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CBF to vote on new plan for funding global missions

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship General Assembly will vote on a proposal to support the long-term presence of field personnel through its annual offering for global missions. From BNG

       
European Parliament identifies ISIS killing as genocide

European Parliament calls ISIS killing 'genocide'

The European Parliament adopted a resolution condemning the killing of minority Christians and Yazidis by the self-described Islamic State as “genocide.” And a Baptist human rights advocate hopes the United States will follow suit.

       

Obituary: William Davenport

 William Davenport, 86, died in Karnes City after long career as Baptist pastor.

       
LifeWay trustees approve land purchase and building new headquarters

LifeWay trustees approve land purchase and building for headquarters

Trustees of LifeWay Christian Resources authorized the purchase of land and construction of a building in downtown Nashville for its corporate headquarters.

       
Around the State: Benefit concert for disaster relief

Around the State: Benefit concert for disaster relief

"Hearts for North Texas" concert benefits Texas Baptist Men and United Methodist Committee on Relief. Will Willimon to lecture at Hardin-Simmons University. U.S. Ambassador speaks at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

       
Buckner Family Pathways receives grant to help moms

Buckner Family Pathways receives grant to help moms

The Texas State Affordable Housing Corporation awarded a $15,000 Texas Fund Grant to the Buckner Family Pathways program in Lubbock for its work helping single-parent families.

       
Politics divides American views of Muslims and Islam

Politics divides American views of Muslims, Islam and extremists

Republicans and Democrats divide sharply over views on Islam, Muslims and how a U.S. president should label violent extremists.

       
Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?

Does God care who wins the Super Bowl?

An old gospel hymn says God’s eye is on the sparrow, but what about panthers and broncos? A LifeWay Research poll found most Americans skeptical about divine intervention on the football field.

       
GuideStone: Church retirement plan clarification law good news

GuideStone sees church retirement plan law as good news

A new law will benefit operators and participants in church retirement plans, according to leaders of GuideStone Financial Services, the Baptist clergy benefits agency.

       
Muslim American involvement in terrorism rose, but threat exaggerated

Muslim Americans involved in terrorism up, but threat exaggerated

The number of Muslim Americans involved in terrorism cases “rose dramatically” in 2015, but the overall threat they posed to public safety has been exaggerated, says the author of a new terrorism study.

       

Bill Shiell named president of Northern Baptist Theological Seminary

Bill Shiell, former pastor of churches in San Angelo and McGregor, will become president of Northern Seminary in suburban Chicago. From BNG

       
 
 
 
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