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  • Jim Slack’s ‘Hello, World!’ now heard in eternity

    November 20 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Jim Slack’s ‘Hello, World!’ now heard in eternity

    “Hello, World!” was Jim Slack’s enthusiastic greeting to coworkers and his exclamation whenever he learned something new. His “Hello World!” also reached the ends of the earth. An unassuming man always in good humor, Slack became one of Southern Baptists’ most influential missiologists during a 50-year career with the International Mission Board (IMB).

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  • KBC names Woods, Donnell co-interim executive directors

    November 20 2018 by Roger Alford, Kentucky Today | with 0 comments
    KBC names Woods, Donnell co-interim executive directors

    Two top assistants to outgoing Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) Executive Director Paul Chitwood will serve together as interim leaders of the organization while a search committee works to find his replacement. Chitwood was selected as the new president of the International Mission Board (IMB) Nov. 15.

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  • N.C. pastors ‘stand under God’s Word’

    November 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    N.C. pastors ‘stand under God’s Word’

    Clint Pressley, pastor of Hickory Grove Baptist Church in Charlotte, N.C., opened the 2018 N.C. Pastors’ Conference (NCPC) by encouraging attendees to use the time for rest and renewal as they take some time away from daily ministry. “Let’s you and I together stand under God’s Word and allow it to minister to us and speak to us,” …

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  • Children’s Homes thanks Baptists for ‘faithful friendship’

    November 20 2018 by Blake Ragsdale, BCH Communications | with 0 comments
    Children’s Homes thanks Baptists for ‘faithful friendship’

    The audience at the Nov. 5 general session of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting grew silent as lights dimmed. A pulsating sound of a heartbeat broke the silence becoming louder and louder, reverberating across the darkened room.

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  • Southern Baptists of Texas celebrate 20th anniversary

    The 20th anniversary of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) drew more than 1,300 Southern Baptists, including 1,027 messengers, to the SBTC’s annual meeting. The theme for the milestone anniversary, “Entrusted:  A Gospel Legacy for the Coming Generations,” came from 2 Timothy 2:2 and opened each session as pastors and denominational leaders preached from 2 Timothy 2-4.

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  • Chitwood as IMB pursued: ‘OK Lord, I hear You’

    November 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Chitwood as IMB pursued: ‘OK Lord, I hear You’

    During the International Mission Board’s (IMB) presidential search process, Paul Chitwood knew departing from his role as executive director of the Kentucky Baptist Convention (KBC) would be difficult. But he couldn’t get away from Jesus’ words in Mark 10:29 about leaving “house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children” for “the sake of the gospel.”

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  • Evangelical Theological Society elects Mohler as VP

    November 19 2018 by SBTS Staff | with 0 comments
    Evangelical Theological Society elects Mohler as VP

    R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been elected as vice president of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), effective immediately following this year’s Nov. 13-15 annual meeting in Denver. Mohler was elected as vice president with no objections from fellow scholars at the 70th annual ETS meeting. He is the third representative in the last 15 years …

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  • California’s Camp Fire: ‘It never turned daylight’

    November 19 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    California’s Camp Fire: ‘It never turned daylight’

    Members of Paradise Ridge Southern Baptist Church have asked Pastor Bob Sorensen if they will continue to have a church but not because their building is gone. They ask because the Camp Fire destroyed much of their community. “We’ve had disasters before, and we thought we would be able to just go back,” Sorensen said.

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