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Seek 'missing persons,' Merritt exhorts 800 at rallyJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Christians must ask everyone to follow Jesus and willingly associate with those who don't, James Merritt, a former Southern Baptist Convention president, said during the third annual West Tennessee Evangelism Rally at Union University.
"The business of the church, and the business of every follower of Jesus Christ, is to find missing people and invite them to follow Jesus," said Merritt, pastor of Crosspointe Church in Duluth, Ga. "If we are not in that business, we are out of business."
Merritt was the keynote speaker at the rally that drew more than 800 people for a worship service, dinner and breakout sessions March 4 at Union's campus in Jackson, Tenn. The event included for the first time a women's track and a student track. Read More
FROM THE COLLEGES: Merritt to headline 3rd West Tenn. Evangelism Rally; Finn named N. Greenville provost
JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- James Merritt, lead pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Ga., will be the keynote speaker for the third annual West Tennessee Evangelism Rally March 4 at Union University.
Ernest Easley, professor of evangelism at Union and organizer of the event, said the rally aims to strengthen and equip churches in evangelism and outreach.
"My hope is that, through this rally, people in our churches across West Tennessee will become more soul-conscious, better equipped than they were before to share the Gospel and will be encouraged and inspired to do it," Easley said. Read More
After '08 tornado, Union was 'united as never before'JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- At the 10-year point since a tornado devastated the campus, Union University marked the anniversary with a day of activities Feb. 2 featuring former administrators, students and others closely involved with the event.
Former Union President David S. Dockery, in a Founders' Day chapel address, spoke on providence, hope and unity the university experienced from the Feb. 5, 2008, tornado. Read More
Union settles lawsuit over HHS abortion mandateJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University has settled its lawsuit against the U.S. government concerning the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' mandate that Union provide abortion-causing drugs as part of its employee health plans.
Under the terms of the settlement, the U.S. government agreed that the mandate was a violation of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act and that under the Supreme Court's decision in the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby case, it imposed a "substantial burden" on Union's free exercise of religion. Read More
FROM THE COLLEGES: NGU begins celebration of 125-year milestone; Netland named Union Univ. provostIn today's From the Colleges: North Greenville University begins celebration of its 125-year milestone; John Netland succeeds C. Ben Mitchell as Union University provost. Read More
SBC DIGEST: Dockery recuperating after heart attack; Have 'VIP,' Hawkins tells Gateway students; 'Insanity of God' encores slated; Union's Scripture marathon continues
SBC Digest: Dockery recuperating after heart attack; Have 'VIP,' GuideStone's O.S. Hawkins tells Gateway Seminary students; 'Insanity of God' encores slated by LifeWay Films; Union University's Scripture reading marathon continues. Read More
Adrian Rogers' sermon tapes given to grandsonJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Baptist preacher Adrian Rogers' legacy lives on in a collection of audio tapes given to his grandson, a current Union University student, during a presentation in Union's Ryan Center for Biblical Studies.
A giant in Southern Baptist life, Rogers was the longtime pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church who played an instrumental role in turning the Southern Baptist Convention away from liberalism and back to the authority of Scripture. Read More
Second school leaves CCCU
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Oklahoma Wesleyan University has become the second institution to withdraw from the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities after two member schools changed their hiring policies to include same-sex couples.
"We believe in missional clarity and view the defense of the biblical definition of marriage as an issue of critical importance," said Everett Piper, president of the Bartlesville, Okla., school. "The CCCU's reluctance to make a swift decision sends a message of confusion rather than conviction." Read More
More schools poised to leave CCCU
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Several institutions plan to leave the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities at the end of August if at that time Eastern Mennonite University and Goshen College are still members.
Last month EMU and Goshen announced they would begin hiring faculty and staff in same-sex marriages. The CCCU, a coalition of 183 Christian colleges and universities around the world, initially said it would address the issue at the annual members meeting in January. But on July 28 the CCCU board said it would begin contacting each member president to discuss the matter sooner. Read More
Union University withdraws from CCCUJACKSON, Tenn. (BP) -- Union University has announced its withdrawal from the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities because of what a Union news release called the council's "failure to respond appropriately to two member institutions that have endorsed same-sex marriage." Read More