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CROSSOVER: St. Louis Baptists ready for volunteersST. LOUIS (BP) -- The iconic Gateway Arch represents the pathway to the west for most travelers and locals.
For Jim Breeden, St. Louis Metro Baptist Association's (SLMBA) executive director, it's also the gateway to a mission field in need of hope. That's why he welcomes the estimated 3,500 Southern Baptist volunteers who will converge on the metropolitan area June 11 for Crossover St. Louis. Read More
Transgender student wins restroom case appeal
RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- A federal appellate court has "for the first time ever" held that a public high school may not provide separate restrooms and locker rooms for students on the basis of biological sex alone, according to dissenting judge's opinion. Read More
Study: Healthy babies can still be born after abnormal tests
CAMBRIDGE, England (BP) -- New research suggests women who terminate their pregnancies because of an abnormal prenatal test may be aborting perfectly healthy babies. Read More
FLOYD: Pastors' Conference legacy continues
SBC President Ronnie Floyd recounts the legacy of the Pastors' Conference prior to each year's SBC annual meeting. "Some of the most dynamic moments in my life and ministry in the Southern Baptist Convention occurred during the Pastors' Conference," Floyd writes. This year's Pastors' Conference will be June 12-13 in St. Louis. Read More
TRUSTEES: SBTS trustees approve $48M budget, elect facultyLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Trustees of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary unanimously approved all recommendations in the board's April 18 meeting, which included the election of two faculty members, the budget for the 2016-17 academic year, and a $14-million renovation plan for Fuller Hall.
n what Southern Seminary is calling a "historic measure," trustees approved the recommendation of its Financial Board for the 2016-17 budget of $48 million, an increase of 9.9 percent over the previous year. Read More
Ecuador post-quake response being assessedQUITO, Ecuador (BP) -- As the death toll climbs in Ecuador after the 7.8-magnitude earthquake April 16, Baptist Global Response is assessing damage and determining the most strategic response.
According to CNN on April 20, the death toll was approaching 500, with 4,000-plus injured.
David and Jo Brown, area directors in the Americas for the BGR humanitarian organization, landed in Quito, Ecuador, earlier this week and began working with local Ecuadorean Baptist partners ... Read More
Trump's N.Y. win still leaves GOP nod uncertain
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Democratic and Republican frontrunners strengthened their leads Tuesday (April 19) in the races for their parties' presidential nominations, but Donald Trump's dominant win in New York provided no assurance he will be able to avoid an open convention. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Like 100 weddings
It's like 100 weddings, Jeff Iorg writes about Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary's move to two new campuses and its effect on personnel and students. Weddings, perhaps like relocations, entail "intense build-up, a lot of tension along the way … all culminating in a big celebration," the seminary president writes. "Every family at Golden Gate is living through this right now." Read More