Attorneys for McRaney, NAMB file responses regarding summary judgements
OXFORD, Miss. (BP) – Legal representation for Will McRaney as well as the North American Mission Board filed separate documents June 1 in response to previous filings from the opposing party. Both have the opportunity to file further responses by June 8.
Southwestern board releases extended response following May 30 meeting
FORT WORTH (BP) – In a statement released today, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s Board of Trustees addressed four specific matters discussed at a May 30 special called meeting.
In special session, SWBTS board passes four motions in response to trustees’ claims
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — In a special called meeting May 30, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees approved a motion “to publish the audited financials as one comprehensive report” from a 20-year period through 2022 in response to allegations that its executive committee withheld vital financial information from the full board.
Valedictorian speech based on the Gospel goes viral
HUMBLE, Texas (BP) — Before Friday, May 26, the largest group Campbell Lino had spoken to about Jesus was the 75 or so at her church during a prayer meeting.
Life experiences help trucker in Nebraska replant effort
LOUP CITY, Neb. (BP) – They are two skills anyone can learn but many don’t – listening and trusting. Ryan Durham’s life has given him experience in both, and he uses them as pastor of Calvary Church, a replanted congregation barely seven months old.
Church-sponsored photography exhibit shows value through God’s eyes
CHARLESTOWN, Mass. (BP) – The neighborhoods around Boston have an eclectic mix that simultaneously express unity as well as differences. They show the former in their love for the Sox, Celtics, Bruins and Pats. The latter has more to do with where they’re from, who they are and where they would like to go.
Southwestern trustees call special meeting May 30 to discuss reports
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) —Documents related to reports delivered April 17-18 to the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustee board and its executive committee will be the focus of a special called Zoom meeting next week.
NAMB files response in McRaney case
OXFORD, Miss. (BP) — The First Amendment stands as the lead point for the North American Mission Board’s position in its relationship with the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware (BCMD) and the 2015 dismissal of executive director Will McRaney.
Saddleback appeal on behalf of like-minded Southern Baptists, Warren says
LAKE FOREST, Calif. (BP) — Saddleback Church founder and former pastor Rick Warren has provided five reasons the megachurch will appeal the decision of the SBC Executive Committee to find the church “not in friendly cooperation” with the Southern Baptist Convention. The EC made the decision, based on a recommendation from the SBC Credentials Committee at its meeting in February.
Florida Baptists continue investigation of $700K cyber attack
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) — An investigation continues into how more than $700,000 in funds was stolen from the Florida Baptist Convention (FBC) through a cyberattack, with no additional details available at this time, a spokesperson for the convention told Baptist Press today (May 16).