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Following wife’s death, pastor practices what he preaches

Following wife’s death, pastor practices what he preaches

When Pastor Breonus Mitchell’s wife of 17 years, LaKisha, died at the age of 40 after a battle with breast cancer, he chose to put into practice what he’d been preaching for so long.

SBC president urges compassion for undocumented immigrants

Floyd: Have compassion on undocumented immigrant children

The president of the Southern Baptist Convention insists Jesus would be sympathetic to the plight of undocumented children flocking to the southern border of the United States, because as a child, he also lived as an immigrant.

West African Baptists take measures as Ebola outbreak worsens

West African Baptists take measures as Ebola outbreak worsens

Baptists in West Africa have created task forces, promoted educational campaigns and closed schools in response to the spread of Ebola—a regional health crisis that has claimed more than 900 lives.

Baptist Briefs: Golden Gate campus fetches $85 million

Baptist Briefs: Golden Gate campus fetches $85 million

The sale of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, a 126-acre Southern Baptist campus with views of San Francisco Bay, brought $85 million.

Baptist Briefs: Leader urges prayer for global crisis

Baptist Briefs: Leader urges prayer for global crisis

Roy Medley, general secretary of American Baptist Churches USA, called on each of the denomination’s 5,200 congregations to offer prayers each Sunday in August for nations impacted by the “continued escalation of conflict” around the globe this summer.

War on poverty remains incomplete after half century, advocates say

War on poverty still not won after 50 years, advocates say

When President Lyndon B. Johnson declared “unconditional war on poverty” in 1964, about 19 percent of the nation lived in poverty. For the first time, a sitting president was prepared to marshal all the nation’s resources to combat it. Fifty years later, victory remains elusive.

Gift of a breakfast biscuit leads to a changed life

Gift of a breakfast biscuit leads to a changed life

Brittney Hanvey doesn’t quite know what made her pull over to the side of the road back in January to offer a homeless man a biscuit. But that seemingly small act set off a chain of events that helped transform a life.

Church revitalizers struggle to balance optimism, pessimism

Church revitalizers struggle to balance optimism, pessimism

Church revitalization is increasing, but is there enough interest to spark change?

Baptist Briefs: Judge approves settlement in Baptist children’s home case

Baptist Briefs: Judge approves children’s home settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement in a 14-year legal battle over government funding of Baptist homes for children in Kentucky.

BWA resolution calls surge of child immigrants a ‘humanitarian crisis’

BWA resolution calls border surge a ‘humanitarian crisis’

The surge of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States “is not primarily an issue of unprotected borders but a humanitarian crisis,” according to a resolution the Baptist World Alliance General Council approved in Izmir, Turkey.

Baptist Briefs: Baptist World Congress online registration opens

Baptist Briefs: Baptist World Congress online registration opens

Registration for the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, July 22-26, 2015, is open online.

Pastors seldom preach about domestic violence, research shows

Study: Pastors seldom preach about domestic violence

Many Protestant pastors view domestic violence as a pro-life issue, but they almost never talk about it, a new study finds.

Baptist Briefs: Georgia school loses accreditation

Baptist Briefs: Accrediting agency revokes Georgia school's membership

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges revoked the membership of Brewton-Parker College, which is led by controversial president Ergun Caner.

Shifts in staff will sharpen focus on priorities, Paynter says

Paynter: Staff shifts to sharpen focus on priorities

Plans to realign Cooperative Baptist Fellowship staff are falling into place sooner than Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter expected.

CBF leader calls for ‘new conversation’ about global missions

CBF leader calls for ‘new conversation’ about global missions

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship must re-imagine its global missions enterprise, the group’s new missions leader said.

 
 
 
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