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Hurricane Michael: Baptists preparing responseALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- Southern Baptists are poised to respond after Hurricane Michael made landfall with sustained wind speeds just two miles per hour short of a Category 5 storm Wednesday (Oct. 10).
The storm took a direct shot to the Florida Panhandle near Mexico Beach, Fla. And it was the third strongest in recorded United States history, the strongest to hit the Continental U.S. in 14 years and the strongest ever to hit the Panhandle. Panama City, Fla., Mexico Beach and several towns in between have been decimated as they endured the brunt of Michael's punch. Linda Albrecht, a Mexico Beach Councilwoman, told CNN.com, "It feels like a nightmare." More than ... Read More
Pastors weigh in on Trump's job performanceNASHVILLE (BP) -- A slim majority of pastors say they approve of the job President Donald Trump has done in the White House, according to a new study, but many are unsure.
A LifeWay Research study of Protestant senior pastors found 51 percent approve of how President Trump has handled the job, with 25 percent strongly approving. The study was conducted Aug. 29-Sept. 11.
"After almost two years of actions and statements from the White House, most pastors likely ... Read More
ERLC conf. to focus on 'cross-shaped family'GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) -- The Gospel's centrality for the family will be in the spotlight when the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission opens its fifth annual national conference today (Oct. 11).
About 950 people are expected to gather for "The Cross-Shaped Family" Oct. 11-13 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center in Grapevine, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. The conference is designed to help pastors, churches, spouses and parents think biblically about the family and the challenges to being a Christian family. Read More
NOBTS trustee chairman appoints search committeeNEW ORLEANS (BP) -- New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustee chairman Frank Cox announced the names for the 11-member presidential search committee today (Oct. 11) and called on Southern Baptists to pray through the search process.
"We ask that Southern Baptists pray for us as we seek God's man to lead New Orleans Seminary into the next century of ministry here in New Orleans and surrounding regions," Cox said.
The NOBTS bylaws call for the trustee chairman to appoint a committee with 11 voting ... Read More
TRUSTEES: Gateway sees 8.2% growth, remembers key votePORTLAND, Ore. (BP) -- Enrollment increased 8.2 percent during the fall 2018 semester at Gateway Seminary's new Southern California campus over the combined fall 2017 enrollment that included its former campus in Brea.
Gateway President Jeff Iorg relayed the enrollment news to trustees during their Oct. 8-9 meeting in Portland, Ore.
The Brea location closed in July 2018 and its academic operations were moved to the new main campus in Ontario, Calif., about 24 miles from Brea. Read More
Chinese Baptists enrich next-gen ministryLONG BEACH, Calif. (BP) -- The Chinese Baptist fellowship added a next-generation ministry leader to its executive team at its 20th biennial conference, enriching ministry to second- and third-generation Chinese Americans.
William Eng, who retired in 2016 from the pastorate of Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County, Calif., joins the executive committee of the Chinese Baptist Fellowship of the USA and Canada (CBFUSA) in the new post of vice president for Next Gen Ministry. Eng has more than 30 years of experience leading and discipling Chinese Americans born in the U.S. Read More
Freedom of conscience wins in 2 European high courtsEUROPE (BP) -- Freedom of conscience won against charges of discrimination in two European high courts yesterday and today (Oct. 10 and 11), affirming the rights of a pro-life physician and a baker opposed to gay marriage.
The latest case today set a Norwegian legal precedent on freedom for conscientious objection in the medical profession, Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) International said. The high court in Oslo, Norway affirmed the right of Christian physician Katarzyna Jackimowicz to refuse to implant in a patient an intrauterine birth control device (IUD) because of its abortifacient capabilities. Read More
SBC DIGEST: Bob Terry honored for 50 yrs. in Baptist papers; evangelist Ron Herrod, former SBC 1st VP, dies; former BP intern now at Ga. IndexIn today's SBC Digest: Bob Terry, editor of The Alabama Baptist, is honored for 50 years in Baptist papers; evangelist Ron Herrod, former SBC first vice president, dies; former BP intern Myriah Snyder joins Christian Index as content editor.
Terry honored for 50-year career in Baptist state papers
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- Friends, family and ministry colleagues of Bob Terry gathered to celebrate his 50 years in state Baptist paper work and 23 years as editor of The Alabama Baptist. Read More
Bible Study: Oct. 14, 2018
NASHVILLE (BP) -- This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups.
This week's Bible study is adapted from the YOU curriculum.
Bible Passages: 1 Kings 19:1-7, 15-18 Read More
La Ofrenda de Navidad Lottie Moon 2017-18 se acerca a los $159 millonesRICHMOND, Va. (BP) -- En el centésimo aniversario desde que los bautistas del sur honraron a la querida misionera Lottie Moon al poner su nombre a la ofrenda para las misiones mundiales, las iglesias han dado $158.9 millones para apoyar a los misioneros internacionales que ministran por todo el mundo -- es la segunda ofrenda más grande que haya recibido la Ofrenda de Navidad Lottie Moon de la Junta de Misiones Internacionales.
"Alabamos a Dios y le agradecemos a las iglesias bautistas del sur que han demostrado de nuevo su fidelidad tan generosamente para apoyar la difusión del Evangelio hasta los ... Read More
El comité de búsqueda de LifeWay está ahora aceptando nominacionesNASHVILLE (BP) -- El comité de búsqueda presidencial de Recursos Cristianos LifeWay está aceptando nominaciones para el sucesor de Thom Rainer, ha anunciado el presidente del comité, Kent Dacus.
El comité de búsqueda se reunió el lunes 24 de septiembre para desarrollar el proceso de búsqueda del nuevo presidente y director ejecutivo de LifeWay, reportó Dacus.
El comité, el cual está aceptando nominaciones en LifeWayCEO@carterbaldwin.com, trabajará con la firma ejecutiva de búsqueda CarterBaldwin para identificar a los potenciales candidatos. Read More