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Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversial

June 21, 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press
Proclaiming Scripture instead of promoting controversy is their approach when addressing political issues, pastors said during a June 15 panel discussion at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention. READ MORE 

NAMB trustees conclude investigation

June 21, 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press
A NAMB trustee recommendation and a messenger motion at the SBC annual meeting were put forward last week related to NAMB's dealings with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware. READ MORE

4 SBC leaders address messenger questions

June 21, 2016 by SBC entity & Baptist Press staff
Questions were posed to four SBC entity presidents during the leaders’ respective reports at the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting. Following are accounts of the four entity presidents’ responses. READ MORE

Calif. Christian colleges must drop view of sexuality

June 20, 2016 by Bonnie Pritchett, World News Service
A bill pending in the California legislature seeks to strip faith-based colleges of the centuries-old tradition of interweaving academics with religious doctrine. 
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Unusual St. Louis convention 

Last week’s Southern Baptist Convention meeting in St. Louis was both outstanding and unusual. It included an unprecedented presidential election and discussions about mosques, flags, missions, religious freedom, freedom of the press, racial reconciliation and Cooperative Program. Pre-convention discussions highlighted tensions between Calvinists and traditionalists, but there was very little mention of the topic from the platform in St. Louis.

I’ve attended most annual meetings since my first one in 1976 – including every convention during the contentious 1980s. This one was probably the most racially diverse. That’s a good sign. It appeared that the age of messengers was younger too. That’s another good sign.

Hopefully you have been following convention news on BRnow.org. There’s a lot to read and digest. Take time to understand what God is doing in our fellowship of Baptists, and pray that the power of God will work through us to advance His kingdom and give Him glory.

For several weeks we have been reminding you that Sunday, June 26 is Mission:Dignity Sunday. Did you read this front-page story we shared with you? This offering is a way to demonstrate mercy, show godly love and express appreciation to those who have served our churches – mostly small churches – but do not have the resources to survive in retirement. Many of these are widows. Now is the time to give generously to bless these outstanding saints of the faith!

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