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'Broken and hurting' Santa Fe seeks hope, healingSANTA FE, Texas (BP) -- Associate pastor Joey Tombrella had a personal story to tell in his graduate recognition sermon days after the Santa Fe High School mass murder.
His sister Rachel Blundell, the school's principal, and her daughter, 18-year-old niece Faith, were among those seeking safety when a teenager walked into the school, killed 10 and injured another 10.
"Prom was last week, and to hear gunshots behind you as you run in a ... Read More
SBC IN DALLAS: Prayer for Southern Baptist resolutionsDALLAS (BP) -- As chairman of the 2018 SBC Committee on Resolutions, I write to ask for members and messengers of Southern Baptist churches to pray for the committee during this season where we carry out our work and to provide a brief overview of our responsibilities.
What are resolutions and what is the Resolutions Committee?
The Resolutions Committee exists to serve the churches of the Southern Baptist Convention and has the entrusted duty of preparing and submitting ... Read More
Hawaii Baptists offer help to volcano victimsPAHOA, Hawaii (BP) -- With a volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island in its third week, the state's Baptists are preparing to feed evacuees at area shelters and requesting prayer for the region's tourism industry.
"It's a very complex situation out here," Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC) disaster relief director Darrell McCain told Baptist Press. "The media" wrongly "makes it sound like the whole state" is affected. "But it's a very small area" on the Big Island. Still, to those in the lava flow's way, "it's devastating." Read More
Mohler points SBTS grads to sources of strengthLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary can draw strength for ministry from the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ and their obedience to His call, President R. Albert Mohler Jr. said in his commencement address to the seminary's 2018 graduates.
During the 220th commencement exercises on the seminary lawn May 18, 284 master's and doctoral students were present to receive degrees as part of a graduating class of 320. The 320-person class is the largest during Mohler's 25-year tenure as Southern's president. Read More
Jimmy Carter urges unity at Liberty graduationLYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) -- Former United States President Jimmy Carter challenged Liberty University graduates to "work as much as [they] can to unify Christians in the world," and noted Baptists should "come together as friends and not be alienated one from another."
Liberty hosted Carter as the keynote speaker for their 45th commencement ceremony on Saturday (May 19). Carter, the nation's 39th president, spoke to the crowd at Williams Stadium -- made up of around 8,000 graduating students -- about the God-given freedom and opportunity that they will now have. Read More
Gender dysphoria: Ohio bill protects parental rightsCINCINNATI, Ohio (BP) -- State legislators in Ohio last week introduced a bill that would protect parents who do not want their children to undergo treatment for gender dysphoria.
The bill, sponsored by Republican state Reps. Tom Brinkman and Paul Zeltwanger, affirms the fundamental right of parents to "withhold consent for gender dysphoria treatment or activities that are designed and intended to form a child's conception of sex and gender." Read More