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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)

       
WorldCrafts adds new artisan group and products

WorldCrafts adds new artisan group and products

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade initiative of Woman’s Missionary Union, has added a new artisan group in Cambodia and 25 new products this year.

       
IMB must mobilize ‘ordinary Christians’ for missions, Platt insists

IMB must mobilize ‘ordinary Christians’ for missions, Platt insists

Southern Baptists’ International Mission Board must mobilize “ordinary Christians”—students, retirees and professionals whose jobs take them overseas—to work alongside full-time vocational missionaries, IMB President David Platt told an Internet audience.

       
Paige Patterson named to Cruz advisory panel

Paige Patterson named to Cruz advisory panel

Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has been named to a Religious Liberty Advisory Council created by Sen. Ted Cruz, Republican presidential candidate. BNG

       

Greear to be nominated for SBC president

North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear will be nominated for president of the Southern Baptist Convention during the SBC annual meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.

       
Russell Moore: Don't call me an 'evangelical'

Russell Moore: Don't call me an 'evangelical'

Call Russell Moore, president of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, a “gospel Christian.” But don’t call him an evangelical—at least not until the current election cycle ends. RNS

       

Baptist brief supports contraceptive mandate accommodation, RFRA

Far-reaching arguments made by some religious nonprofits against an accommodation procedure can endanger religious liberty, according to a brief filed at the U.S. Supreme Court by the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and a religious liberty scholar from the University of Virginia School of Law.

       
 
 
 
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