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Monday, April 11, 2016

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  • SBC's Floyd builds grassroots ties in Ethiopia

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (BP) -- When Ethiopian Airlines transports newly purchased Boeing 777s home from the U.S., the planes are customarily loaded with humanitarian supplies for the independent country that still struggles with poverty despite significant economic advances.

    The country's economy was among concerns highlighted when Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd met with key leaders of the country, including Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and Speaker of the House Abadulla Geme Read More

  • Burl Cain, former Angola warden, exonerated

    by Louisiana Baptist Message & Baptist Press Staff, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    BATON ROUGE, La. (BP) -- Burl Cain, a longtime warden who infused faith into what had been called the nation's most violent maximum security prison, has been cleared of alleged ethics breaches following investigations by two Louisiana state agencies.

    "Thank you so much for the prayers," said Cain, former warden at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, speaking to the state's Baptists in an exclusive interview with the Baptist Message ... Read More

  • Undercover videos seized from David Daleiden's apartment

    by Bob Brown/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. (BP) -- Center for Medical Progress director David Daleiden revealed on April 5 that agents from the California attorney general's office searched his Orange County apartment, seizing "all video footage" related to CMP's investigation into Planned Parenthood's involvement in the fetal tissue trade.

    Reporting the raid on CMP's Facebook page, Daleiden characterized the search and seizure of the videos as an "attack ... Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Gift to Midwestern, record enrollment celebrated

    by T. Patrick Hudson , posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Assembling for its spring meeting, members of Midwestern Seminary's Board of Trustees celebrated the announcement of a significant gift to the school, received reports of strong enrollment growth, passed the upcoming year's budget, and affirmed faculty elections and promotions.

    During his President's Report, Jason Allen announced to the board during its April 4-5 meeting in Kansas City, Mo., an ... Read More

  • UMobile taps Timothy L. Smith as president

    by Kathy Dean, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Brian Blackwell
    MOBILE, Ala. (BP) -- Trustees of the University of Mobile have selected Timothy L. Smith as the fourth president its 54-year history.

    Smith, 52, is provost of Anderson University in South Carolina. Previously, he was dean of Union University's school of nursing in Tennessee where he oversaw a 79 percent expansion in enrollment and founded the Center for Excellence in Healthcare Practice that included a nurse residency program for five hospitals. ... Read More

  • BP LEDGER: April 11, 2016

    by Baptist Press Staff, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; Joni and Friends; MOPS International; Mississippi College; Kentucky Today Read More

  • FLOYD: Bringing prayer back

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd shares why now is the time to bring prayer back into churches and the Southern Baptist Convention. Read More