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Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughters

September 26 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS

“Here’s my daddy Matt, and here’s my momma Hope, and I’m Madison. And we’ve come to tell you about Jesus.” As early as age 5, Matt Queen’s oldest daughter Madison introduced her family this way in door-to-door evangelism. “Every single time my daughter would do that, we always got to share [the gospel]” said Queen …

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Family ‘prosperity gospel’ addressed in Moore’s book

September 25 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Russell Moore decided to add to the many books on the family after he realized many Christians have adopted a version of the prosperity gospel when it comes to such issues as marriage and parenting. The author of the new book The Storm-Tossed Family: How the Cross Reshapes the Home told Baptist Press (BP) …

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Boy’s ‘miraculous’ survival prompts gospel witness

September 25 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.

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LifeWay workers ‘fine’ after bullet destroys window

September 24 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

“Employees are fine” after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources’ downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press. “We’re just really thankful no one was hurt,” said Pipes, LifeWay director of corporate communications, who noted police are investigating the incident. The window, destroyed …

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FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt successor

September 24 2018 by Christian Index, LifeWay & Baptist Press Staff

Members of First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., voted overwhelmingly Sept. 16 for Atlanta-area pastor Jeremy Morton to serve alongside Johnny Hunt as co-pastor. Morton, 37, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Cartersville, preached in both Sunday morning services Sept. 16 in view of a call to serve alongside Hunt …

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Rainer, at MBTS, assesses SBC & church transition

September 24 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS

Hopefulness for the future of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in a season of denominational transition was voiced by Thom Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, in a discussion Sept. 19 with Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS).

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Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

September 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year’s SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions. The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year’s SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

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Trump ‘just settled in’ at N.C. disaster relief site

September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

President Trump spent approximately an hour Sept. 19 at a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) site in New Bern, N.C., helping volunteers distribute meals and greeting victims of Hurricane Florence. “I was literally thinking” the president’s visit would last 15-20 minutes, said Jim Pennington, pastor of Temple Baptist Church in New Bern …

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SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press

“Although certain events took place this summer,” SWBTS interim president Jeffrey Bingham told the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC), Southern Baptists are invited to “move forward” with Southwestern. During his report, Bingham referred at least five times to the termination of SWBTS president emeritus Paige Patterson …

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Chaplaincy ministry, church planting spotlighted at SEBTS

September 20 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS

With more than 100 military community students, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is making strides in its efforts to engage these students and bring awareness to ministry opportunities within the military community. Affiliated SEBTS military personnel and students gathered for panel discussions and various meetings for the seminary’s first Military Community Focus Week, Sept. 4-7.

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