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Platt apologizes for 'divisive' IMB amicus briefONTARIO, Calif. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of an amicus brief the IMB joined last May in support of a New Jersey's Islamic society's right to build a mosque.
"I apologize to Southern Baptists for how distracting and divisive this has been," Platt said Feb. 15 during a meeting with Baptist state paper editors in Ontario, Calif.
"I can say with full confidence," he said, "that in the days ahead, IMB will have a process in place to keep us focused on our primary mission: partnering with churches to empower limitless missionary teams for evangelizing, discipling, planting and multiplying healthy churches, and training leaders among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God." Read More
Platt to students: 'Risk your life in faith'INDIANAPOLIS (BP) -- As 2016 came to close, more than 2,000 college students and campus leaders were challenged by Southern Baptists and other Christian speakers to give their lives to the cause of missions during the Cross 2016 missions event.
The purpose of the Dec. 27-30 conference at the Indianapolis Convention Center was "to mobilize students in the cause of frontier missions for the glory of Jesus Christ," according to the event website and various speakers throughout the gathering. Read More
Platt livestream cites thanksgiving as IMB's aimRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- Thanksgiving is among the central aims of missions.
That was International Mission Board President David Platt's assertion in a Nov. 21 Thanksgiving livestream event that included an update on the IMB's financial status and interviews with personnel serving overseas.
"When we go and proclaim the Gospel and people receive the grace of God ... they will give thanks to God for His grace, and He will receive glory through that," Platt said, basing his comments on 2 Corinthians 4:15, a theme verse for the presentation. Read More
Platt: 'Take risks' to spread GospelLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The reality of death for all people should compel more Christians to take risks in spreading the good news of Christ's resurrection among unreached people groups, said David Platt, president of the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, during a chapel message at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Read More
Platt to EC: Seemingly dead man rose among UUPGNASHVILLE (BP) -- What appeared to local believers to be a physical resurrection from the dead among an unengaged, unreached people group in Southeast Asia has opened a door for Gospel witness and highlighted what International Mission Board President David Platt called "God's power to supernaturally save sinners."
Platt recounted the story -- which, though atypical in Western experience, bore similarities to biblical accounts of raising the dead -- during his report to the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, Sept. 19 in Nashville. The episode illustrates, he said, the spiritual fruit that has come as IMB missionaries have shared the Gospel with "biblical clarity, precision and consistency." Read More
Platt: Make evangelism 'primary' in life, ministryNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- International Mission Board president David Platt sounded the alarm against a "gospel-less" and "gospel-lite" missions approach that many are apparently adopting today. This dangerous trend, he said, promotes good deeds but minimizes a call for repentance.
Platt spoke of his concerns during the Global Missions Emphasis chapel at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary Sept. 6. He referenced debates taking place among some evangelical mission agencies regarding the usage of "Son of God" in translating Scripture or in interacting with Muslims. Read More
T4G speakers esteem Reformation heritageLOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The legacy of the Protestant Reformation must endure in the doctrine and ministry of the church, speakers said at the 2016 Together for the Gospel conference in Louisville, Ky., April 12-14.
Nearly 500 years after Martin Luther ignited the Reformation in 1517, 10,000 attendees from 43 different countries and 20 denominations filled most of the KFC Yum! Center to hear preaching from Christian leaders typically identified with Reformed evangelicalism. More than 4,000 attendees self-identified as members of Southern Baptist churches. Read More
Platt announces live streamed Q&ARICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt will host a one-hour live streamed video session on the entity's future at 11 a.m. Eastern Time March 3, answering questions and responding to comments submitted via Twitter under #IMBLive.
Platt has expressed a desire to move the conversation beyond discussion of the 983 missionaries and 149 stateside staff members leaving IMB through a Voluntary Retirement Incentive (VRI) and a Hand Raising Opportunity (HRI) collectively aimed at balancing the entity's budget. Read More
Platt asks state papers to encourage unityPONCE, Puerto Rico (BP) -- International Mission Board President David Platt has asked Baptist state papers to encourage unity among Southern Baptists following the announcement next week of how many IMB personnel have left the board through a series of voluntary resignation programs.
Addressing a gathering of Baptist state paper leaders Feb. 16 in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Platt also detailed what he deemed some of the most exciting work God is doing through IMB missionaries across the globe. Read More
FROM THE SEMINARIES: At NOBTS, Platt amplifies 'blank check'; 'Not On Our Watch' T-shirts support IMB
At New Orleans Seminary, David Platt amplifies "blank check"; "Not On Our Watch" T-shirts support missionaries. Read More