Greear on CNN: Abusers 'have no place' in SBC

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear told CNN he is calling the convention to disfellowship churches "that show a wanton disregard that allows abuse."

'We must recapture evangelism': E4E Summit

About 100 evangelists, pastors, directors of evangelism and some wives traveled from across the United States to gather in Oklahoma at the Falls Creek Conference Center, Feb. 11-12, to identify issues that have led to declines in evangelism ...

Cuba's proposed constitution cuts religious freedom

Cuban pastors are resisting pressure to support a Feb. 24 constitutional referendum that further limits religious freedoms in the Communist nation, international religious liberty advocates said.

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    Ruling affirmed in Mo. Bapt. Home, university cases

    by Missouri Pathway staff , posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (an hour ago)

    KANSAS CITY (BP) -- Missouri Baptists are one step closer to restoring The Baptist Home and Missouri Baptist University (MBU) to the "MBC family." On Tuesday (Feb. 19), the state's Appeals Court in Kansas City affirmed a lower-court ruling ordering The Baptist Home and MBU to seat trustees elected by the Missouri Baptist Convention. Read More

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    Gateway to offer all master's degrees online

    by Kathie Chute, posted Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (3 hours ago)

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    ONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- Gateway Seminary will become the first Southern Baptist seminary to offer all its master's degrees completely online in the fall of 2019.

    Approval to offer the final two degree programs online came from the Association of Theological Schools (ATS) on Feb. 15.

    "Having all of our master's degrees online means that more than ever before, Gateway students have optimum flexibility to hone their ministry skills as they expand God's Kingdom around the world," said Kristen Ferguson, Gateway's director of online education. "We couldn't be more thrilled to offer this flexibility to them." Read More

  • Lifeway 'date nights' nurture pastors & wives

    by Aaron Wilson, posted Monday, February 18, 2019 (yesterday)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- More than 80 ministry couples got a jumpstart on Valentine's Day as LifeWay Christian Resources held a Pastor Date Night Feb. 12 at its downtown headquarters.

    The event marked the 38th Pastor Date Night hosted by LifeWay the past four years in 19 states and Canada. Read More

  • Human trafficking -- 'each of us can do something'

    by Grace Thornton, posted Monday, February 18, 2019 (yesterday)

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    NEW YORK CITY (BP) -- Raleigh Sadler knows what it's like to feel helpless in the face of human trafficking. He's almost certain he's witnessed someone being trafficked right in front of him.

    Ironically when it happened, Sadler was on the way home from an event where he spoke about how to fight human trafficking. Read More

  • Educate, be proactive to deter sex abuse, pastors say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 15, 2019 (4 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Educating congregations, staff and volunteers about sexual abuse, prohibiting one-on-one interactions and employing security are crucial steps in preventing sex abuse in churches, pastors of churches where predators have been arrested told Baptist Press. Read More

  • Greenway nominated to lead Southwestern Seminary

    by SWBTS Staff, posted Monday, February 18, 2019 (yesterday)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary alumnus Adam W. Greenway, dean of the Billy Graham School of Missions, Evangelism and Ministry at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been unanimously selected by Southwestern Seminary's presidential search committee as their nominee to fill the presidential vacancy. Read More