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  • SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

    September 20 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    SWBTS ‘moving forward’ despite ‘certain events’

    “Although certain events took place this summer,” SWBTS interim president Jeffrey Bingham told the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (EC), Southern Baptists are invited to “move forward” with Southwestern. During his report, Bingham referred at least five times to the termination of SWBTS president emeritus Paige Patterson …

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  • Executive Committee members’ questions aired in open forum

    September 19 2018 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Executive Committee members’ questions aired in open forum

    Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission were voiced during an Executive Committee open forum Sept. 18. The forum was initiated by the EC’s interim president, D. August Boto, in consultation with EC officers as part of the closing day’s agenda …

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  • Gordon’s Gulf flood risks put DR volunteers on alert

    September 5 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Gordon’s Gulf flood risks put DR volunteers on alert

    Anticipated flooding from Tropical Storm Gordon has Southern Baptist volunteers on alert in three Gulf Coast states, and may extend responses in the already-flooded Midwest as Gordon moves inland. The storm will likely intensify to a Category 1 hurricane as it comes ashore between western Alabama and eastern Louisiana Sept. 4, the Weather Channel reported …

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  • Kelley: ‘Baptist blues’ sermon sought unity, not attack

    August 30 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Kelley: ‘Baptist blues’ sermon sought unity, not attack

    Chuck Kelley’s New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary chapel sermon on “the Baptist blues” was not an attack against anyone in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), he told Baptist Press Aug. 29, but an attempt to foster unity by getting “conversation on the table.”

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  • Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    August 30 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Baptist promoted to Air Force Deputy Chief of Chaplains

    The U.S. Senate confirmed the promotion of U.S. Air Force Chaplain Colonel Ronald M. Harvell to the rank of Brigadier General on Aug. 20. With the promotion, Harvell, a Southern Baptist, becomes the Air Force’s 26th Deputy Chief of Chaplains. He has been serving as the Air Mobility Command Chaplain based at Scott Air Force Base in Illinois.

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  • Youth ‘Re-imagine’ parables of Jesus

    August 21 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    Youth ‘Re-imagine’ parables of Jesus

    Middle and high school students from across North Carolina took a fresh look at some of the most well-known teachings of Jesus throughout the summer as part of summer Youth Weeks held at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell. “Re-imagine” was the theme of youth weeks, which drew nearly 6,500 teen-agers from more than 270 churches …

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  • Campers pack 2 millionth meal for Haiti

    August 21 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 1 comments
    Campers pack 2 millionth meal for Haiti

    Nine years ago, Merrie Johnson sat in the corner of Hatch Auditorium at the North Carolina Baptist Assembly at Fort Caswell praying that God would show her how she could incorporate a missions component to summer Youth Weeks. Johnson, senior consultant for youth evangelism and discipleship with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina …

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  • California fires leave locals ‘shocked,’ DR active

    August 15 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    California fires leave locals ‘shocked,’ DR active

    California Southern Baptists have found themselves dispensing hope amid the death, destruction and weariness caused by more than a dozen wildfires burning across the state. The largest recorded fire in California history – the Mendocino Complex fire in the northern part of the state – has burned more than 340,000 acres, destroyed 147 homes and left a firefighter dead Aug. 13.

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  • Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March

    August 14 2018 by Josie Rabbitt Bingham, NAMB | with 0 comments
    Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March

    U. S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon believes “there is nothing more exhilarating in life than seeing people come to Christ.” This year Rondon has experienced that exhilaration with more than 1,400 professions of faith – something one could describe as a spiritual awakening – at Fort Leonard Wood, his place of ministry.

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  • University ends baby body parts program

    August 9 2018 by Samantha Gobba, WORLD | with 0 comments
    University ends baby body parts program

    Researchers at the University of New Mexico will no longer procure, sell, or dissect aborted baby body parts, the university announced recently. The research program led for two decades by Robin Ohls, a pediatrics professor, was halted following an internal investigation.

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  • University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    August 9 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    University of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

    For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the University of Iowa to protect its right to select leaders who hold traditional Christian beliefs. The InterVarsity Graduate Christian Fellowship filed a lawsuit in federal court Aug. 6 after the university revoked the fellowship’s status as an official student organization …

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  • Trucker who killed family of 5 finds mercy

    August 6 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Trucker who killed family of 5 finds mercy

    A grieving father’s scripture-laden plea for mercy led to a lenient 180-day jail sentence for the truck driver who killed a missionary family of five in an auto accident last year. Cedric Pals told Keith County (Neb.) District Judge Richard Birch he has experienced “unrelenting anguish” …

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  • Jordan Easley accepts new pastorate

    August 2 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Jordan Easley accepts new pastorate

    Jordan Easley, who chaired the SBC Executive Committee’s 22-member Young Leaders Advisory Council, has accepted the call of First Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tenn., as senior pastor. Easley also was a member of the Evangelism Task Force appointed by former SBC President Steve Gaines and is a trustee of the International Mission Board.

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  • California wildfires: Chaplains become first phase of DR

    July 31 2018 by Brandon Elrod, NAMB | with 0 comments
    California wildfires: Chaplains become first phase of DR

    California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) chaplaincy teams have begun providing spiritual and emotional counseling to survivors of Northern California’s Carr fire, which started on July 23 and rapidly grew over the weekend to consume more than 98,000 acres.

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  • Forbes names LifeWay one of best U.S. employers for women

    July 30 2018 by Carol Pipes, LifeWay | with 0 comments
    Forbes names LifeWay one of best U.S. employers for women

    LifeWay, with 5,000 employees, landed at No. 282 on Forbes’ 2018 “Best Employers for Women” list – the first time the business magazine has published rankings in that category. Earlier this year, Forbes also named LifeWay as one of America’s Best Midsize Employers – ranking it 196th among 500 companies.

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