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IMB's Platt looks forward after 'reset'RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Following an "organizational reset" that saw more than 1,100 International Mission Board personnel transition away from the board, President David Platt told a March 3 live stream audience he is ready to focus on the future.
"I really want to shift the conversation from talking about numbers and finances to talking about how this army of brothers and sisters going out specifically from Southern Baptist churches across North America can make the Gospel known among the nations," Platt told an online audience that included viewers on more than 1,000 electronic devices. Read More
Array of Baptists embrace presidential contenders
NASHVILLE (BP) -- The campaign trail is cutting an ever-widening swath through Southern Baptist notables.
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Depression, suicide draw focus of counseling conf.ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (BP) -- Encouraging those in attendance to adopt a "theology of life," Frank S. Page delivered the keynote address during a Christian counseling conf. that focused on depression.
Ouachita Baptist University's Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the sixth annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling at OBU on Feb. 26. Sponsored by Ouachita, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, the one-day conference brought together a total of 160 mental health professionals -- counselors, nurses and social workers -- and pastors from around the state to examine the issue of depression. Read More
Divided court weighs abortion rules
WASHINGTON (BP) -- State legislators seeking to hold abortion providers responsible for the protection of women should soon learn where they stand for the time being with the country's highest court. Read More
His 'mess' became his messageT.A. Powell shares how committing adultery more than a decade ago devastated friends, family and the church he pastored. But God's grace -- and forgiveness extended from those he hurt -- helped restore him. He is now an assistant professor with Liberty University Online. Read More
Bible Study: March 6, 2016
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Metro East & the SBC
Don't forget that Baptists on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River will be participating in the St. Louis SBC annual meeting in June, Doug Munton, pastor of First Baptist Church in O'Fallon, Ill., writes. "We will work and host many of the events that precede the convention," he writes. "God is at work here, which we pray our fellow Southern Baptists will see in June." Read More