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  • Committee on Resolutions named for 2018 SBC

    by Baptist Press Staff, posted Wednesday, March 28, 2018 (11 months ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 12-13 SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Jason Duesing of Missouri was named as the committee's chairman by Gaines.

    Duesing is provost and associate professor of historical theology at Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City and a member of Antioch Bible Baptist Church in Gladstone, Mo. Read More

  • 'Refreshing' Dallas Send Conf. casts mission vision

    by Josie Bingham, posted Monday, May 22, 2017 (one year ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Among a sea of attendees and volunteers in the Dr. Pepper Arena, the North American Mission Board and the International Mission Board's Send Conference challenged attendees to examine and redefine their lives on mission.

    More than 4,000 people paid and registered for the sold-out conference May 19-20 less than 30 miles north of Dallas in Frisco, Texas, which drew people from all states and three continents.

    "Be careful not to manufacture a heart for missions outside a heart for Christ," ... Read More

  • Dallas shootings yield 'beginning of revival'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, July 12, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    DALLAS (BP) -- Holding interracial prayer gatherings, ministering to grieving police officers in the emergency room and hosting a question-and-answer session with police are among the ways Dallas-area Southern Baptists have responded to the violent killings of five police officers last week.

    The July 7 assassinations, apparently committed by a suspect who reportedly told police he wanted to kill white people, occurred within days of police killing two black civilians under questionable circumstances -- Alton Sterling of Baton Rouge, La., and Philando Castile of the Minneapolis area.

    President Obama and former President George W. Bush spoke at a memorial service for the slain officers in Dallas today (July 12). Read More

  • Violence brings cry for 'true way of our Lord'

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, July 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- The collision of fear and mistrust has driven the violence upon violence that killed two black civilians and five police officers in three separate states in as many days, Southern Baptist pastor Lee Wesley told Baptist Press.

    "There is a fear on the part of police officers when they go into the black community, and that fear heightens their approach to these problems," said Wesley, whose pastorate Community Bible Baptist Church is in Baton Rouge, La., where two white police officers pinned Alton Sterling nearly immobile and shot him dead in a parking lot early July 5. Sterling, 37, had been accused by a 911 caller of displaying a gun while selling CDs outside a convenience store. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Weeping with those who weep

    by J. Josh Smith, posted Friday, July 08, 2016 (2 years ago)

    The killings of two black men and five police officers prompt Dallas-area pastor Josh Smith to voice an initial word of counsel: "[A]mong the many good and Gospel-centered responses that the church will have to this situation, let's not miss the most basic one -- to feel.... We must pray that God, in His grace, will allow us to weep with those who weep." Read More

  • Study Bible scholar Charles Ryrie dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, February 17, 2016 (2 years ago)

    DALLAS (BP) -- Charles C. Ryrie, a scholar whose name abounds on Ryrie Study Bible editions with more than 2.6 million in print in multiple languages, died Feb. 16 in Dallas at age 90.

    Known for his end-times theology of dispensationalism, Ryrie was a longtime systematic theology professor at Dallas Theological Seminary and a longtime member of First Baptist Church in Dallas. Read More