2019 SBC lodging concerns prompt Exec. Comm. response

Online hotel reservations are still available for the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, but rooms within walking distance were exhausted shortly after registration opened Oct. 12.


Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85

Eugene Peterson, bestselling Christian author known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, died today (Oct. 22). He was 85.


ETCH conference: Together, we can do so much more

This year's ETCH conference, held Oct. 18-19, drew about 1,200 kids and student ministry leaders to Nashville and offered more than 50 speakers and breakout leaders.

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    Seminary students urged to redefine ministry success

    by SBTS Communications, posted Monday, October 22, 2018 (4 hours ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Success in ministry does not come from your abilities, but from the kindness of God, noted Noe Garcia during an Oct. 18 chapel service at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Garcia is an alumnus of SBTS and senior pastor of North Phoenix Baptist Church in Phoenix, Ariz., which was the home church of the late Sen. John McCain. Garcia attracted national attention this past August when he presided over McCain's memorial service. Read More

  • Robinsons touched 65 lives by fostering, adoption

    by Katelyn Goodwin/Missouri Pathway, posted Monday, October 22, 2018 (6 hours ago)

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    VAN BUREN, Mo. (BP) -- Few people have hearts as big as Ron and Terri Robinson. In 40 years of marriage, Ron followed his calling to ministry and pastored several Baptist churches with Terri at his right hand, opening their hearts to the communities they served.

    Then they opened their hearts to a new calling from God as foster parents. But their life and their marriage didn't begin with that in mind.

    Ron and Terri always wanted children, so they were beyond excited when Terri ... Read More

  • Appalachian church boosted by Ky. congregation

    by Kentucky Today staff, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

    BOONEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- A small church outside the Appalachian town of Booneville has received a huge boost from a fellow Kentucky congregation five hours away in the far western part of the state.

    Lerose Community Church, which serves one of the most impoverished communities in the U.S., needed a church bus to get local residents to and from services. Pastor Adam Stall and his congregation had been praying, asking God to meet that need. Read More

  • 5 stats about global, domestic hunger

    by Joy Allmond, posted Friday, October 19, 2018 (3 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- People see the commercials with pleas for financial help. The man or woman lingers on the street corner with a homemade cardboard sign that says they need food.

    Whether through the distance of the television screen or the closeness of someone asking vehicular passersby for help, there are hints of hunger all around.

    But are they real? According to stats from Global Hunger Relief, the answer is "yes," both in faraway places and in our own cities and towns. Read More