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Transcongregational mindset may be BWA’s gift to Baptists

Transcongregational mindset may be BWA’s gift to Baptists

The Baptist World Alliance may provide Baptists’ best opportunity to embrace a “transcongregational” mindset that balances historic adherence to congregational autonomy while avoiding the isolation of local-church independence.

Rwandan peacemaker given human rights award

Rwandan peacemaker given human rights award

The son of Rwandan refugees who became a catalyst for reconciliation among ethnic rivals in his African nation was recognized at the Baptist World Congress for his vision of “the church as a home of peace.”

Keller pastor denounces Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

Keller pastor denounces Franklin Graham’s anti-Muslim remarks

A Baptist pastor from North Texas joined American Muslim leaders in denouncing recent anti-Muslim comments by evangelist Franklin Graham as they announced upcoming efforts to build bridges between their religious communities.

Around the State: HPU students aid Costa Rica orphanage

Around the State: HPU students aid Costa Rica orphanage

Thirteen Howard Payne University students, faculty and staff members visited Costa Rica to work at the Hogar De Vida orphanage in Atenas and participate in an immersive cultural experience.

New BWA president aims to be transformative agent

New BWA president aims to be transformative agent

Paul Msiza, the incoming president of the Baptist World Alliance, is among a generation of South Africans who worked with great care and perseverance to change both the face of their country and the face of Christianity.

LifeWay offer for new Nashville site accepted

LifeWay offer for new Nashville site accepted

LifeWay Christian Resources’ offer to purchase 1.5 acres in downtown Nashville for a new office building has been accepted, the Southern Baptist publishing house announced July 21.

South African culture featured in BWA congress opening

South African culture featured in BWA congress opening

A celebration of South African culture—and the country’s remarkable transformation into “the rainbow nation”—highlighted the opening session of the Baptist World Congress in a colorful display of music and dance.

Scholarship fund honoring former HPU prof Shields reaches milepost

Scholarship fund honoring former HPU prof Shields reaches milepost

Former students of longtime professor James Shields raised more than $100,000 for a ministerial student scholarship fund at Howard Payne University, established in honor of him and his wife, Corinne.

Scott named president of San Marcos Academy

Scott named president of San Marcos Academy

The San Marcos Academy board of trustees named Jimmie W. Scott president of the 107-year-old Baptist school after serving five months as the academy’s interim president.

African influence felt at Baptist World Congress

African influence felt at Baptist World Congress

The Baptist World Congress in Durban, South Africa, marked one key first and a significant second—the first world congress held in Africa and the second led by an African president since the Baptist World Alliance’s founding in 1905.

Baptists join call for national strategy on global religious persecution

Baptists join call for national strategy on religious persecution

More than 30 religious leaders, scholars and public policy analysts signed a letter to leaders of the Senate and House urging Congress to give greater authority to the ambassador-at-large for international religious freedom to counter religious persecution.

 
 
 
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