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  • Trustees: Patterson move aims for ‘benefit’ of SWBTS

    May 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trustees: Patterson move aims for ‘benefit’ of SWBTS

    The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees say their decision to “move in the direction of new leadership” by making Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately was intended “for the benefit of the future mission of the seminary.” Patterson’s new role will come “with compensation” and was approved by a “majority vote.”

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  • How one advocate for justice found her place at Southeastern

    Brianna Copeland is not just learning about global justice; she is actively participating in it. Her passion for justice in high school is what led her to The College at Southeastern. Copeland is one of the founders of Save Our Sisters, an organization that advocates for social justice specifically in the area of sex trafficking.

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  • ‘100 Houses’ evangelism effort in New Orleans

    May 24 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    ‘100 Houses’ evangelism effort in New Orleans

    Don’t tell seminary professor Preston Nix that door-to-door evangelism in New Orleans does not work. Time and again, he has found that loving gospel conversations, even during door-to-door evangelism, can and do lead to decisions for Christ. “It does not work ... if you do not work it,” said Nix.

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  • Faith group’s advocacy speeds prison reform bill

    May 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Faith group’s advocacy speeds prison reform bill

    Years of prison reform advocacy is reaping fruit for Prison Fellowship with the passage of a bill termed a “first step” in rehabilitating federal prisoners and reducing recidivism. Churches are also a crucial player in preventing incarceration, reforming prisoners and speeding their productivity upon release, Christian advocates said.

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  • Judge sides with transgender teen

    May 24 2018 by Kiley Crossland, WORLD Digital | with 0 comments
    Judge sides with transgender teen

    A federal judge on May 22 said a Virginia school board violated the rights of a transgender teen by requiring that all students use the restroom corresponding to their biological gender. U.S. District Court Judge Arenda Wright Allen declined to hear the Gloucester County School Board’s request to dismiss the case.

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  • SWBTS trustees transition Patterson to president emeritus

    May 23 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    SWBTS trustees transition Patterson to president emeritus

    UPDATED: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's (SWBTS) board of trustees convened May 22 at 1:30 p.m. on the school's campus in Fort Worth, Texas, to discuss and deliberate controversy that has engulfed SWBTS President Paige Patterson. As the meeting extended into the early morning hours of May 23, more than 12 hours later, the trustees issued a statement on Patterson's retirement and the seminary's future.

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  • Mac Brunson elected pastor of Valleydale Church

    May 23 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    Mac Brunson elected pastor of Valleydale Church

    Valleydale Church in Birmingham, Ala., called Mac Brunson as pastor May 20, just three weeks after he resigned the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla. “This is a God move,” Brunson said when Valleydale elected him in a business meeting following his in-view-of-a-call sermon, The Alabama Baptist reported.

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  • SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    May 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC ends relationship with DC convention

    After nearly a year and a half of discussions concerning a Washington church with lesbian co-pastors, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has notified the District of Columbia Baptist Convention (DCBC) that “the formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end.”

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