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Monday, June 08, 2015

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  • Lottie Moon mission gifts top $153 million

    by Erich Bridges, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    IMB PHOTO by Joanne Bradberry
    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- As they plan creative new ways to reach the lost, International Mission Board and Woman's Missionary Union leaders expressed gratitude to Southern Baptists for the generous support churches gave to the 2014 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering for International Missions.

    Finalized in early June, the 2014 Lottie Moon offering totaled $153,002,394.13 -- the second-highest total in the 126-year history of the offering. Read More

  • View SBC Call for Prayer via streaming, Daystar

    by Art Toalston, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- No matter the location worldwide, the Southern Baptist Convention's evening of prayer can be viewed live in every time zone.

    The June 16 prayer focus on spiritual awakening and global missions also will be carried on the Daystar Television Network that evening and re-broadcast later that night. Read More

  • N.C. passes 72-hour abortion wait period

    by Courtney Crandell/WORLD News Service, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- North Carolina's state legislature approved a bill Wednesday (June 3) that extends the state's abortion waiting period to 72-hours, joining four other states that have passed similar legislation.

    The Senate approved the bill by a 32-16 vote after the House passed a version of the bill in April. Read More

  • Registration secretary seeks 14th term

    by by Staff/The Pathway, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- James T. Draper, formerly a pastor, Southern Baptist Convention president and president of LifeWay Christian Resources, has announced he will nominate Jim Wells, strategic partners team leader for the Missouri Baptist Convention, for his 14th term as SBC registration secretary during the SBC's annual meeting, June 16-17.

    "I've known Jim for 50 years and have great confidence in him," Draper said, adding he "watched him mature as a very excellent leader in the convention." Read More

  • Duggar sisters: Josh had to rebuild trust

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    TONTITOWN, Ark. (BP) -- Josh Duggar begged forgiveness and worked to reestablish trust among his sisters after they learned 12 years ago he had improperly touched them as they slept, two of his victims said June 6 on FOX News' "The Kelly File."

    Jill (Duggar) Dillard, 24, and Jessa (Duggar) Seewald, 22, identified themselves publicly as two of their brother's victims and told their version of the story that appeared May 21 in InTouch Weekly. The incidents happened years before the Duggar family premiered its "19 Kids and Counting" reality TV show. Read More

  • BP Ledger, June 8, 2015

    by Staff, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Today's BP Ledger contains items from:

    Answers in Genesis

    National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference

    Southern Baptist Theological Seminary Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Countdown to Columbus

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, June 08, 2015 (3 years ago)

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) -- One week from today (June 8), Columbus will begin to teem with the people called Southern Baptists. Thousands of us will gather from across the country and some from across the world. Our convention is always a joyful time to reunite with friends as well as a time to make new friends.

    Whether you are able to join us in Columbus or not, allocate some time this week to pray for our time together. There is so much at stake in this year's convention. Read More