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SBC DIGEST: FBC Woodstock looks to Morton as Hunt's successor; LifeWay stores welcome Proverbs 31 Ministries and PassionIn today's SBC Digest: FBC Woodstock looks to Jeremy Morton as Johnny Hunt's successor; LifeWay Christian Stores welcome Proverbs 31 Ministries and Passion. Read More
ANALYSIS: Venezuela planters see opportunity amid crisisBOGOTA, Colombia (BP) -- As I meandered through a craft market in Bogota, Colombia, I struck up a conversation with a vendor who asked why I was visiting his country. I had just returned from four days in Cúcuta, the Colombian-Venezuelan border town where I witnessed the sad pilgrimage of thousands of people leaving Venezuela out of desperation and hunger.
When I shared that with him, his face contorted into a mask of grief.
"It is so horrible what is happening," he said, "They are our brothers." Read More
Hurricane Florence relief mobilization underwayLUMBERTON, N.C. (BP) -- Cars stretched from Hyde Park Baptist Church in Lumberton, N.C., down Highway 211 waiting to receive hot meals in a makeshift drive-thru set up by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) in the church's parking lot.
Volunteers with the North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM), who comprise North Carolina's SBDR outreach, along with volunteers from churches in town, cooked and distributed meals to residents, many of whom lost everything during Hurricane Florence.
Some of the volunteers like Hyde Park member Donna DiChiara likewise endured severe damage to their homes. Read More
Greear tightens SBC Birmingham scheduleNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year's SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions.
The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year's SBC annual meeting in Dallas.
Following a Sept. 19 meeting of the SBC Committee on Order of Business in Nashville, Greear tweeted, "Spent the day w/ the Committee on Order of Business under chairman @AdamGreenway's excellent leadership. Very excited about #SBC19 next summer. New ideas coming -- it's a new day. Tightened schedule -- No evening sessions." Read More