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Attendees at the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship’s general assembly in Dallas gather to pray for newly commissioned ministers during a commissioning service for field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors. (CBF Photos)

CBF general assembly opens with commissioning service

A commissioning service for field personnel, church starters, chaplains and pastoral counselors kicked off the 2015 Cooperative Baptist Fellowship general assembly in Dallas.

       
Ronnie Floyd unopposed as SBC president

Ronnie Floyd unopposed as SBC president

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention re-elected Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd without opposition to a second term as president during the SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio.

       
Former SBC presidents unite against gay marriage

Former SBC presidents unite against gay marriage

Sixteen former Southern Baptist Convention presidents released a statement urging churches to disregard any legal definition of marriage as anything other than the union of a woman and a man.

       
Churches unhappy with pastors should look in the mirror, consultants say

Churches unhappy with pastors should look in the mirror, consultants say

Often, those complaints about poorly trained ministers result from toxic churches where few pastors could succeed, experts say.

       
Mormonism gradually moving closer to Christianity, Truett professor observes

Mormonism moving closer to Christianity, Truett prof observes

While political alliances between Southern Baptists and Mormons on issues like same-sex marriage are nothing new, a Baptist scholar asserts the two camps have more in common theologically than many assume.

       
Culp and Spooner receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Culp and Spooner receive Texas Baptist Legacy Awards

Jim Culp and Bernie Spooner received Texas Baptist Legacy Awards at a ceremony at historic Independence Baptist Church. They cumulatively devoted more than four decades to service on the Baptist General Convention of Texas Executive Board staff.

       

Students rehabilitate South Dallas homes during Bounce

Armed with hammers, power tools, paint and enthusiasm, 100 junior high and high school students served in South Dallas June 8-13 to help repair homes through Urban Bounce.

       
Pastor launches courthouse prayer movement

Pastor launches courthouse prayer movement

A Houston Baptist pastor envisions Christians gathering to pray once a week outside every county courthouse in Texas.

       
Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans expect gay marriage to sweep the country

Most Americans—including people from every major religious group—predict gay marriage will be legalized nationwide when a hotly anticipated Supreme Court ruling is announced soon.

       
WMU Missions Celebration spotlights surrender, sacrifice and service

WMU celebration spotlights surrender, sacrifice and service

Participants at the Woman’s Missionary Union Missions Celebration and annual meeting elected a new president, heard stories of surrender and sacrificial service from missionaries and even had the chance to kiss a llama.

       
SBC Executive Committee affirms racial diversity report

SBC Executive Committee affirms racial diversity report

The Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee affirmed a report reporting that racial diversity has measurably increased in the SBC in the past 20 years, but more progress needs to be made in ethnic participation.

       
 
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