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sbcresolutions

SBC resolutions address culture, ministry issues

Southern Baptist Convention messengers adopted a dozen resolutions during their annual meeting in St. Louis in mid-June.

       
sbcmotions

SBC to consider 10 motions in coming year

Motions presented at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting included a request for SBC agencies and institutions to open their  meetings to the public.

       
Churches need to ‘pass the salt and turn on the light’

Churches need to ‘pass the salt, turn on the light’

Responsibility for racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can be achieved only through the gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors told the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

       
Southern Baptists reject Confederate flag displays

Southern Baptists reject Confederate flag displays

Messengers to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention renounced display of the Confederate battle flag.

       
WMU urged not to grow weary in doing good

WMU urged not to grow weary in doing good

Missionary Sabastian Vazquez couldn’t fight back the tears as he stood before a group of women whose legacy led to four generations of pastors in his family.

       
Baptists urge prayers, compassion and solidarity after Orlando shooting

Baptists urge prayers, compassion and solidarity after Orlando shooting

Baptists joined others from varied faith communities in calling for prayer, compassion and solidarity after a gunman killed 49 people and injured another 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando.

       
Ferguson church tells community, ‘We are here for you’

Ferguson church tells community, ‘We are here for you’

A metro St. Louis church reintroduced itself to a couple thousand of its neighbors prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

       
Hundreds come to faith in Christ during Crossover events

Hundreds come to faith in Christ during Crossover events

Southern Baptist volunteers reported more than 350 professions of faith in Jesus Christ during Crossover events throughout metro St. Louis, held prior to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting.

       
Georgia Baptist editor claims religious freedom not for Muslims

Georgia Baptist editor claims religious freedom not for Muslims

Religious freedom is a foundational Baptist tenet, but apparently one church official in Georgia didn’t get the memo, at least as it applies to Islam.

       
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)

       
 
 
 
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