Research show inmates who get an education have a far lower incidence of repeating criminal behavior, but only a tiny percentage can afford a college degree while behind bars. Southern Baptist Convention seminaries are stepping into the gap.
By Yonat Shimron / Religion News Service
About a decade ago, Paul Chitwood became convinced God was calling him to mobilize missions and missionaries, he told International Mission Board trustees. That call culminated Nov. 15, he said, with his election as IMB president.
By David Roach / Baptist Press
The Kentucky Baptist Convention will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually aligned with the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a missions network that took steps earlier this year to allow the hiring of LGBT individuals for some staff positions.
By Kentucky Today and Baptist Press
When the deadliest wildfire in state history struck the Northern California town of Magalia, Pastor Doug Crowder didn’t get to preach his Veterans Day sermon about risking death to save others, but he had the opportunity to live it.
Mientras que algunos políticos en Estados Unidos han dicho que la caravana que viene de Centroamérica debe de ser considerada una “invasión,” algunos bautistas en México y en el sur de Texas ven la situación como una oportunidad para ministrar.
By Isa Torres / Hispanic Beat Reporter
The International Mission Board trustees’ presidential search committee announced it will recommend Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president.
By Julie McGowan / International Mission Board
While some politicians in the United States have referred to the caravan of Central American immigrants traveling toward the nation’s southern border as an “invasion,” some Baptists in Mexico and South Texas view the situation as a ministry opportunity.
Pastors and ministry leaders on both sides of the Mexico-United States border are gearing up to meet the physical and spiritual needs of the immigrant caravan that began in Latin America and now is marching through Mexico toward the United States.
By Marv Knox / Fellowship Southwest
Leaders of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, the Southern Baptist Convention and the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship condemned anti-Semitism and expressed grief over the loss of life in a Pittsburgh synagogue shooting.
By Ken Camp / Managing Editor
Candi Finch, a former professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, confirmed via Twitter she was terminated by the seminary’s trustees Oct. 17.
A Texas court dismissed several defendants and multiple counts in a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by retired Texas state district judge Paul Pressler.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s trustees voted to uphold the trustee executive committee’s decision in May to terminate former president Paige Patterson.