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Weaver named CBF communications director

Aaron Weaver, who earned his doctorate at Baylor University, was named communications director of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

       

James Smith, Brotherhood Commission leader, dies at 95

James H. Smith, former executive secretary of the Illinois Baptist State Association and later the fifth Southern Baptist Brotherhood Commission president, died Oct. 21 in Memphis. He was 95.

       
BWA accepts nominations for human rights award

BWA accepts nominations for human rights award

The Baptist World Alliance is accepting nominations for the 2017 Denton and Janice Lotz Human Rights Award through Dec.16.

       
Former SBC president Jack Graham stands by Trump

Former SBC President Jack Graham stands by Donald Trump

The former SBC president who serves as a spiritual adviser for Trump reiterated his support for the Republican nominee despite his lewd remarks about women. (BNG)

       
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Cooperative Baptist Fellowship celebrates 25th anniversary

“Christ’s Love Compels Us” is the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship's 25th anniversary theme, being celebrated Oct. 16-23 in affiliated churches.

       
Black and white Baptist groups agree to work together

Black and white Baptist groups agree to work together

Two Baptist groups—a predominantly white fellowship and a historically black denomination—have created a partnership to work on race relations, disaster relief and poverty.

       
Texan Amanda Tyler named BJC executive director-elect

Texan Amanda Tyler named BJC executive director-elect

The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty board of directors named Amanda Tyler—an Austin native who has served on the staff of a Texas Congressman—as the next executive director of the Washington, D.C.-based religious liberty organization.

       
Dallas pastors urge Baptists to walk together in battling injustice

Dallas pastors urge Baptists to walk together in battling injustice

Two Baptist pastors—one from a historically African-American church in South Dallas and the other from a predominantly white church in North Dallas—told the New Baptist Covenant about their journey together.

       
Carter challenges Baptists to cross barriers

Carter challenges Baptists to cross barriers

Former President Jimmy Carter urged Baptists to cross barriers of race, ethnicity and gender to stand strong and courageous.

       
Church staff salaries increase; health insurance coverage declines

Church staff salaries increase; insurance coverage declines

Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past two years. However, health insurance coverage continues to decline, according to the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention Church Compensation Study.

       

BWA names Virginia Baptist as divisional coordinator

Trisha Miller Manarin, executive coordinator for the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship based in Virginia, assumed duties Sept. 1 as part-time coordinator of the Baptist World Alliance division of mission, evangelism and justice.

       
Don’t equate cultural Christianity with the gospel, Matt Chandler insists

Don’t equate cultural Christianity with the gospel, Chandler insists

Christians need to learn not only how to engage the culture in a gospel-focused manner, but also avoid becoming a captive of cultural Christianity, speakers and panelists said at the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s national conference.

       
Aponte named vice president of mobilization at IMB

Aponte named vice president of mobilization at IMB

Trustees of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board approved Edgar Aponte, seminary administrator and educator, as vice president of mobilization.

       
CBF board affirms executive coordinator in process of divorce

CBF board affirms executive coordinator in process of divorce

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship leaders issued statements affirming Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter in light of her pending divorce from her husband of 44 years, Roger Paynter, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Austin.

       
Customers praise GuideStone as ‘trustworthy’

Customers praise GuideStone as ‘trustworthy’

Vision, integrity and purpose characterize people and organizations of influence, O.S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources, told the agency’s board of trustees.

       
 
 
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