Former HMB president says NAMB merger was a mistake

Combining three Southern Baptist agencies into the North American Mission Board in 1995 was a bad idea, says the last president of one of the agencies.

Sunday school class shares gospel with entire ZIP code

Thanks to a Sunday school class at Park Cities Baptist Church in Dallas, more than 18,700 homes will hear about the hope of Christ in the coming months.

Samford cancels event featuring Rick Pitino

Samford University has canceled an upcoming event featuring Rick Pitino, the University of Louisville basketball coach in the news for a scandal involving adultery and abortion.

Baylor professor suggests Crusades got a bum rap

In his new book God’s Battalions: The Case for the Crusades, Baylor  University professor Rodney Stark says the Crusaders's motives have been misunderstood.

NAMB trustees name acting interim president

North American Mission Board trustees on Aug. 12 named Richard Harris, the organization's senior strategist for missions advancement, as acting interim president.

NAMB president, 3 associates stepping down

The head of the Southern Baptist Convention North American Mission Board and three top associates resigned during a called meeting of the agency's board of trustees Aug. 11.

"Agape" requires respect for women in ministry, Burleson insists

A Southern Baptist pastor from Oklahoma compared his fellow conservatives’ treatment of women in ministry to earlier generations’ treatment of African-Americans.

Poor and marginalized need Baptists to speak prophetically, Orozco says

The plight of poor people depends significantly upon Baptists’ determination to retain their unique legacy, an urban pastor who spent a decade ministering in one of the nation’s poorest counties told participants at the New Baptist Covenant regional meeting in Oklahoma.

Heath care system broken; Christians should help fix it, speakers say

Since the church has abdicated its responsibility for providing health care in America, Christians should help and not hinder the government as it seeks solutions to the nation’s medical crisis, a physician with experience in public health told participants at the New Baptist Covenant regional meeting.

Randall renews call for Baptist Convention of the Americas

Baptists must relinquish the status quo in order to unleash God’s power, participants at the New Baptist Covenant’s Midwest regional gathering were warned. And that may mean revising a concept proposed about a decade ago—creation of a Baptist Convention of the Americas, said Mitch Randall, pastor of NorthHaven Church in Norman, Okla.

SERMON: Poverty and the Baptist Legacy in the World

Ellis Orozco, pastor of First Baptist Church in Richardson, Texas, delivered this sermon at the New Baptist Covenant’s Midwest regional meeting in Norman, Okla., Aug. 6. In it he reminds us that Jesus as "was born poor; he lived poor and with the poor; he died poor; and he rose again for the poor."
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