• Garnetta Smith appointed women’s support coordinator

    December 4 2018 by SBTS Communications | with 0 comments
    Garnetta Smith appointed women’s support coordinator

    In light of challenges facing campuses about the place of women in those communities, R. Albert Mohler Jr. has appointed Garnetta Smith to the new position of women’s support coordinator for Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. In comments about Smith’s appointment, Mohler said it further buttresses policies already in place to protect women ...
     

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  • Bush 41 remembered as ‘at home’ with Southern Baptists

    December 4 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Bush 41 remembered as ‘at home’ with Southern Baptists

    President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered by Southern Baptists who knew him as a “warm,” “cordial” man who “felt right at home with people who loved God and His Word.” Bush held the U.S. presidency from 1989-93 following eight years as vice president.
     

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  • IMB couple ‘loses’ themselves for lost

    December 4 2018 by IMB Staff | with 0 comments
    IMB couple ‘loses’ themselves for lost

    Larry Pepper thought he had been open to God’s leading. He had been praying through the missions book Operation World. And he had been thinking more and more about his impact on eternity as he sat in church every Sunday. But one day the words came clear as a bell right where he sat in Houston, Texas …

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  • South Carolina church honors memory of enslaved members

    December 3 2018 by Baptist Courier Staff | with 0 comments
    South Carolina church honors memory of enslaved members

    A South Carolina congregation has taken a step to officially honor the memory of past members of the church who were enslaved prior to 1865. On Nov. 11, First Baptist Church of Charleston dedicated a marker that says: “In memory of the thousands of enslaved members of the First Baptist Church of Charleston …

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  • Greear gives Lottie Moon challenge

    December 3 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Greear gives Lottie Moon challenge

    Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear thinks Southern Baptists can exceed their $160 million goal for this year’s Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) for International Missions. So he’s offering a lighthearted incentive to encourage a challenge goal of $170 million. If the 2018-19 LMCO hits that mark, Greear will perform a stunt …

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  • $1.5 billion plan might revive dying Dead Sea

    December 3 2018 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    $1.5 billion plan might revive dying Dead Sea

    The Dead Sea has been receding for decades, with some experts predicting its total demise by 2050. But a $1.5 billion plan to resurrect the biblically prominent sea is nearing fruition, NBC News reported Nov. 29. Meetings are expected within weeks to finalize the plan considered for two decades, NBC reported, to build a desalination facility …

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  • Iraq-Syria genocide bill draws praise

    December 3 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Iraq-Syria genocide bill draws praise

    The head of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) religious freedom entity and his fellow advocates have praised bipartisan congressional action to help Christians and other survivors of genocide committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. On Nov. 27, the House of Representatives approved without opposition the Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act …

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  • Moore: Church must recall loyalty to help lonely

    November 30 2018 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Moore: Church must recall loyalty to help lonely

    Christians need to recall where their greatest allegiance lies to help Americans living in a time marked by loneliness, Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore said during a Washington, D.C., forum. Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, addressed the evangelical church’s role while responding to Sen. Ben Sasse …

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  • First lady addresses opioid crisis at Liberty

    November 30 2018 by Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    First lady addresses opioid crisis at Liberty

    First Lady Melania Trump spoke to students at Liberty University Nov. 28 about the opioid crisis in America. She urged students to make wise choices during this time in their young lives. “I know college is a time to build your independence, experience things on your own terms and make decisions on your own behalf,” she told students.

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  • Hawaii Baptists get missions training, tweak budget

    November 30 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Hawaii Baptists get missions training, tweak budget

    Messengers to the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) received evangelism training from International Mission Board (IMB) personnel and welcomed into their fellowship congregations in Okinawa, Japan and the Philippines. Gathering around the theme “We Are Hawaii Pacific Missions,” 191 messengers and 87 guests met Nov. 8-9 at Olivet Baptist Church in Honolulu.

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  • Puerto Rico Baptists expanding Kingdom post-Maria

    November 30 2018 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    Puerto Rico Baptists expanding Kingdom post-Maria

    Southern Baptists of Puerto Rico gained nine new congregations at the group’s 2018 annual meeting, held just over a year after Hurricane Maria cut church attendance by as much as a third in the U.S. territory. “To the expansion of the Kingdom of God” was the theme as the Convención de Iglesias Bautistas del Sur de Puerto Rico …

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  • Tiny ‘beka’ stone helps confirm, clarify scripture

    November 29 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Tiny ‘beka’ stone helps confirm, clarify scripture

    Archaeologists’ discovery of a small weight from the period of Israel’s monarchy helps confirm the Old Testament system of weights and the existence of Solomon’s Temple, two Southern Baptist archaeologists say. A “beka,” a stone weight equivalent to about one-fifth of an ounce, was discovered by archaeologists with the Israel Antiquities Authority …

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  • Louisiana search committee accepting nominations

    November 29 2018 by Baptist Message and BP Staff | with 0 comments
    Louisiana search committee accepting nominations

    The Louisiana Baptist Convention’s Executive Director Search Committee is receiving nominations for a successor to David Hankins, who has announced his retirement effective June 30, 2019, having led the convention since 2005. Search committee chairman Waylon Bailey, pastor of First Baptist Church in Covington and chairman of the convention’s Executive Board …

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  • Five honored as evangelical scholars during ETS

    November 29 2018 by SEBTS and BP Staff | with 0 comments
    Five honored as evangelical scholars during ETS

    Five evangelical scholars were honored during the Southeastern Theological Fellowship dinner held in conjunction with the Evangelical Theological Society’s (ETS) 70th annual meeting, Nov. 13-15 in Denver. The fellowship, which held its first dinner in 2013, seeks to build camaraderie among academicians from multiple denominations and encourage excellence in scholarship for the glory of Christ.

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  • First gene-edited babies ‘a bridge too far’

    November 28 2018 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    First gene-edited babies ‘a bridge too far’

    Evangelical bioethicists have joined many of their secular peers in condemning research that reportedly led to the birth this month of the world’s first genetically edited babies. In addition to echoing secular scientists’ concern about so-called “designer babies,” the evangelicals objected to destruction of embryos that occurred in the gene-editing process.

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