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Trustees: Patterson move aims for ‘benefit’ of SWBTS
May24

Trustees: Patterson move aims for ‘benefit’ of SWBTS

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) — The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees say their decision to “move in the direction of new leadership” by making Paige Patterson president emeritus effective immediately was intended “for the benefit of the future mission of the seminary.” Patterson’s new role will come “with compensation” and was approved by a “majority vote.”...

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Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’
May21

Texas shooting: Baptists mourn ‘lives snuffed out’

SANTA FE, Texas (BP) — Grief counseling, prayer and offers to assist with funeral arrangements are among the ways local Southern Baptists sprang to action after a gunman killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school today (May 18). Nine students and one adult are among the dead at Santa Fe High School just south of Houston, according to media reports. At least 10 additional people at the school were wounded in the shooting,...

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Q&A: SBC presidential candidates respond to Bapt. editors’ questions
May14

Q&A: SBC presidential candidates respond to Bapt. editors’ questions

DALLAS (BP)—North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear and University administrator and former seminary president Ken Hemphill are the two candidates to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June. Both responded to six questions from Baptist Press and Baptist state editors. What are some specific ways you would like to help bridge possible theological and generational differences in the SBC that Southern Baptists have...

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SBC Dallas: Gaines urges ‘genuine unity of spirit’
Apr23

SBC Dallas: Gaines urges ‘genuine unity of spirit’

DALLAS (BP) — Going into this year’s annual meeting as president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Steve Gaines acknowledged Southern Baptists face some critical decisions in the days and months ahead. “Obviously, we face the challenge of seeking new leaders to fill two of our most important leadership roles — the President of the International Mission Board and the CEO of the SBC Executive Committee,”...

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2018 SBC annual meeting program released
Apr23

2018 SBC annual meeting program released

DALLAS (BP) — The 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting will convene at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas on Tuesday, June 12, at 8:15 a.m. and conclude Wednesday, June 13, at 4:55 p.m. A full schedule follows. TUESDAY MORNING, JUNE 12 8:15 — Opening Worship — Mark Blair, Convention music director; music minister, Bellevue Baptist Church, Cordova, Tenn. 8:25 — Welcome and Call to...

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