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  • Dew nominated to lead New Orleans Seminary

    May 21 2019 by Gary D. Myers, NOBTS | with 0 comments
    Dew nominated to lead New Orleans Seminary

    James K. “Jamie” Dew Jr., vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been nominated as the next president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (NOBTS). The...

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  • Orlando pastor David Uth to be Pastors’ Conference nominee

    May 21 2019 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    Orlando pastor David Uth to be Pastors’ Conference nominee

    David Uth, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Orlando, will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference in June, Georgia pastor James Merritt has announced. “David is a pastor’s pastor, a...

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  • Honeycutt admits personal, moral failure in resignation

    May 21 2019 by Dianna Cagle, BR Production Editor | with 0 comments
    Honeycutt admits personal, moral failure in resignation

    Three Forks and Avery Baptist Associations accepted Garland Honeycutt’s resignation May 14 in an emergency meeting of the executive council. “Our hearts are broken for Garland, for his family, and for all of those affected,” said...

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  • ‘Holy moments’: Floyd commissions son as successor

    May 21 2019 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    ‘Holy moments’: Floyd commissions son as successor

    Ronnie Floyd called them “holy moments.” The senior pastor of Cross Church for nearly 33 years, Floyd preached his final sermon May 19 and commissioned his son Nick as his successor. “Pastor Nick and my son, even as [the apostle]...

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  • Refugee crisis: IMB’s Chitwood goes to Capitol Hill

    May 20 2019 by Julie McGowan, IMB | with 0 comments
    Refugee crisis: IMB’s Chitwood goes to Capitol Hill

    Only days after witnessing Venezuelan refugees’ plight on the Colombia border, and mere weeks after praying with refugees in Uganda, International Mission Board (IMB) President Paul Chitwood traveled to Capitol Hill May 16 to discuss the...

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  • SBC exhibits: new leaders, conversation & fun

    May 20 2019 by Baptist Press Staff | with 0 comments
    SBC exhibits: new leaders, conversation & fun

    Southern Baptist leaders once again will have much to talk about at this year’s Cooperative Program (CP) exhibit hall booth during the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Among the topics at the CP Stage and Platform are everything...

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  • House passes expansive LGBT bill

    May 20 2019 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    House passes expansive LGBT bill

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved May 17 an expansive gay and transgender rights bill that opponents warn would devastatingly undermine freedom of religion, conscience and speech, as well as protections for women, girls and unborn...

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  • N.C. pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording sec. nominee

    May 17 2019 by David Roach, Baptist Press | with 0 comments
    N.C. pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording sec. nominee

    North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton will be nominated for recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), Florida pastor Mike Orr announced May 16. Eaton is “a proven leader,” “Kingdom-minded,” and &ldquo...

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  • J.D. Greear’s new book urges gospel ‘above all’

    May 17 2019 by Joy Allmond, LifeWay Christian Resources | with 0 comments
    J.D. Greear’s new book urges gospel ‘above all’

    J.D. Greear believes the future of the church is bright because of the gospel. But the Southern Baptist Convention president also noted the church can be susceptible to placing secondary things – like programs, strategies and messages &ndash...

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  • Longtime Baptist journalist Jim Burton dies at 63

    May 17 2019 by Joe Westbury, The Christian Index | with 0 comments
    Longtime Baptist journalist Jim Burton dies at 63

    Jim Burton, 63, Southern Baptist international photojournalist and storyteller and Baptist Press contributor, died on May 10 after living with ALS for six years.  He was a resident of Cumming, Ga., but had been living at a skilled nursing...

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