EC pres. search committee has found 'God's candidate'

The search committee seeking the next president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee has "identified God's candidate for such a time as this" ...

Sex abuse study 'to own our error,' Greear says

Southern Baptists should not seek to defend themselves in response to recent sexual abuse reports but should hold offending churches accountable....

Gateway to offer all master's degrees online

Gateway Seminary will become the first Southern Baptist seminary to offer all its master's degrees completely online in the fall of 2019.
  • NEW - 3 hours ago

    His thanks to Graham: 'One of those souls is mine'

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (3 hours ago)

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    SPRINGFIELD, Vt. (BP) -- A soldier stuck his head into the tent where Alfred Rawson was quartered during the Korean War with several other soldiers at an Air Force base in Japan.

    It was in November 1952. The soldier asked if anybody wanted to go hear Billy Graham at another Air Force base about 30 miles away. A bus would take them there; Rawson and another soldier in the tent agreed to go. Read More

  • NEW - 9 minutes ago

    Immigration & pastor's views spotlighted in study

    by Aaron Earls, posted Wednesday, February 20, 2019 (9 minutes ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- As U.S. lawmakers continue to debate the best approach to illegal immigration, most Protestant pastors say the solution should be multifaceted, according to a study released Wednesday (Feb. 20).

    LifeWay Research surveyed 1,000 Protestants pastors Jan. 14-30 on their views on illegal immigration and how the church should view those in the country illegally. Read More

  • Ruling affirmed in Mo. Bapt. Home, university cases

    by Missouri Pathway staff , posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (yesterday)

    KANSAS CITY (BP) -- Missouri Baptists are one step closer to restoring The Baptist Home and Missouri Baptist University (MBU) to the "MBC family." On Tuesday (Feb. 19), the state's Appeals Court in Kansas City affirmed a lower-court ruling ordering The Baptist Home and MBU to seat trustees elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention. Read More

  • Allan Blume, to retire May 31, honored by editors

    by Biblical Recorder Staff, posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (23 hours ago)

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) -- K. Allan Blume, who will retire May 31 as president-editor of North Carolina's Biblical Recorder, was honored by the Association of State Baptist Publications during their Feb. 11-14 annual meeting in Charleston, S.C. Read More

  • 'We must recapture evangelism': E4E Summit

    by Will Hall/Baptist Message, posted Monday, February 18, 2019 (yesterday)

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    DAVIS, Okla. (BP) -- About 100 evangelists, pastors, directors of evangelism and some wives traveled from across the United States to gather in Oklahoma at the Falls Creek Conference Center to identify issues that have led to declines in evangelism as well as the use of evangelists in the Southern Baptist Convention. They also met to develop recommendations about how to restore the denomination to its Great Commission roots.

    The group included a diverse representation in age and geography, with a large number among the crowd identifying themselves as 45 years old or younger. The guest list showed many attendees were from Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana, but included members from the ... Read More

  • With 'Gospel above all,' Greear tackles sex abuse

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (22 hours ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Maintaining his signature theme of the "Gospel Above All," Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear detailed a prescription to battle sex abuse and its enablers at the SBC Executive Committee meeting Feb. 18 in Nashville.

    "We serve a God who laid down His life to protect the vulnerable," Greear said in his presidential address. "How dare we proclaim that Gospel with our mouths and then turn a blind eye when the vulnerable in our midst cry out for help?" Read More