Baptist Press Archive

Monday, May 22, 2017

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  • 'Refreshing' Dallas Send Conf. casts mission vision

    by Josie Bingham, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Nick Drake
    DALLAS (BP) -- Among a sea of attendees and volunteers in the Dr. Pepper Arena, the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board's Send Conference challenged attendees to examine and redefine their lives on mission.

    More than 4,000 people paid and registered for the sold-out conference May 19-20 less than 30 miles north of Dallas in Frisco, Texas, which drew people from all states and three continents.

    "Be careful not to manufacture a heart for missions outside a heart for Christ," ... Read More

  • Grady Cothen, former pres. of 2 SBC entities, dies

    by David Roach and Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Grady Cothen -- the former chief executive of a state convention, a Southern Baptist university and two Southern Baptist Convention entities -- died May 19 at The Orchard retirement home in Ridgeland, Miss. He was 96. Read More

  • Seminary marks 20-year nurture of ministers' wives

    by Annie Corser, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Alumni and students celebrated the 20th anniversary of the Seminary Wives Institute at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with testimonies from graduates from 1999 to 2017. Read More

  • Women's Advisory Council prepares final report

    by Roger S. Oldham, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Photo by Roger S. Oldham
    ATLANTA (BP) -- The Women's Advisory Council began formulating recommendations during its third and final meeting to present to Frank S. Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee.

    Appointed by Page in January 2016, the council has sought to gather and share information about perspectives and strategies for women in Southern Baptist churches to help reach the U.S. and the world with the Gospel of our Jesus Christ.

    Page also asked council members to suggest ways to increase the involvement of ... Read More

  • 'I will pray for you,' draws personnel warning

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    A Baptist mother of two has filed religious discrimination and retaliation charges against a school system that threatened to fire her for privately telling a coworker she'd pray for him. Read More

  • Tenn. sued over spousal definitions

    by Kiley Crossland/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Four married lesbian couples in Tennessee are fighting a new state law they say denies their parental rights.

    The couples, each expecting a baby this year, filed a lawsuit last week against a law mandating that undefined words in state statutes be interpreted to have "natural and ordinary" meanings. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed the measure into law May 5.

    Advocates say the simple law mandates words in state legal codes not be ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: No parking

    by By David Jeremiah, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (8 months ago)

    Don't "park" your life, David Jeremiah counsels. Make optimal use of each God-given day, he writes. "When God is finished with you on earth, He'll take you to heaven, but until then, stay in gear." Read More