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  • 10 resolutions for missions in the New Year

    by Chuck Lawless, posted Wednesday, January 03, 2018 (17 days ago)

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    RICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- It's a new year -- a time when many of us make resolutions. If you're like I am, those resolutions are often self-focused. We plan to exercise more, eat less, save more dollars, take more time off, accomplish some long-delayed goals, and generally make this year more productive than the last one.

    These resolutions aren't wrong, but I'd like to challenge you to think more externally and globally with your resolutions this year. The new year is not only an opportunity for a new start. It's another opportunity of grace to be part of reaching the nations. Read More

  • Sex abuse prevention resources available at

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, November 13, 2017 (2 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- While a growing international storm of sexual abuse allegations and revelations has swirled for more than a month, the Southern Baptist Convention has long encouraged churches to be proactive in preventing abuse, SBC resources show.

    Spiritual leaders, churches and seminaries should model, exhort and teach the highest standards of moral and ministerial integrity, and churches should use legal resources and avenues to exclude sexual predators from leadership and influential positions including pastors and counselors, the SBC said as early as 2002. Read More

  • What is 'alt-right' movement? ERLC provides answers

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, June 19, 2017 (7 months ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The alt-right social and political movement is in the spotlight after the Southern Baptist Convention condemned alternative-right white supremacy at its 2017 annual meeting in Phoenix.

    What is the alt-right movement?

    Many Southern Baptists aren't familiar with the term, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) President Russell Moore said in the June 14 "The Weekly," ERLC's email newsletter on news and opinion from the public square. Speaking from the floor of ... Read More

  • Committee on Resolutions named for 2017 SBC

    by Baptist Press Staff, posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 (10 months ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 13-14 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.

    Gaines, pastor of Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church, appointed the committee in keeping with the provision in SBC Bylaw 20 that its members be named 75 days prior to the start of the annual meeting. Read More

  • SBC resolutions address culture, ministry concerns

    by Tom Strode, posted Wednesday, June 15, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention, in addition to repudiating the display of the Confederate battle flag, approved 11 other resolutions on a variety of culture and ministry concerns.

    Messengers voted on the proposals over both days of the annual meeting, adopting resolutions that expressed compassion for those devastated by the Orlando mass shooting, urged consistent evangelism of unbelievers and encouraged care for refugees. They also passed measures that included calling for the federal government not to discriminate against people who support only the biblical, traditional view of marriage and opposing an effort to require women to register for the military draft. Read More

  • FLOYD: Introducing the 2016 Committee on Resolutions

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, March 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- As president of the Southern Baptist Convention, one of my major tasks is to appoint the 2016 Committee on Resolutions. From now through Tuesday, June 14, this committee will work diligently.

    This is not an easy assignment for these 10 Southern Baptists. For example, they will arrive the Wednesday before our convention and begin their detailed responsibilities together on Thursday morning. Before this time, they will work via conference calls and email exchanges. Read More

  • Committee on Resolutions named for 2016 SBC

    by Baptist Press Staff, posted Monday, March 21, 2016 (one year ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 14-15 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in St. Louis.

    Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, appointed the 10-member committee in keeping with the provision in SBC Bylaw 20 that its members be named at least 75 days prior to the start of the annual meeting. Read More

  • God ranks high in New Year's resolutions

    by Lisa Cannon Green, posted Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (2 years ago)
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- When Americans make New Year's resolutions, a better relationship with God ranks almost as high as better health, according to a study by LifeWay Research.

    And for many groups, faith actually outranks health. Older Americans, African Americans, Hispanics and Christians are all more likely to say they've made resolutions about God than about health.

    Overall, 57 percent of Americans report making health-related New Year's resolutions in the ... Read More

  • States spotlight sanctity of life, religious liberty

    by Tammi Reed Ledbetter, posted Tuesday, December 15, 2015 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) –- The sanctity of human life and defense of religious liberty remained the most often addressed concerns among many state Baptist conventions during their annual meetings as messengers penned resolutions endorsed by fellow Southern Baptists.

    Resolutions calling for an end to the funding of Planned Parenthood gained support in eight state Baptist conventions this year, with others declaring the sanctity of human life. ... Read More