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Q&A: Ronnie Floyd's journey to SBC presidentNASHVILLE (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-WebbBOILING 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 disciplesLEMMONS, 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"The crux of the matter is this: Does the Bible define morality or does our experience define morality?"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
-- Jeff Iorg
Marijuana dangers can't be ignored, critics say
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The growing support for legalizing marijuana among Americans and their lawmakers remains unwise but not unexpected, Southern Baptist ethicists say. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Looking forward to this year's SBC
This Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in June, Trevin Wax writes, may prove to be one that "casts vision and rallies our people around a great cause." Read More
Bible Study: March 22, 2015
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