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SWBTS to ‘recalibrate,’ ‘strengthen core’

April 12 2019 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) is looking to “recalibrate and to reposition” itself in “every way to strengthen the core of what we do,” SWBTS President Adam W. Greenway told trustees during their spring meeting, April 8-10. Business included approving the budget for the 2019-2020 academic year, approving a change to Scarborough College’s degree offerings …

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‘Unplanned’ inspires pro-life candlelight vigils

April 11 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Thousands of activists will attend pro-life prayer vigils outside Planned Parenthood clinics in 38 states April 13, inspired by the movie “Unplanned,” vigil organizers said. The Nationwide Pro-Life Candlelight Vigil is planned in 141 U.S. cities as of April 10, according to organizers the Pro-Life Action League, Citizens for a Pro-Life Action League and Created Equal.

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‘Hungry’ & ‘confused’ migrants aided by N.M. Baptists

April 11 2019 by Daniel Porter and Joy Pittman, Baptist New Mexican

At the request of municipal and federal agencies, faith-based organizations in Albuquerque, N.M., including the Baptist Convention of New Mexico, are helping to house and feed more than 400 asylum-seeking migrants from South and Central America. “This is a different kind of response for us,” said Ira Shelton, director of New Mexico Baptist Disaster Relief (NMBDR).

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Pro-life videos ‘saved lives’ despite SCOTUS setback

April 10 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press

Despite the U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal this month to dismiss Planned Parenthood’s lawsuit against pro-life activist David Daleiden, other pro-lifers say videos Daleiden released in 2015 have advanced the crusade against abortion. The 2015 videos, released by Daleiden’s California-based Center for Medical Progress (CMP), claimed to show footage of Planned Parenthood workers trading in body parts …

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Douglas Sweeney to succeed Timothy George at Beeson

April 10 2019 by Kristen Padilla, Beeson Divinity School

Douglas A. Sweeney from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School has been named as the second dean of Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, Ala., succeeding Timothy George, who will retire at the end of the academic year. At Trinity, based in Deerfield, Ill., Sweeney is distinguished professor and chair of church history and the history of Christian thought department …

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Church planter sets forth a ‘big God theology’

April 10 2019 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS

Adopt a “big God theology,” church planter Heiden Ratner said as the featured speaker during the North American church planting emphasis at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS). Preaching on “the legacy of God” from Ephesians 3:20-21 during chapel, Ratner underscored the legacy that God has handed down – that He is able and is with His people.

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Artificial intelligence to draw evangelical focus

April 9 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Southern Baptist and other evangelical leaders will issue a statement April 11 on the rising area of technology known as artificial intelligence or AI. The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will host an event in Washington, D.C., at which the “Evangelical Statement of Principles on Artificial Intelligence” will be released.

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Steve Horn nominated as Louisiana convention exec

April 9 2019 by Will Hall, Baptist Message

Steve Horn is a leader among leaders in the Louisiana Baptist Convention (LBC) and someone who loves Louisiana Baptists, Waylon Bailey shared with the Baptist Message in announcing Horn as the candidate the search committee will present May 7 to the LBC Executive Board for a vote.

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‘Lord here am I, send me,’ Floyd says of EC post

April 9 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Ronnie Floyd had told his wife Jeana not to worry. Jeana couldn’t shake a feeling that one of five Southern Baptist Convention entities seeking presidents at that time would recruit her husband to the helm. “We’re happy,” Floyd reassured her. “It’s not going to happen. God is moving, all is well.”

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Ernie Myers, first Nevada exec. director, dies at 93

April 9 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press

Ernie Myers, founding executive director of the Nevada Baptist Convention, died Tuesday, April 2, in Plano, Texas. He was 93. Myers was elected as executive director when the Nevada convention was constituted in 1978 in Las Vegas during an Oct. 16-17 meeting at Red Rock Baptist Church. He led Nevada Baptists until his retirement in June 1992.

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