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Thursday, March 19, 2015

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  • Q&A: Ronnie Floyd's journey to SBC president

    by Erin Roach, posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Rebecca Wolford
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Ronnie Floyd was elected president of the Southern Baptist Convention last summer, it was a natural extension of his life's ministry, having spent years leading by example at the local church level and in numerous denominational roles.

    As SBC president, Floyd has exhorted Southern Baptists to plead with the Lord for spiritual awakening and for His empowering to fulfill the Great Commission. He also encourages churches to support the convention's Cooperative Program for missions and ministry, leading his church to give more each year. Read More

  • Page offers mental health hope at Gardner-Webb

    by Gardner-Webb University , posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo are by Mark Houser/Gardner-Webb University
    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C.(BP)-- After Gardner-Webb University alumnus Frank S. Page lost his daughter to suicide, he discovered a calling to help others battling mental health illnesses.

    Page, now president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, visited GWU March 17 to encourage students, local ministers and community members who are dealing with their own mental health challenges and the trials of others. Read More

  • Gallaty: We must replicate disciples

    by K. Allan Blume/Biblical Recorder , posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by K. Allan Blume
    LEMMONS, N.C. (BP) -- Robby Gallaty said his journey to passionate discipleship began when a college friend shared the Gospel with him in 1995. "I rejected the Gospel. ... But I will remember the seeds that he sowed in my life. God would bring that to fruition seven years later," Gallaty said during a discipleship conference in Clemmons, N.C. Read More

  • Gay marriage festering in CA, AL, PCUSA

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    "The crux of the matter is this: Does the Bible define morality or does our experience define morality?"

    -- Jeff Iorg

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- From churches in California and Alabama to the largest Presbyterian denomination in America, gay marriage continues to prompt concern in the larger evangelical community. Read More

  • Marijuana dangers can't be ignored, critics say

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The growing support for legalizing marijuana among Americans and their lawmakers remains unwise but not unexpected, Southern Baptist ethicists say. Read More

  • Bible Study: March 22, 2015

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Thursday, March 19, 2015 (3 years ago)

    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