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  • Churches eager to evangelize, but distractions abound

    April 25 2019 by Aaron Earls, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Churches eager to evangelize, but distractions abound

    Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus and are praying for opportunities to share their faith. But a new study shows most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months. The 2019...

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  • Supreme Court to rule on LGBT rights

    April 25 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Supreme Court to rule on LGBT rights

    The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to consider in its next term whether non-discrimination protections in federal workplace law cover people who identify as gay or transgender. The high court announced April 22 it would review appeals in three...

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  • ‘Love One Another’ nationwide prayer plea May 2

    April 25 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Love One Another’ nationwide prayer plea May 2

    Aligning American culture with God’s commandment to love one another is the vision of the 2019 National Day of Prayer (NDP) May 2, an annual event organizers say impacted perhaps 510 million people in 2018. Neither society nor the church are...

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  • Sri Lanka bombings fueled by ‘conflict of ideas’

    April 25 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sri Lanka bombings fueled by ‘conflict of ideas’

    As Sri Lanka continues to mourn at least 359 people who died in Easter attacks against Christians, a Southern Baptist seminary professor has called believers to consider the “conflict of ideas” behind the bombings. Meanwhile, the...

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  • Denton Lotz, former BWA general secretary, dies

    April 25 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Denton Lotz, former BWA general secretary, dies

    Denton Lotz, general secretary emeritus of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), died April 23 at his home in Forestdale, Mass., at age 80. Lotz led the BWA from 1988 until his retirement in 2007; he joined the staff in 1980 as director of evangelism...

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  • ‘50 Reasons’ campaign urges #SBC19 attendance

    April 24 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘50 Reasons’ campaign urges #SBC19 attendance

    A “50 Reasons” promotional campaign launching April 22 will unveil unique reasons to attend the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Birmingham. SBC Executive Committee President-elect Ronnie Floyd is spearheading &ldquo...

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  • NOBTS adds 3 new degrees, 3 professors

    April 24 2019 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    NOBTS adds 3 new degrees, 3 professors

    New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) trustees approved three new degrees and curriculum updates for Leavell College and elected new faculty members during their spring meeting April 17. Trustees also received updates on the seminary...

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  • Chitwood urges Great Commission faithfulness

    April 24 2019 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Chitwood urges Great Commission faithfulness

    A glorious vision of people from all nations worshiping God should inspire all ministry and mission, says Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board. Chitwood spoke during The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s chapel...

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