Baptist Press Archive

Monday, September 18, 2017

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  • 25,297 years: emeritus missionaries mark their call

    by Dianna L. Cagle/Biblical Recorder, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    IMB photo by Chris Carter*.
    RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- "You, like Paul, found many ways to stay in place."

    Drew Carson*, a leader with the International Mission Board, told emeritus Southern Baptist missionaries, who recorded a total of 25,297 years of service during their careers, that the New Testament apostle "could have left … but he chose to stay the course," as recorded in 1 Corinthians 16:8-9.

    "Your ministry of staying the course has also helped the IMB stay the course," Carson said. Read More

  • Houston volunteers 'put some legs' on their faith

    by Carmen K. Sisson, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    Photo by Carmen K. Sisson
    KATY, Texas -- Hurricane Harvey's impact will be felt in this flood-weary state for many months to come as homeowners struggle to put their lives back together. Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) crews remain on the scene, even as others deploy to Florida for Hurricane Irma response.

    Shady, tree-lined neighborhoods are a maze of mismatched dinette sets and children's toys. Stores are de facto shelters, diners, and one-stop shops for donations and disaster assistance forms. Hotel rooms are at such a premium that displaced residents memorize front desk numbers and scour the Internet, hoping to catch an elusive, available room. Read More

  • Best ways to give in times of crisis  

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    HOUSTON (BP) -- Mickey Caison has seen it many times in his disaster relief career. Well-meaning folks collect a truckload of food and clothing, drive perhaps hundreds of miles to a disaster zone, but can find no place to deliver the goods.

    Deciding "let's put a trailer on the lot and fill it up with goods to take to Texas, is the most ineffective way of providing support," Caison told Baptist Press from Houston, where he is coordinating the Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) response to Hurricane Harvey's destruction there. Read More

  • Protestant unity is new confession's focus

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- A confession of faith aimed at expressing "interdenominational unity" among Protestants on the 500th anniversary of the Reformation has drawn endorsement from professors at all six Southern Baptist Convention seminaries and staff members at the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

    The "Reforming Catholic Confession" also has been signed by professors from at least eight colleges affiliated with state Baptist conventions and by Southern Baptist pastors including Matt Chandler, J.D. Greear and James MacDonald. ERLC President Russell Moore was the only SBC entity president among some 930 ... Read More

  • Young leaders, CP among Page's topics at SEBTS

    by Lauren Pratt, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) -- Frank S. Page addressed a range of topics in chapel, a panel discussion and a video interview at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    Page, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, underscored the involvement of young leaders in the SBC and its Cooperative Program during his Sept. 7 visit to the Wake Forest, N.C. campus.

    In chapel, Page drew from the apostle Paul's words in Philippians 3 on the ... Read More

  • Tenn. board learns Carson-Newman Univ. accepts BF&M

    by Lonnie Wilkey/Tennessee Baptist and Reflector, posted Monday, September 18, 2017 (11 months ago)

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    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (BP) -- The Tennessee Baptist Mission Board has been informed that Carson-Newman University trustees have acted to "incorporate the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message and the Preamble as part of the standards and regulations concerning the operations of the university."

    The TBMB's board of directors, in their Sept. 12 meeting, also heard the response of the committee which has been in dialogue with C-N officials during the past year: "The Partner Ministries Committee of the Tennessee Baptist Mission Board appreciates and receives the positive response of the Carson-Newman University ... Read More