Baptist Press Archive

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

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  • Anticipation growing for SBC Phoenix 2017

    by Diana Chandler, posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    BP file photo by Van Payne
    PHOENIX (BP) -- Apparent interest in the Southern Baptist Convention's upcoming annual meeting has necessitated an increase in hotel room availability for attendees the second consecutive year, an event coordinator said.

    The SBC Executive Committee has reserved an additional 500 rooms for the 2017 meeting June 13-14 in Phoenix, said Bill Townes, SBC Executive Committee vice president for convention finance. The previously reserved block of rooms, he noted, was fully booked as early as March. Read More

  • TIME magazine covers prompt closer look at 'Truth'

    by Ben Hawkins/Missouri Pathway , posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (BP) -- TIME magazine shocked the American public on April, 8, 1966, by publishing a simple cover with one red-letter question on a black background: "Is God Dead?"

    When TIME reproduced their 1966 cover design this April -- now with the question, "Is Truth Dead?" -- Southern Baptist ministers and theologians reaffirmed their confidence in the eternal truth of the living God. Read More

  • Safety & short-term mission trips

    by Andy Johnson , posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    "Should we care about safety on short-term mission trips?" asks pastor Andy Johnson, an associate pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C. Read More

  • TRUSTEES: Steve Gaines named SBTS visiting professor

    by Andrew J.W. Smith, posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved the installation of Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines to a visiting professorship during their April 10 meeting. Read More

  • EASTER: Why look for the living among the dead?

    by Christopher Graham, posted Wednesday, April 12, 2017 (one year ago)

    Christopher Graham examines the monumental shift on Easter morning, beginning with the women at Jesus' empty tomb, "from identifying with the crucified Servant to exalting the victorious Savior." Read More