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Robby Gallaty (second from right), pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., leads a March 9 meeting of a task force charged with encouraging and teaching disciple-making among Southern Baptist congregations.
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DISCIPLE-MAKING TASK FORCE CONTINUES

March 23, 2017

By Diana Chandler Baptist Press NASHVILLE — A group tasked with encouraging and teaching disciple-making among Southern Baptist churches will extend its work an additional year, task force chairman Robby Gallaty told Baptist Press. Gallaty, hosting a task force meeting here March 9, said the group will not issue a report at the 2017 Southern […]

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ERLC President Russell Moore (right) -- pictured here at a 2015 press conference with then-SBC Resolutions Committee chairman Steve Gaines -- was commended by Gaines following release of a March 20 extended statement, "Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention." 
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ERLC ‘UNITY’ STATEMENT PRAISED BY GAINES, GRAHAM

March 22, 2017

By David Roach Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP) — An extended statement by Russell Moore and the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission executive committee, “Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention,” has drawn praise from SBC President Steve Gaines and former SBC President Jack Graham among others. Meanwhile, Christian worldview analyst John Stonestreet said in a […]

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MOORE, ERLC TRUSTEES ISSUE ‘SEEKING UNITY’ STATEMENT

March 22, 2017

By Art Toalston Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP) — An extended statement, “Seeking Unity in the Southern Baptist Convention,” has been issued by Russell Moore and the executive committee of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission. Moore, in a 1,691-word portion of the March 20 statement, clarified criticism he had leveled at Christians who supported Donald […]

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NGU TAPS FORMER UU PROFESSOR

March 22, 2017

North Greenville News Office TIGERVILLE, S.C. — Gene Fant was elected the eighth president of North Greenville University here on Feb. 23. Fant, 53, has a long record of leadership in Christian higher education, most recently at Palm Beach Atlantic University in West Palm Beach, Fla., where he served as provost and chief academic officer. […]

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Research shows that the number of single Americans is increasing, while marriages remain flat. Experts say churches should respond with more ministries geared to young singles. (Photo/Tammy McGary/Creative Commons)

SINGLE ADULT NUMBERS ARE SOARING. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR CONGREGATIONS?

March 20, 2017

By Jeff Brumley Baptist News Global Churches may want to take a hard look at what they’re offering young, single adults — and then boost it. “Many churches are built around a family model,” Roxanne Stone, editor and chief of the Barna Group, said in remarks published with a survey about romance and relationships. “They are […]

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DISNEY’S ‘GAY MOMENT’ SOURS MANY CHRISTIANS

March 17, 2017

By Diana Chandler Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP) — A gay plot twist in Disney’s upcoming live-action “Beauty and the Beast” continues to stir discontent among Christians, with an online poll at Faith Driven Consumer (FDC) among the latest to voice displeasure. The poll reports 95 percent of 6,700 consumers said they are less likely to […]

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MARCH MILDNESS?: AMERICANS SHARE VIEWS ON SPORTS

March 15, 2017

By Aaron Earls LifeWay Christian Resources NASHVILLE (BP) — Thanks to wild buzzer beaters and unbelievable upsets, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament has become known as March Madness. For most Americans, however, their attitude toward sports is more mild than mad. A study released from LifeWay Research today (March 14) found 52 percent of Americans […]

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PAGE & MOORE: ‘WE FULLY SUPPORT ONE ANOTHER’

March 14, 2017

By David Roach Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP) — Despite a Washington Post article suggesting Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President Frank S. Page could ask Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission President Russell Moore to resign amid ongoing controversy, the two SBC entity leaders reported a collegial meeting today (March 13) and said they “fully support […]

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DOCKERY RECOVERING FROM HEART ATTACK

March 14, 2017

Baptist Press DEERFIELD, Ill. — Trinity International University President David S. Dockery is recuperating from a cardiac procedure performed in Chicago March 8 that followed what doctors call a mild heart attack. Cardiac specialists at Northwestern Memorial Hospital placed four stents in coronary arteries after Dockery suffered chest pains and dizziness on Monday, March 6. […]

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AMERICAN PASTORS ARE OLDER, AND GETTING OLDER, THAN EVER

March 9, 2017

By Jeff Brumley Baptist News Global If you’re noticing a lot of gray in the pulpit at your church these days, you’re not alone. Pastors are getting older. “The aging of pastors represents a substantial crisis for Protestant churches,” David Kinnaman, president of the Barna Group, said in remarks included with a report titled “The […]

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Aaron and Melissa Stormer, sent to take the gospel to American peoples by Hilldale Baptist Church in Clarksville, Tennessee, share their testimony during a Sending Celebration March 1 near Richmond, Va. "We are going because we know that God’s heart is for all people to know his name," Aaron said. Photo by Roy M. Burroughs/IMB

IMB APPOINTS MISSIONARIES

March 8, 2017

Baptist Press RICHMOND — Twenty-nine Southern Baptists were appointed as missionaries to the nations during the International Mission Board’s trustee meeting Feb. 28-March 1 near Richmond. Trustees also heard numerous reports and recognized 63 missionaries who retired or died within the past year. Among those appointed were Aaron and Melissa Stormer of Hilldale Baptist Church […]

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‘THE SHACK’ FILM STIRS DEBATE AS DID PRECEDING BOOK

February 28, 2017

By Diana Chandler Baptist Press NASHVILLE (BP) — A fictional and emotionally destroyed Mack Phillips answers a mysterious invitation to a remote, isolated cabin. There he finds a trinity of fatherly love in a woman named “Papa” whose cohorts teach Phillips forgiveness and the faith to run on water — literally. It’s the synopsis of […]

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