Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

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  • New website, e-book to spark 'evangelism renewal'

    by Aaron Earls, posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (9 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- New research undermines an often-repeated statistic about church decline, but still reveals a difficult situation for Southern Baptist churches -- and an opportunity to encourage more Gospel conversations.

    On his website, LifeWay President and CEO Thom S. Rainer has published findings from research of 1,000 randomly selected Southern Baptist churches, including challenging the idea that 80 percent of churches are either plateaued or declining. The new findings are based on analysis of Annual Church Profile data from 2013 and 2016. Read More

  • Perdue commissioned as 'missionary' to Trump cabinet

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (9 days ago)

    Former Southern Baptist Convention President Johnny Hunt was among the speakers July 9 when U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was commissioned as a "missionary" to Washington D.C. by Second Baptist Church in Warner Robins, Ga. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Open your home, open your heart

    by Lori McDaniel, posted Tuesday, July 11, 2017 (9 days ago)

    Opening your home is one way to create space in your heart for learning to love cross-culturally, Lori McDaniel writes. Many internationals living in the U.S. want an American friend, she notes. "Statistically, few have found them." Read More