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  • Sex abuse news ‘wake-up call’ for pastors, ERLC panel says

    June 14 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Sex abuse news ‘wake-up call’ for pastors, ERLC panel says

    The revelations of sexual abuse of women and mishandling of it by Christian leaders offer a “divine opportunity” for the Southern Baptist Convention and its pastors to take a stand, attendees were told at a Monday evening (June 11) panel discussion sponsored by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. The event – “Gospel Sexuality in …

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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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  • God’s ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ frames WMU opening sessions

    June 12 2018 by Myriah Snyder, Western Recorder | with 0 comments
    God’s ‘Unshakable Pursuit’ frames WMU opening sessions

    More than 400 people gathered for the opening sessions of the 2018 Woman’s Missionary Union Annual Meeting and Missions Celebration on June 10 in Dallas. The 2018 theme for WMU is “Unshakable Pursuit.” The first session, themed “The Unshakable Pursuit of Fun,” was held in a casual ranch-style events center and included a barbecue dinner.

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  • UPDATED: Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas

    (EDITOR’S NOTE: This story was updated in the seventh paragraph to reflect that only Hall F in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center will be part of the security zone where access will be restricted.) Vice President Mike Pence will address the Southern Baptist Convention on Wednesday (June 13). The announcement of Pence’s 11 a.m. …

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  • Crossover Dallas, Harvest America crusade proclaim gospel

    June 12 2018 by Josie Rabbit Bingham, North American Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Crossover Dallas, Harvest America crusade proclaim gospel

    “I’m not here to talk to you about religion,” Pastor Greg Laurie told the crowd Sunday evening (June 10) at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for the Crossover Dallas Harvest America crusade. “I’m here to talk to you about a relationship with God that you can experience,” he said. “Christ can fill that big hole …

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  • Church2Church fellowship looks toward Hispanic unity

    June 12 2018 by Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    Church2Church fellowship looks toward Hispanic unity

    The Church2Church fellowship (De Iglesia a Iglesia) brought together more than 100 Hispanic Southern Baptists on Sunday (June 10) for a unity service in Dallas at Primera Iglesia Bautista Nueva Vida. The fellowship was officially formed last year during the SBC’s annual meeting in Phoenix for the purpose of uniting Hispanic churches and pastors to …

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  • WinShape announces partnership with Gardner-Webb for 2019

    WinShape Camps announced a new partnership with Gardner-Webb University that will expand its overnight camp offerings to the Carolinas starting in 2019. Early registration for the one-week boys’ and girls’ camps opened June 6, and first-time overnight campers are eligible for a 50 percent discount. “Each year, thousands of campers come to WinShape Camps to …

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  • Mission: Dignity offers life-saving ministry

    June 11 2018 by Dianna L. Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 1 comments
    Mission: Dignity offers life-saving ministry

    At 85, Hilda Mount celebrates little things – still living on her own and being able to get around a bit. While she can’t move as well or as fast as she once did, Mount expresses gratitude at how God has blessed her through her family and Mission:Dignity (M:D). “I just want to thank everybody who …

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  • Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    June 11 2018 by Julie McGowan, International Mission Board | with 0 comments
    Lottie Moon gifts $5M ahead of last year

    Southern Baptists’ contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering are 3.75 percent ahead of the May 2017 offering totals, according to a report by Rodney Freeman, IMB treasurer and vice president of support services. At the end of May, IMB had received $142,683,654 so far for the 2017-2018 campaign, which began …

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  • N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

    June 11 2018 by Chad Austin, BSC Communications | with 0 comments
    N.C. Baptists ask, ‘Who is my Neighbor?’

    “Who is my Neighbor?” is the theme for the 2018 Baptist State Convention of North Carolina’s (BSC) annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at the Joseph S. Koury Convention Center in Greensboro. This year’s theme is derived from a question that was asked of Jesus in Luke 10:29 in the parable of The Good Samaritan.

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  • Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

    June 11 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

    Homosexuality, premarital sex, divorce, marijuana and pornography are approved by a growing percentage of Americans, Gallup found in an annual poll including nearly 20 behaviors placed on its morality scale. Adultery draws disdain from 88 percent of Americans, Gallup said, and Americans are almost evenly split on the morality of abortion. “Gallup’s trends on many …

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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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  • Patterson denies mishandling ‘reported abuse’

    June 8 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Patterson denies mishandling ‘reported abuse’

    In a letter to the “Southern Baptist Family,” Paige Patterson has defended himself against “accusations that I ever knowingly ignored or failed to follow appropriate protocols in cases of reported abuse of women, students, or staff at any institution where I have served.”

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  • Their ‘consciences were exercised’ over U.S. ‘crisis’

    June 8 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Their ‘consciences were exercised’ over U.S. ‘crisis’

    As Sen. Robert Kennedy lay dying from an assassin’s bullets and more than 100 U.S. cities smoldered from race riots following Martin Luther King Jr.’s murder, the Southern Baptist Convention adopted what may have been its strongest statement to date on racial justice. On the statement’s 50th anniversary, Southern Baptists – black and white – who were …

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  • U.S. must have stake in Nigerian peace, speakers say

    June 8 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    U.S. must have stake in Nigerian peace, speakers say

    The United States has a responsibility to act to curtail extremist violence in Nigeria, religious freedom and human rights advocates from both countries said in a Capitol Hill briefing. The June 5 event, sponsored by International Christian Concern (ICC), focused on a West African country that is by far the largest population-wise on the continent …

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