• new - an hour ago

    Symposium looks at 'SBC & the 21st Century'

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015 (an hour ago)

    Photo by Liz Stack
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- A symposium on "The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal and Recommitment" set forth a range of projections for the nation's largest evangelical body, Sept. 28-29 at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The event, which Midwestern President Jason Allen said will take place on a triennial basis, featured keynote speakers Frank S. Page, Ronnie Floyd, Paige Patterson, R. Albert Mohler Jr., ... Read More

  • new - 2 hours ago

    Floyd: Awakening will cause 'strategic reinvention'

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015 (2 hours ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Merging the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board could be among key changes Southern Baptists make if a much-prayed-for spiritual awakening comes to their churches.

    SBC President Ronnie Floyd suggested that possibility during his address at a symposium on "The SBC & the 21st Century: Reflection, Renewal & Recommitment" Sept. 28-29 at ... Read More

  • new - 3 hours ago

    Study: Nonreligious Americans see evidence of creator

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, October 07, 2015 (3 hours ago)

    Graphic by LifeWayResearch.com
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Life didn't just happen, most Americans say -- and a surprising number of nonreligious people agree, a newly released study says.

    More than 4 in 10 of the nonreligious believe physics and humanity point to a creator, LifeWay Research finds. A third say human morality indicates a creator who defines right and wrong. The study, released today (Oct. 7), is based on a survey taken ... Read More

  • Conf. on transgenderism responds to challenges

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (23 hours ago)

    SBTS photo by Emil Handke
    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The transgender movement presents an unprecedented theological and cultural crisis for the church, said Southern Baptist scholars at an Oct. 5 pre-conference event, "Transgender: Transgender confusion and transformational Christianity," at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The preconference preceded the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC) annual conference, which is being held at the ... Read More

  • Uphold religious liberty for all, Baptists urge

    by Marilyn Stewart , posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (21 hours ago)

    Photo by Marilyn Stewart
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Calling for Baptists to remember their roots as a "jailhouse religion," Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said Christians must be willing to be marginalized and offended for the sake of the Gospel.

    The remarks came at Baptist Voices: Left, Right and Center, a Sept. 29 forum sponsored by New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Institute for Faith and the Public Square that brought ... Read More

  • Pastor, daughter share Gospel in Cuba

    by Nicole Kalil/Florida Baptist Witness, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (23 hours ago)

    Photo courtesy of Howard Harden
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- One Florida Baptist father is going to great lengths to make sure his children understand the importance of sharing the Gospel. In fact, he and his daughter went all the way to Cuba.

    Brenda Harden, 11, can now say she got to bring the Good News to a third-world, communist country. Read More

  • Billy Graham marks 97th year with new film

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, October 06, 2015 (22 hours ago)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) -- The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) will release Oct. 15 a new film in its global "My Hope" outreach and is encouraging pastors to use the free resource in conjunction with Graham's 97th birthday celebration Nov. 7.

    "Value of a Soul" showcases the testimonies of three born-again believers, including a former hard-core underground rapper, a ... Read More

  • S.C. Baptists prepare for 'marathon' of work

    by Butch Blume/The Baptist Courier , posted Monday, October 05, 2015 (yesterday)

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (BP) -- A South Carolina Baptist disaster relief official is predicting it will take years for the state to recover from the extensive flooding of the past two days.

    "This is much bigger than [the recovery from] Hurricane Hugo," said Randy Creamer, disaster relief coordinator for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. Creamer said the flooding that has prompted 10 counties or municipalities to declare states of ... Read More