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Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest

Southern Baptist Convention Considers Name Change amid Racial Unrest Several leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention are considering a name change with an alternative, Great Commission Baptists, in light of the recent racial unrest as well as the SBCs past endorsement of slavery.Speaking with the Baptist Press, SBC President J.D. Greear explained that despite the... Read more

Pastor Charles Stanley to Step Down as Head Pastor of First Baptist Church

Pastor Charles Stanley to Step Down as Head Pastor of First Baptist Church Evangelist and Director of In Touch Ministries Dr. Charles Stanley is officially stepping down from his position as head pastor of First Baptist Church in Atlanta. Stanley was the head pastor of the church for almost 50 years, while also holding a leadership... Read more

A Christian Historian on Why Its Time for the Southern Baptist Convention to Change Its Name | RELEVANT Magazine

Should the Southern Baptist Convention change its name? There have been many conversations about doing just that over the years, but those cries have recently grown a lot louder. The SBC was created in 1845 as a pro-slavery reaction to the Northern Baptists, who favored abolition. It’s an incredibly ugly origin story for the... Read more

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria

Muslim Fulani Herdsmen Kill 14 Baptist Christians in Kogi State, Nigeria JOS, Nigeria, August 4, 2020 (Morning Star News) A Muslim Fulani herdsmen raid on a village in central Nigerias Kogi state on Wednesday (July 29) killed 14 Baptist Christians, including 13 members of an extended family, sources said.Police said the wife, mother,... Read more

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader

Southern Baptist Pastor Resigns following Participation in Celebration of KKK Leader A Republican state representative from Alabama has resigned from his position as a pastor on Thursday after attending the 199th birthday celebration of Confederate general and first KKK Grand Wizard, Nathan Bradford Forrest.Will Dismukes, 30, had attended the annual birthday celebration of... Read more

A Southern Baptist Pastor Has Resigned After Attending a Celebration for the Founder of the KKK | RELEVANT Magazine

Alabama State Representative Will Dismukes has said he will not resign from politics after it was revealed that he attended a celebration for Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, the founder the Ku Klux Klan. However, the Washington Post reports that he will be stepping down from leadership at the rural Alabama church where he... Read more

LSESDs Beirut Baptist School faces challenges from pandemic and unrest – Mission Network News

Lebanon (MNN) — Beirut Baptist School (BBS), a ministry of LSESD, is prayerfully planning for next year amid hardships caused by COVID-19 and the Lebanese economic downturn. Distinctive Education The school was founded in the 1950s, so it has a long history and important legacy that endures today. Wissam Nasrallah of LSESD explains that BBS... Read more

Barbecue Baptist Church Delivers Meals, A Message and a Little Levity amid Pandemic

Barbecue Baptist Church Delivers Meals, A Message and a Little Levity amid Pandemic (RNS) Before the barbecue trailer, there was the toilet paper popemobile.With toilet paper hard to come by as stay-at-home orders took effect in many states earlier this year to flatten the curve of the coronavirus, Chad McMillan put the pastor... Read more

Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church’s Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen

Suit Alleges Southern Baptist Church's Negligence Led to Abuse of Teen (RNS) A prominent Southern Baptist church led by a former denominational president is the subject of a lawsuit that highlights how ignoring red flags of manipulative behavior could lead to sexual abuse. On Sunday (July 12), Steve Gaines, senior pastor of Bellevue Baptist... Read more

‘A Moral Issue’: Mississippi Baptist Convention Urges Removal of Confederate Emblem from State Flag

'A Moral Issue': Mississippi Baptist Convention Urges Removal of Confederate Emblem from State Flag Calling it a moral issue, the Mississippi Baptist Convention Board on Tuesday urged the state legislature to change the state flag, which has incorporated the Confederate battle flag since 1894.Our position on this is not motivated by politics, Shawn... Read more

Rev. Rolland Slade, First Black Chair of Southern Baptist Executive Committee, Elected

Rev. Rolland Slade, First Black Chair of Southern Baptist Executive Committee, Elected (RNS) The Rev. Rolland Slade, senior pastor of Meridian Baptist Church in El Cajon, California, has been elected as the first African American chairman of the Southern Baptist Conventions Executive Committee, the group that runs the business of the nations largest... Read more

Baptist Ministry Sues Illinois over Law that Forces it to Cover Abortions

Baptist Ministry Sues Illinois over Law that Forces it to Cover Abortions A Baptist organization filed suit Wednesday against the state of Illinois over a new law that forces it to provide abortion coverage as part of its employee health insurance plan.At issue is the Illinois Reproductive Health Act of 2019, which requires... Read more

Retire Gavel Named for Slaveholder, Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says

Retire Gavel Named for Slaveholder, Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says (RNS) For most of their history, Southern Baptists have opened their meetings with a gavel named for a slaveholder. The president of the nations largest Protestant denomination now says that gavel should be retired. Southern Baptists, I think it is time to retire the... Read more

Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says ‘Black Lives Matter’

Southern Baptist President J.D. Greear Says 'Black Lives Matter' (RNS) In a speech offered in lieu of his address at the denominations canceled annual meeting, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear called for members of the nations largest Protestant denomination to declare that black lives matter. We realize that, especially in a moment like... Read more

Southern Baptist Convention President’s Church Policies Questioned

Southern Baptist Convention President's Church Policies Questioned (RNS) Since the beginning of 2019, Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has been among the most high-profile advocates for preventing sex abuse and protecting victims of abuse in the nations largest Protestant denomination.Greear, pastor of The Summit Church, a megachurch in Durham, North Carolina, called... Read more

Russell Moore’s Group Will Face Scrutiny From the Southern Baptist Conference | RELEVANT Journal

[ad_1] The Southern Baptist Conference’s public coverage group the Ethics and Non secular Liberty Fee will face an inquiry by a activity pressure from the Southern Baptist Conventions Govt Committee. The ERLC is headed by creator and theologian Russell Moore, and the SBC needs to know if a number of the controversy surrounding... Read more

Free Stuff Fridays (The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) – Tim Challies

[ad_1] This weeks Free Stuff Fridays is sponsored by The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, who additionally sponsored the weblog this week. They've two presents which will curiosity you: First, they're providing everybody a free copy of Truths You Can Belief, a e book that gives truths you belief for all times and ministry from 13... Read more