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Anticipation growing for SBC Phoenix 2017PHOENIX (BP) -- Apparent interest in the Southern Baptist Convention's upcoming annual meeting has necessitated an increase in hotel room availability for attendees the second consecutive year, an event coordinator said.
The SBC Executive Committee has reserved an additional 500 rooms for the 2017 meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix, said Bill Townes, SBC Executive Committee vice president for convention finance. The previously reserved block of rooms, he noted, was fully booked as early as March. Read More
TIME magazine covers prompt closer look at 'Truth'JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- TIME magazine shocked the American public on April, 8, 1966, by publishing a simple cover with one red-letter question on a black background: "Is God Dead?"
When TIME reproduced their 1966 cover design this April -- now with the question, "Is Truth Dead?" -- Southern Baptist ministers and theologians reaffirmed their confidence in the eternal truth of the living God. Read More
Safety & short-term mission trips
"Should we care about safety on short-term mission trips?" asks pastor Andy Johnson, an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Read More
TRUSTEES: Steve Gaines named SBTS visiting professor
Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved the installation of Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines to a visiting professorship during their April 10 meeting. Read More
FROM THE COLLEGES: ETBU scholarships to aid first responders; 24 profess faith at Jacksonville College; students trek to Boyce for Renown Conf.MARSHALL, Texas (BP) -- East Texas Baptist University has announced a new scholarship opportunity for first responders in partnership with the city of Marshall, Texas, where the college was founded in 1912.
The Public Servant Scholarship will provide reduced-cost tuition at the university to all fulltime police and fire department employees in the city of 25,000 people. Read More