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  • SBTC staffer Mike Gonzales to be 1st VP nominee

    April 19 2018 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    SBTC staffer Mike Gonzales to be 1st VP nominee

    Mike Gonzales, director of Hispanic ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, will be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Texas pastor Juan Sanchez announced. Gonzales served as a missionary to Spain for 15 years with the International Mission Board (IMB) and later became an IMB trustee.

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  • EC search committee elects officers, requests prayer

    April 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    EC search committee elects officers, requests prayer

    The presidential search committee elected to nominate the next chief executive of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee used its first meeting to select officers and begin laying groundwork in prayer to receive recommendations. “In a few weeks we will be releasing an email address through which we will be receiving recommendations,” said Steve Swofford.

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  • Personal touch drives churchgoer giving, study shows

    April 19 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Personal touch drives churchgoer giving, study shows

    When it comes to charity, a personal touch works 10 times better than Facebook – at least for churchgoers. A new report from LifeWay Research found more than half of Protestant churchgoers say a personal connection inspired them to give money to a charity for the first time.

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  • Video games studied in new theological framework

    April 19 2018 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    Video games studied in new theological framework

    Matt Millsap admits he made up the word “theoludology” for his doctoral dissertation in systematic theology. Broken up into its roots, his dissertation topic becomes clearer. “Theo-” and “-ology” are clear enough. “Ludo” is the Latin root for “game” or “play.” Mashed together, it is thinking about video games from a theological point of view.

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  • Army chaplain fights charge of unlawful discrimination

    April 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Army chaplain fights charge of unlawful discrimination

    Southern Baptist chaplain Jerry Scott Squires is fighting a U.S. Army investigator’s charge of unlawful discrimination for refusing to preside over a marriage retreat including same-sex couples. Squires followed federal law and Army chaplaincy protocol when he rescheduled a Strong Bonds marriage retreat in order to involve a non-Southern Baptist Convention chaplain.

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  • SBC called ‘force multiplier’ for local churches

    April 18 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    SBC called ‘force multiplier’ for local churches

    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) is a “force multiplier” for local churches, noted Mark Dever during a public conversation with R. Albert Mohler Jr. “As a gospel Christian who wants to see the gospel taken to the ends of the earth, I think the SBC is a force multiplier,” Dever explained.

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  • TRUSTEES: NOBTS announces multiethnic initiative

    April 18 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: NOBTS announces multiethnic initiative

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced a multiethnic initiative designed to diversify the seminary community and a tuition cap plan during its spring trustee meeting. Trustees approved a $23.4 million dollar budget, four new master of arts in missiology specializations, new undergraduate training sites and faculty promotions.

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  • Nebraska, Tennessee defund Planned Parenthood

    April 18 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Nebraska, Tennessee defund Planned Parenthood

    Nebraska and Tennessee this month joined more than a dozen states that have cut funding for abortion providers like Planned Parenthood, a pro-life campaign that has seen mixed results. Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts approved a budget that prohibits Title X funding from going to abortion providers.

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