Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

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  • Welch tells SBC: 'Launch out into the deep'

    by Norm Miller, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Holding up a flat dead frog he pulled from a plastic bag in his coat pocket, Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch made a "presidential, passionate, personal appeal" for Southern Baptists to focus more fervently on evangelism and baptism. Read More

  • Welch sees SBC ready to move forward & baptize 1 million

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    SBC president holds informal press conference after re-election
    Declining a seat and the traditional press-conference arrangement, Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch walks and talks on the floor with reporters June 21 following his re-election for a second term as SBC president. The press conference was held in the Gaylord Entertainment Center in Nashville, Tenn., site of the June 21-22 SBC annual meeting. Welch is pastor of First Baptist Church in Daytona Beach, Fla. Photo Van Payne


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptist Convention President Bobby Welch was seeing two signs of a successful SBC annual meeting: the mobilization of thousands of Baptists for the June 18 Crossover evangelistic outreach and the increased attendance at the June 21-22 sessions in Nashville, Tenn.

          Welch told reporters at a June 21 news conference that Southern Baptists seem to be ready to take the next step in "The 'Everyone Can' Kingdom Challenge!"

          "If the convention at any level will go to the people about the most important thing to those people -- the eternal spiritual well-being of their loved ones, family and friends -- then we can go forward ...," he said. Read More

  • SBC lifts Disney boycott, urges parental diligence in education

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

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    Mims presents report for Committee on Resolutions


    Gene Mims, chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Committee on Resolutions, presents the first of his committee’s reports June 22 to messengers attending the SBC annual meeting June 21-22 in Nashville’s Gaylord Entertainment Center. Mims is executive director of the International Baptist Network, based at Judson Baptist Church in Nashville. Photo by Kent Harville


    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--The Southern Baptist Convention approved June 22 resolutions proclaiming an end to its eight-year boycott of The Disney Company and urging parents and churches to examine textbooks and programs in "community schools" and affirming their efforts to advocate the removal of "offensive material."

          The Disney resolution, passed in a nearly unanimous vote by messengers to the SBC annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn., said Southern Baptists rightly called for a boycott of the conglomerate in 1997 but now it was time to "declare a conclusion" to the effort.

          The boycott has been effective in expressing Southern Baptists' disagreement with Disney "products and policies that violate moral righteousness and traditional family values," and such an economic action must be "specifically targeted and of limited duration" to be effective, according to the resolution. Read More

  • 24 motions at SBC stretch from missionary training to tax policy

    by Brent Thompson, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Messengers proposed 24 motions during the opening day of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting on such topics as theological training for missionaries, Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and ministry to people seeking to overcome "same-sex" attractions. Read More

  • SBC messengers approve sole membership for NOBTS

    by Michael Foust, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Southern Baptist Convention messengers June 21 approved the adoption of sole membership for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, ending a lengthy process that saw the seminary and the Executive Committee engage in a public disagreement. Read More

  • Bobby Welch, Jerry Sutton, Roy Fish elected to top posts

    by Don Beehler, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Bobby Welch was joined by Jerry Sutton and Roy Fish as the Southern Baptist Convention's top three elected officers during the SBC's June 21-22 annual meeting in Nashville, Tenn. Read More

  • Southern Baptists: Rescue the perishing, Whitten urges

    by Allen Palmeri, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Blending conservative resurgence history, a text out of Acts 27 and a line from a hymn, Ken Whitten, pastor of Idlewild Baptist Church in Tampa, Fla., delivered the Southern Baptist Convention sermon June 22 in Nashville, Tenn.

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  • Land says values voters are new political force in America

    by Dwayne Hastings, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--"I'm Richard Land and I vote my values. And from what the pollsters found out, you vote your values, too," the president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission pronounced, opening the entity's report to the SBC annual meeting June 20.

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  • Reccord announces fall launch of 'See Who Cares' media campaign

    by Lee Weeks, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--North American Mission Board President Robert E. (Bob) Reccord announced plans June 21 for the launching of a national evangelistic media campaign this fall and unveiled a new Internet broadcast media platform designed to help churches of all sizes share the Gospel throughout the world.

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  • Longtime librarian dies during SBC in Nashville

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, June 22, 2005 (13 years ago)

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Howard Gallimore, 72, archival assistant for the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives, died June 20 on his way home from working in the SBHLA exhibit hall booth at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Nashville Tenn.

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