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Repentance vital in Christian homes, ERLC speakers say

October 16 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Repentance should mark Christian parenting, participants were told Oct. 12 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s 2018 national conference.  Bible teacher Jen Wilkin and Philadelphia, Pa., pastor Eric Mason both pointed to repentance from sin as vital for a Christian home during “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

October 15 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Oct. 11 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) fifth annual national conference.  Moore, the ERLC’s president, delivered the opening address to about 950 people gathered for “The Cross-shaped Family” …

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Hurricane Michael: Baptists preparing response

October 12 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB

Southern Baptists are poised to respond after Hurricane Michael made landfall with sustained wind speeds just two miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm Oct. 10. The storm took a direct shot to the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach, Fla. And it was the third strongest in recorded United States history …

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Q&A: Mohler reflects on 25 years at Southern Seminary

October 12 2018 by SBTS Communications

On the occasion of his 25th anniversary as Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s president, R. Albert Mohler Jr. sat down for a wide-ranging conversation about cultural challenges, theological education, the Southern Baptist Convention and his tenure as the ninth president of the SBC’s oldest seminary. 

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ERLC conference focuses on ‘cross-shaped family’

October 12 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

The gospel’s centrality for the family will be in the spotlight when the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) opens its fifth annual national conference Oct. 11. About 950 people are expected to gather for “The Cross-Shaped Family” Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.

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NOBTS trustee chairman appoints search committee

October 12 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS) trustee chairman Frank Cox announced the names for the 11-member presidential search committee Oct. 11 and called on Southern Baptists to pray through the search process. “We ask that Southern Baptists pray for us as we seek God’s man to lead New Orleans Seminary into the next century of ministry …

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Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key vote

October 12 2018 by Kathie Chute, Gateway Seminary

Enrollment increased 8.2 percent during the fall 2018 semester at Gateway Seminary’s new Southern California campus over the combined fall 2017 enrollment that included its former campus in Brea. Gateway President Jeff Iorg relayed the enrollment news to trustees during their Oct. 8-9 meeting in Portland, Ore.

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Pastors weigh in on Trump’s job performance

October 12 2018 by Aaron Earls, Facts & Trends

A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, according to a new study, but many are unsure. A LifeWay Research study of Protestant senior pastors found 51 percent approve of how President Trump has handled the job, with 25 percent strongly approving.

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Mohler’s 25 years at Southern Seminary celebrated

October 11 2018 by SBTS Communications

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees presented a resolution of appreciation to R. Albert Mohler Jr. to celebrate his 25th anniversary as president of the institution during a special chapel service Oct. 9. A sermon by Atlanta-area pastor James Merritt and reflections from Mohler, who became the seminary’s president in 1993 …

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David Platt: ‘Church leaders, what is success?’

October 11 2018 by Marilyn Stewart, NOBTS

David Platt posed a question he called “critical” for church leaders to answer in a Founders’ Day chapel message at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). “What is success for you?” Platt asked. “How do you define success in your role as a leader in the church?”

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