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Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Baptist Briefs: Ergun Caner steps down from college post

Ergun Caner, the controversial president of Georgia Baptist Convention-affiliated Brewton-Parker College, resigned Jan. 20, saying his son’s suicide six months ago has left him emotionally unequipped to provide the kind of leadership the institution needs.

BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

BWA taps CBF as U.N. liaison for religious liberty

The Cooperative Baptist Fellowship has agreed to function as liaison for religious liberty on behalf of the Baptist World Alliance, CBF Executive Coordinator Suzii Paynter reported to the group’s Governing Board.

Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

Racial reconciliation must start with churches, pastors say

More than 2,500 people attended the second Movement Day Greater Dallas event in Dallas, representing a diverse Christian leadership from business, education, health care, nonprofit organizations, government and churches hoping to transform the city through the cooperative efforts of God’s people.

GOP abandons anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives on Roe anniversary

GOP drops anti-abortion bill, angering religious conservatives

Abortion opponents—marking the annual March for Life in Washington and anticipating legislative gains in the Republican-dominated Congress—were thrown into disarray when GOP leaders unexpectedly withdrew an anti-abortion bill they considered a done deal.

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Baptist church finds downtown niche in shower ministry

A ministry of First Baptist Church in Chattanooga, Tenn., to the downtown homeless community was launched by young voices who ascertained a need for this unmet service in the city.

International community castigated for ignoring terrorism in Nigeria

International community castigated for ignoring terrorism in Nigeria

The international community has devalued Nigerian lives by ignored terrorist violence and attacks in Nigeria, insisted Samson Ayokunle, president of the Nigerian Baptist Convention.

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

WMU board focuses on missions discipleship in postmodern culture

Woman’s Missionary Union will focus on three strategic objectives during the coming four years, WMU Executive Director Wanda Lee told the organization’s national and state leaders during its winter board meeting.

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

LifeWay moves forward with possible property sale

Based on the positive results of a feasibility study, LifeWay Christian Resources is moving forward with the possible sale of its Nashville headquarters property.

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Texas Baptists sign lease for new Dallas office space

Baptist General Convention of Texas executives signed a lease agreement Dec. 29, 2014, for office space in Dallas about eight miles north of the current Baptist Building near downtown. They finalized the sale of the Baptist Building to Baylor University Jan. 22.

SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberal, evangelical denominations

SBC leader sees ‘chasm’ between liberals, evangelicals

Evangelical Christianity and liberal Protestantism are different and competing religions, Albert Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., asserted in a podcast.

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

Texas Baptists celebrate MLK Day by packing 23,000 meals

The words “Vitamins!” “Protein!” and “Vegetables!” echoed across the concrete walls of Texas Baptist Men’s Dixon Mission Equipping Center as 175 Texas Baptist volunteers packed 23,000 meals on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to send to Liberia.

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