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  • Granola bars sensitize students to NYC's vulnerable

    by Grace Thornton, posted Thursday, August 16, 2018 (3 months ago)

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    NEW YORK (BP) -- It all started with two granola bars and a challenge, and before the day was over, a group of high school students saw the world's human trafficking problem from a whole different perspective.

    The concept was simple.

    The students, from metro Dallas, were spending the day in New York City learning how to combat human trafficking when Raleigh Sadler issued a challenge.

    "Go buy a box of granola bars, and when you approach someone who seems isolated, have two of them in your hand," said Sadler, executive director of the Let My People Go ministry. "Then offer them one of the bars and eat yours too -- share that simple meal with them." Read More

  • Page & Moore: 'We fully support one another'

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 13, 2017 (one year ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Despite a Washington Post article suggesting Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page could ask Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore to resign amid ongoing controversy, the two SBC entity leaders reported a collegial meeting March 13 and said they "fully support one another."

    Earlier in the day, amid a social media flurry following the Post's report, Page told Baptist Press he planned on "bridge-building" with Moore with no anticipation of requesting a resignation. Read More

  • CP escrow study set to begin

    by David Roach, posted Monday, March 06, 2017 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- With an ad hoc committee of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee set to begin its study of churches' escrowing Cooperative Program money, EC chairman Stephen Rummage says the study was occasioned in part by the notable volume of contacts the EC has received regarding the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. 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

  • SBC DIGEST: Prestonwood's 'Songs of the People'; Thom Rainer virtual tour; Alaska's Jimmy Stewart continued recovery; Saddleback's 45,000 baptisms

    by Staff, posted Monday, October 24, 2016 (2 years ago)

    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- A new collection of music built on the faith stories of the people of Prestonwood Baptist Church and written by the church's worship ministry debuted atop Nielsen Soundscan's Christian music chart after its September release.

    Songs of the People, released in conjunction with Integrity Music, was a first for worship at Prestonwood, an album of all new songs reflecting the heart of the church. But it won't be the last, Graham said.

    He said he senses a particular need among Southern Baptist and evangelical churches for songs built around the deep faith of those congregations that serve as a cross-generational bridge for worshippers, from oldest to youngest. Read More

  • Faith, religious liberty among presidential forum topics

    by Sharayah Colter/Southern Baptist TEXAN, posted Tuesday, October 20, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- If most evangelical Christians are avoiding the polls and allowing leaders to be elected by non-believers, "is it any wonder we have a federal government that is assaulting life?" asked Sen. Ted Cruz during a presidential candidate forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas.

    "There are 90 million evangelical Christians in America," Cruz said during the Oct. 18 event that drew about 6,000 people to hear ... Read More

  • God's throne not shaken in Nepal, IMB worker says

    by Marie Curtis , posted Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (3 years ago)

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    PLANO, Texas (BP) -- As the world watches the escalating devastation in Nepal, more than 40 International Mission Board workers from South Asia gathered April 26-28 at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, Texas, for a conference encouraging 140 churches to make commitments to reach the nations. Read More