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Jack Johnson, last RTVC president, dies at 82

Jack B. Johnson, the last president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Radio and Television Commission, died March 5 in Henderson, Nev. He was 82.

       
Refugees find a safe place to learn at Florida center

Refugees find a safe place to learn at Florida international center

In two decades, the International Learning Center of Jacksonville, Fla., Inc., has taught English and citizenship to more than 6,000 people from 108 countries. More than 1,500 students have made professions of faith in Christ while establishing more than 94 house-group ministries.

       
Glorieta owners cited for environmental and zoning violations

Glorieta owners cited for multiple environmental and zoning violations

Owners of Glorieta 2.0—the New Mexico conference center formerly owned by LifeWay Christian Resources—face fines and potential criminal charges for development, zoning, littering and public nuisance violations.

       
Prestonwood escrows Cooperative Program funds, cites ERLC actions

Prestonwood escrows Cooperative Program funds, cites ERLC actions

Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano has decided to escrow Cooperative Program funds to evaluate future support of Southern Baptist Convention causes because of positions taken by the leader of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission.

       
CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network

CBF launches Fellowship Southwest network

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is launching Fellowship Southwest—a network spanning Texas, Oklahoma and the West.  

       
Canadian named interim director of BWA women’s department

Canadian named interim director of BWA women’s department

The Baptist World Alliance named Moreen Sharp, president of the North American Baptist Women’s Union, as interim executive director of the BWA women’s department.

       

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone sponsors benefits training

GuideStone Financial Resources will sponsor its first Employee Benefits Summit March 27-29 in Dallas.

       
Baptist church in Washington calls lesbian couple as pastors

Baptist church in Washington calls lesbian couple as pastors

Calvary Baptist Church, a 155-year-old congregation in the heart of downtown Washington, D.C., named a same-sex married couple as co-pastors.

       
Music and worship draw focus of Baptist scholars

Music and worship draw focus of Baptist scholars

Topics such as the biblical argument for congregational singing and a case for multigenerational worship services are drawing the attention of Baptist scholars.

       
Former Glorieta homeowners seek rehearing for LifeWay lawsuit

Former Glorieta homeowners seek rehearing for LifeWay lawsuit

An Arkansas Baptist couple filed a petition for the entire 10th Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear their lawsuit against LifeWay Christian Resources that challenged the sale of Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe, N.M.

       
Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit regarding Glorieta sale

Federal appeals court affirms dismissal of lawsuit regarding Glorieta sale

A federal appeals court affirmed a lower court’s dismissal of the lawsuit an Arkansas Baptist couple brought against LifeWay Christian Resources that challenged the sale of Glorieta Conference Center near Santa Fe, N.M.

       
Russell Moore responds to Southern Baptist detractors

Russell Moore responds to Southern Baptist detractors

Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore, who has drawn praise and pans for his critiques of President-elect Donald Trump, apologized to Southern Baptists who think he was critical of anyone who voted for the Republican candidate.

       
BWA extends nomination deadline for human rights award

BWA extends nomination deadline for human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance has extended the deadline for nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award from Dec. 16 to Jan. 20.

       
Florida church’s Christmas musical undaunted by hurricane

Florida church’s Christmas musical undaunted by hurricane

The first weekend of December marked a homecoming of sorts for some residents of St. Augustine, Fla., who had been displaced by Hurricane Matthew, as more than 200 members of Anastasia Baptist Church debuted their Christmas musical, “The Innkeeper Presents—We Call Him Savior.”

       

Baptist Briefs: BJC announces religious liberty essay contest; WMU Foundation makes grant to aid fire victims

Religious tests in immigration the topic of religious liberty essay contest. WMU Foundation makes grant to aid fire victims.

       
 
 
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