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SBC Executive Committee nominees announced
ATLANTA (BP)--Nominees to serve on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, the four denominational boards -- International Mission Board, North American Mission Board, LifeWay Christian Resources and Annuity Board -- the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, the six seminaries and the Committee on Order of Business have been selected by the 1999 Committee on Nominations.
They will serve if elected by the messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 15... Read More
Committee on Committees, resolutions panel appointed
ATLANTA (BP)--Appointments to two key committees to serve during the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Atlanta, June 15-16, have been announced by SBC President Paige Patterson.
Patterson, president of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C., announced the appointment of the Committee on Committees and the Committee on Resolutions April 30. The SBC bylaws require the president to announce the appointments "at least 45 days in advance of the meeting."<... Read More
Professor’s Joshua commentary shines among daughter’s treasures
NEW ORLEANS (BP)--Probably only one teenage girl in the world keeps the latest addition to the New American Commentary series on a prominent shelf amid the treasured possessions in her bedroom. While heavy-duty biblical exegesis, with detailed historical and theological annotations, is not typical reading material for a 13-year-old, this book is special to Christina Howard because her daddy dedicated the book to her.
A pretty blond-haired, blue-eyed girl, Christina did not know that her fathe... Read More
Chechnyan pastor beheaded; 2 Baptist leaders still missing
HAMBURG, Germany (BP)--Russian Baptist leaders have confirmed earlier reports that Aleksandr Kulakov, 65, a Baptist pastor in Grozny, Chechnya, has been beheaded, according to report in European Baptist Press Service April 22.
His head was reportedly displayed in an open market area, and police invited church members to come to a public morgue and try to identify his body.
Kulakov disappeared March 12 and was widely believed to have been kidnapped by radical Islamic forces in the area. He ... Read More
Christians in Nazareth attacked; mosque proposed near church
NAZARETH, Israel (BP)--Christians in the Nazareth area of Israel are facing pressure following recent riots by Muslims, who attacked businesses owned by Christians and injured some individual Christians in their cars along the streets.
"We need a lot of prayer. We are under a lot of pressure -- all Christian Arabs," said Phillip Saa'd of Haifa, chairman of the Association of Baptist Churches in Israel, according to a report in European Baptist Press Service April 22. Saa'd grew up near Nazare... Read More
Center for bivocational ministry to be established at Campbellsville
CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (BP)--Campbellsville (Ky.) University trustees unanimously approved April 27 an institute dedicated to bivocational ministry.
The Center for Bivocational Christian Ministry center will be sponsored by Campbellsville’s president’s office of church relations and the university’s recently established school of theology, university President Kenneth W. Winters said.
The purpose of the center, said John Chowning, assistant to the president for church relati... Read More
Prof urges preachers to return to prayer akin to early church’s
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP)--Search committees selecting a pastor need to examine a candidate’s prayer life for three essential components -- intelligence, passion and effectiveness, said Ben Awbrey, preaching professor at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Such are the components of a ministry built on a proper foundation of prayer, Awbrey said April 27 at the Kansas City, Mo., seminary.
Examining a prayer of the early church as recorded in Acts 4:24-31, Awbrey challenged a chapel a... Read More