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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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  • 9/11 prayer outreach spotlights ‘critical’ year

    August 10 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    9/11 prayer outreach spotlights ‘critical’ year

    On the 15th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack in U.S. history, Southern Baptists are being urged to join hundreds of thousands of Christians in praying for an awakening in the nation. The Sept. 11 Cry Out America prayer outreach of the Awakening America Alliance and Center for Spiritual Renewal is increasingly popular this year.

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  • Video highlights Southern Baptists in St. Louis

    July 7 2016 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Video highlights Southern Baptists in St. Louis

    A video released July 6 by immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd condenses 17 hours of proceedings from the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis into a 20-minute highlight reel. “This video may be just a personal blessing to you or something you may want to share,” Floyd wrote.

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  • Floyd, Jeffress, others new Trump advisers

    June 23 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd, Jeffress, others new Trump advisers

    Immediate past Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and Dallas pastor Robert Jeffress are among a diverse group of evangelicals Donald Trump named June 21 to advise him on religion and politics. Trump’s 25-member Evangelical Executive Advisory Board includes at least eight Southern Baptists.

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  • Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversial

    June 21 2016 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversial

    Proclaiming Scripture instead of promoting controversy is their approach when addressing political issues, pastors said during a June 15 panel discussion at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention. “I do not try to be controversial; I want to be biblical,” said A.B. Vines, senior pastor of New Seasons Church in Spring Valley, Calif.

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  • Traylor calls Baptists ‘to dwell in unity’

    June 20 2016 by Barbara Denman, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Traylor calls Baptists ‘to dwell in unity’

    Ted Traylor challenged Southern Baptists to move forward in cooperation and unity for the sake of the gospel – reflecting the preceding historic moment when Steve Gaines became Southern Baptist Convention president with gracious consent from fellow nominee J.D. Greear.

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  • ‘Pass the Salt’: Racism cure resides with church

    June 15 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Pass the Salt’: Racism cure resides with church

    Racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can only be achieved through the gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors said during a trailblazing discussion June 14 on the opening morning of the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis.

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  • ‘The stakes are high,’ Floyd says

    June 15 2016 by Erin Roach, Nashville | with 0 comments
    ‘The stakes are high,’ Floyd says

    Southern Baptists must act, akin to Queen Esther on behalf of her people, because “the stakes are high” in the church and in the world today, Ronnie Floyd said June 14 in his presidential address to messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in St. Louis.

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  • Floyd among evangelicals to meet with Trump

    May 24 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd among evangelicals to meet with Trump

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is among perhaps 500 evangelicals and other conservatives planning to meet with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his faith and values at a June 21 meeting in New York. Members of the steering committee will question Trump before the larger meeting, but …

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  • Layman plans for 50,000 churches in Ethiopia

    April 12 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 1 comments
    Layman plans for 50,000 churches in Ethiopia

    Arkansas corporate executive Haileyesus Abate cries, he says, for the people of his native Ethiopia, a majority Christian nation where numerous primitive tribes still worship nature as deities and have never heard the gospel. That is why he arranged for his pastor, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, to visit Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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  • Floyd: ‘Pulpit swaps’ foster racial unity

    January 27 2016 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd: ‘Pulpit swaps’ foster racial unity

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young are featured in a Jan. 24 New York Times article on their continued efforts to bring racial healing in the U.S. through the gospel of Christ. “We’re going to encourage our pastors to swap pulpits,” said Floyd.

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  • Floyd, Young urge racial unity in CNN editorial

    November 10 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd, Young urge racial unity in CNN editorial

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young authored a joint CNN editorial Nov. 9 urging pastors to proclaim racism a sin and initiate conversations on racial unity at Mission Mississippi’s annual racial reconciliation summit Nov. 4.

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  • Floyd, National Baptists, to form study group

    November 10 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd, National Baptists, to form study group

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd and National Baptist Convention President Jerry Young have agreed to appoint a joint study group and perhaps a steering committee to continue dialogue on racial healing among Christians and ultimately across the nation. They announced their decision at Mission Mississippi Nov. 4 ...

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  • Racism Satan’s tool, Floyd tells Baptists

    November 6 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Racism Satan’s tool, Floyd tells Baptists

    Racism is from Satan and his demonic forces, and the only hope for its defeat is the church of Jesus Christ united across societal divisions, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd told a culturally diverse group in Mississippi Nov. 4. Hundreds were gathered at Mission Mississippi’s racial reconciliation celebration …

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  • Mississippi event to focus on racial unity

    October 27 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Mississippi event to focus on racial unity

    God’s church must take the lead in achieving racial unity as the United States deals with a deepening crisis of racially polarizing events, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has said in advance of a Nov. 4 racial reconciliation celebration in Jackson, Miss.

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