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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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  • Professor fights pronoun mandate

    November 19 2018 by Bonnie Pritchett, WORLD | with 0 comments
    Professor fights pronoun mandate

    A Shawnee State University philosophy professor filed a lawsuit against the Portsmouth, Ohio, school on Nov. 5 for disciplining him because he insisted on using the courtesy title that corresponded to a student’s biological sex. Nicholas Meriwether, a 22-year tenured faculty member, uses courtesy titles like “Mr.” and “Miss” with students’ last names in his classes.

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  • Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    November 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    About a decade ago, Paul Chitwood became convinced God was calling him to mobilize missions and missionaries, he told International Mission Board (IMB) trustees. That call culminated Nov. 15, he said, with his election as IMB president. “Being a member of this board for eight years changed my ministry and it changed my life …

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  • UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    November 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

    A Christian student leader is facing backlash and censure after abstaining from a pro-transgender vote and citing a biblical standard of two genders in her defense. A University of California at Berkeley LGBT group is petitioning for Sen. Isabella Chow’s resignation from student government; her political party, Student Action, has dropped ties to her …

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  • Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    November 16 2018 by Shawn Hendricks, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Dave Ramsey’s love for pastors fuels mission

    For Dave Ramsey, pastors have a special place in his heart. This summer at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in Dallas, the CEO of Ramsey Solutions and author of Financial Peace University (FPU) spoke to pastors and other Baptist leaders about stewardship and what the Bible teaches about debt. He offered FPU for free to pastors who …

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  • Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

    November 15 2018 by Ann Lovell, IMB | with 0 comments
    Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

    Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service held Wednesday, Nov. 14, near Richmond, Virginia. Churches of all sizes from Louisiana to Indiana and North Carolina to Kansas are sending singles, couples and families to large cities, small villages and hard-to-reach places around the world. 

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