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  • ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    June 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ERLC helps lead call for justice reform

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity has joined with Prison Fellowship and other organizations in an appeal to Christians to work for a “fair and redemptive” justice system in the world’s leading incarcerating country. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission partnered with the country’s largest outreach to prisoners …

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  • Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 recap video

    June 23 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 recap video

    Prayer and soul-winning evangelism are highlighted in a brief video recapping the spiritual emphases of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix. Impassioned pleas with outstretched hands and heads bowed before God, high praise, brief interviews and video captions of Southern Baptist leaders and members comprise the video.

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  • B21 panel calls for unity amid differences

    June 23 2017 by S. Craig Sanders, SBTS | with 0 comments
    B21 panel calls for unity amid differences

    Christian unity should transcend differences on Calvinism, politics and race for the advancement of the Gospel, panelists told more than 800 attendees June 13 at the ninth annual Baptist21 luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention’s meeting in Phoenix. “Our world is going straight to hell and we need to be one in telling people about Jesus …

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  • SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    June 23 2017 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBCAL group to study DOM title change, efficiency

    A 12-member study group is expected to recommend in 2018 a new title, credentialing process and expectations of effectiveness for Southern Baptist directors of missions (DOMs). The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) appointed the group at its conference held June 11-12 in advance of the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Phoenix.

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  • 9Marks panels discuss church, SBC

    June 23 2017 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press & Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    9Marks panels discuss church, SBC

    Mark Dever warned pastors that Satan “is going to continue to put increasing pressure on our churches to fall out with each other over different answers to debatable questions.” Dever distinguished such essentials as the deity of Christ and the inerrancy of Scripture from “debatable” issues.

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  • Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

    June 22 2017 by Shannon Baker, Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware | with 0 comments
    Pastors’ wives urged to be ‘brave,’ engage culture

    Be “brave” in sharing God’s truth to those outside and inside the church, especially in the face of today’s increasing intolerance toward Christianity, said several speakers during the 2017 Pastors’ Wives Conference. Based on Proverbs 31:25, “Brave” was the theme of this year’s conference.

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  • Filipino Baptists delay vote on executive director

    June 22 2017 by Daniel Woodman, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipino Baptists delay vote on executive director

    A vote to postpone election of an executive director and continued emphasis on church planting were among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s (FSBFNA) annual meeting. During a business session, the fellowship’s officers nominated Dan Santiago, pastor of Covenant Christian Church in Jacksonville, Fla., as the first-ever FSBFNA executive director. 

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  • Messianics meet with Arabic-speaking believers

    June 22 2017 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics meet with Arabic-speaking believers

    Arabic praises could be heard alongside the more typical Hebrew worship at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) this year as the fellowship met June 11 at First Arabic Baptist Church in Phoenix. The gathering included a joint worship service of Arab, Kurdish and Jewish followers of Jesus.

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