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  • Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’

    May 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’

    Grief counseling, prayer and offers to assist with funeral arrangements are among the ways local Southern Baptists sprang to action after a gunman killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school May 18. Nine students and one adult are among the dead at Santa Fe High School just south of Houston, according to media reports.

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  • SBC exhibits to feature dialogue & ministry

    May 21 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    SBC exhibits to feature dialogue & ministry

    Abuse, the future of the Southern Baptist Convention, racism and collegiate church planting are among trending topics the Cooperative Program booth will address at the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas. Interviews with SBC presidential contenders J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill also are scheduled during the June 11–13 sessions in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center.

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  • 3 evangelicals among latest USCIRF appointees

    May 21 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    3 evangelicals among latest USCIRF appointees

    Three evangelicals are among the latest appointees to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF). Family Research Council (FRC) President Tony Perkins, FRC founder and American Values President Gary Bauer, and best-selling author and Kairos Company President Johnnie Moore were named to the commission charged with protecting religious freedoms globally.

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  • Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    May 21 2018 by Ouachita Baptist University & WMU staff | with 0 comments
    Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent

    Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008, has accepted a new ministry role with national Woman’s Missionary Union as WMU’s national correspondent. His wife Pam will be involved in related administrative and production services in the WMU initiative, which begins Aug. 1.

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  • New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

    May 21 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

    The Department of Health and Human Services announced May 18 a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from receiving federal money through the Title X family planning program, according to news reports.

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  • 9Marks, B21, Connect 316 among events for SBC attendees

    May 18 2018 by Baptist Press staff | with 0 comments
    9Marks, B21, Connect 316 among events for SBC attendees

    Several Christian ministries – including 9Marks, Baptist21 and Connect 316 – will offer events on topics ranging from the future of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) to the doctrine of salvation for messengers and others attending the SBC’s June 12-13 annual meeting in Dallas.

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  • Filipinos to expand ministry offerings

    May 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Filipinos to expand ministry offerings

    Considering an executive director job description and hearing proposals for new ministry initiatives will be among highlights of the Filipino Southern Baptist Fellowship of North America’s annual meeting in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas. The theme of the Filipino Fellowship’s meeting is “Together for the Gospel.”

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  • Native Americans to discuss gospel contextualization

    May 18 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Native Americans to discuss gospel contextualization

    A presentation of the gospel message to demonstrate a contextual way of ministering to unreached and under-reached Native people will be part of the Fellowship of Native American Christians’ (FoNAC) annual meeting in June. “Everyone is welcome,” FoNAC Executive Director Gary Hawkins told Baptist Press.

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  • Korean Council to consider pastor retirement funding

    May 18 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Korean Council to consider pastor retirement funding

    Discussions about helping pastors get started with a retirement plan and mentoring younger pastors are on the agenda of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches in America’s annual meeting in Dallas. The Korean Council’s June 11-13 sessions will be hosted by Semihan Church in Carrollton, where Byeong Rack Choi is pastor.

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  • Messianics to finalize restructuring plan

    May 18 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics to finalize restructuring plan

    The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship will finalize an organizational restructuring plan, hear reports of Jewish evangelism and potentially discuss electing an executive director when the group gathers in Dallas in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

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  • Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must

    May 17 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Coffee, tweets or Jesus: Bible ranks low as daily must

    The Bible tops coffee, social media and sweets as a daily necessity for only 16 percent of the population, according to new research commissioned by the American Bible Society. The largest segment of Americans, 37 percent, see coffee as a top essential, the 2018 State of the Bible report said.

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  • Tennessee evangelist Jerry Drace to be 2nd VP nominee

    May 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tennessee evangelist Jerry Drace to be 2nd VP nominee

    Tennessee evangelist and pastor Jerry Drace will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention. A vocational evangelist for more than 40 years, Drace has preached in approximately 1,000 Southern Baptist churches and conducted 300 of his signature Hope of the Home conferences in the U.S. and Great Britain.

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  • SBC evangelism task force finalizes recommendations

    May 17 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC evangelism task force finalizes recommendations

    With hopes of catalyzing “a fresh wave of evangelistic passion,” the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) evangelism task force has finalized its recommendations to the convention and will release them a week before the SBC annual meeting in Dallas. The task force held its final meeting May 14-15 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

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  • Timothy George to end 30 years as Beeson dean

    May 17 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Timothy George to end 30 years as Beeson dean

    Timothy George, founding dean of the interdenominational Beeson Divinity School at Samford University, has announced he will step down as dean by the end of the 2018-2019 academic year. George, 68, who also is professor of divinity at Beeson, said he will remain on the faculty, where he teaches church history and doctrine.

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  • Free Bibles? LifeWay launches effort to spur evangelism

    May 17 2018 by Aaron Wilson, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    Free Bibles? LifeWay launches effort to spur evangelism

    This summer, thousands of Bibles will ring up for free at the registers of LifeWay Christian Stores. It’s an effort by LifeWay to help local churches take the Word of God into their communities through an initiative called “Share the Word. Together.”

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