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  • Eugene Peterson, creator of ‘The Message,’ dies at 85

    October 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Eugene Peterson, creator of ‘The Message,’ dies at 85

    Eugene Peterson, bestselling Christian author known for “The Message” paraphrase of Scripture, died Oct. 22. He was 85. Pastor of Christ Our King Presbyterian Church in Bel Air, Md., for nearly 30 years, Peterson published more than 30 books on biblical spirituality, pastoral theology and Christian living …

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  • ETCH conference: Together, we can do so much more

    October 23 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    ETCH conference: Together, we can do so much more

    When attendees arrived at the 2018 ETCH (Equipping the Church and Home) family ministry conference, each discovered a small, monochromatic card on their seat. Over the course of the conference, church leaders assembled these seemingly insignificant cards into a giant collage that revealed a Helen Keller quote: “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.”

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  • Seminary students urged to redefine ministry success

    October 23 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Seminary students urged to redefine ministry success

    Success in ministry does not come from your abilities, but from the kindness of God, noted Noe Garcia during an Oct. 18 chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (SBTS). Garcia is an alumnus of SBTS and senior pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., which was the home church of the late Sen. John McCain.

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  • Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    October 23 2018 by Katelyn Goodwin, Missouri Pathway | with 0 comments
    Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served. Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents.

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  • SBC hotel rush draws response from Exec. Committee

    October 22 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    SBC hotel rush draws response from Exec. Committee

    Online hotel registration for the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2019 annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., opened Oct. 12 at 8 a.m. Four minutes later, all the rooms designated for the event at on-site hotels were full. The rooms disappeared so fast that it left some Southern Baptists scratching their heads.

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  • Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    October 22 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sexual abuse, grief & hope focus of ERLC panel

    Women are grieving and male church leaders should join them in their grief over the sexual abuse and assault so many have suffered, panelists said Oct. 12 during the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) annual national conference. A panel of lawyers and female Christian leaders addressed sexual abuse and assault …

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  • Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    October 22 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Candi Finch confirms termination by SWBTS

    Candi Finch, a former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), confirmed via Twitter she was terminated by the seminary’s trustees Oct. 17. “Yesterday the @swbts trustees voted to fire me,” Finch tweeted Oct. 18. “Tough day but I trust in God. It has been a great privilege to serve at swbts for over 15 years …

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  • Erwins unveil next plans, envision ‘Christian Pixar’

    October 22 2018 by Michael Foust, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Erwins unveil next plans, envision ‘Christian Pixar’

    Filmmaker Jon Erwin says his father often told him to “dream big, dream bold, dream the impossible.” Erwin has followed that advice, and earlier this year many of those dreams came true with his hit faith-based movie “I Can Only Imagine,” which grossed $83 million to become the No. 1 movie all time from Roadside Attractions.

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  • Christian apologetics club wins free speech battle

    October 22 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Christian apologetics club wins free speech battle

    A Christian apologetics group will be able to display pro-life and other messages freely at a state university, the result of a settlement reached through Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF). Ratio Christi, a registered student organization at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, Ga., gained the right in a settlement ADF announced Oct. 18.

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  • Appalachian church boosted by Kentucky congregation

    October 22 2018 by Kentucky Today staff | with 0 comments
    Appalachian church boosted by Kentucky congregation

    A small church outside the Appalachian town of Booneville has received a huge boost from a fellow Kentucky congregation five hours away in the far western part of the state. Lerose Community Church, which serves one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S., needed a church bus to get local residents to and from services.

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  • Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    October 20 2018 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Former N.C. Baptist exec. Roy J. Smith dies

    Roy J. Smith, former executive director-treasurer (EDT) of the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina (BSC), died Thursday, October 18.  He was in declining health for more than two months according to his widow, Charlotte Smith. Smith first joined the BSC staff in 1962 as an area missionary …

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  • Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    October 19 2018 by Laura Sikes, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Students join hurricane relief efforts in N.C.

    When an East Carolina University cross country team found they had an off weekend from running, they decided to go and help survivors of Hurricane Florence. They joined a college-wide effort to help Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteers serve in the hard-hit New Bern, N.C., area. 

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  • Pressler sexual abuse claims dismissed

    October 19 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pressler sexual abuse claims dismissed

    A Texas court has dismissed several defendants and multiple counts in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by retired Texas state district judge Paul Pressler. The lawsuit filed by plaintiff Gerald Duane Rollins in October 2017 alleged sexual misconduct by Pressler and also sought to hold several other defendants responsible, including the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC).

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  • SWBTS ‘pressing on’ with ‘refreshed orientation’

    October 19 2018 by Alex Sibley, SWBTS | with 0 comments
    SWBTS ‘pressing on’ with ‘refreshed orientation’

    Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s board of trustees affirmed the institution’s presidential search committee, approved actions of the trustee executive committee and conducted other business during their fall meeting Oct. 15-17. In addition to their meeting, the trustees enjoyed multiple opportunities for personal interaction with Southwestern students and faculty.

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  • MBTS dedicates Mathena Student Center

    October 19 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    MBTS dedicates Mathena Student Center

    Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (MBTS) celebrated a landmark in its history with the dedication of the new Mathena Student Center in conjunction with the fall trustee meeting Oct. 15-16 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus. The meeting’s highlights came on Tuesday in opening the 40,000-square-foot student center named for Harold and Patricia Mathena …

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