NASHVILLE (BP) – Stacy Bramlett, a banking executive in her second term on the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee, doesn’t take lightly her election Monday (Sept. 20) as EC vice chair. She sought God’s counsel even before accepting the nomination.
NASHVILLE (BP) – Record-level financial giving to Southern Baptist Convention missions offerings, confession-based seminaries grounded in biblical authority, fulfilling the Great Commission and appreciation for the Cooperative Program highlighted entity reports at the SBC Executive Committee meeting Sept. 20-21 in Nashville.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (BP) – The average Southern Baptist adult was 55.2 years old in 2020, ranking the faith group the 13th oldest among 45 studied in the nation, Harvard University’s broad Cooperative Election Study (CES) reveals. Southern Baptists ranked 15th in the same study in 2008. The Lutheran- Missouri Synod has the oldest members today, with an average ae of 58.7, while Muslims have the youngest at 32.2.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (BP) – Kenton Hunt, disaster relief director of the Baptist Resource Network of Pennsylvania/South Jersey, expresses a heartfelt burden to help the hundreds of homeowners in his region trying to recover from flooding and tornadoes wrought by Hurricane Ida.
KADUNA, Nigeria (BP) – Militant groups have killed at least 14 Christians, including an evangelical pastor, in southern Kaduna since Sept. 11 and have kidnapped a Catholic priest, the Premium Times of Nigeria reported.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa. (BP) – People who are rooted in Scripture tend to make better neighbors, the American Bible Society said in releasing the latest data from its 2021 State of the Bible report.
SAN DIEGO (BP) – See You at the Pole organizers voice a “tremendous sense of urgency” as they prepare for the student-led event to return onsite at schools and other venues Sept. 22.
KITTANNING, Pa. (BP) – United Flight 93 flew over Kittanning, Pa., in Islamic terrorists’ failed attempt to do to the U.S. Capitol what three other teams of Islamic terrorists did to the twin towers of the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) – Years ago as Bellevue Baptist Church teenagers, John Sanders and his friends would prank their pastor by banging on the front door of his home and running away. Adrian Rogers was apt to open the door.
NEW YORK (BP) – Trina Craft is habitually 50 minutes early for most anything. But with a 9:45 a.m. job interview on the 86th floor of the World Trade Center 20 years ago, she was delayed in the rush of getting her daughter Florence Marie to school.