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May 6, 2015

SBC to gather in Columbus, pray for revival

May 5, 2015 by BR staff
The 2015 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 16-17 in a city named after the famous explorer: Columbus, Ohio.

Church history's mothers 'sang the truth'

May 5, 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press
“Some of Christian history’s greatest preachers ... owe the first fruits of their ministries ... to the faithful prayers of their godly mothers,” said Christian George.

SCOTUS decision could threaten seminaries

May 4, 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press
Southern Baptist seminary leaders are expressing concern that nationwide legalization of gay marriage could lead to the removal of their tax-exempt status.

Houston equal rights ordinance now on appeal

May 5, 2015 by Baptist Press staff
The push for a referendum on the Houston Equal Rights Ordinance has moved into appeals court, continuing the battle over sexual orientation and gender identity ...

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Seth Brown
Seth Brown
BR Content Editor

Important news for your family, church and nation

The Biblical Recorder’s editor, Allan Blume, is taking a deserved vacation this week. So, in his absence, it is my privilege to introduce you to some of our top stories, along with his helpful editorial, “Will freedom of religion prevail?

Don’t forget about Mother’s Day on Sun., May 10. Many Christians know about the long line of men in church history that boldly proclaimed the Word of God, but have you heard about their godly mothers who “sang the truth of Christ?” Read also the touching reflections of an adoptive mother.
Important announcements keep rolling in about this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting. The yearly event is a vital part of the life of our denomination. Take a look at the detailed schedule here. Read about the latest nominations to the Executive Committee, four SBC boards and other committees in this story.
Take a look at Chris Schofield’s encouragement from the history of the National Day of Prayer, which is Thurs., May 7.
The U.S. Supreme Court is still the focus of much discussion, and rightly so. The high court’s decision expected this summer could have a large impact on confessional, tax-exempt institutions like our very own Southern Baptist seminaries. Read about the possible implications in this story
Stay tuned to BRnow.org for news stories and commentary on this upcoming, momentous decision in the life of our nation.

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