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Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study underway

SBC President J.D. Greear's Sexual Abuse Advisory Study is now "actively involved" in phase one of its two-year process, the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced following appropriation of $250,000 for the study by the SBC Executive Committee.

LifeWay workers 'fine' after bullet destroys window

"Employees are fine" a day after a bullet destroyed a fifth-floor window at LifeWay Christian Resources' downtown Nashville complex, company spokesperson Carol Pipes told Baptist Press.

Rainer, at MBTS, assesses SBC & church transition

Thom Rainer voiced hopefulness for the Southern Baptist Convention's future amid a season of denominational transition during a chapel discussion with Jason Allen, president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
  • ANALYSIS: Venezuela planters see opportunity amid crisis

    by Karen Pearce, posted Friday, September 21, 2018 (6 hours ago)

    IMB photo
    BOGOTA, Colombia (BP) -- As I meandered through a craft market in Bogota, Colombia, I struck up a conversation with a vendor who asked why I was visiting his country. I had just returned from four days in Cúcuta, the Colombian-Venezuelan border town where I witnessed the sad pilgrimage of thousands of people leaving Venezuela out of desperation and hunger.

    When I shared that with him, his face contorted into a mask of grief.

    "It is so horrible what is happening," he said, "They are our brothers." Read More

  • Hurricane Florence relief mobilization underway

    by Brandon Elrod, posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 (yesterday)

    Photo by Brandon Elrod
    LUMBERTON, N.C. (BP) -- Cars stretched from Hyde Park Baptist Church in Lumberton, N.C., down Highway 211 waiting to receive hot meals in a makeshift drive-thru set up by Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) in the church's parking lot.

    Volunteers with the North Carolina Baptists on Mission (NCBM), who comprise North Carolina's SBDR outreach, along with volunteers from churches in town, cooked and distributed meals to residents, many of whom lost everything during Hurricane Florence.

    Some of the volunteers like Hyde Park member Donna DiChiara likewise endured severe damage to their homes. Read More

  • Greear tightens SBC Birmingham schedule

    by David Roach, posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 (yesterday)

    BP file photo by Matt Miller
    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear announced via Twitter that next year's SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., will not include any evening sessions.

    The announcement came the same week the SBC Executive Committee released data indicating a growing role for digital media in conjunction with this year's SBC annual meeting in Dallas.

    Following a Sept. 19 meeting of the SBC Committee on Order of Business in Nashville, Greear tweeted, "Spent the day w/ the Committee on Order of Business under chairman @AdamGreenway's excellent leadership. Very excited about #SBC19 next summer. New ideas coming -- it's a new day. Tightened schedule -- No evening sessions." Read More