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Runners raise hunger funds at SBCPHOENIX (BP) -- Lindsay McDonald had two good reasons for rising early today (June 14) for a 6:30 a.m. race of more than three miles -- she really enjoys running, and she really believes in the ministry of Global Hunger Relief.
McDonald, a member of Casey (Ill.) First Baptist Church, was among 189 registrants for the first Global Hunger Relief Run on the second day of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. By registering, McDonald and the other entrants contributed nearly $4,000 toward feeding the hungry in the United States and throughout the world. Read More
Jim Wells, outgoing SBC registration sec., dies at 69
Jim Wells, a 15-term Southern Baptist Convention registration secretary known for his humble leadership style, died June 17 following a seven-year battle with cancer. He was 69. Read More
Financial stewardship is a heart matter, panel says
Good financial stewardship stems from a right relationship with God, and the Bible has plenty to say about managing God's resources God's way, a group of pastors said during the President's Panel on Stewardship June 14 at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Phoenix. Read More
What is 'alt-right' movement? ERLC provides answersNASHVILLE (BP) -- The alt-right social and political movement is in the spotlight after the Southern Baptist Convention condemned alternative-right white supremacy at its 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix.
What is the alt-right movement?
Many Southern Baptists aren't familiar with the term, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) President Russell Moore said in the June 14 "The Weekly," ERLC's email newsletter on news and opinion from the public square. Speaking from the floor of ... Read More
H.B. Charles extols prayer, Christ's priesthoodPHOENIX (BP) -- Emphasizing the opportunity for bold prayer in light of Christ's role as great high priest, pastor H.B. Charles preached from Hebrews 4:14-16 at the Southern Baptist Convention June 14 in Phoenix.
"These verses declare to us that Lord Jesus Christ is our great high priest who in and of Himself provides everything faith requires to live for God," said Charles, newly elected president of the SBC Pastors' Conference. "Here we find why we as believers, why we as the church, why we as a convention must stick with Jesus no matter what." Read More
Seminaries spotlight victories, honor alumni
PHOENIX (BP) -- Alumni awards, reflections on missions and reports of progress in seminary education were celebrated June 14 during luncheons for alumni and friends of Southern Baptist seminaries during the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Phoenix.
Oklahoma Baptist University broke into Gateway Seminary's planned program at their Alumni and Friends Luncheon to present President Jeff Iorg with the ... Read More