Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service held Wednesday (Nov. 14), near Richmond, Va.

UC Berkeley leader slammed over biblical gender views

A Christian student leader is facing backlash and censure after abstaining from a pro-transgender vote and citing a biblical standard of two genders in her defense.

Urban, multicultural Bible study YOU marks 10 yrs.

A Bible study curriculum for urban, multicultural environments -- simply titled YOU -- is celebrating its 10-year anniversary.
  • Professor fights pronoun mandate

    by Bonnie Pritchett/WORLD , posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 (15 hours ago)

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (BP) -- A Shawnee State University philosophy professor filed a lawsuit against the Portsmouth, Ohio, school on Nov. 5 for disciplining him because he insisted on using the courtesy title that corresponded to a student's biological sex.

    Nicholas Meriwether, a 22-year tenured faculty member, uses courtesy titles like "Mr." and "Miss" with students' last names in his classes. But his belief that God created humans immutably male or female puts that practice at odds with the Shawnee State nondiscrimination policy, which demands employees affirm a person's preferred gender.

    The case could force publicly funded schools to reassess their LGBT nondiscrimination policies, said Meriwether's attorney, Travis Barham with Alliance Defending Freedom. "Public universities have no business compelling people to express views they do not hold," Barham said. "That's the message of this case." Read More

  • Bible Study: Nov. 18, 2018

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 (19 hours ago)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More

  • 2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced by Greear

    by Diana Chandler , posted Wednesday, November 14, 2018 (yesterday)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- The supremacy of the Gospel will motivate Southern Baptist Convention President J. D. Greear as he leads Baptists to evangelize, plant churches, and mobilize college students for the Kingdom, he said in announcing his theme for the 2019 SBC annual meeting.

    Greear stated his theme as "Gospel Above All" and expressed that he will reflect on the Gospel "again and again" during his term.

    "It is the Gospel that is the source of our renewal, and it is the Gospel that should be our defining characteristic as a people," Greear said in his first presidential address to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee at its fall meeting. "[The Gospel] should be what people think about and talk about when they think and talk about us." Read More

  • Paul Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, November 15, 2018 (16 hours ago)

    Photo by David Roach
    ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) -- About a decade ago, Paul Chitwood became convinced God was calling him to mobilize missions and missionaries, he told International Mission Board trustees. That call culminated today (Nov. 15), he said, with his election as IMB president.

    "Being a member of this board for eight years changed my ministry and it changed my life, so much so that [my wife] Michelle and I questioned whether God had called us to overseas missions," Chitwood, who served as an IMB trustee from 2002-10 and chaired the board from 2008-10, said upon his election. Read More