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Dallas pastors urge Baptists to walk together in battling injustice

Dallas pastors urge Baptists to walk together in battling injustice

Two Baptist pastors—one from a historically African-American church in South Dallas and the other from a predominantly white church in North Dallas—told the New Baptist Covenant about their journey together.

       
Carter challenges Baptists to cross barriers

Carter challenges Baptists to cross barriers

Former President Jimmy Carter urged Baptists to cross barriers of race, ethnicity and gender to stand strong and courageous.

       
Church staff salaries increase; health insurance coverage declines

Church staff salaries increase; insurance coverage declines

Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past two years. However, health insurance coverage continues to decline, according to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention Church Compensation Study.

       

BWA names Virginia Baptist as divisional coordinator

Trisha Miller Manarin, executive coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship based in Virginia, assumed duties Sept. 1 as part-time coordinator of the Baptist World Alliance division of mission, evangelism and justice.

       
Don’t equate cultural Christianity with the gospel, Matt Chandler insists

Don’t equate cultural Christianity with the gospel, Chandler insists

Christians need to learn not only how to engage the culture in a gospel-focused manner, but also avoid becoming a captive of cultural Christianity, speakers and panelists said at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s national conference.

       
Aponte named vice president of mobilization at IMB

Aponte named vice president of mobilization at IMB

Trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board approved Edgar Aponte, seminary administrator and educator, as vice president of mobilization.

       
CBF board affirms executive coordinator in process of divorce

CBF board affirms executive coordinator in process of divorce

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders issued statements affirming Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter in light of her pending divorce from her husband of 44 years, Roger Paynter, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Austin.

       
Customers praise GuideStone as ‘trustworthy’

Customers praise GuideStone as ‘trustworthy’

Vision, integrity and purpose characterize people and organizations of influence, O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources, told the agency’s board of trustees.

       

Texas Baptist named national WMU ministry consultant for boys

Zachariah Seanor, a graduate of Baylor University’s Truett Theological Seminary and former Texas Baptist minister to students, joined the national Woman’s Missionary Union staff as ministry consultant for Royal Ambassadors and Challengers.

       
Tim LaHaye, Religious Right leader and ‘Left Behind’ co-author, dead at 90

Tim LaHaye, Religious Right leader and ‘Left Behind’ author, dead at 90

Tim LaHaye, the evangelical minister known for both his conservative politics and the best-selling Left Behind series of novels, died July 25 at age 90, after recently suffering a stroke.

       
Baptist Joint Committee joins Nevada brief opposing school vouchers

Baptist Joint Committee joins Nevada brief opposing school vouchers

Funneling taxpayer funds to religious schools through a voucher program compromises religious liberty, according to a legal brief filed at the Nevada Supreme Court and joined by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty.

       
Houston pastor named to committee to guide CBF Illumination Project 



Houston pastor named to committee to guide CBF Illumination Project 



Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Moderator Doug Dortch appointed a Houston pastor to a five-member ad hoc committee that will oversee implementation of the Illumination Project.

       
Advocate still sees need to step up for religious freedom

Walker still sees need to boost religious freedom

Brent Walker serves as executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, making him a key voice for Baptists in the nation’s capital. Working for the BJC more than a quarter-century, Walker remains passionate about religious liberty and the heritage Baptists have in that area. (BNG)

       
BWA adds three new member groups

BWA adds three new member groups

The Baptist World Alliance welcomed three new member organizations during its general council meeting in Vancouver.

       
Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Analysis: Southern Baptists will need a bigger tent

Not too long ago, the Southern Baptist Convention was known more for what—and often who—it rejected than what it included. But over the past decade, that began to change.

       
 
 
 
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