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Baptist Decision/ A Resource Guide
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News articles
2002
• Sign BF&M or don't return to field, furloughing missionaries told by IMB (10/21/02)
• Missions network, record budget to command convention spotlight (10/21/02)
• Mission board offers compromise on covenant agreement with BGCT (10/14/02)
• Missiologists affirmBGCT network (10/7/02)
• Executive Board removes BF&M reference from agreement with SBC (9/30/02)
• World missions network wins favor with BGCT Executive Board members (9/30/02)
• SBC will allow two state conventions in Texas & Virginia but not Missouri (9/23/02)
• Couple reportedly rejected by IMB because their pastor is a woman (9/16/02)
• SBTC has more than it can spend (9/16/02)
• NAMB president & BGCT see two situations differently (9/16/02)
• SBC leaders critique BGCT's missions and budget plans (9/16/02)
• Southwestern faculty affirm BF&M in formal ceremony (9/9/02)
• BGCT study calls for no relationship change with SBC (9/9/02)
• BGCT proposes budget growth to $50.9 million (9/9/02)
• Wade urges moving 'beyond this fight' with giving form changes (9/9/02)
• New worldwide missions network proposed by BGCT study committee (9/9/02)
• Gifts to CBF increase for the year but fail to meet budget allocations (8/26/02)
• New cooperative agreement clarifies BGCT and SBC's joint mission work (8/26/02)
• IMB trustees appoint 79, receive 53 resignations; 12 cite BF&M (8/19/02)
• CBF official offered to quit after plagiarism reported (8/19/02)
• Missouri convention sues 5 agencies (8/19/02)
• D.C. convention 'not for sale,' leader says in response to NAMB (8/19/02)
• Rankin letter explains BF&M request, compares it to averting terrorism (8/12/02)
• CBF officials comment on plagiarism (7/29/02)
• BWA considers granting recognition to CBF; SBC leaders oppose action (7/22/02)
• Texas WMU creates network to serve those outside BGCT (7/15/02)
• SBC will defund D.C. convention; new convention loyal to SBC likely (7/15/02)
• BGCT listening sessions hear appeal for networking churches on mission (7/15/02)
• Graham discusses the future of SBC & Texas Baptists (6/17/02)
• Graham and Pressler elected to SBC leadership; Porter out after 25 years (6/17/02)
• Southwestern provost will continue as theology dean; other changes made (6/10/02)
• Spanish pastor commends Texas Partnerships approach (6/3/02)
• How the IMB has used the Baptist Faith & Message (6/3/02)
• Two more missionaries explain why they won't sign (6/3/02)
• 'Overwhelming majority' will sign BF&M affirmation (6/3/02)
• Texas missionary's criticism of SBC magazine factored in BF&M mandate (6/3/02)
• Historian traces roots and modern influence of Baptist-style Calvinism (5/27/02)
• Virginia Baptists approve new vision (5/20/02)
• One who won't sign (5/20/02)
• Hall: BGCT funds missions as churches direct (5/20/02)
• Missouri agencies dispute MBC's legal opinion (5/13/02)
• BGCT's missionary transition initiative may take two years, leaders prdict (5/6/02)
• Baptist Convention of the Americas? Not yet, but maybe, Reynolds says (5/6/02)
• New Missouri convention vows to shun Baptist politics (4/29/02)
• 'Show Me' Baptists trot out legal briefs, new paper, new body (4/22/02)
• Virginia convention's vision calls for appointing 'glocal' missionaries (4/22/02)
• BGCT explores ongoing partnership south of the border (4/22/02)
• Southwestern names 8 new faculty; picks hailed as true conservatives (4/15/02)
• It's 'not enough' to believe every word of the Bible, SBTc leader says (4/8/02)
• BGCT and SBTC both launch new periodicals (4/8/02)
• El Paso missionary recalls Rankin pledged no signing (4/8/02)
• Pressler will be nominated as SBC's 1st vice president at annual meeting (4/1/02)
• Rankin expects most missionaries to sign; trustees commend Rankin (3/25/02)
• D.C. declines to let SBC look over shoulder (3/18/02)
• Chapman appeals for full funding of SBC (3/11/02)
• BGCT 'manufacturing a crisis,' IMB leader says (3/11/02)
• Has IMB changed requirements? Past and present leaders disagree (3/11/02)
• CBF doesn't plan to pick up IMB missionaries, Vestal says (3/4/02)
• 'Cease & desist' from harming states, SBC leaders admonished (3/4/02)
• BGCT Executive Board approves chaplains board (3/4/02)
• BGCT establishes transitional fund for IMB missionaries who won't sign (3/4/02)
• Texas WMU board appeals to 3 SBC leaders (2/25/02)
• Mainstream speakers 'disturbed' by SBC (2/25/02)
• SBC authorizes committee to study funding issues (2/25/02)
• Texas Baptist Men board deliberates relationship to alternative convention (2/25/02)
• BGCT committee wants to hear from missionaries (2/25/02)
