Gaines to EC: Do you see lostness?

Prayer and evangelism will enable the Southern Baptist Convention to abide and continue its work in an increasingly eclectic society, SBC President Steve Gaines told the Executive Committee during its 2017 fall meeting in Nashville.

State DR, non-Baptist donors crucial, Ezell says

State conventions and donors from the across the nation have been pivotal to Southern Baptists' Send Relief efforts for survivors of catastrophic Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, Kevin Ezell reports.

Celebrating a century

Frank Page reflects on the 100-year anniversary of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.
  • ERLC, others endorse bills to combat sites aiding sex trade

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (16 hours ago)

    WASHINGTON (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'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 19, 2017 (20 hours ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    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

  • Best ways to give in times of crisis  

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (yesterday)

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    HOUSTON (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