Baptist Press Archive

Monday, October 08, 2018

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  • NAMB, Ala. Baptists plan for Crossover in Birmingham

    by Tobin Perry, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- With eight months until Crossover 2019, Birmingham-area Southern Baptists are looking to build upon a record number of faith commitments last year.

    Although specific plans have not been finalized, the North American Mission Board is partnering with seven Alabama Baptist associations in the effort. Door-to-door evangelism in the suburbs and a Send Relief outreach downtown are expected to be part of the Crossover plans prior to the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting. Read More

  • SBC goes 'before God in fasting' for entities

    by David Roach, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Churches, Southern Baptist Convention entities and Baptist state conventions have heeded SBC President J.D. Greear's call to pray and fast today (Oct. 8) for the five SBC entities seeking new presidents.

    "Thanks to all of you going before God in fasting and prayer with Psalm 67 for what God has for us!" Greear tweeted, referencing Psalm 67's call for God to "be gracious" to His people so His way of salvation would be known "among all nations."

    The five entities currently seeking presidents are the SBC Executive Committee, the ... Read More

  • Hurricane Florence aftermath still 'pretty rough'

    by Joe Westbury/Christian Index, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    LONGS, S.C. (BP) -- It didn't take disaster relief volunteer Ronnie Register long to describe the situation where he is serving.

    "The situation here is pretty rough. There are a lot of hurting people," Register said as he looked across the church parking lot at a flooded subdivision in Longs, S.C.

    Not only had floodwater been just below roof level of some homes, but the buzzards were having a field day feasting on dead fish floating in the murky waters. Read More

  • LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

    by Carol Pipes, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The LifeWay Christian Resources presidential search committee is accepting nominations for a successor to Thom Rainer, chairman Kent Dacus has announced.

    The search committee met Monday, Sept. 24, to develop a process for their search of the new LifeWay president and CEO, Dacus reported.

    The committee, which is accepting nominations at, will work with the executive search firm CarterBaldwin to identify potential candidates. Read More

  • Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event

    by Tom Strode, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Human dignity, as a biblical doctrine, should shape how Christians view the unborn, elderly and refugees as well as religious liberty, sexual assault and civil discourse, Southern Baptist ethics leaders told a gathering on Capitol Hill.

    The expansiveness of human dignity was set forth Oct. 2 by staff members of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission in the final of three sessions this year of its annual ERLC Academy. Russell Moore, the ERLC's president, and Daniel Darling, the commission's vice president for communications, addressed questions for an audience consisting primarily ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: A half-century of ministry

    by David Hankins, posted Monday, October 08, 2018 (4 months ago)

    Reflecting on several 50-year milestones, David Hankins ponders longstanding aspirations of faithfulness, fulfillment and fruitfulness. Read More