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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.

       

Texas pastor seeks higher standard for reporting sexual abuse in SBC

A Southern Baptist pastor/blogger in North Texas has submitted a resolution for consideration at the upcoming meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention calling on leaders to get tough on churches that tolerate or conceal sexual abuse. BNG

       
Endorsement video creates SBC presidential flap

Endorsement video creates SBC election flap

A YouTube video promoting J.D. Greear for president of the Southern Baptist Convention has raised concern about the apparent endorsement of Greear’s election by three SBC entity presidents.

       
Encounter with Scripture transforms Chinese scholar

Encounter with Scripture transforms Chinese scholar

Tao Lu never saw a Bible until he arrived in the United States to study advanced computer engineering. When he did, it changed everything.

       

CBF endorses 1,000th chaplain/pastoral counselor

Less than 20 years after the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship began endorsing chaplains and pastoral counselors, CBF named its 1,000th endorsed person.

       
Wiley Drake offers to run as Trump VP

Wiley Drake offers to run as Trump VP

Wiley Drake, former second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, said an unnamed staff member of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign told him Trump might ask him to be his running mate. (BNG)

       
New Jersey pastor chosen as BWA chief administrative officer at UN

New Jersey pastor chosen as BWA chief administrative officer at UN

The Baptist World Alliance named Darrell Armstrong, an African-American pastor from New Jersey, its chief administrative officer at the United Nations.

       
Advocates seek systemic change in criminal justice issues

Advocates seek systemic change in criminal justice issues

In 1999, Baptist minister Alan Bean founded Friends of Justice and assumed the role of prophet and advocate for criminal justice reform. (BNG)

       
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Overcome critics with kindness, Tyler’s Dykes urges Christians

“You may create enemies because of your position, but you should never create enemies because of your disposition,” insisted David Dykes, pastor of Green Acres Baptist Church in Tyler.

       
 
 
 
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