Throughout much of the book of Judges a consistent pattern emerges: the Israelites disobey God, find themselves oppressed for many years, a judge arises to bring peace for a few decades, and then they start the cycle all over.
As the Missouri Baptist Convention met for its annual meeting in Branson, Missouri,messengers were met with anonymous attack filers, public airing of disagreements in convention speeches, and implicit legal threats, continuing a nearly-yearlong controversy regarding a professor fired by Southwest Baptist University.
A former Southern Baptist state convention leader claims the separation of church and state does not shield religious organizations from lawsuits over actions that would be illegal if committed by a secular business in a case before the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Legal wrangling between the Missouri Baptist Convention and four formerly affiliated agencies will continue. But in a report to messengers to the convention’s annual meeting, officials said they believe that “at
OSAGE BEACH -- Messengers to the 177th Missouri Baptist Convention remained quiet about ongoing litigation between the MBC and three formerly affiliated institutions. Following the report of the Agency Restoration Group on Nov. 1, no one responded with questions or brought a
Cole County Circuit Court Judge Paul Wilson set two hearings to try to move a step closer to ending a nearly eight-year-long legal battle between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five formerly affiliated entities.
Historic events, such as the Baptist Border Crossing, mission involvement, including several new partnerships, and another year of litigation between the Missouri Baptist Convention and five formerly affiliated institutions characterized 2009. Word&Way looks back at the year's highlights.