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The hope we carry: pastor with cancer walks 100 miles with the cross

SALISBURY, Md. (BP) – The importance of time carries a particular weight for Richard Pope, pastor of Canvas Church. It’s not something to be taken lightly, and not something he has a whole lot of.

Litton insta al Comité Ejecutivo a recuperar la confianza de los bautistas del sur

NASHVILLE (BP) - El presidente de la Convención Bautista del Sur, Ed Litton, informó el lunes por la noche (20 de septiembre) sobre la obra del Evangelio que ha presenciado durante los primeros meses de su presidencia, al tiempo que instó a los miembros del Comité Ejecutivo e invitados a modelar y hablar el mensaje de Cristo ante quienes están dentro así como fuera de la iglesia.

EC members grieved by recent meeting, optimistic about possible solution

NASHVILLE (BP) – A collective of SBC Executive Committee members have released a statement in response to Tuesday’s (Sept. 21) approval of a motion that, while funding a task force-approved investigation into allegations of the mishandling of sexual abuse claims, stopped short of waiving attorney-client privilege.

EC adopts motion to fund contract with Guidepost, delays waiving privilege

NASHVILLE (BP) – A marathon afternoon session that stretched past three hours Tuesday (Sept. 21) ended with Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee members approving a motion to fund a contractual agreement with Guidepost Solutions for investigating claims of mishandling sexual abuse accusations. 

Litton urges Executive Committee to regain trust of Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton reported Monday night (Sept. 20) on the Gospel work he has witnessed during the first months of his presidency while urging Executive Committee members and guests to model and speak Christ’s message for those inside as well as outside the church.

Task Force chair addresses Executive Committee, discusses client-attorney privilege

NASHVILLE (BP) – Debate over the long-term effects of waiving attorney-client privilege and remaining in step with the entity’s fiduciary responsibility led the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee to call for an executive (or closed) session Monday afternoon (Sept. 20).

Churches prepare to meet Afghan refugee needs

NASHVILLE (BP) – Brandon Hembree remembers the moment Afghan refugees became a face instead of a number.

Georgia Baptist Mission Board announces layoffs amid continual CP decrease

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – Another round of layoffs along with other budget cuts are part of an ongoing effort “to right-size our organization so that we will be able to continue to live within our means,” Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director Thomas Hammond told Baptist Press today.

Los cristianos son instados a no olvidar a sus hermanos y hermanas en Cristo en Afganistán

NASHVILLE (BP) – Si bien el resurgimiento de los talibanes en Afganistán es motivo de preocupación para su población cristiana, la situación no es tan sombría como podría ser.

Tanks filled, decisions celebrated on Baptism Sunday

NASHVILLE (BP) – For Michael Bowen, Baptism Sunday (Sept. 12) was about a celebration of those publicly proclaiming their faith in Christ. Personally, though, it was also the culmination of three years of dialogue and building relationships.