• Baptist Faith & Message 'not a litmus test' for missionaries, Rankin says (2/18/02)
• SB C official defends Chapman's letter to Texas churches (2/18/02)
• SBC to cease endorsing ordained female chaplains (2/18/02)
• Graham likely nominee for SBC presidency in June (2/11/02)
• What's in a name for Missouri Baptists (2/11/02)
• New Missouri convention will go on despite shunning by SBC official (2/11/02)
• Churches leave association due to Baptist Faith & Message requirement (2/11/02)
• SBC won't take money from new Missouri group (2/4/02)
• Rankin reverses course; IMB missionaries must sign (2/4/02)
• 'Show Me' state Baptists preparing a second act for convention drama (1/28/02)
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News Articles 2001
• D.C. convention says its autonomy threatened by NAMB's demands (12/17/01)
• Trustee chairman says dean's removal was warranted (12/17/01)
• Hemphill reassigns theology dean as trustees seek more faculty change (12/10/01)
• Rival state convention draws heavily from East Texas (12/3/01)
• Pressler's 'A Hill on Which to Die' mailed to all convention pastors (12/3/01)
• Baptist Standard board warns of BP's reliability (11/12/01)
• SBTC celebrates growth, commends Baptist Press (11/5/01)
• Missouri requires affiliation with SBC, escrows funding for five institutions (11/5/01)
• Messengers affirm Adopted Budget, not 2000 Baptist Faith & Message (11/5/01)
• Park Cities pastor defends Buckner (10/29/01)
• Word & Way newspaper becomes fifth Missouri agency to change its charter (10/29/01)
• Rankin defends IMB against description by Parks (10/22/01)
• IMB regional leader asks missionaries to sign BF&M (10/22/01)
• BGCT still ranks on top in total gifts to SBC causes (10/22/01)
• Missourian's influence reaches N.C. (10/15/01)
• Missouri executive resigns, signaling convention's turn (10/15/01)
• Georgia executive threatens to 'shut down' women's meeting (10/15/01)
• SBTC leaders insist they're not recruiting (10/8/01)
• Buckner president calls SBTC and BP attack 'public relations terrorism' (10/8/01)
• Comparison of BGCT & SBTC budgets (10/1/01)
• Executive Board approves decreased BGCT budget (10/1/01)
• Executive board tables motion requiring statement on inerrancy (10/1/01)
• Southwestern theology school experiencing faculty turnover (9/24/01)
• One Missouri committee backs down on controversial recommendations (9/24/01)
• IMB trustees extend BF&M policy (9/17/010)
• Administrative Committee simplifies church giving form to 2 categories (9/17/01)
• Baptist Press wrong again on BGCT gifts to seminaries (9/10/01)
• Missouri onvention in turmoil as committees make sweeping change (8/20/01)
• Three NAMB administrators leave due to BF&M (8/13/01)
• 728 Texans went to New Orleans (8/6/01)
• Texas trustee of IMB sent to prison for fraud (8/6/01)
• Shurden examines CBF's "decade of destiny" (7/30/01)
• BF&M cited in crusade to oust Florida church (7/30/01)
• Texas Baptists Committed to focus on prayer, missions (7/30/01)

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• Will the real fundamentalists please stand up? (7/23/01)
• Criswell College becomes first institution of SBTC (7/9/01)
• BP story inaccurate about Texas funds for seminaries
• Carter calls on "traditional" Baptists to move on (7/9/01)
• Merritt re-elected SBC president, defends convention's course (6/18/01)
• SBC turns back three tries to amend 2000 BF&M (6/18/01)
• Kentucky readies for showdown (6/4/01)
• Ad series seeks to correct record (6/4/01)
• Misions study gets favorable reception (5/28/01)
• Texas native resigns as IMB regional leader (5/28/01
• BGCT leaders denounce Baptist Press report
• Guidelines of Missouri nominating committee questioned (5/21/01)
• Two SBC leaders respond to report (5/21/01)
• Paper identitifies two Southwestern professors who son't sign (5/7/01)
• Eight of 11 SBC nomines are from SBTC (5/7/01)
• Baptist Press speculation proved innaccurate (5/7/01)
• Study Committee urges new negotiations with NAMB (5/7/01)
• BGCT missions study committee recommends modest changes (5/7/01)
• Answers to commonly asked questions about the BGCT (4/30/01)
• Church members given fraudulent facts (4/30/01)
• Southern Baptists of Texas lists affiliated churches (4/30/01)
• BGCT says churches misled by lies and distortions (4/30/01)
• First-quarter Cooperative Program giving in Texas shows mixed report (4/16/01)
• Texas seminaries still waiting for new funds as churches ponder choices (4/16/01)
• Annuity Board won't serve churches breaking ties with SBC (3/19/01)
• BGCT grew in 2000, despite loss of some churches (3/12/01)
• Southwestern approves budget with no projected lost funds from Texas (3/12/01)
• Two Southwestern faculty holding out on signing faith statement (3/12/01)
