BWA meeting in Prague begins with prayer, praise

Nearly 400 delegates to the Baptist World Alliance's annual gathering in Prague, Czech Republic, raised their voices in prayer and singing as the July 21-25 meeting began with a rousing worship service.

CBF ministry to internationals takes place at home, abroad

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship field personnel are finding ways to minister to internationals who come to the United States and to individuals who seek refuge in other countries.

Groups ask federal appeals court to halt Kentucky's funding of Baptist agency

Two civil-liberties groups are asking a federal appeals court to stop state funding for Kentucky Baptist Homes for Children, Inc., saying the agency uses the money to promote its religious beliefs to the detriment of employees and children.

Myanmar recovers slowly after Cyclone Nargis

Two months after Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in early May, relief workers report conditions remain desperate.

Daniel Vestal counters BP column that said CBF not ‘truly Christian’

Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Executive Coordinator Daniel Vestal said he is trying to understand why James Smith, editor of the Florida Baptist Witness, said in a column that  CBF is "no longer truly Christian, let alone Baptist.”

Baptist student missionary killed in Peru bus accident

Southern Baptist student missionary Gregory Gomez IV died July 5 in a bus crash in Peru.

Helms, ultra-conservative icon, steeped in moderate Baptist life

Jesse Helms, the Baptist former senator who battled communist oppression but backed right-wing dictators and opposed abortion while appealing to racist sentiment, was a polarizing figure who was lionized by some conservatives and vilified by many liberals.

Michael Clyburn assumes helm at Alderson-Broaddus College

Michael Clyburn began his duties July 1 as president of Alderson-Broaddus College, an American Baptist school in Philippi, W. Va.

CBF worker furthers education for children in Ethiopian town

Dee Donaldson teaches children on the front porch of her home in Hossana, Ethiopia. (CBF photo)

Young CBFers, responding to Sherman, call for end to bitter anti-SBC rhetoric

ATLANTA (ABP) -- In response to controversial comments at the recent Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly, a group of younger CBF supporters has called for an end to “old rhetoric” and for renewed attention to the world’s needs.

Defending minorities is very Baptist, Wright-Riggins tells BJC banquet

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (ABP) -- Baptists, of all people, should defend the rights of minorities against the majority, an American Baptist leader told supporters of the Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty June 20.

Richmond seminary names Israel Galindo as dean

RICHMOND, Va. (ABP) -- Trustees of Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond have elected Israel Galindo as the 19-year-old school’s new dean.

OBU trustees name social science school for longtime supporter

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (ABP) -- In appreciation for “consistent and generous support” for Ouachita Baptist University, trustees named the Arkansas school’s social-science division for Buddy Sutton, a prominent Little Rock attorney.

BWIM celebrates 25 years of women in ministry

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (ABP) -- Baptist supporters of women in church leadership looked back on 25 years of triumphs and setbacks June 18 as Baptist Women in Ministry celebrated its first quarter-century in Memphis, Tenn.

Discerning Together: CBF Keynote Address

The text of Daniel Vestal's address delivered June 19 at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly in Memphis.
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