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  • SBC goes ‘before God in fasting’ for entities

    October 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SBC goes ‘before God in fasting’ for entities

    Churches, Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entities and Baptist state conventions have heeded SBC President J.D. Greear’s call to pray and fast Oct. 8 for the five SBC entities seeking new presidents. “Thanks to all of you going before God in fasting and prayer with Psalm 67 for what God has for us!” Greear tweeted …

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  • Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    October 2 2018 by Seth Brown, BR Content Editor | with 1 comments
    Greear calls for prayer and fasting amid SBC transitions

    J.D. Greear believes something big is happening in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), and he is calling for a “Day of Prayer and Fasting” on Monday, Oct. 8. Chuck Kelley, president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, announced his upcoming retirement today (Oct. 2).

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  • Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    September 24 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear’s Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now “actively involved” in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced Sept. 19 following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee (EC).

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  • Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    September 21 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year’s SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions. The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year’s SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

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  • ‘Gospel above all’ motivates Greear agenda

    September 19 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Gospel above all’ motivates Greear agenda

    The supremacy of the gospel will motivate J.D. Greear as he leads Southern Baptists to evangelize, plant churches and mobilize college students for the Kingdom, he told Southern Baptist executives Sept. 17 in Nashville. “It is the gospel that is the source of our renewal, and it is the gospel that should be our defining characteristic as a people …

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  • J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize ‘ordinary people’

    September 18 2018 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 1 comments
    J.D. Greear at NOBTS: Mobilize ‘ordinary people’

    God’s plan for reaching the world involves raising up and sending out “ordinary people” in the power of the Holy Spirit, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 13. “The measure of success for any church ought not be its seating capacity” but “its sending capacity,” Greear said …

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  • Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    August 29 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trump hosts evangelicals to celebrate faith, freedom

    Some 100 evangelicals, including Southern Baptists, attended a White House dinner Aug. 27 to celebrate what President Trump called “America’s heritage of faith, family and freedom.” The event included remarks by Trump, prayer and an opportunity for attendees to reflect publicly on the Trump administration. Vice President Mike Pence also was in attendance.

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  • Greear to state execs: ‘How may I serve you?’

    August 23 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear to state execs: ‘How may I serve you?’

    Agreements to “assume the best in one another” and that a “gospel-above-all culture needs to prevail” in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) were among the outcomes when SBC President J.D. Greear met Aug. 20 with 15 executive directors of Baptist state conventions.

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  • Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps’

    August 16 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear: Catholic abuse report requires ‘bold steps’

    A Pennsylvania grand jury’s report alleging unprecedented levels of sexual abuse and cover-up by Roman Catholic clergy has drawn reaction from Southern Baptists. Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear said Southern Baptists should respond to the report by taking all steps necessary to eradicate sexual abuse “from within our community.”

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  • Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    August 14 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Multiethnic worship caps Charlottesville demonstrations

    Evangelical pastors in Charlottesville, Va., say a community interracial worship service appeared to be the largest local gathering during what media described as a weekend of peaceful but tense demonstrations in the city. One year after a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville turned violent and left three people dead, an attempted repeat in Washington …

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  • #MeToo confronts small churches, bivocational pastors

    July 26 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    #MeToo confronts small churches, bivocational pastors

    Amid the #MeToo movement, conferences and seminaries have heightened their focus on training pastors to prevent and report sexual abuse. But associational leader Sean McMahon worries those training efforts are leaving out a sizable group of pastors: small church and bivocational “heroes” who “work 55-60 hours a week in their normal job …

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  • Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

    July 16 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kavanaugh nod nonpartisan, pro-Kingdom, Greear says

    Keeping the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) out of politics remains a goal of the SBC’s president and vice presidents, J.D. Greear said in defending their endorsement of President Trump’s justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh. “All three of us have a desire to keep the SBC out of politics, but we also want to speak with clarity …

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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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  • ‘Undivided’ race relations resource debuts at SBC

    June 20 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    ‘Undivided’ race relations resource debuts at SBC

    A breakout session on racial reconciliation during the SBC annual meeting accompanied the release of a new resource to help pastors and churches bridge the racial divide in their communities titled “Undivided: Your Church and Racial Reconciliation.” Those who attended the June 12 session hosted by the North American Mission Board (NAMB) heard a pair …

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  • J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    June 14 2018 by Seth Brown, Biblical Recorder | with 0 comments
    J.D. Greear seeks unity, diversity

    On the heels of an election many Southern Baptists believe was pivotal, J.D. Greear struck a conciliatory tone in response to questions about whether his presidency signals a sea change. He fielded inquiries on a range of issues during a press conference Tuesday (June 12) at the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting. Greear, pastor of …

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