Motions, amendments process receives digital upgrade

June 4 2019 by Baptist Press Staff

A new digital opportunity will be available to Southern Baptist messengers at this year’s SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., according to a release by recording secretary John Yeats. Messengers will be able to “pre-file” the text of their motion or amendment and contact information with the recording secretary prior to the time of introducing new business …

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Last Missouri Planned Parenthood to stay open

June 4 2019 by Rachel Lynn Aldrich, WORLD

A Missouri judge May 31 ordered that the state’s last remaining abortion center can continue operating just hours before the Planned Parenthood facility’s license was set to expire. The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services had not renewed Planned Parenthood’s license due to concerns about failed abortions, compromised patient safety and legal violations at the facility.

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Students learn Bible truths in retrofitted school bus

June 4 2019 by Mark Maynard, Kentucky Today

The big blue-and-white bus pulls in front of a public elementary school and children come out and step aboard. The bus has been retrofitted into a portable classroom where children learn truths from the Bible, with the seats taken out and rows of bleachers constructed on each side. Too good to be true?

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Promise Keepers to add digital reach, local touch

June 3 2019 by Tim Tune, Baptist Press

Promise Keepers, the Christian men’s ministry that peaked in the late 1990s, will launch a “new era” at a national gathering July 31-Aug. 1, 2020, at AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, Texas. Registration for the conference starts at 12:01 a.m. June 1, 2019, at Promise Keepers (PK) chairman and CEO Ken Harrison …

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ERLC Academy focus on ethical issues ‘open & robust’

June 3 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and others provided two days of training on ethical issues for church leaders, Bible teachers and seminary and college students during ERLC Academy, May 20-21 in Nashville. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) sponsored its academy for a fifth consecutive year and followed it with a three-day doctoral seminar.

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ERLC’s Andrew Walker to join Southern’s faculty

June 3 2019 by SBTS Communications

Andrew Walker of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) has been named as assistant professor of Christian ethics and apologetics at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Walker will continue to serve as the ERLC’s director of research and senior fellow in Christian ethics. Southern President R. Albert Mohler Jr., in announcing Walker’s addition to the faculty …

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Bronx ministry sparked by WMU nurture in West Virginia

June 3 2019 by Trennis Henderson, WMU

For Carmen, Diega, Emily and Johanna, serving as WorldCrafts artisans in New York City’s South Bronx has made a lasting impact. The same is true for Gloria and her mother Maria, who are improving their English skills through one-on-one tutoring and mentoring. A ministry named Graffiti 2 Works is imparting hope and faith into their …

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Missouri enacts abortion ban; Louisiana next

May 31 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Missouri has joined the list of states that have acted in 2019 to protect unborn children early in their development, and Louisiana has now done the same. Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Southern Baptist, signed into law May 24 a bill that prohibits abortion after eight weeks of gestation, while Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards …

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Record tornado outbreak draws Southern Baptist response

May 31 2019 by Tobin Perry, NAMB

Southern Baptists in Ohio and Kentucky are on the ground and serving Ohio residents impacted by devastating tornadoes. According to the National Weather Service, a record 17 tornadoes hit Ohio on the evening of May 27. Authorities have reported one death due to the tornadoes and about 90 injuries.

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SBC 2019 hotel shuttles, parking options set

May 30 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Free hotel shuttles and park and ride services are among conveniences available to attendees of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) 2019 Annual Meeting and related events June 9-12 in Birmingham, Ala. Fifteen free shuttle routes will service hotels contracted for SBC attendees, and park and ride services with free parking will include three locations …

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