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Monday, November 20, 2017

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  • ETS meeting focuses on Reformation heritage

    by David Roach, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (BP) -- "The Heritage of the Reformation" was the theme at this year's annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, where Southern Baptists delivered nearly a third of the gathering's presentations and Trinity International University President David Dockery was elected president.

    According to a count by Baptist Press, some 185 of the Nov. 15-17 meeting's approximately 600 presentations were offered by scholars with ties to Southern Baptist churches, Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and colleges that partner with Baptist state conventions. Read More

  • Atonement sparks discussion at NOBTS forum

    by Marilyn Stewart, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Testament scholars N.T. Wright and Simon Gathercole addressed the meaning of the atonement at the 14th annual Greer-Heard Point-Counterpoint Forum, Nov. 10-11, at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The question considered was whether substitution -- the view that Christ died in the place of sinners -- is enough to communicate the full meaning of atonement.

    In a departure from previous Greer-Heard forums, this year's event featured conservative Christian speakers who agree on the doctrines that all Christians, ... Read More

  • SBTC messengers encouraged in wake of Harvey, tragedy

    by Staff/Southern Baptist Texan, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Gathering Nov. 13-14 in Dallas around the Ephesians 4-inspired theme of "Belong," the messenger count for the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention's annual meeting was its largest since 2008.

    Officers set out to design an environment of encouragement for pastors. And it couldn't have come at a better time than in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and the most deadly church shooting in American history a week prior in Sutherland Springs. Read More

  • SBC Va. decries racism in Charlottesville resolution

    by SBC of Virginia Staff, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (BP) -- Nearly 1,500 people traveled to the 2017 SBC of Virginia Annual Homecoming with the theme "We Are Not Alone," Nov. 12-14 at The Heights Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.

    The three-day SBCV event, which drew 701 messengers and 738 guests, took aim at "every form of racism, including and specifically alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ" in a resolution that voiced "love and compassion to those in Charlottesville" devastated by the loss of life at a white supremacist rally Aug. 12. Read More

  • 400 S.C. Baptists 'Unite' for citywide evangelism

    by Butch Blume, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

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    COLUMBIA, S.C. (BP) -- Gathering under the banner of "Unite," messengers to the 197th annual meeting of the South Carolina Baptist Convention sang, prayed, conducted business and fanned out across the city of Columbia for a "One Day" missions and evangelism effort.

    Keith Shorter, SCBC president and pastor of Mt. Airy Baptist Church in Easley, opened the Tuesday morning session of the Nov. 7-8 meeting by encouraging Christ's followers to unite as one "so that … a lost and divided world may believe that God sent [Jesus]." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Unprepared for eternity

    by David Jeremiah, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (3 months ago)

    "Thousands of people will die today, and many can't see it coming," David Jeremiah notes, asking, "Are you ready to meet Christ? Or are you in danger of waiting a day too long?" Read More