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  • Racism, sexual sin among T4G speakers' topics

    by SBTS Communications, posted Tuesday, April 17, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Racism and sexual sin were among the facets of holiness addressed during the 2018 Together for the Gospel conference during nine plenary sessions attended by more than 12,500 evangelicals.

    "Distinct from the world" was the theme of the April 11-13 sessions in the KFC YUM! Center in Louisville, Ky. The conference also featured various panel discussions, breakout sessions and other gatherings.

    Speakers David Platt and R. Albert Mohler Jr. addressed the key issues of racism and sexual sin, respectively, during their messages. Read More

  • Association disfellowships church over racism charges

    by Joe Westbury/Christian Index, posted Wednesday, April 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    ALBANY, Ga. (BP) -- What began as a harmonious relationship between a declining Anglo church and a growing African American church plant in Georgia ended when Mallary Baptist Association disfellowshipped Raleigh White Baptist Church on grounds of racism.

    After two years of intervention by the association and the Georgia Baptist Mission Board between the church and New Seasons Church, the association's Executive Committee voted unanimously April 3 to remove the church from its membership and return all monies contributed this year. Read More

  • SBC Va. decries racism in Charlottesville resolution

    by SBC of Virginia Staff, posted Monday, November 20, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (BP) -- Nearly 1,500 people traveled to the 2017 SBC of Virginia Annual Homecoming with the theme "We Are Not Alone," Nov. 12-14 at The Heights Baptist Church in Colonial Heights.

    The three-day SBCV event, which drew 701 messengers and 738 guests, took aim at "every form of racism, including and specifically alt-right white supremacy, as antithetical to the Gospel of Jesus Christ" in a resolution that voiced "love and compassion to those in Charlottesville" devastated by the loss of life at a white supremacist rally Aug. 12. Read More

  • Man arrested for threatening to burn down Bapt. church

    by Mark Maynard/Kentucky Today , posted Friday, November 03, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    BENTON, Ky. (BP) -- A man who reportedly claimed to be a member of the Ku Klux Klan has been arrested for allegedly threatening to burn down a Southern Baptist Church in western Kentucky.

    Dustin Wright, 24, of Calvert City, was charged Wednesday (Nov. 1) with terroristic threatening and taken to the local jail. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The blind spots of slavery

    by Terry M. Turner, posted Tuesday, September 05, 2017 (9 months ago)

    Terry Turner reflects on learning that two of his favorite preachers from church history, George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards, were slaveholders. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The Bible speaks on racism

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

    The Bible speaks clearly against racism, David Johnson, executive director of the Arizona Southern Baptist Convention, writes, listing seven key principles. "We just need to believe it," he adds, "and live it." Read More

  • 'Pass the Salt': Racism cure resides with church

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, June 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can only be achieved through the Gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors said during a trailblazing discussion today (June 14) on the opening morning of the 2016 SBC annual meeting in St. Louis.

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd convened the panel at 10:52 a.m., historically including National Baptist Convention USA President Jerry Young. The two have collaborated for months to put talk into action and actually achieve racial reconciliation in a racially troubled America. Read More