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LifeWay completes sale of downtown Nashville campusNASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay has completed the sale of its 14.5-acre campus in downtown Nashville.
"Although this momentous event is cause for thanksgiving, it is also bittersweet," Thom S. Rainer, president of LifeWay Christian Resources, wrote in an email to the Southern Baptist entity's trustees and employees Nov. 24 after the sale was announced around 5 p.m. Read More
Angola prison church joins Baptist associationANGOLA, La. (BP) -- It may be the first time a local Baptist association has accepted a prison church into its fellowship.
Washington Baptist Association now counts among its members Grace Baptist Church of the Main Camp in Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. The association encompasses 38 churches in Washington and St. Tammany parishes. Read More
Pro-marriage prof. faces possible dismissal
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. (BP) -- A tenured, Southern Baptist professor at a university in California could face dismissal for allegedly "retaliating" against a student who complained about his support for traditional marriage.
"If I were to use legal terms -- even though this is not a legal proceeding -- I've been convicted but not sentenced," Robert Oscar Lopez, an associate professor of English and classics at California State University-Northridge (CSUN), told Baptist Press. "They said that I was guilty of retaliation, which is a serious charge in academia" -- punishable at CSU by demotion, suspension without pay or dismissal. Read More
Meeting needs key to church's ministryCORVALLIS, Ore. (BP) -- "Is this a Jesus thing?" a homeless man asked Charity Brown.
That day Brown and a team of volunteers from The Branch church in Corvallis, Ore., were making it their mission to serve those most in need in the community. And one of the ways the team was doing that was through washing feet. Read More
Mich. Baptists adopt new constitution, bylaws
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (BP) -- Michigan Baptists adopted a new constitution and bylaws designed to allow the convention to function in harmony and unity, Executive Director Tim Patterson told Baptist Press.
"How good and pleasant it is when brothers and sisters dwell together in unity," Patterson said, paraphrasing Psalm 133:1. "It is a new day in Michigan." Read More
Mont. Baptists to sell site, stay in BillingsBOZEMAN, Mont. (BP) -- Montana Baptists are downsizing from their Billings headquarters for a building to better accommodate their smaller, less centralized staff, messengers voted at their 2015 annual meeting.
Fred Hewett, Montana Southern Baptist Convention (MTSBC) executive director, said the current site is too large, as the office staff has decreased from about 12 to three since 2008. Read More
FROM THE STATES: Ark., Tenn., Ala. evangelism/missions news; 'We have never had a response like that. It was pretty amazing'
Today's From the States features items from: Arkansas Baptist News; Baptist and Reflector (Tennessee); The Alabama Baptist Read More