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CBF announces cuts in staff, field personnel

CBF announces cuts in staff, field personnel

A 25 percent decrease in giving to the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Offering for Global Missions prompted the organization to cut its budget and reduce the number of missions personnel on the field.

       
Couple renews lawsuit against LifeWay over Glorieta sale

Couple renews lawsuit against LifeWay over Glorieta sale

An Arkansas couple renewed their lawsuit that contests the sale of Glorieta Conference Center, asserting LifeWay Christian Resources misrepresented facts and withheld information to defraud property owners of fair value for homes built on leased land at the encampment.

       
Former state executive sues NAMB; agency denies interference

Former state executive sues NAMB; agency denies interference

The former executive director of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware sued the North American Mission Board, claming the agency defamed him and interfered with his employment. NAMB denies the charges and asked the court to dismiss the suit.

       
Former SBC agency executive Grady Cothen dies at 96

Former SBC agency executive Grady Cothen dies at 96

Grady Cothen, who served as president of the Baptist Sunday School Board from 1975 to 1984, died May 19 in Ridgeland, Miss. He was 96.

       
Prestonwood to resume undesignated Cooperative Program giving

Prestonwood to resume undesignated Cooperative Program giving

Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano announced it will resume giving through the Cooperative Program after two months of evaluating its support of Southern Baptist missions and ministries.

       
U.S. entry to WWI remembered as chaplaincy catalyst

U.S. entry to WWI remembered as chaplaincy catalyst

The 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry to World War I also marks also marks the centennial of when military chaplaincy “came into its own,” said Douglas Carver, former U.S. Army chief of chaplains.

       
Emphasis on prayer, evangelism and stewardship at SBC annual meeting

Prayer, evangelism and stewardship stressed at SBC annual meeting

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines insists fellow Southern Baptists should anticipate emphases on prayer, evangelism and financial stewardship at the June 13-14 SBC gathering in Phoenix.

       
WMU explores defining moments at missions celebration

WMU explores defining moments at missions celebration

“Defining Moments” along the missional journey will be the theme of the Woman’s Missionary Union missions celebration and annual meeting, June 11–12 in Phoenix.

       
Russell Moore faces a challenging road ahead

Russell Moore faces a challenging road ahead

For Russell Moore, whose sharp criticisms of Donald Trump voters nearly cost him his job as the public voice for America’s largest Protestant denomination, the path to regaining a prophetic platform is just beginning.

       

Southern Baptist leaders stand by Moore after his apologies

Russell Moore can keep his job. But only after he apologized for criticizing Southern Baptists who supported Donald Trump for president.

       
Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launches network for mission leaders

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship launches network for mission leaders

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has launched a network for missions leaders to share best practices and encourage greater collaboration around mission engagement.

       
Moore for RNS

African-American Southern Baptists: ‘We are pulling for Dr. Moore’

African-American leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are stepping up to defend the SBC's top ethicist, Russell Moore, from Donald Trump backers who have decried Moore for calling out Trump's moral failures.

       
Russell Moore

SBC’s Moore, Page unite in wake of Baptist controversy over Trump

Although a Washington Post story indicated Southern Baptist Convention leader Frank Page might call for the resignation of Russell Moore, the convention’s top ethicist, they patched things up in a two-hour meeting March 13. (USA Today/RNS)

       
Church plant emerges from walking the streets of Brooklyn

Church plant emerges from walking the streets of Brooklyn

When James Roberson arrived in Brooklyn to plant a church, he began walking the streets. Much like a door-to-door salesman, he was looking for prospects with no leads.

       
Baptist ethicist Robert Parham dies at 63

Baptist ethicist Robert Parham dies at 63

Baptist ethicist Robert Parham, who survived a bout with leukemia in 2005 and later was diagnosed with amyloidosis, a rare and serious disease that commonly affects vital organs like the heart and kidneys, died March 5 in Nashville. (BNG)

       
 
 
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