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  • Crossover again to showcase Harvest America outreach

    April 20 2018 by Tobin Perry, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Crossover again to showcase Harvest America outreach

    A year after nearly 3,000 people came to faith in Christ during Crossover efforts in Phoenix, Southern Baptists once again are partnering with Harvest America for an evangelistic crusade the Sunday before the Southern Baptist Convention convenes in Dallas this June.

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  • Southwest’s heroic pilot known for sharing her faith

    April 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Southwest’s heroic pilot known for sharing her faith

    When members of First Baptist Church in Boerne, Texas, heard recordings of radio transmissions from a Southwest Airlines pilot who made a harrowing emergency landing this week in Philadelphia, they recognized the voice as one of their own. Tammie Jo Shults – the pilot who guided Flight 1380 to the ground ...

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  • TRUSTEES: African American businessman voted SBTS officer

    April 20 2018 by Aaron Cline Hanbury & Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: African American businessman voted SBTS officer

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees elected their first African American officer in the school’s 159-year history by a unanimous vote. The election of Alan “Keith” Daniels as board secretary is “another necessary step in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention demonstrating ... the diversity to which we are called,” said R. Albert Mohler Jr.

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  • TRUSTEES: Gateway to sell former Southern California site

    April 20 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary | with 0 comments
    TRUSTEES: Gateway to sell former Southern California site

    Trustees of Gateway Seminary approved selling a former regional campus site in Brea, Calif., and heard reports on the “new normal” for the seminary’s new Southern California campus during their April 16-17 meeting in Ontario. Trustees also approved a budget of $11.9 million for the coming year.

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  • ‘Fragments of Truth’ film shows Bible’s reliability

    April 20 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Fragments of Truth’ film shows Bible’s reliability

    Detailed examination of the earliest New Testament manuscripts in the upcoming “Fragments of Truth” documentary proves the reliability and viability of the Gospels, evangelical scholar and lead film commentator Craig Evans said. “The documentary concludes ... that the manuscripts are very old ... they’re reliable, they do preserve the original wording of the Greek New Testament,” said Evans.

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  • SBTC staffer Mike Gonzales to be 1st VP nominee

    April 19 2018 by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, Southern Baptist TEXAN | with 0 comments
    SBTC staffer Mike Gonzales to be 1st VP nominee

    Mike Gonzales, director of Hispanic ministries for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention, will be nominated for first vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Texas pastor Juan Sanchez announced. Gonzales served as a missionary to Spain for 15 years with the International Mission Board (IMB) and later became an IMB trustee.

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  • EC search committee elects officers, requests prayer

    April 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    EC search committee elects officers, requests prayer

    The presidential search committee elected to nominate the next chief executive of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee used its first meeting to select officers and begin laying groundwork in prayer to receive recommendations. “In a few weeks we will be releasing an email address through which we will be receiving recommendations,” said Steve Swofford.

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  • Personal touch drives churchgoer giving, study shows

    April 19 2018 by Bob Smietana, Facts & Trends | with 0 comments
    Personal touch drives churchgoer giving, study shows

    When it comes to charity, a personal touch works 10 times better than Facebook – at least for churchgoers. A new report from LifeWay Research found more than half of Protestant churchgoers say a personal connection inspired them to give money to a charity for the first time.

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