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  • 100 years: Social gospel pioneer's legacy discussed

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, May 16, 2017 (6 days ago)

    Theologians of all ideological stripes agree Walter Rauschenbusch was a key figure in 20th-century Baptist history and that his 1917 book "A Theology for the Social Gospel" marked an important juncture in the social gospel tradition. Read More

  • La. Executive Board concludes study of ERLC

    by David Roach, posted Friday, May 12, 2017 (10 days ago)

    The Louisiana Baptist Convention's Executive Board has concluded a study of "issues of concern" related to the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Read More

  • Calif. Baptists elect Bill Agee executive director

    by Terry Barone, posted Thursday, May 11, 2017 (11 days ago)

    FRESNO, Calif. (BP) -- Bill Agee has been elected as executive director of the California Southern Baptist Convention Executive Board.

    The 64-year-old minister of church planting and revitalization at First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Ga., was elected to the position today (May 11) by the board. His election culminated a yearlong search replacing Fermín A. Whittaker, who retired Feb. 28 after serving 22 years. Agee will begin his new duties June 1. Read More

  • 1,285 baptized in Fla. on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday'

    by Barbara Denman, posted Wednesday, May 10, 2017 (12 days ago)

    Photo by Jerry Favorite/Florida Baptist Convention.
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) -- Florida's beaches, rivers, lakes and even pools came alive May 7 with the gospel testimonies of 1,285 new Christian believers as 112 Florida Baptist churches partnered for "Acts 2:41 Sunday -- Baptizing Coast-to-Coast."

    From the sandy white Gulf beaches of Perdido Key in Pensacola to the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean that stretch from Jacksonville to Miami; from the Suwannee River to lakes and state parks in every region, thousands of Florida Baptists and onlookers gathered to celebrate and witness the hundreds of Christians who publicly professed their faith through baptism. Read More

  • Baptist health care systems set merger

    by William H. Perkins Jr./The Baptist Record, posted Wednesday, May 03, 2017 (19 days ago)

    JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- Mississippi Baptist Health Systems (MBHS) in Jackson and Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) in Memphis announced on May 1 the completion of a merger between the two regional health care giants, making the new operation one of the largest not-for-profit health care systems in the United States.

    "Everyone in the communities we serve will benefit from our alignment with an organization that shares our commitment to both Christian values and quality health care," said Chris Anderson, MBHS president and chief operating officer. Read More

  • Samford considers pro-LGBT student group

    by David Roach, posted Monday, May 01, 2017 (21 days ago)

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- A recommendation by Samford University's faculty to approve a pro-homosexual student group could have "serious implications ... for the relationship" between the university and the Alabama Baptist State Convention, according to a joint statement by the convention's president and the executive director of its State Board of Missions.

    Samford President Andrew Westmoreland told faculty in an April 28 email he hopes the university and state convention leaders "find meaningful ways to affirm beliefs regarding the authority of Scripture held by so many of us, while enabling us to ... Read More

  • Weekend storms draw Southern Bapt. disaster relief

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, May 01, 2017 (21 days ago)

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    Southern Baptists are assessing damage and readying help in five states where weekend tornadoes and floods killed at least 15 people and injured dozens, North American Mission Board (NAMB) executive Mickey Caison told Baptist Press. Read More

  • 'Jesus Saves' focus of associational leaders

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, April 21, 2017 (one month ago)

    PHOENIX (BP) -- The salvation assured only through faith in Jesus will be the focus of the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders as they meet June 11–12 in Phoenix in advance of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting. Read More