SWBTS: Bingham 'speechless' at call to lead, serve

Nearly five months into his assignment as interim president at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Jeffrey Bingham is settling into his new role and preparing for his first meeting of the full trustee board.

'Pour out Your Holy Spirit on … Trump,' Brunson prays

Just a day after his release from incarceration in Turkey, freed American pastor Andrew Brunson prayed for President Donald Trump in an Oct. 13 meeting in the White House Oval Office.

Pipeline event: Recruiting about people, not tasks

Pipeline conference speakers expounded on Ephesians 4, 1 Peter 4, and other Scripture passages to show how churches can develop a recruiting culture that goes deeper than just filling a role for next Sunday's service.

  • Repentance vital in Christian homes, ERLC speakers say

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, October 15, 2018 (9 hours ago)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Repentance should mark Christian parenting, participants were told Oct. 12 at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2018 national conference.

    Bible teacher Jen Wilkin and Philadelphia, Pa., pastor Eric Mason both pointed to repentance from sin as vital for a Christian home during "The Cross-shaped Family" at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The three-day event attended by about 950 people concluded Oct. 13. Read More

  • Moore: Cross frees Christians to love their families

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- The biblical understanding that Christians have been crucified with Christ liberates them to love their families genuinely, Russell Moore said Thursday (Oct. 11) at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's fifth annual national conference.

    Moore, the ERLC's president, delivered the opening address to about 950 people gathered for "The Cross-shaped Family," the entity's 2018 conference at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of ... Read More

  • Marriage 'sacred' in God's sight, ERLC audience told

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, October 12, 2018 (3 days ago)

    Photo by Karen McCutcheon
    GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- Even a troubled marriage is a profound picture pointing toward the Gospel of Jesus, pastor Ray Ortlund said on the first day of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's 2018 national conference.

    Ortlund, lead pastor of Immanuel Church in Nashville, and more than 15 other speakers addressed an audience of about 950 people gathered Thursday (Oct. 11) for "The Cross-shaped Family" at the Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The three-day event will end ... Read More

  • Hurricane Michael: Baptists putting pieces together

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Monday, October 15, 2018 (11 hours ago)

    NAMB photo by Sara Brockmann.
    PANAMA CITY, Fla.(BP) -- Freight trains overturned on the railroad tracks in Panama City, Fla. Power lines downed for miles around the Southeast. Hundreds of thousands of trees decapitated by the buzz saw named Hurricane Michael.

    Despite the carnage, many churches in Panama City and beyond held Sunday (Oct. 14) morning services just four days after Michael made landfall. Mike Claunch, pastor of St. Andrew Baptist Church, reminded his congregation, "Michael came as a surprise to us, but it wasn't a surprise to God." Read More