• Syrian refugees to hit 4M; Baptists continue serving

    by Evelyn Adamson, posted Friday, April 17, 2015 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Jedediah Smith
    LONDON (BP) -- Syria entered its fourth year of conflict in March with the grim report that an estimated 220,000 people have been killed since fighting began in early 2011. In addition, registered refugee numbers soon will hit the 4 million mark, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Read More

  • Tenn. turns back Bible as official state book

    by Staff, posted Friday, April 17, 2015 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The Bible will not become the official state book of Tennessee -- at least not this year.

    The Tennessee Senate voted 22-9 to send the Bible bill to committee April 16, effectively killing the measure after it had passed the House of Representatives the previous day by a 55-38 margin. Read More

  • Social media: hashtag dos & don'ts for churches

    by Chris Martin & Marty Duren, posted Friday, April 17, 2015 (2 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The hashtag (or # symbol) has become vital for online communication over the last few years. Church and ministry leaders can use it to better engage their target audience and bring a Christian perspective to popular topics on social media. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: MBTS enrollment, doctrine base strengthened

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, April 17, 2015 (2 days ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Trustees of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary celebrated strong enrollment growth, strengthened the institution's doctrinal statements and toured the campus construction and renovation project currently in progress during their April 13-14 meeting at the Kansas City, Mo., campus. Read More

  • Students gain insights into SBC & its leaders

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, April 17, 2015 (2 days ago)

    Photo by Alli Rader
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- For seminary student Jamin Eben, the inaugural Student Leadership Conference cosponsored by two Southern Baptist entities proved doubly beneficial.

    Eben, a third-year master of divinity student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., said the event provided "a much better understanding of the nature and day-to-day shape of the cooperation that makes up the Southern Baptist Convention." Read More

  • Her aim: ministry at historically black colleges

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Gary D. Myers
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Joy Pigg jumped at the opportunity to help launch a new Baptist Collegiate Ministry group at Southern University of New Orleans.

    Pigg's readiness for a ministry challenge stretches far beyond SUNO (the university's initials). The vision of this student at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary's Leavell College is to see Baptist campus ministry groups launched or reestablished at historically black colleges and universities across the country (HBCUs, as they're known). Read More