time we reject...
March 28, 2013
VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 3/28/13)—American Baptist Home Mission Societies (ABHMS) encourages American Baptists to participate in “Faith Advocacy Day and Rally for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” 8 am-5 pm on Wednesday, April 10, in Washington, D.C.
The schedule is as follows:
8 am registration and breakfast at the United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE;
8:30 am advocacy training;
9:30 am meet in delegations to plan advocacy visits;