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  • Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    October 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    Roy J. Smith, former executive director-treasurer (EDT) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), died Thursday, October 18.  He was in declining health for more than two months according to his widow, Charlotte Smith. Smith first joined the BSC staff in 1962 as an area missionary …

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  • Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    October 19 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    When an East Carolina University cross country team found they had an off weekend from running, they decided to go and help survivors of Hurricane Florence. They joined a college-wide effort to help Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers serve in the hard-hit New Bern, N.C., area. 

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  • Pressler sexual abuse claims dismissed

    October 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pressler sexual abuse claims dismissed

    A Texas court has dismissed several defendants and multiple counts in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by retired Texas state district judge Paul Pressler. The lawsuit filed by plaintiff Gerald Duane Rollins in October 2017 alleged sexual misconduct by Pressler and also sought to hold several other defendants responsible, including the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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  • SWBTS ‘pressing on’ with ‘refreshed orientation’

    October 19 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    SWBTS ‘pressing on’ with ‘refreshed orientation’

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s board of trustees affirmed the institution’s presidential search committee, approved actions of the trustee executive committee and conducted other business during their fall meeting Oct. 15-17. In addition to their meeting, the trustees enjoyed multiple opportunities for personal interaction with Southwestern students and faculty.

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  • MBTS dedicates Mathena Student Center

    October 19 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    MBTS dedicates Mathena Student Center

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) celebrated a landmark in its history with the dedication of the new Mathena Student Center in conjunction with the fall trustee meeting Oct. 15-16 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus. The meeting’s highlights came on Tuesday in opening the 40,000-square-foot student center named for Harold and Patricia Mathena …

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  • No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    October 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    No single artist dominated 2018 Dove Awards

    Cory Asbury’s “Reckless Love” ballad garnered the worship pastor three wins at the 2018 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, but no single artist dominated the night that recognizes work in 40 categories. Reckless Love was named Song of the Year, Worship Song of the Year and Worship Album of the Year at the 49th annual event …

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  • SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    October 18 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SEBTS marks record enrollment increase, expands programs

    The announcement of a record enrollment increase dominated much of the conversation during the bi-annual Board of Trustees (BOT) and Southeastern Society (SES) meetings at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. With the approval of the Master of Arts in Student Ministry, Southeastern is poised to continue fulfilling its call to equip students to serve the church and fulfill the Great Commission.

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  • Q&A: Erickson on family, faith and food

    October 18 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 0 comments
    Q&A: Erickson on family, faith and food

    Erick Erickson, a journalist and media personality known for his strident defense of conservative politics, says a period of suffering in his life led to deep reflections on faith, family and the lack of civility in current political discussions. Those meditations resulted in a book framed as a letter to his children …

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