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  • ERLC 'unity' statement praised by Gaines, Graham

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, March 21, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- An extended statement by Russell Moore and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission executive committee, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention," has drawn praise from SBC President Steve Gaines and former SBC President Jack Graham among others.

    Meanwhile, Christian worldview analyst John Stonestreet said in a radio interview that controversy surrounding Moore, the ERLC's president, gives Southern Baptists an opportunity to "model what it looks like to have deeply held differences ... on political issues" yet "keep the main things the main things and move forward in a way that improves the reputation of the Gospel." Read More

  • Graham extols unity at NOBTS amid CP debate

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, March 10, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Amid debate over a decision by Dallas-area Prestonwood Baptist Church to escrow Cooperative Program funds, Prestonwood pastor Jack Graham told a New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary chapel audience Jesus must be the focus of every congregation.

    The church "is not about us -- my church, your church. It's all about Jesus," Graham said March 7. Read More

  • Prestonwood escrows CP funds, cites ERLC actions

    by David Roach, posted Friday, February 17, 2017 (one year ago)

    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- A Dallas-area megachurch has decided to escrow Cooperative Program funds temporarily in order to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist Convention causes.

    At issue are what the congregation calls "various significant positions taken by the leadership of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission that do not reflect the beliefs and values of many in the Southern Baptist Convention," according to a statement the church released to Louisiana's Baptist Message newsjournal. Read More

  • Jack Graham: It's 'crying time in America'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, May 07, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Pleas for revival and religious freedom were heard repeatedly at the National Day of Prayer service today (May 7) in Washington, including the keynote address by Southern Baptist pastor Jack Graham and a letter he read from imprisoned pastor Saeed Abedini. Read More

  • Jack Graham named honorary prayer chairman

    by Berta Delgado-Young, posted Monday, October 20, 2014 (3 years ago)

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    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- The National Day of Prayer Task Force has named Jack Graham, who served two terms as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, as honorary chairman for the 2015 National Day of Prayer.

    Graham leads the 37,000-member Prestonwood Baptist Church, which includes three locations in the Dallas area. He is also the voice of PowerPoint Ministries, a radio and television broadcast ministry from the Prestonwood pulpit that shares the Gospel throughout the world. Read More