N.Y. Baptist group says to defrock pastor facing child-porn charge

A statewide fellowship of independent Baptist churches in New York is recommending defrocking one of its pastors arrested on child-pornography charges.

GuideStone addresses market volatility

GuideStone Financial Resources launched a new Internet resource for its participants Oct. 14 to answer commonly asked questions about recent market volatility.

Oklahoma Baptist University names new president

David Whitlock, 46, an administrator at Southwest Baptist University, has been named Oklahoma Baptist University's 15th president, OBU trustees announced Oct. 10.

Baptist Briefs: Relief bound for Cuba

Southern Baptists are sending two containers of relief supplies to Cuba to help victims of Hurricanes Gustav and Ike rebuild their homes and lives.

Churches partner with PORTA to provide computer lab for immigrants

By teaching computer skills that will allow them to navigate the “data super highway,” Ric Stewart and Williams Trace Baptist Church in Sugar Land believe they can help Albanian immigrants living in Athens, Greece.

Book says Southern Baptist women stronger than confession suggests

While professing to believe the Bible teaches them to submit to their husbands, Southern Baptist women tend to function as equal partners when it comes to most decision-making in the home, according to a new book by an author familiar with Southern Baptist women.

Gay-rights group targets Baptist colleges, including DBU

A group that promotes equal rights for homosexuals in religious organizations appears to be targeting Baptist schools in its third annual tour of faith-based educational institutions, including Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth and Dallas Baptist University.

American Baptist history archives reunited at Mercer University

The American Baptist Historical Society dedicated the Samuel Colgate Historical Library and Archives on Mercer University’s Atlanta campus Sept. 27, bringing its vast collections previously housed at Valley Forge, Pa., and Rochester, N.Y., under one roof.

Pastor and seminary leader Landrum P. Leavell II dies

Landrum P. Leavell II, former pastor of First Baptist Church in Wichita Falls and president emeritus of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, died in Sept. 26 in Wichita Falls. He was 81.

Baptist Briefs: Relief workers pass mileposts

Southern Baptists disaster relief volunteers have passed the milestone of preparing more than 2 million hot meals in the wake of Hurricanes Ike and Gustav.

Louisiana churches ponder life after Ike

Hurricane-weary churches in southern Louisiana that weathered Katrina and Rita and three years later Gustav may have been done in by Ike’s onslaught.

IMB retooling to focus agency on local-church mission work

The Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board will reorganize over the next year to focus more on local churches’ involvement in missions and provide flexibility to reach people groups across geographical lines.

Stay the course when market drops, Hawkins suggests

Even though sharp drops in the stock market have many Southern Baptist pastors worried about their retirement funds, making an emotional decision to get out of the market is unwise, the president of Guidestone Financial Resources said.

David Wilkinson to become ABP executive director

Veteran Baptist communicator David Wilkinson has been named executive director for Associated Baptist Press.

Family vacation centers on missions and service

FamilyFest, a hands-on missions opportunity for families sponsored by Woman’s Missionary Union, drew more than 100 volunteers for mission activities in the Kansas City, Kan., area.
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