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  • Greear confronts SBC challenges in NPR interview

    June 28 2018 by Grace Thornton, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear confronts SBC challenges in NPR interview

    Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear addressed topics ranging from the #MeToo crisis to politics and evangelicals in a recent interview with NPR, one of his first since taking the role. In a June 25 interview with Rachel Martin of NPR’s Morning Edition, Greear said that even though evangelical Christians may appear …

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  • Asian Americans can be ‘missionary forces’ in SBC

    June 26 2018 by Morgan Collier, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asian Americans can be ‘missionary forces’ in SBC

    “We have a citizenship in heaven and we are true brothers and sisters in Christ,” D. August Boto told attendees at the National Asian American Fellowship’s June 11 meeting in Dallas. Boto, interim president of the SBC Executive Committee (EC), said the EC is “available to enhance the way God has gifted you in and …

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  • Messianics voice concerns, finalize restructure

    June 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics voice concerns, finalize restructure

    The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) has expressed concern that a group some SBMF members claim opposes Jewish evangelism was among exhibitors at this year’s June 12-13 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Dallas. During its June 10 annual meeting, the SBMF – which comprises largely Messianic Jews (Jews who follow Jesus as Messiah) …

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  • 2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    June 26 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    2nd-gen pastors explore cross-cultural ministry

    Struggles and opportunities unique to second-generation Americans pastoring beyond their cultural heritage are a new focus of the 2nd Generation Asian-American Fellowship. The Southern Baptist fellowship drew about 20 pastors to a noon panel discussion June 12 in Dallas, kicking off a mentoring initiative to help second – and even third – generation pastors successfully navigate cross …

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  • Connect 316 prays for unity, clarity in SBC

    June 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Connect 316 prays for unity, clarity in SBC

    On the eve of this year’s Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) annual meeting, Connect 316 – an organization advocating a “traditionalist” view of salvation – convened for a prayer meeting in lieu of its annual celebration. “We heard” outgoing SBC President Steve Gaines’ call to prayer, Connect 316 executive board member Tim Barnette told the June 11 gathering …

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  • CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    June 25 2018 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    CP panelists tackle race, state of SBC, Calvinism

    Panelists on the Cooperative Program (CP) Stage in the exhibit hall prior to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting in Dallas, discussed a variety of cultural and denominational issues during 20-minute segments live-streamed at talkcp.com. Among topics on the stage were the state of the SBC, abuse in the church, racism …

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  • Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists’ unity

    June 25 2018 by T. Patrick Hudson, MBTS | with 0 comments
    Panel takes stock of Southern Baptists’ unity

    Engaging the topic of unity within the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Jason Allen moderated a panel discussion during the fourth annual For the Church Regional Conference June 12. More than 1,000 people filled the room to hear a spirited discussion by J.D. Greear, Thom Rainer, Mark Dever, H.B. Charles Jr., …

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  • SBC, church’s role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    June 25 2018 by Lauren Pratt, SEBTS | with 0 comments
    SBC, church’s role in politics focus of 9Marks panel

    The Southern Baptist Convention’s current condition and how churches should engage politics were topics of conversation at this year’s 9Marks evening events, June 11-12, in Dallas. Mark Dever moderated both 9Marks events, hosted with Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Dever is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and president of …

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  • B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    June 25 2018 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS | with 0 comments
    B21 panel urges strong stand on abuse of all forms

    Southern Baptists should take a strong stand against all forms of abuse and fight to create gracious church environments in which abuse victims are heard and loved, panelists said during the Baptist21 luncheon on June 12 in Dallas. More than 1,300 people attended the sold-out event in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center during the …

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  • Greear elected SBC president

    June 12 2018 by Biblical Recorder staff | with 0 comments
    Greear elected SBC president

    Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) annual meeting elected J.D. Greear, pastor of The Summit Church in Raleigh-Durham, N.C., as president of the SBC today (June 12). Greear received more than two-thirds of ballots cast (5,410), while Ken Hemphill took 31 percent of the vote (2,459).

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  • Patterson forfeits keynote SBC sermon

    June 8 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Patterson forfeits keynote SBC sermon

    Paige Patterson, the former president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary who was recently dismissed amid controversy, has decided to step down from giving the keynote sermon June 13 at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in Dallas, Texas. An alternate preacher, Kie Bowman, will give the address in Patterson’s place.

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  • Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC’s trials

    June 5 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC’s trials

    Despite turmoil related to terminations and resignations of “several” Southern Baptists “from key positions of leadership,” Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines says, there are signs “the Lord is going to come upon us powerfully in Dallas” at next week’s SBC annual meeting. Meanwhile, prayer strategist Ted Elmore said he is seeing “more emphasis on prayer …

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