W.Va. exec Terry Harper to retireSCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP) -- Terry Harper, lead missionary and executive director of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists, has announced his retirement, effective at the conclusion of the convention's Nov. 6-7 annual meeting.
Harper, 66, has led West Virginia Baptists 13 years, longer than any other executive director since the state convention, now with more than 200 churches, was established in 1970. Read More
AT THE MOVIES: Impactful 'Good Lie'Screening "The Good Lie," a movie about the Lost Boys of Sudan, Phil Boatwright is reminded of how blessed we are to live in America after he sees the tears of a fellow moviegoer for whom the story hits close to home.
The film, rated PG-13 and opening Friday, Oct. 3, concerns a family's survival of Sudan's civil war and adjustment to a new life as refugees in America. During opening scenes, terrorists attacked a village in the Sudan.
"This is our time to develop our spiritual walk with Christ, trust and draw closer to our Creator, and generate a caring nature for others...," Boatwright writes. Read More
Bible's sufficiency & counseling discussedLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Affirming the sufficiency of Scripture in biblical counseling is a "radical idea," said R. Albert Mohler Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, at the school's first Counsel the Word Conference.
The conference, co-sponsored by the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC), featured popular practitioners Paul David Tripp, David Powlison, Heath Lambert and others during the two-day event. Read More
Panel reflects on civil rightsWAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary hosted a two-day event focused on America's struggle for social equality and the roles people of faith played during the civil rights movement.
The events were held in partnership with the L. Russ Bush Center for Faith and Culture at SEBTS and consisted of a lecture and a panel discussion. Speakers touched on a variety of topics including the history of the struggle, the challenges America still faces in this area and how the church can get involved in moving forward. Read More