• BGCT committee won't recommend change in Texas funding for International Mission Board (3/5/01)
• CBF participants to vote on creating more specific membership policies (3/5/01)
• Faith statement not creedal, Hemphill says (2/26/01)
• "Hold the Baptist vision high," Wade tells Mainstream group (2/12/01)
• Mainstream Baptists taking shape as national network (2/12/01)
• Alternative convention wants ties to BGCT agencies (2/12/01)
• BGCT treasurer stands by statements (2/5/01)
• SBC appeals to churches to bypass BGCT-approved budget (1/29/01)
• IMB missionaries required to accept, but not sign, • Baptist Faith & Message (1/29/01)
• Southwestern Seminary profs almost finished signing Baptist Faith & Message (1/15/01)
• Texas Baptists Committed urges BGCT to divest income from SBC (1/15/01)
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News Articles 2000
• International Mission Board told not to worry about Texas (12/4/00)
• New cooperative giving options outlined (11/27/00)
• New state group tightens relationship to SBC (11/20/00)
• Complete coverage of the 2000 BGCT annual session in Corpus Christi (11/6/00)
• Numbers show Texas leaders continue to support SBC missions (10/30/00)
• 1995 memo notes SBC leaders' concern about Texas (10/30/00)
• Jimmy Carter "can no longer be associated" with SBC (10/30/00)
• Chapman and Wade differ over breakdown of last-minute talks (10/16/00)
• Golden Gate Seminary plans budget cut, blames BGCT (10/16/00)
• Integrity Committee assails SBC mailing & website (10/9/00)
• Ken Hemphill urges students to be messengers to BGCT, vote (10/9/00)
• International Mission Board trustees oppose BGCT proposal (10/9/00)
• Baylor University regents applaud BGCT proposals (10/2/00)
• Committee Chairman Bob Campbell calls claims against Texas study "ludicrous" (10/2/00)
• BGCT Executive Board approves budget changes (10/2/00)
• SBC Executive Committee responds to BGCT proposal (9/25/00)
• Directors of missions meet SBC leaders at Southwestern Seminary and plead for unity (9/25/00)
• Texas ministries need the support that could result from redirecting funds (9/25/00)
• SBC leaders say Texas can't change funding plan without destroying the Cooperative Program--and a package of stories regarding the BGCT funding-change proposal (9/18/00)
• Baptist Faith & Message "non-negotiable" at SBC seminaries (9/4/00)
• Vestal disputes Baptist Press reports, says Cooperative Baptist Fellowship never has supported homosexuality (7/31/00)
• Some question whether words put back in Baptist Faith & Message mean the same thing (7/17/00)
• SBC headed toward creedalism, Wade says, and Texas won't go (6/26/00)
• Baptists have debated creeds & confessions for years (6/26/00)
• Difference between creeds & confessions seen in application (6/26/00)
• What would Jesus do? What does Bible say? -- SBC '00 wrapup (6/19/00)
• SBC declines to create unity committee (6/19/00)
• Revised statement will guide employment (6/19/00)
• Vestal rebuts SBC language on women (6/12/00)
• Baptist Faith & Message changes touch on Bible, gender, sexuality (5/22/00)
• Wade and others from BGCT meet with SBC leadership in Fort Worth (4/17/00)
• Mohler criticizes Mullins' influence and doctrine of soul competency (4/17/00)
• … and nothing but the truth: A package of stories that examines the literature campaign aimed at maligning BGCT leadership (2/23/00)

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Speeches: Texts
• Charles Wade addresses the 2000 BGCT annual session in Corpus Christi (11/13/00)
• Bill Hendricks, former professor of theology at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, delivers an essay on Baptist faith and practice (7/31/00)
• Jim Denison, pastor of Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, proposes how to end the Baptist battles (7/31/00)
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Speeches: Audio
• Three leaders -- Charles Wade, Clyde Glazener and Jim Denison -- address the 2000 Baptist General Convention of Texas annual session in Corpus Christi (10/30-31/00)
• Jeane Law, immediate past president of Woman's Missionary Union of Texas, discusses missions needs with the BGCT Executive Board
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Speeches: Video
• Two Texas Baptists -- Charles Wade and Anthony Sisemore -- speak from the floor of the 2000 SBC annual meeting regarding the revised Baptist Faith & Message.
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Reports

• Missions Review & Initiatives Committee (9/2/02)
• Report of the Mission-sending Agencies Study Committee to the BGCT Executive Board (5/7/01)
• Seminary study report available for download as a pdf file.
