New JournalThe publication of a new journal under the editorial leadership of Dr. John Armstrong has recently been announced. Reformation and Revival will be published quarterly beginning in January 1992. Its purpose is to "encourage reformation in local Christian churches" and to "promote the cause of revival and spiritual awakening internationally." For subscription information write Reformation and Revival Ministries, Box 88216, Carol Stream, IL 60188.
1991 Southern Baptist Founders Conference HeldThe 1991 Southern Baptist Founders Conference convened for the first time on the campus of Samford University in Birmingham, AL, last July 23-26. The facilities at the new venue were excellent. Reid Chapel was the site for the main meetings. The spacious auditorium was more than adequate for the 182 registrants.
Timothy George is Dean of the Beeson Divinity School which is located on the campus. He and his staff were extremely helpful in assuring that our transition to a new location went as smoothly as possible.
The focus of the conference was upon "A Savior Who Is Christ the Lord." Geoff Thomas from Wales preached three times on the personality of Jesus, bringing to light challenging and encouraging aspects of the Savior's humanness. These messages were particularly applicable to pastors, who were exhorted to make God's incarnational ministry through His Son a pattern for their own ministries. The other sermons and papers served to keep the conference balanced with doctrinal strength and devotional life. Tapes may be secured from Sound Word Associates, Box 2035, Michigan City, IA 46360.
MIssionaries Arrive in UkraineSteve and Marilyn Haines, missionaries under the Foreign Mission Board, have arrived at their new assignment in Ukraine, Soviet Union. Steve's responsibilities include establishing a theological training center for Ukranian Baptists. They may receive correspondence at the following address: Dr. Steve & Marilyn Haines * do Paul Thibodeaux * Eastern Europe Division, FMB * Dommayergasse 7/16 * A-1l30 Vienna, AUSTRIA.
Gates Resigns from Planning CommitteeMr. R. F. Gates has resigned his position as a member of the Southern Baptist Founders Conference planning committee. Scheduling difficulties which arise from his itinerant ministry led to the decision. His preaching ministry continues to have a wide usefulness in local churches and Bible conferences. The committee which he leaves is thankful to the Lord for his faithful service through the years and looks forward to his continued participation in future conferences. He may be contacted for special meetings at P. O. Box 52101, Shreveport, LA, 71135.