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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.

       

David Crosby to be nominated for SBC president

Pastor David Crosby of New Orleans will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, former SBC President Fred Luter said.

       
IMB attributes decrease in baptisms and church starts to record-keeping changes

IMB: Decreased baptisms and church starts due to record-keeping changes

Decreases in the number of baptisms and new churches reported by International Mission Board missionaries during the past decade reflect changes in data-reporting methods and missions strategy, not a lack of evangelistic ministry, IMB leaders insisted.

       
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BWAid director resigns

Rothangliani Chhangte updated Baptist World Aid’s policy framework, revised its operations handbook and approved its application, monitoring, evaluation and reporting processes

       

Steve Gaines to be SBC president nominee

Steve Gaines, pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Cordova, Tenn., will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Georgia pastor Johnny Hunt announced March 9.

       
Trade ‘the talk’ for transparency in sex ed, Baptist minister says

Trade ‘the talk’ for transparency in sex ed, Baptist minister says

LeAnn Gardner shares a lot of uncomfortable information with the churches she visits. She delivers eye-opening insights in her eight-hour workshop called Sexual Awareness and Family Empowerment—SAFE. (BNG)

       
 
 
 
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