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LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

LifeWay trustees authorize sale of headquarters

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources have authorized the administration to sell all or part of the Southern Baptist Convention publisher’s campus in Nashville, Tenn., for what a broker determines to be a fair market value.

       
Southern Baptist leader urges churches to confront suicide

Southern Baptist leader urges churches to confront suicide

Every minister will encounter the “serious and tragic reality” of suicide, Southern Baptist Convention leader Frank Page advised students at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary in a recent chapel address.

       
Some churches find missional niche in health and wellness

Some churches find missional niche in health and wellness

Churches seeking ministry niches are eying health and fitness facilities and ministries. But the missional use of wellness is nothing new in American Christianity.

       
Baptist Briefs: BJC opposes Carolina voucher plan

Baptist Briefs: BJC opposes Carolina voucher plan

North Carolina’s new school voucher law—which allows families to use taxpayer dollars to send their children to private schools—violates the constitutionally mandated separation of church and state, the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and allies said in a brief to the state Supreme Court.

       
Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

Fostering multiethnic churches easier said than done, pastors say

In the wake of police killings of blacks in places like Ferguson, Mo., and New York City,  some conservative Christian leaders are calling for churches to embrace integration. But others who have been hard at work for years trying to do just that say it’s harder than it seems.

       
The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

Baptist Briefs: GuideStone releases tax guide for ministers

The 2015 edition of GuideStone Financial Resources’ annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide, Ministers’ Tax Guide for 2014 Returns is available.

       
Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Baptists represented at ecumenical gathering on believers’ baptism

Instances of “indiscriminate baptism” as well as the practice of admitting unbaptized persons into church membership remain challenges to a Baptist understanding of the ordinance of baptism.

       
Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Ergun Caner, the controversial president of Georgia Baptist Convention-affiliated Brewton-Parker College, resigned Jan. 20, saying his son’s suicide six months ago has left him emotionally unequipped to provide the kind of leadership the institution needs.

       
BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has agreed to function as liaison for religious liberty on behalf of the Baptist World Alliance, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter reported to the group’s Governing Board.

       
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Baptist church finds downtown niche in shower ministry

A ministry of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the downtown homeless community was launched by young voices who ascertained a need for this unmet service in the city.

       
WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

Woman’s Missionary Union will focus on three strategic objectives during the coming four years, WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee told the organization’s national and state leaders during its winter board meeting.

       
LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

Based on the positive results of a feasibility study, LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville headquarters property.

       
SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberal, evangelical denominations

SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberals, evangelicals

Evangelical Christianity and liberal Protestantism are different and competing religions, Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., asserted in a podcast.

       
Retired Texas teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

Retired Texas teacher plants church, baptizes 60 in 2 years

Retired Texas teacher Mike Alexander couldn’t get the mobile home park children of Aurora, Colo., out of his mind after a mission trip there in the summer of 2012.

       
‘Holy irritant’ can move Baptists beyond comfort zones, Warnock says

‘Holy irritant’ can move Baptists beyond comfort zones, Warnock says

The pastor of Martin Luther King Jr.’s spiritual home challenged the New Baptist Covenant to move beyond comfort zones of race and theology toward a “covenant community” characterized by “creative and redemptive agitation” necessary for substantive change.

       
 
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