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  • TGC celebrates Reformation's 500th anniversary

    by David Roach, posted Wednesday, April 05, 2017 (one year ago)

    Photo from The Gospel Coalition
    INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- Some 8,500 people -- including a significant contingent of Southern Baptists -- celebrated the Protestant Reformation's 500th anniversary at The Gospel Coalition's National Conference April 3-5 in Indianapolis.

    Five centuries after Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany, the meeting featured sermons on each chapter of the biblical book Galatians as well as historical addresses on key Reformation figures. More than a dozen conference workshops also explored Reformation themes, including the movement's missionary legacy and why Reformation leaders weren't more united. Read More

  • Payday loan rule flawed, say ERLC, others

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016 (2 years ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Convention's ethics entity and other members of a diverse religious coalition have urged the federal government to strengthen a proposed rule to regulate the predatory lending industry. Read More

  • Floyd: Building relationships key to child care support

    by Stella Prather/ABCHomes, posted Wednesday, April 27, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ROGERS, Ark. (BP) -- Building strong relationships with churches and their pastors is key to communicating to Southern Baptists the growing need for their support of child care services, Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, told members of Baptist Coalition for Children and Families (BCCF) gathered for the organization's 68th annual meeting.

    About 45 members of BCCF from across the SBC gathered at Embassy Suites in Rogers, Ark., for the April 12-15 meeting. The meeting was hosted by Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes). Read More

  • Payday loan limits urged by religious coalition

    by Tom Strode, posted Thursday, April 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    "[W]e need measures that rein in exorbitant interest rates."

    -- Barrett Duke

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- American Christians overwhelmingly support government regulation of the predatory lending industry, Southern Baptists and other religious leaders in a Faith for Just Lending Coalition said Wednesday (April 13).

    Coalition members, in a telephone news conference, pointed to online survey results by LifeWay Research that 86 percent of self-identified Christians in 30 states believe laws and regulations should bar loans at "excessive interest rates." Read More

  • Adoption picture of salvation, parents say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, January 15, 2016 (3 years ago)

    Submitted photo
    GREENBRIER, Tenn. (BP) -- Nathan and Jennifer Washburn rank parenting among their greatest joys, but a desire to have children was not their main motivation in adopting.

    Instead, the couple who married in 2004 point to spiritual value as their main motivation for their 2010 adoption from Kazakhstan of Kara Victoria Washburn, now 5, and, in 2014 from China, Owen RenLi Washburn, 3.

    "It was primarily a theological motivation to adopt," Nathan Washburn, pastor of First Baptist ... Read More

  • Payday loans targeted by ERLC, others in coalition

    by Tom Strode, posted Friday, May 15, 2015 (3 years ago)

    Photo by Doug Carlson
    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has helped launch a religious coalition seeking an end to the predatory loan industry.

    The ERLC joined with other religious organizations Thursday (May 14) to announce the Faith for Just Lending Coalition at a Capitol Hill news conference. The diverse alliance that includes Baptists, other evangelical Christians and mainline Protestants seeks to raise awareness about predatory lending and to motivate individuals, lenders, churches and the government to help bring an end to the practice. Read More