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Sam Porter named national director for SBC disaster relief

Sam Porter named national director for SBC disaster relief

The Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board named Sam Porter national director for disaster relief. He succeeds Mickey Caison, who will retire Aug. 31.

       
LifeWay may pull Peterson books from shelves over LGBT views

LifeWay may pull Peterson books from shelves over LGBT views

LifeWay Christian Resources—the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention—announced it would discontinue selling any books by Eugene Peterson if he confirms a published interview about same-sex relations accurately reflects his views.

       
Lankford walks a fine line as pastor and politician

Lankford walks fine line as preacher and politician

In the nation’s capital, Sen. James Lankford's weekdays consist of Senate Intelligence Committee hearings  and frequent cable news appearances. But each weekend, the former youth pastor flies home to Oklahoma and worships with the Quail Springs Baptist Church, where he sometimes is called on to preach.

       
‘Chaplain of Bourbon Street’ dies at 89

‘Chaplain of Bourbon Street’ dies at 89

Famed New Orleans evangelist Bob Harrington, known by many as “the Chaplain of Bourbon Street,” died of kidney failure July 4 in Stigler, Okla., where he had lived the last seven years with family. He was 89.

       
‘You’ve made the road by walking,’ McLaren tells Fellowship

‘You’ve made the road by walking,’ McLaren tells Fellowship

Stepping out in faith not knowing the destination is part of the story of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, popular author and theologian Brian McLaren told the 2017 CBF general assembly.

       
CBF project seeks to model unity in light of diverse views on sexuality

CBF project seeks to model unity in light of diverse views on sexuality

Cooperative Baptists heard a progress report on an initiative to strengthen their unity in the face of differing beliefs and practices regarding human sexuality.

       
CBF surpasses $12 million fund-raising goal

CBF surpasses $12 million fund-raising goal

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship surpassed its $12 million fund-raising goal for an endowment campaign the group launched last June.

       
Christ-likeness, excellence and authenticity key, Paynter tells CBF board

Christ-likeness and excellence key, Paynter tells CBF board

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is living into the same attributes its founders instilled more than 25 years ago, striving to be Christ-like, innovative, authentic, global, diverse and excellent, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the organization’s governing board.

       
Nonprofit leader and former executive nominated as CBF moderator-elect

Nonprofit leader and former executive nominated as CBF moderator-elect

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship nominating committee recommended Gary Dollar, a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and former executive, as the organization’s next moderator-elect.

       
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African-American leader offers to help churches overcome racism

The head of the National African American Fellowship has offered to help congregations combat racism.

       
WMU celebrates 20 years of Christian Women’s Job Corps

WMU celebrates 20 years of Christian Women’s Job Corps

Linda Cooper, president of national Woman’s Missionary Union, and Sandy Wisdom-Martin, WMU executive director, highlighted 20 years of ministry through Christian Women’s Job Corps during their report to the Southern Baptist Convention.

       
Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meeting

Moments of restoration recalled at WMU annual meeting

Speakers recounted “Defining Moments”—dramatic, life-changing experiences that make an eternal difference in the hearts and minds of a Christian—during the Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration and annual meeting.

       
WorldCrafts partners with Mully movie ministry movement

WorldCrafts partners with Mully movie ministry movement

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of national Woman’s Missionary Union, is partnering with Mully Children’s Family, a nonprofit organization in Kenya that seeks to transform the lives of street children and youth living in poverty.

       
SBC approves process to sell Nashville building

SBC approves process to sell Nashville building

Presentation of a $3.1 million gift from the sale of the Florida convention’s former building was part of an Executive Committee report that also included Southern Baptist Convention adoption of a process to sell the SBC Building in Nashville.

       
After initial refusal, SBC denounces ‘alt-right white supremacy’

After initial refusal, SBC denounces ‘alt-right white supremacy’

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting denounced “alt-right white supremacy” in a nearly unanimous vote after a tumultuous day of refusing to address the issue.

       
 
 
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