S.C. Baptists prepare for 'marathon' of work
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
Floyd makes multi-language appeal to SBC St. LouisSPRINGDALE, Ark. (BP) -- Ronnie Floyd, in just over 3 and a half minutes, speaks volumes about ethnic inclusiveness within the Southern Baptist Convention.
Carolina floods draw Southern Bapt. responseALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Millennial floodwaters from Hurricane Joaquin covered much of Columbia, Charleston and other parts of South Carolina Oct. 3-4, killing as many as nine people, shutting down interstates and spurring scores of evacuations. With more rain and flash flooding expected today (Oct. 5), Southern Baptists are preparing to help.
Up to four more inches of rain were forecast across the Carolinas, ... Read More
LGBT protestors spark news conf. at SBTSLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Reparative therapy is a "superficial" response to homosexual and transgender change and Christian ministers must instead call all people to repentance and faith in Jesus Christ, said leaders of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors in Monday (Oct. 5) news conference. Read More
Faith-based schools face LGBT dilemmas
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- In the months since the Supreme Court decided same-sex marriage should be legal throughout the United States, faith-based high schools have entered a new frontier. While some Christian schools are fighting to teach biblical views on sexuality, others have changed to fit in.
More than a week ago, Lance Sanderson was sent home from his all-boys high school in Tennessee. He asked the administration ... Read More
Unchurched adults reached through VBSRIVERTON, Wyo. (BP) -- Eighty-three kids coming to Vacation Bible School at United Baptist Church this year was not the highlight -- the pastor noted the real victory was the 42 adults that came on family night, 28 of whom had never been to a church before.
"Our VBS doesn't focus on children or youth, but on family ministry," Dean Whitaker, pastor of United Baptist in Riverton, ... Read More