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SBC presidents unite, declare stand on marriage

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — The living former Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) presidents elected since 1980 issued a joint statement June 17 declaring they will stand on the biblical truths concerning marriage despite anticipated legal and civil changes to the definition. … Continue reading

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IMB personnel policy may draw messenger questions

COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — A Louisiana director of missions has urged pastors in the Baptist association he leads to raise questions about new personnel policies of the International Mission Board (IMB) during the IMB’s report at the June 16–17 annual … Continue reading

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Historic floods draw Baptist relief efforts

HOUSTON (BP) — Southern Baptists of Texas Convention disaster relief leaders had “boots on the ground” in Houston on May 28 following a month of historic rains and tornadoes across Texas and Oklahoma that led to deadly flooding over Memorial … Continue reading

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Glorieta suit dismissed; notice of appeal filed

NASHVILLE (BP) — The U.S. District Court for New Mexico has dismissed all claims in a lawsuit against LifeWay Christian Resources, the Southern Baptist Convention and its Executive Committee, and the Glorieta 2.0 ministry that bought Glorieta Conference Center from … Continue reading

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SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

WASHINGTON (BP, TAB) — In an open letter, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, along with the support and signatures of 16 former SBC presidents, called on President Obama to “take the necessary actions now” against ISIS terrorists. The open … Continue reading

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SBC President provides clarity for opposition to Fayetteville, Ark., LGBT ordinance

Ronnie Floyd, pastor of the multi-site Cross Church in northwest Arkansas which has two campuses in Fayetteville, described the city as “America’s current religious liberty battleground” in his Dec. 8 blog, noting that LGBT ordinances in effect in such cities … Continue reading

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SBC bivocational, small church advisory council named

NASHVILLE (TAB, BP) — Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee President Frank S. Page called the local church the “headquarters of the Southern Baptist Convention” and recently named a 21-member bivocational and small church advisory council to serve through 2017. … Continue reading

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Committees elected, theme interpretation sermon, extended time of prayer all a part of SBC morning session

BALTIMORE (TAB) — A “God-ordained time” of prayer marked the morning session on the second day of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 11. For more than 40 minutes messengers and participants in Baltimore, Md., were focused on praying for … Continue reading

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Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting underway in Baltimore

BALTIMORE (TAB) — The morning and afternoon session of the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting, June 10 at the Baltimore Convention Center, included an election of a new president, six motions presented from the convention floor in the morning session, … Continue reading

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Moore opposes medical marijuana

NASHVILLE (ABP) — The Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) top public-policy expert says any therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana are outweighed by costs to society that disproportionately burden the poor. Russell Moore, president of the SBC’s Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, said in … Continue reading

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