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CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

The time for merely praying about racial injustice is past, a roomful of participants at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly agreed. They called for action.

       
Two pastors of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches say it’s possible to disagree—even disagree strongly—about homosexuality and remain friends.

Pastor friends agree to disagree on homosexuality

Two pastors of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches say it’s possible to disagree—even disagree strongly—about homosexuality and remain friends.

       
Ezell presents ‘NAMB Phase II’ vision

Ezell presents ‘NAMB Phase II’ vision

Kevin Ezell, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, presented highlights of a year of ministry expansion and introduced what he called “NAMB Phase II” at the SBC annual meeting.

       
Platt envisions limitless missionary pathways

Platt envisions limitless missionary pathways

Southern Baptist Convention messengers affirmed a report from the International Mission Board’s president—including recently policy changes that lifted some prohibitions on missionary appointment.

       
‘Soul lockdown’ afflicts nation, activist says

‘Soul lockdown’ afflicts nation, activist says

Iva Carruthers says a spiritual malady prevents Americans from seeing systemic racism behind police brutality, shootings and tragic events.

       
CBF challenged to build bridge over ‘gaping wound of racism’

CBF challenged to build bridge over ‘gaping wound of racism’

“Salvation is about healing and wholeness. Now our broken world could use some of that,” Jim Somerville, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., said, in light of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting.

       
Prayer for Charleston precedes business at CBF

Prayer for Charleston precedes business at CBF

The first order of business for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship last week was prayer for victims of the deadly shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

       
Baptist Briefs: Kentucky seminary gains accreditation

Baptist Briefs: Kentucky seminary gains accreditation

The Association of Theological Schools has granted accreditation to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, one of 15 theological-education partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, seminary President Greg Earwood announced June 19.

       
Baptists must do more to help immigrants, advocate says

Baptists must do more to help immigrants, advocate says

Baptists no longer can stand by and watch as Catholics, Mennonites, Methodists and other Christians take the lead in ministering to immigrants, a Baptist scholar and immigration advocate told members of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

       
Paynter proclaims the power of ‘and’

Paynter proclaims the power of ‘and’

The ampersand—&, which stands for “and”—is a great symbol for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the organization’s 2015 general assembly in Dallas.

       
Attendees at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in Dallas gather to pray for newly commissioned ministers during a commissioning service for field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors. (CBF Photos)

CBF general assembly opens with commissioning service

A commissioning service for field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors kicked off the 2015 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly in Dallas.

       
Ronnie Floyd unopposed as SBC president

Ronnie Floyd unopposed as SBC president

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention re-elected Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd without opposition to a second term as president during the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

       
Former SBC presidents unite against gay marriage

Former SBC presidents unite against gay marriage

Sixteen former Southern Baptist Convention presidents released a statement urging churches to disregard any legal definition of marriage as anything other than the union of a woman and a man.

       
Churches unhappy with pastors should look in the mirror, consultants say

Churches unhappy with pastors should look in the mirror, consultants say

Often, those complaints about poorly trained ministers result from toxic churches where few pastors could succeed, experts say.

       
WMU Missions Celebration spotlights surrender, sacrifice and service

WMU celebration spotlights surrender, sacrifice and service

Participants at the Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and annual meeting elected a new president, heard stories of surrender and sacrificial service from missionaries and even had the chance to kiss a llama.

       
 
 
 
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