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Pastors on politics: biblical, not controversialST. LOUIS (BP) -- Proclaiming Scripture instead of promoting controversy is their approach when addressing political issues, pastors said during a June 15 panel discussion at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention.
Five Southern Baptist pastors explained to Ronnie Floyd, now former SBC president, during the afternoon session how they handle political issues in their churches. The panel discussion -- titled "Pastors and the Church in American Politics Today" and moderated by Floyd -- came during a tumultuous election season that has found many Southern Baptists and other evangelical Christians ... Read More
NAMB trustees: Md./Del. investigation 'concluded'ST. LOUIS (BP) -- A North American Mission Board trustee recommendation and a messenger motion at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting were among the actions Southern Baptists took in St. Louis last week related to NAMB's dealings with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware.
NAMB trustees adopted a recommendation June 13 stating they have conducted a "thorough examination and review" of the entity's relationship with the BCMD and regard as "concluded" an investigation of complaints the convention, which is also known as the Mid-Atlantic Baptist Network, was mistreated. Read More
4 entity heads address messenger questions
ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Questions were posed to four Southern Baptist Convention entity presidents during time allotted for messengers' questions during the leaders' respective reports at the June 14-15 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis.
Following are accounts of the four entity presidents' responses. Not all entity presidents were asked questions. Read More
St. Louis Call to Prayer rebroadcast nationallyNASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists' impassioned pleas for revival, the church and racial reconciliation at the St. Louis Call to Prayer were rebroadcast on Salem Radio stations nationally June 18-19.
For the second consecutive year, Salem Radio rebroadcast at no cost to the SBC the Call to Prayer hosted by then-SBC President Ronnie Floyd at the annual meeting.
The prayer service was carried on 41 radio stations in 32 markets, the largest ... Read More
Seminaries honor alumni, share highlights
ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Alumni awards, reflections on missions and reports of progress in seminary education were highlighted June 15 during luncheons for alumni and friends of Southern Baptist seminaries during the Southern Baptist Convention’s annual meeting in St. Louis. Read More
Bellevue sings of 'King' on Fox, Carnegie HallNEW YORK (BP) -- The choir from newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines' pastorate sang the Gospel alongside Elvis hits in New York's Times Square on Fox TV today (June 20) in advance of their concert tonight at Carnegie Hall.
An Elvis impersonator with the choir said the Memphis, Tenn., group loves to sing of "the King." Read More
SBHLA's Sumners honored upon retirementST. LOUIS (BP) -- In 1979, Bill Sumners visited Nashville for a meeting of the Society of American Archivists and paid a visit to Southern Baptists' denominational archives while he was in town.
As he stood in the Baptist Sunday School Board's Dargan-Carver Library, the precursor to today's Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, he remembers thinking, "This is really where I want to be" professionally. There was no job opening at the time. But eventually his dream was fulfilled. Read More