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Cover_inlineJanuary/February Baptist Bulletin: “Understanding Islam”

If you aren’t reading the Baptist Bulletin, now is the time to begin! (Subscribe now.) As Islam-related stories permeate our news, the Baptist Bulletin features its cover story, “Understanding Islam,” by managing editor David Gunn. In light of  our Lord’s Great Commission challenge, the article introduces Islamic history and theology.

Check out the following articles in the print edition:

  • “Understanding Islam” An overview and evaluation of Islamic history, beliefs, and practices by David Gunn
  • “The Supremacy of Preaching” Calling for renewed commitment to the ministry of preaching by James P. Balson Jr.
  • “Get Connected” GARBC Annual Conference 2015
  • “Preparing for the Future” The Council of Eighteen Meets
  • “Now Available: RBP Adult Curriculum in Spanish” A valuable resource for ministering in today’s multicultural environment
  • “Leaving a Legacy When a Church Closes Its Doors” A California church honors God and enables further ministry even in the midst of closure by Melissa Meyer
  • “Valiant for the Truth” Communicating Regular Baptist heritage from the pulpit by David Gunn
  • “Monthlong Trip Casts Vision for Ministry in Asia” The Hindals minister in India, Cambodia, and Malaysia by Chris Hindal

BBplusLaunch-copy-Copy1Digital Edition, available by subscription:

  • “Why I Am a Regular Baptist” by Myron Houghton
  • “You Can’t Out-Give God . . . but You Should Try” by Sam Farlow
  • “Eugene Matlock (1952–2014)”
  • Photo Feature: “Council of Eighteen Meetings 2014” by Darrell Goemaat
  • Ministry Toolbox
  • Pastors: “Leading through Change”
  • Women: “Planning a Ladies’ Luncheon for Valentine’s Day” by Juanita Purcell
  • Children: “Encouraging Creativity in the Classroom”
  • Family Bible Study
  • “Why Do People Get Wet in Church?” by Cheryl Fawcett and Robert Newman
  • “Why Are They Eating in Church?” by Cheryl Fawcett and Robert Newman
  • Journal Feature
  • “Islamic Eschatology: Implications for Christian Witness” by Warren Larson

Prayer-thumb12015 Men’s Prayer Summit
The Wisconsin Association of Regular Baptist Churches and Berea Baptist Church, Stevens Point, Wis., invite you to attend a Men’s Prayer Summit on Jan. 9 (7 p.m.–9 p.m.) and 10 (8 a.m.–noon). Be refreshed by a time of genuine fellowship, prayer and praise, and Bible teaching. Pastor Earl Swigart will deliver the Word of God. Glean from Pastor Swigart’s years of experience in faithfully serving his Master. Host church for the prayer summit is Berea Baptist Church, 2216 Ellis Street, Stevens Point, WI 54481.

“Metamorphosis” MARBC 2014 Annual Conference Recordings
The Michigan Association of Regular Baptist Churches has recordings available from its 2014 Bible Conference. Visit to access the audio files for the following topics:

  • “The Centrality of Christ” (sessions 1 and 2) by Dr. Gary Gilley
  • “Spiritual Formation” by Dr. Gary Gilley
  • “Biblical Manhood” by Dr. Voddie Baucham
  • “Homosexuality” (sessions 1 and 2) by Dr. Voddie Baucham
  • “Cessationism” by Dr. Gary Gilley