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  • Gray Allison, theology leader in SBC resurgence, dies

    by Art Toalston, posted Friday, February 15, 2019 (3 days ago)

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (BP) -- B. Gray Allison, who gave theological strength to the Conservative Resurgence in the Southern Baptist Convention as the founder of Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, died Feb. 12 in Memphis, Tenn. He was 94.

    Through the seminary, Allison also buttressed Southern Baptists' evangelistic commitment. Read More

  • SBC must 'lament & grieve,' Greear tells editors

    by Scott Barkley/Christian Index, posted Wednesday, February 13, 2019 (5 days ago)

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. (BP) -- "This conversation is very complex," SBC President J.D. Greear said regarding instances of sexual abuse that have occurred in Southern Baptist churches.

    "But I also understand this is a time for us to lament and to grieve," Greear told members of the Association of State Baptist Publications regarding a series of reports by the Houston Chronicle. Read More

  • For sex abuse trauma, churches must be 'trustworthy'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, February 12, 2019 (6 days ago)

    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Attempted suicide, drug overdoses, hatred of God and ruined teenage years are among the effects of sexual abuse described in a Feb. 11 Houston Chronicle report on sexual abuse among Southern Baptists. Read More

  • Greear names, summarizes Comm. on Committees makeup

    by BP Staff, posted Monday, February 11, 2019 (7 days ago)

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    J.D. Greear, president of the Southern Baptist Convention, has announced the Committee on Committees for the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala. Read More

  • Greear addresses unreported victims of sexual abuse

    by J.D. Greear & Brad Hambrick, posted Monday, February 11, 2019 (7 days ago)

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    SBC President J.D. Greear and biblical counselor Brad Hambrick relay guidance to victims of sexual abuse who have not yet turned to anyone to receive care. Read More

  • Paper's sexual abuse report leaves SBC's Greear 'broken'

    by Art Toalston, posted Sunday, February 10, 2019 (8 days ago)

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    A Houston newspaper, in reporting on instances of sexual abuse by pastors and others at Southern Baptist churches, has left SBC President J.D. Greear "broken over what was revealed today." Read More

  • History needed telling, SBTS grads & NAAF say

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, February 08, 2019 (10 days ago)

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- Slavery and racism once supported by the Southern Baptist Convention's oldest seminary needed to be documented for history's sake, black alumni and a representative of nearly 4,000 black pastors told Baptist Press.

    In this month annually dedicated to black history, the leaders are lauding Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. for initiating the report dating to the racism and slave ownership of SBTS founding fathers. Read More

  • RACIAL RECONCILIATION: Thinking Christianly

    by Curtis A. Woods, posted Friday, February 08, 2019 (10 days ago)

    Curtis Woods reflects on a 50-year-old prediction that the Southern Baptist Convention would become more interracial in membership and leadership. Read More

  • EC search committee has 'actively pursued' non-Anglos

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, February 07, 2019 (11 days ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Responding to "recent online stories and related social media activity," the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee's presidential search committee says it has "actively pursued resumes from non-Anglo candidates."

    In a Feb. 7 statement to the full EC, the search committee also said it "will not have a nomination to share" at the EC's Feb. 18-19 meeting in Nashville. It is seeking a successor to Frank S. Page, who resigned in March 2018. Read More

  • Sky Pratt of Ga. to chair Committee on Committees

    by David Roach, posted Monday, February 04, 2019 (14 days ago)

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Georgia missions pastor Sky Pratt has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Committees, SBC President J.D. Greear announced today (Feb. 4).

    Greear also announced his appointment of Ashlyn Portero, a leader at City Church in Tallahassee, Fla., as vice chair.

    The Committee on Committees will assemble in Birmingham, Ala., just prior to the SBC's June 11-12 sessions to nominate members of the Committee on Nominations who, in turn, will ... Read More