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  • ‘Gospel above all’ motivates Greear agenda

    September 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Gospel above all’ motivates Greear agenda

    The supremacy of the gospel will motivate J.D. Greear as he leads Southern Baptists to evangelize, plant churches and mobilize college students for the Kingdom, he told Southern Baptist executives Sept. 17 in Nashville. “It is the gospel that is the source of our renewal, and it is the gospel that should be our defining characteristic as a people …

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  • #MeToo, church awareness focus of study

    September 19 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    #MeToo, church awareness focus of study

    In recent months, churches have been rocked by high-profile accusations of sexual misconduct among clergy. While the Catholic Church’s continued abuse scandal has dominated the headlines, Protestant churches have also seen high profile pastors accused of sexual misconduct. A new LifeWay Research study shows one in eight Protestant senior pastors say …

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  • Executive Committee members’ questions aired in open forum

    September 19 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Executive Committee members’ questions aired in open forum

    Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission were voiced during an Executive Committee open forum Sept. 18. The forum was initiated by the EC’s interim president, D. August Boto, in consultation with EC officers as part of the closing day’s agenda …

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  • After duck boat tragedy, parents’ faith gives comfort

    September 19 2018 by Ben Hawkins, The Pathway | with 0 comments
    After duck boat tragedy, parents’ faith gives comfort

    When Michelle Chaffer, a mother of 10, first heard of the death of 17 tourists on a “duck boat” in Branson, Mo., in mid-July, she was sad to hear of so many lives lost. But she saw no need to be concerned for her parents, Bill and Janice Bright …

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  • DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    September 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    DR ramps up as Florence floodwaters rise

    Rising floodwaters have cut off the supply chains of some Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (DR) efforts following Hurricane Florence, and others are increasingly threatened. But that’s not slowing down ministry to North Carolina communities hit by the storm. As Baptist state conventions partner with the North American Mission Board (NAMB) to mount a disaster relief effort …

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  • J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize ‘ordinary people’

    September 18 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 1 comments
    J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize ‘ordinary people’

    God’s plan for reaching the world involves raising up and sending out “ordinary people” in the power of the Holy Spirit, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 13. “The measure of success for any church ought not be its seating capacity” but “its sending capacity,” Greear said …

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  • Nursing fellowship, at 35th anniversary, elects new leader

    September 18 2018 by Trennis Henderson, WMU | with 0 comments
    Nursing fellowship, at 35th anniversary, elects new leader

    Launching a new era of leadership while celebrating 35 years of ministry, Baptist Nursing Fellowship (BNF) has elected Lori Spikes as the new BNF executive director. Spikes, a longtime Southern Baptist International Mission Board (IMB) missionary to Chile, is a registered nurse with 40 years of experience in various settings.

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  • Kid vaping epidemic cited in FDA e-cig fines

    September 18 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kid vaping epidemic cited in FDA e-cig fines

    Nicotine-rich e-cigarettes commonly clothed in pastel brights with perky flavors have reached epidemic use among kids, a federal agency said in levying industry penalties to limit youth access. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters and fines to more than 1,300 retailers “who illegally sold JUUL and other e-cigarette products to minors” …

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