Gaines to EC: Do you see lostness?
State DR, non-Baptist donors crucial, Ezell says
Celebrating a century
ERLC, others endorse bills to combat sites aiding sex tradeWASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has strongly endorsed congressional efforts to hold accountable Backpage.com and other online sites that profit from sex trafficking.
ERLC President Russell Moore and officials with other organizations wrote Rep. Ann Wagner, R-Mo., and Sen. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, Sept. 7 in support of their legislative proposals, which Moore and the others said would enable law enforcement "to effectively combat online sex trafficking hubs that provide a safe haven for modern day slave traders." A Senate committee held a hearing on Portman's bill today (Sept. 19). Read More
Exec. Comm. marks 100 years with 'happy-birthday party'NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee commemorated its 100th year of existence with what EC President Frank S. Page called "a little happy-birthday party" intended to reflect the EC's behind-the-scenes ministry of helping other SBC entities succeed.
"Some people ask, 'Why haven't you [made] a bigger deal about the 100th anniversary of the Executive Committee?'" Page said at the EC's Sept. 18-19 meeting in Nashville. "The bottom line is that we don't exist to promote ourselves. We exist to make sure missions and ministries of the Southern Baptist Convention succeed. That's why we're here. So we don't need to have much attention to ourselves." Read More
FROM THE STATES: Fla., Md. and N.M. evangelism/missions news; '... [W]e have gotten really good at figuring out the ones who are needy'
Today's From the States features items from: Florida Baptist Witness; BaptistLIFE (Maryland); Baptist New Mexican Read More
Best ways to give in times of crisisHOUSTON (BP) -- Mickey Caison has seen it many times in his disaster relief career. Well-meaning folks collect a truckload of food and clothing, drive perhaps hundreds of miles to a disaster zone, but can find no place to deliver the goods.
Deciding "let's put a trailer on the lot and fill it up with goods to take to Texas, is the most ineffective way of providing support," Caison told Baptist Press from Houston, where he is coordinating the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) response to Hurricane Harvey's destruction there. Read More