Baptist Briefs: Judge approves settlement in Baptist children’s home case

Baptist Briefs: Judge approves children’s home settlement

A federal judge has approved a settlement in a 14-year legal battle over government funding of Baptist homes for children in Kentucky.

BWA resolution calls surge of child immigrants a ‘humanitarian crisis’

BWA resolution calls border surge a ‘humanitarian crisis’

The surge of unaccompanied children from Central America into the United States “is not primarily an issue of unprotected borders but a humanitarian crisis,” according to a resolution the Baptist World Alliance General Council approved in Izmir, Turkey.

Baptist Briefs: Baptist World Congress online registration opens

Baptist Briefs: Baptist World Congress online registration opens

Registration for the Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, July 22-26, 2015, is open online.

Pastors seldom preach about domestic violence, research shows

Study: Pastors seldom preach about domestic violence

Many Protestant pastors view domestic violence as a pro-life issue, but they almost never talk about it, a new study finds.

Baptist Briefs: Georgia school loses accreditation

Baptist Briefs: Accrediting agency revokes Georgia school's membership

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges revoked the membership of Brewton-Parker College, which is led by controversial president Ergun Caner.

Shifts in staff will sharpen focus on priorities, Paynter says

Paynter: Staff shifts to sharpen focus on priorities

Plans to realign Cooperative Baptist Fellowship staff are falling into place sooner than Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter expected.

CBF leader calls for ‘new conversation’ about global missions

CBF leader calls for ‘new conversation’ about global missions

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship must re-imagine its global missions enterprise, the group’s new missions leader said.

CBF begins work on funding plan

CBF begins work on funding plan

An ad hoc group of the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship Governing Council has been appointed to work in earnest on the final piece of a massive revisioning adopted in 2012—funding.


New Baptist Covenant pitches reconciliation at CBF

Allan Boesak, theologian, Reformed Church pastor and colleague of Nelson Mandela in South Africa’s anti-apartheid movement, issued a call to “costly discipleship” at the New Baptist Covenant luncheon in Atlanta.

Paynter views CBF as a ‘denominetwork’

Paynter views CBF as a ‘denominetwork’

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship represents a “different way of being a Christian network,” Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter told the 2014 CBF General Assembly in Atlanta.

Baptist Briefs: American Baptists decry religious conversion law in Burma

Baptist Briefs: Religious conversion law in Burma decried

American Baptists, responding to a new restrictive religious conversion law being considered in Burma, has endorsed legislation to withhold security assistance until the country has improved its human rights and religious liberty record.

Merritt, Moore debate Hobby Lobby’s alleged hypocrisy

Merritt, Moore debate Hobby Lobby’s alleged hypocrisy

A faith-and-culture writer and a Southern Baptist Convention official clashed over whether Hobby Lobby is hypocritical for calling itself a Christian company while doing business in China.

Baptist Briefs: Missionaries commissioned at joint service

Baptist Briefs: Joint commissioning service

The International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board commissioned 96 Southern Baptist missionaries during a rare joint commissioning service sponsored by the Woman’s Missionary Union at the Baltimore Convention Center.

New SBC president hopes for spiritual Great Awakening

New SBC president hopes for spiritual Great Awakening

The new president of the Southern Baptist Convention outlined an ambitious agenda during a press conference following his election in Baltimore.

Glorieta sale was ‘tough decision,’ LifeWay president insists

Glorieta sale ‘tough decision,’ Rainer insists

LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom Rainer defended selling Glorieta Conference Center to a non-Southern Baptist ministry for $1 though the property was worth millions.

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