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Golden Gate Seminary closes Mill Valley campus

Golden Gate Seminary closes Mill Valley campus

Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary closed its main campus in the San Francisco Bay Area June 3 to prepare for its 400-mile move to Southern California.

       

SBC lost members, gained congregations in 2015

Statistics reported by LifeWay Christian Resources show an increase in churches but declines in overall membership and baptisms for the Southern Baptist Convention last year.

       
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Jimmy Carter pushes for interracial Baptist cooperation

At 91, former President Jimmy Carter remains energetic in his attempts to bridge the chasm between black and white Baptists.

       
Nominees for SBC president respond to questions

Nominees for SBC president respond to questions

The three pastors who will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June responded to questions.

       
SBC president among evangelicals to meet with Trump

SBC president among evangelicals to meet with Trump

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd plans to meet with presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump about his faith and values at a June 21 gathering in New York.

       
Jimmy Carter sees resurgence of racism, plans Baptist conference for unity

Jimmy Carter sees resurgence of racism, plans Baptist conference for unity

Defending President Obama and criticizing Donald Trump, former President Jimmy Carter said the presidential race showed how much work needed to be done to heal racial divisions. (New York Times)

       

Lloyd Elder retires—again—after six decades of ministry

At age 83, Lloyd Elder—former Texas Baptist pastor and denominational executive—plans to retire for the fourth and what he termed the “final” time May 31 after more than six decades of ministry.

       
Long walk of obedience to God characterizes Meadors’ missionary service

Long walk of obedience to God characterizes Meadors’ missionary service

Clyde and Elaine Meador are known among IMB missionary teams for steady, unflappable leadership.

       
Missouri Rotary donates truckload of shoes to Buckner

Missouri Rotary donates truckload of shoes to Buckner

Rotary Clubs in northern Missouri donated a truckload of new shoes to Buckner International and its Shoes for Orphan Souls emphasis.

       
CBF continues fight for payday loan reform

CBF continues fight for payday loan reform

With new federal rules meant to reform the payday lending industry possibly weeks away, the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship continues its fight against predatory lending.

       
Insurance costs likely to go up, GuideStone warns churches

Insurance costs likely to go up, GuideStone warns churches

As churches plan their 2017 budgets, they should realize most of the insurance industry is reporting significant increases in core health care/medical insurance and pharmacy costs through the first quarter of 2016, according to GuideStone Financial Resources.

       
SBC leader to convene national conversation on race

SBC leader to convene national conversation on race

Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd will convene a National Conversation on Racial Unity at the group’s annual meeting in St. Louis, the pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas announced in a blog. (BNG)

       
Lawyer says Glorieta lawsuit should be revived

Lawyer says Glorieta lawsuit should be revived

A Houston lawyer says a lawsuit by Glorieta homeowners against LifeWay Christian Resources should be reinstated.(BNG)

       

Southern Illinois pastor nominee for SBC 1st VP

A Missouri pastor will nominate Doug Munton, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in O’Fallon, Ill., for first vice president at the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

       

BWA youth department director accepts Maryland pastorate

Emmett Dunn resigned as director of the Baptist World Alliance youth department and the Baptist World Youth Congress to become pastor of West Hyattsville Baptist Church in Hyattsville, Md.

       
 
 
 
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