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  • Ben Mandrell nominated to lead LifeWay

    June 21 2019 by Biblical Recorder Staff | with 0 comments
    Ben Mandrell nominated to lead LifeWay

    The presidential search team for LifeWay Christian Resources is recommending Ben Mandrell as the new president and CEO. Mandrell is currently the lead pastor at Storyline Fellowship in Arvada, Colo.

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  • High court upholds cross on public land

    June 21 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    High court upholds cross on public land

    The U.S. Supreme Court ruled June 20 a 40-foot cross on public land that serves as a memorial to World War I soldiers does not defy the First Amendment’s ban on government establishment of religion. In a 7-2 decision, the justices reversed...

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  • Floyd affirms Birmingham progress, eyes SBC 2020

    June 21 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Floyd affirms Birmingham progress, eyes SBC 2020

    Answered prayer, unity, compassion and clarity are among distinguishing characteristics of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting, Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd told Baptist Press (BP). “I feel like the spirit...

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  • Longtime missionary to Japan Ralph Calcote, 95, dies

    June 21 2019 by Mary Jane Welch, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Longtime missionary to Japan Ralph Calcote, 95, dies

    Every week a small group of World War II and Korea veterans meet in Wesson, Miss., to drink coffee, maybe eat lunch, swap stories and remember comrades who died. But Ralph Calcote no longer joins the Greatest Generation Coffee Club, having died at...

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  • B21 panel: Protecting abuse victims central to mission

    June 21 2019 by Andrew J.W. Smith, Southern Seminary | with 0 comments
    B21 panel: Protecting abuse victims central to mission

    Protecting sexual abuse victims is central to the mission of the church, said a group of denominational leaders during the Baptist21 panel on June 11 in Birmingham, Ala. Immediately after the panel, Matt Chandler, pastor of The Village Church in...

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  • Baptist leaders thankful housing allowance challenge ends for now

    June 20 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press, and Roy Hayhurst, GuideStone | with 0 comments
    Baptist leaders thankful housing allowance challenge ends for now

    The legal challenge to the constitutionality of the ministerial housing allowance is over – for now. The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) announced June 14 it would not appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court its March judicial loss, thus...

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  • Native Americans utilizing print & video for ministry

    June 20 2019 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Native Americans utilizing print & video for ministry

    Ledtkey “Lit” McIntosh, one of the stalwarts who helped develop the Fellowship of Native American Christians (FoNAC), retired as FoNAC’s chairman during its seventh annual meeting June 10. Reflecting the group’s interest in...

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  • Messianics focus on relationship building

    June 20 2019 by Timothy Cockes, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Messianics focus on relationship building

    The Southern Baptist Messianic Fellowship (SBMF) focused on both business and relationship building at their annual gathering, held in conjunction with the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Ric Worshill, executive...

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  • Asian American group shares ‘God at work’ stories

    June 20 2019 by Tobin Perry, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Asian American group shares ‘God at work’ stories

    Church leaders attending the fourth annual National Asian American Fellowship shared stories of God at work among the Southern Baptist Convention’s 2,073 Asian churches. Church planter Jon Las shared his story of starting Mosaic Church in...

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  • SBC Hispanic Council leaders talk reaching Hispanics

    June 20 2019 by Keila Diaz, Florida Baptist Convention | with 0 comments
    SBC Hispanic Council leaders talk reaching Hispanics

    Officers of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Hispanic Leaders Council discussed the complexities of ministry in Hispanic communities – and ministering in their particular contexts – at a panel sponsored by the Cooperative...

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