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Churches urged to consider Millennials’ views on the environment

Churches urged to consider Millennials’ environmental views

Churches wanting to reach Millennials need to pay as much attention to environmental issues as they do to worship styles, according to many observers.

A meeting of the United Nations Human Rights Council. (UN Photo)

Baptists urge action on behalf of persecuted Christians

Two Baptists with connections to the United Nations and a member of the Baptist World Alliance Commission on Religious Freedom urged Baptists to take action on behalf of victimized Christians globally.

Love stronger than hate, Charleston victim’s son says

Love stronger than hate, Charleston victim’s son says

Less than 24 hours after his mother was shot and killed during a church prayer meeting, Charleston Southern University sophomore Chris Singleton stood before television cameras and declared, “Love is always stronger than hate.”

Rise of young Hispanics calls for Baptist cooperation, Rincones says

Rise of young Hispanics calls for cooperation, Rincones says

Parallel forces both help and hinder Baptist churches that try to reach young Hispanic adults, a Texas Baptist leader told workshop participants at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly.

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Will Southern Baptists support call to remove Confederate flag?

“The cross and the Confederate flag cannot co-exist without one setting the other on fire,” Russell Moore wrote in a widely noted blog post June 19. But some observers wonder if his declaration will have any lasting effect.

CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

CBF participants want more than talk about racial reconciliation

The time for merely praying about racial injustice is past, a roomful of participants at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly agreed. They called for action.

Two pastors of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches say it’s possible to disagree—even disagree strongly—about homosexuality and remain friends.

Pastor friends agree to disagree on homosexuality

Two pastors of Cooperative Baptist Fellowship churches say it’s possible to disagree—even disagree strongly—about homosexuality and remain friends.

Ezell presents ‘NAMB Phase II’ vision

Ezell presents ‘NAMB Phase II’ vision

Kevin Ezell, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s North American Mission Board, presented highlights of a year of ministry expansion and introduced what he called “NAMB Phase II” at the SBC annual meeting.

Platt envisions limitless missionary pathways

Platt envisions limitless missionary pathways

Southern Baptist Convention messengers affirmed a report from the International Mission Board’s president—including recently policy changes that lifted some prohibitions on missionary appointment.

‘Soul lockdown’ afflicts nation, activist says

‘Soul lockdown’ afflicts nation, activist says

Iva Carruthers says a spiritual malady prevents Americans from seeing systemic racism behind police brutality, shootings and tragic events.

CBF challenged to build bridge over ‘gaping wound of racism’

CBF challenged to build bridge over ‘gaping wound of racism’

“Salvation is about healing and wholeness. Now our broken world could use some of that,” Jim Somerville, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Richmond, Va., said, in light of the Charleston, S.C., church shooting.

Prayer for Charleston precedes business at CBF

Prayer for Charleston precedes business at CBF

The first order of business for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship last week was prayer for victims of the deadly shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, S.C.

Baptist Briefs: Kentucky seminary gains accreditation

Baptist Briefs: Kentucky seminary gains accreditation

The Association of Theological Schools has granted accreditation to Baptist Seminary of Kentucky, one of 15 theological-education partners with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, seminary President Greg Earwood announced June 19.

Baptists must do more to help immigrants, advocate says

Baptists must do more to help immigrants, advocate says

Baptists no longer can stand by and watch as Catholics, Mennonites, Methodists and other Christians take the lead in ministering to immigrants, a Baptist scholar and immigration advocate told members of the Baptist Peace Fellowship of North America.

Paynter proclaims the power of ‘and’

Paynter proclaims the power of ‘and’

The ampersand—&, which stands for “and”—is a great symbol for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the organization’s 2015 general assembly in Dallas.

 
 
 
 
 
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