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  • Pew: Religious restrictions spreading globally

    June 25 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pew: Religious restrictions spreading globally

    Religious restrictions continue to spread globally in Pew Research Center’s ninth annual study of laws and social hostilities in 198 countries, although most countries still rank low to moderate on a study scale researchers devised. Less than half of the countries, 42 percent, ranked high or very high on Pew’s scale of restrictions including both …

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  • CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    June 25 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    Panelists on the Cooperative Program (CP) Stage in the exhibit hall prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, discussed a variety of cultural and denominational issues during 20-minute segments live-streamed at talkcp.com. Among topics on the stage were the state of the SBC, abuse in the church, racism …

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  • Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists’ unity

    June 25 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists’ unity

    Engaging the topic of unity within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen moderated a panel discussion during the fourth annual For the Church Regional Conference June 12. More than 1,000 people filled the room to hear a spirited discussion by J.D. Greear, Thom Rainer, Mark Dever, H.B. Charles Jr., …

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  • SBC, church’s role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    June 25 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SBC, church’s role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s current condition and how churches should engage politics were topics of conversation at this year’s 9Marks evening events, June 11-12, in Dallas. Mark Dever moderated both 9Marks events, hosted with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of …

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  • B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    June 25 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    Southern Baptists should take a strong stand against all forms of abuse and fight to create gracious church environments in which abuse victims are heard and loved, panelists said during the Baptist21 luncheon on June 12 in Dallas. More than 1,300 people attended the sold-out event in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the …

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  • Platt underscores Lottie Moon’s urgency for the gospel

    This year’s Southern Baptist Convention marked the 100th anniversary of the naming of the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, International Mission Board President David Platt told more than 1,100 Southern Baptists at the IMB dinner June 11 at the SBC annual meeting in Dallas. Lottie Moon was a single female missionary who served with the Foreign …

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  • Hispanics talk discipleship at LifeWay luncheon

    June 22 2018 by Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Hispanics talk discipleship at LifeWay luncheon

    Nearly 60 Hispanic pastors and leaders gained discipleship insights and resources during a LifeWay Leadership luncheon June 12 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. Craig Featherstone, LifeWay Global vice president, welcomed the group and noted LifeWay’s new centers in Colombia, Peru, Ecuador and Brazil in addition to short-term Bible studies in Spanish.

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  • Filipinos celebrate ministry, need more church planters

    June 22 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipinos celebrate ministry, need more church planters

    The Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America (FSBFNA) met together June 12 at Dallas Metroplex International Church to celebrate ministry accomplishments from the previous year and to worship followed by fellowship over lunch. The meeting was held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas, June 12-13.

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