Baptist Press Archive

Monday, May 07, 2018

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  • FIRST-PERSON: Honoring spiritual mothers

    by Autumn Wall, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    Expand your Mother's Day, Autumn Wall suggests, by honoring the spiritual mothers in your life -- the "women who have mentored us, poured their lives into us and encouraged us toward Jesus even though we aren't biologically theirs." Read More

  • Lee & Rhoda Royce honored for 16 yrs. at Miss. College

    by Mississippi College & BP Staff, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    CLINTON, Miss. (BP) -- The naming of Mississippi College's medical science building for Lee Royce is among the gestures of gratitude for his 16 years at the helm of the Baptist-affiliated college as he approaches retirement in late June.

    Lettering for the Royce Medical Science Center was placed on the building May 1. For his wife, the Rhoda Royce Prayer Garden near Alumni Hall has been named in her honor. Read More

  • SWBTS grads charged to be messengers of peace, hope

    by Alex Sibley, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

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    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- During Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's spring commencement service, May 4, President Paige Patterson charged the 244 bachelor's, master's and doctoral graduates to find the lost among the world's 7.5 billion people and assist them in any way they can.

    "Where there are people who are lost, you are going to find them and bring them to faith in Jesus Christ," he said. "You're going to go out into a world of war and trouble and difficulty, and you're going to be the messengers of peace and harmony and hope for the future." Read More

  • ERLC panel at SBC to address sexual abuse, assault

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Sexual abuse and assault will be subjects of a panel discussion convened by the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission on the eve of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 12-13 in Dallas.

    The ERLC will sponsor a conversation on some of society's hottest topics during "Gospel Sexuality in a #MeToo Culture" at 9 p.m. June 11. Panelists will discuss how the Gospel of Jesus guides the Christian view of such subjects not only as sexual assault, abuse and harassment but domestic violence, ... Read More

  • Credentials Committee for 2018 announced

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has announced appointees to the 2018 Credentials Committee.

    Appointed as chairman is Greg Hyche, senior pastor of Ladonia Baptist Church in Phenix City, Ala.

    Committee members are:

    -- Chris Baker, associate pastor, Christ Central Church, Oklahoma City ... Read More

  • 'Hate group' status blocks ADF from Amazon charity

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

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    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (BP) -- A nonprofit Christian legal defense organization cannot receive donations through an Amazon charity program because the law firm is erroneously labeled a "hate group."

    The faith-based Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is blocked as an Amazon Smile recipient because the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) lists ADF as a hate group with an anti-LGBT agenda. Another Christian organization, D. James Kennedy Ministries, currently is waging a federal lawsuit against Amazon and SPLC over its exclusion from Amazon Smile. Read More

  • Patterson comments draw range of women's responses

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    Photo by Adam Covington
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- An open letter from Southern Baptist women objecting that Paige Patterson has been "allowed to continue in leadership" despite his statements on sexuality and domestic abuse garnered more than 1,800 signatures in its first 24 hours online. Other Southern Baptist women defended Patterson's character without affirming all his specific comments.

    Meanwhile, Southern Baptists continue to discuss a May 3 open letter to Christian men by Bible teacher Beth Moore lamenting "the colossal disregard ... Read More

  • Tellers named for 2018 SBC in Dallas

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, May 07, 2018 (18 days ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named tellers for the SBC 2018 annual meeting June 12-13 in Dallas.

    John Herring, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Prosper, Texas, will chair the tellers.

    Also appointed as tellers are:

    -- Jay Adkins, pastor, First Baptist Church, Westwego, La. Read More