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16 flood survivors nestle in church staffer's homeCYPRESS, Texas (BP) -- All's good, Nicole Richert kept saying as she and her husband were "hanging out" and "relaxing" with 16 strangers and six dogs in their Houston-area home days after Hurricane Harvey's deluge and flooding.
"We were just headed to the gas station when my aunt called, and she was looking for a lady named Judy who had been air boated out of her neighborhood," Richert told the Southern Baptist TEXAN. She and her husband Trent had just pulled into the very Shell station where her aunt had told them to find the woman and her husband. Read More
N. Korea missile launch leads Japan churches to prayTOKYO (BP) -- Following a North Korean missile launch that triggered emergency sirens in Japan and government warnings to seek cover, Baptists in Japan are expressing trust in God and asking fellow believers for prayer.
"Every person I have spoken with has told me how they are praying for the situation here in this area of the world," said Ben Howard, an associate pastor at Yokohama International Baptist Church, a 200-member congregation in Japan's second largest city. "Prayers are becoming very specific. Several are praying that God will hold North Korea back and not let them be aggressive. Read More
TRUSTEES: LifeWay set for mid-November moveRIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- By mid-November, LifeWay Christian Resources will move into a new corporate headquarters. New technology is rolling out for retail stores and LifeWay.com. And the Southern Baptist entity continues to expand globally.
These were among the highlights of Thom S. Rainer's report to LifeWay trustees during their board meeting Aug. 28-29 at Ridgecrest Conference Center near Asheville, N.C. LifeWay is leading change to meet the needs of churches in a rapidly changing culture, the organization's president and CEO told trustees. Read More
SBC's Brotherhood fondly recalled at 20-year reunionMEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- More than 60 former staff members, trustees and volunteers of the Brotherhood Commission gathered for a reunion at the 20-year mark of the closing of the Southern Baptist Convention entity.
Some of the attendees came from as far as Oklahoma, Texas and Virginia to celebrate the ministry which made Memphis its home for 59 of its 94 years of existence. In 1997, the former Home Mission Board, Brotherhood Commission and Radio and Television Commission were merged into the newly formed North American Mission Board. Read More
TRUSTEES: ERLC seeking to equip churchesNASHVILLE (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission is committed to equipping churches to produce justice, holiness and reconciliation with the Gospel of Jesus, Russell Moore told the entity's trustees at their annual board meeting.
Moore, the ERLC's president, made his comments during a report to the ERLC board during its Aug. 23-24 meeting at Nashville's Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center. Trustees approved recipients of two annual awards, adopted a slight budget increase, elected new officers and received reports on the commission's work in the last year. The board meeting concluded on the day the ERLC's national conference on parenting began at the same site. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: Fall convocations at MBTS, SEBTS, SBTS, SWBTS
Today's From the Seminaries includes convocation reports from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Read More