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  • Layman weeps over needs in his native Ethiopia

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 15, 2016 (one year ago)

    Cross Church photo
    ROGERS, Ark. (BP) -- Arkansas corporate executive Haileyesus Abate cries, he says, for the people of his native Ethiopia, a majority Christian nation where numerous tribes still worship nature as deities and have never heard the Gospel.

    Typical is the Mursi tribe in southwestern Ethiopia, whose men use clay and natural pigments to paint intricate, colorful patterns on their bodies to attract a bride, who likely will have had a hole punched just below her lip before puberty; the hole stretched by the insertion of progressively larger, round, flat, decorated wooden plates. The larger her plate, the larger dowry the groom's family pays in negotiating a union, according to custom. Read More

  • SBC's Floyd builds grassroots ties in Ethiopia

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, April 11, 2016 (one year ago)

    Cross Church photo
    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (BP) -- When Ethiopian Airlines transports newly purchased Boeing 777s home from the U.S., the planes are customarily loaded with humanitarian supplies for the independent country that still struggles with poverty despite significant economic advances.

    The country's economy was among concerns highlighted when Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd met with key leaders of the country, including Ethiopian President Mulatu Teshome and Speaker of the House Abadulla Geme Read More

  • Floyd names Committee on Committees

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, March 14, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ST. LOUIS (BP) -- Appointments to the Southern Baptist Convention's Committee on Committees have been announced by SBC President Ronnie Floyd, pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas.

    The Committee on Committees has 68 members, two from each of the 34 states and regions qualified for representation on boards of SBC entities.

    The Committee on Committees will assemble in St. Louis just prior to the SBC's June 14-15 ... Read More

  • Floyd decries murder of nuns, 12 others in Yemen

    by Diana Chandler, posted Thursday, March 10, 2016 (2 years ago)

    ADEN, Yemen (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd is among Christian leaders decrying the murder of four nuns and 12 others at a retirement home established by the late Mother Teresa in war-torn Yemen. Read More

  • 'Hope in God,' Floyd tells Southern Baptists

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, February 23, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Photo by Morris Abernathy
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptists must recognize God as our strength and lead evangelicals into the future with His Light and the truth of His Word, Ronnie Floyd said at the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's Feb. 22–23 meeting in Nashville.

    "Leaders of the Southern Baptist Convention, ... in this dark hour in America, when we wrestle within ourselves to not become downcast or discouraged with all that is happening in our nation," Floyd said, "we must respond in obedience to what the Lord is telling us in Psalm 43. We need the power and the guidance of the Holy Spirit so we will be anchored to the Truth of God and to the Lord Jesus Himself alone." Read More

  • FLOYD: The spiritual state of our union

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, January 11, 2016 (2 years ago)

    Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, assessing the spiritual state of the union, notes that America's founders intended "a nation first subject to God -- and subject to His higher law -- so that our respect for our creator would provide a baseline for our 'more perfect union.'" Read More

  • January prayer focus: 'In All Things Pray'

    by Art Toalston, posted Wednesday, December 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- January is a distinctive month of prayer across the Southern Baptist Convention.

    It is a time when a readiness to pray can gain new traction in churches, large or small, urban or rural.

    Listed as the "Call to Prayer" on the SBC Calendar, it gained momentum from the 2010 Great Commission Task Force report adopted by messengers to the SBC annual meeting in ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Deliver us from the evil in America

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, December 07, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, addresses how the continual shootings in America are evidence of a desperate need for a spiritual awakening in the U.S. "This lawlessness cannot be solved by legislation, but by the power of the love of Jesus Christ to destroy the evil in our hearts," he writes. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Why we are where we are

    by Ronnie Floyd, posted Monday, November 30, 2015 (2 years ago)

    Ronnie Floyd, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, shares thoughts on the state of Christianity in America and the world. Read More