SWBTS interim pres. Bingham 'humbled' to serve

Historical theologian Jeffrey Bingham has accepted the interim presidency of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. The position was offered to him May 23 in a 3 a.m. phone call from trustee chairman Kevin Ueckert after trustees named former president Paige Patterson as president emeritus.

Mohler confronts SBC's 'horrifying #MeToo moment'

R. Albert Mohler Jr. has labeled turmoil in the Southern Baptist Convention the SBC's "own horrifying #MeToo moment" and said it stems from "an unorganized conspiracy of silence" about sexual misconduct and abuse.

NOBTS prof: Ramadan beneficial to Christians, retailers

Christians in the U.S. can benefit from the hospitality Muslims extend during Ramadan, a Southern Baptist professor told Baptist Press, just as U.S. retailers are increasingly catering to the month-long celebration.
  • Bible Study: May 27, 2018

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 (7 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

  • Survey: VBS remains popular among American parents

    by Bob Smietana, posted Thursday, May 24, 2018 (7 hours ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Back in the 1890s, a pair of Sunday School teachers -- D.T. Miles of Hopedale, Ill., and Virginia Hawes of New York City -- both had the same idea.

    School kids were off for the summer.

    Why not invite them to church to study the Bible? And maybe sing a few songs and have some fun along the way?

    The idea was a hit. Read More

  • Trustees: Patterson move aims for 'benefit' of SWBTS

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (yesterday)

    Photo by Adam Covington/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees say their decision to "move in the direction of new leadership" by making Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately was intended "for the benefit of the future mission of the seminary." Patterson's new role will come "with compensation" and was approved by a "majority vote."

    Patterson released a statement today (May 23) to Baptist Press in response to the trustee's decision. Read More