National

Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’

May 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Grief counseling, prayer and offers to assist with funeral arrangements are among the ways local Southern Baptists sprang to action after a gunman killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school May 18. Nine students and one adult are among the dead at Santa Fe High School just south of Houston, according to media reports.

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SBC exhibits to feature dialogue & ministry

May 21 2018 by Baptist Press staff

Abuse, the future of the Southern Baptist Convention, racism and collegiate church planting are among trending topics the Cooperative Program booth will address at the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas. Interviews with SBC presidential contenders J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill also are scheduled during the June 11–13 sessions in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

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Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

May 21 2018 by Ouachita Baptist University & WMU staff

Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008, has accepted a new ministry role with national Woman’s Missionary Union as WMU’s national correspondent. His wife Pam will be involved in related administrative and production services in the WMU initiative, which begins Aug. 1.

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New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

May 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The Department of Health and Human Services announced May 18 a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from receiving federal money through the Title X family planning program, according to news reports.

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9Marks, B21, Connect 316 among events for SBC attendees

May 18 2018 by Baptist Press staff

Several Christian ministries – including 9Marks, Baptist21 and Connect 316 – will offer events on topics ranging from the future of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to the doctrine of salvation for messengers and others attending the SBC’s June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas.

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Filipinos to expand ministry offerings

May 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Considering an executive director job description and hearing proposals for new ministry initiatives will be among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas. The theme of the Filipino Fellowship’s meeting is “Together for the Gospel.”

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Native Americans to discuss gospel contextualization

May 18 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press

A presentation of the gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians’ (FoNAC) annual meeting in June. “Everyone is welcome,” FoNAC Executive Director Gary Hawkins told Baptist Press.

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Korean Council to consider pastor retirement funding

May 18 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press

Discussions about helping pastors get started with a retirement plan and mentoring younger pastors are on the agenda of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America’s annual meeting in Dallas. The Korean Council’s June 11-13 sessions will be hosted by Semihan Church in Carrollton, where Byeong Rack Choi is pastor.

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Messianics to finalize restructuring plan

May 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship will finalize an organizational restructuring plan, hear reports of Jewish evangelism and potentially discuss electing an executive director when the group gathers in Dallas in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

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Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must

May 17 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for only 16 percent of the population, according to new research commissioned by the American Bible Society. The largest segment of Americans, 37 percent, see coffee as a top essential, the 2018 State of the Bible report said.

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