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Other Resources

Where your money goes -- chart (4/29/02)
What's the difference between the BGCT & the SBTC? -- chart (2/11/02)
Comparison of SBC receipts for fiscal year 2000-01--chart (10/22/01)
• Analysis of the Baptist Faith & Message 2000 by Russell Dilday (4/30/01)
• 2000 Baptist Faith & Message: A complete text of the document
• Side-by-side comparison of the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message and the amended 1963 BF&M and the 1925 BF&M
• States relate to BF&M: A chart detailing state convention actions regarding the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message (11/27/00)
• Giving Q&A: Commonly asked questions regarding the BGCT's new giving option (11/27/00)
• Where the money goes: A chart detailing the "Texas preferred" BGCT Cooperative Program budget, approved at the 2000 BGCT annual session (9/18/00)
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Editorials & Columns
2002

• TOGETHER: Network can enable mission action (10/7/02)
• BGCT's actions preserve stability as SBC drifts away (10/7/02)
• Baptist newspaper's role commonly misunderstood (8/26/02)
• Some images of St. Louis convention will remain (6/17/02)
• A bad report card does not signal a failing grade (4/15/02)
• Historic Baptist freedom imperiled on multiple fronts (3/4/02)
• Look in your heart & practice missionary empathy (2/25/02)
• When will BGCT money no longer be good enough? (2/18/02)
• Baptists deserve decisions based on fact, not fallacy (2/4/02)
• Missionaries will agonize: Conscience vs. continuation (2/4/02)
• Seminary Study Committee report 'true and accurate,' by Bob Campbell (1/7/02)
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Editorials & Columns 2001
• Hiring, demotion turn up the heat at Southwestern (12/10/01)
• Ultimately, the BGCT's contribution form is just a form (11/12/01)
• Will annual session mark new chapter in BGCT history (11/5/01)
• Holding widows & orphans hostage (10/8/01)
• Why we can't shut up and go away (9/3/01)
• Editorial: Covenant could cut confusion (8/27/01)
• A flawed commentary, by Kenneth Keathley (7/23/01)
• A confusing state of affairs, by Mike Clingenpeel (7/9/01)
• Editorial: Issues unite, positions divide SBC (6/18/01)
• Editorial: Your SBC contributions at work (6/4/01)
• Editorial: Find truth under swirling shells (5/21/01)
• What -- or who -- is the BGCT? (4/30/01)
• Churches' decisions unfold slowly (4/16/01)
• Baptists protect both their "children": truth & liberty (4/16/01)
• Christians need to keep talking (4/2/01)
• We must worship only one God (3/5/01)
• God is blessing Texas Baptists; be sure to get the facts (2/26/01)
• Like it or not, fire must be reported (2/19/01)
• Sheep-stealing and cattle-rustling (2/12/01)
• Is it worth the struggle to maintain Baptist identity? (1/15/01)
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Editorials & Columns 2000
• BGCT giving form to respect church freedom (11/27/00)
• Churches "vote" on BGCT ministries (11/20/00)
• Texans have not "dismantled" the Cooperative Program (11/13/00)
• Annual session leads Texas Baptists to go forward (11/6/00)
• Decision made; history awaits (11/6/00)
• Whatever happens, love for Jesus compels Baptists (10/30/00)
• Ask God to bring Texas Baptists revival out of distress (10/23/00)
• Churches can "deal with this issue" (10/23/00)
• Virtues describe "the heart" of Texas Baptists' identity (10/16/00)
• Lose-lose trap threatens Texans (10/16/00)
• Ask God to bring Baptists a dose of "more sense" (10/9/00)
• Pray, pay attention as crucial decisions are made (10/2/00)
• Be a Baptist: Study issues and vote (10/2/00)
• Texas Baptists face options regarding difficult issues (9/25/00)
• Mission needs worthy of spotlight (9/25/00)
• Seek God's leadership concerning Baptist options (9/18/00)
• Look past sadness toward hope (9/18/00)
• Texas convention targeted by Southern Baptist leaders (9/11/00)
• False choices trap Baptists in corner (9/11/00)
• Constitution directs Texas Baptists to work together (8/14/00)
• Lessons from Paul and Barnabas (8/14/00)
• Investment in Texas mission field yields eternal rewards (8/7/00)
• Budget reflects matters of the heart (8/7/00)
• "Will the BGCT split from the SBC?" (7/10/00)
• Jesus is the standard by which we interpret Scripture (6/26/00)
• Seek to preserve true, abiding Baptist principles (6/19/00)
• Debate distills decades of division (6/19/00)
• Doctrines of Baptist identity not included in proposal (6/12/00)
• Proposal may widen Baptist divide (5/29/00)
• Do we need slaves and a pope? (4/17/00)

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