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STATE ANNUAL MEETINGS: Kansas-Nebraska, Nevada

STATE ANNUAL MEETINGS: Kansas-Nebraska, Nevada

Kansas-Nebraska Baptists celebrate 75 years By Eva Wilson SALINA, Kan. (BP) – Kansas-Nebraska Southern Baptists were urged to seek heart renewal and proclaim Jesus Christ with boldness during their 75th anniversary annual meeting Oct. 11-12 at Webster Conference Center. The meeting drew 228 registered messengers and 40 visitors. Officers elected during the Kansas-Nebraska annual meeting…

2022 to be final T4G conference, founders say

2022 to be final T4G conference, founders say

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Together for the Gospel, a conference occurring every two years since its inception in 2006, will come together for the last time in 2022, organizers said today. Mark Dever, pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington, D.C., and Ligon Duncan, chancellor of Reformed Theological Seminary, shared the news in a…

Bible Study: What is your picture of God?

Bible Study: What is your picture of God?

NASHVILLE (BP) – This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with Lifeway Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, Lifeway publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. This week’s Bible study is adapted from the MasterWork curriculum. Bible Passage: Isaiah…

TRUSTEES: MBTS dedicates library, celebrates record enrollment

TRUSTEES: MBTS dedicates library, celebrates record enrollment

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary’s fall Board of Trustees meeting focused on gratitude for enrollment growth, the dedication of the seminary’s newly renovated library, the announcement of a forthcoming graduate-level missions program, and the election of new faculty members. Enrollment growth During his President’s Report, Jason Allen reminded trustees of the…

Online ministry helps plant secret house churches in closed countries

Online ministry helps plant secret house churches in closed countries

WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – Nathan Rostampour expresses a heart for house churches. Among fellow Farsi speakers in his native Iran where he accepted Christ in secret, any outward display of salvation can be deadly. Training new converts to plant secret house churches in religiously closed countries is his calling, using online platforms to first…

Rural association churches join for local, global ministry through CP

Rural association churches join for local, global ministry through CP

Editor’s note: October is Cooperative Program Emphasis Month and Oct. 17-24 is the Week of Prayer for Baptist Associations in the Southern Baptist Convention. MADILL, Okla. (BP) – As with many rural areas throughout the country, pastors in the Johnston Marshall Baptist Association know some things are going to happen like clockwork this time of…

FIRST PERSON: Three crucial areas of ethical research in technology for the digital public square

FIRST PERSON: Three crucial areas of ethical research in technology for the digital public square

Nearly every area of our lives has been technicized or digitized in one way or another during the past century. Technology has ushered in innumerable benefits for humanity, which often overshadow some of the damaging effects of these massive shifts in our daily lives. Smartphones have led to a growing culture of digital addictions and…

ERLC, others urge U.S. to help Afghan religious minorities

ERLC, others urge U.S. to help Afghan religious minorities

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission and other members of a diverse coalition have urged President Biden to establish a special refugee category for members of religious minorities in Afghanistan who are threatened by the Taliban and other terrorist groups. The ERLC and more than 30 other organizations signed onto…

‘Preach the Bible’ NAMB tells youth leaders at coaching network gathering

‘Preach the Bible’ NAMB tells youth leaders at coaching network gathering

ALPHARETTA, Ga. – In the face of a challenging, changing culture, young people often wrestle with how to process the pressures that face them as they grow up. Church youth leaders often are the ones there to help students apply the Bible and the Gospel to the issues they encounter. Shane Pruitt, national next gen…

Former EC chair Mike Stone sues former ERLC president Russell Moore

Former EC chair Mike Stone sues former ERLC president Russell Moore

NASHVILLE (BP) — In a lawsuit filed Monday (Oct. 18), former SBC Executive Committee chairman Mike Stone alleges he has “suffered a tremendous loss in professional cultivation and reputational standing, decreased future earning power…and serious mental and emotional injury in the form of extreme public embarrassment, stress, anxiety, and fear” due to the actions of…