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Greear’s call to pray for SBC entities embraced
Oct04

Greear’s call to pray for SBC entities embraced

NASHVILLE (BP) — Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear’s call to pray and fast Oct. 8 for the presidential search committees at five SBC entities has been embraced by leaders of associations and state conventions. Meanwhile, some Baptists have drawn encouragement from God’s faithfulness through previous periods of entity transition, including two previous occasions when five entities sought chief...

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Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote
Sep29

Panel OKs Kavanaugh, but delay urged for floor vote

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee forwarded the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh along deeply divided party lines Friday afternoon (Sept. 28) but with the understanding a floor vote on his confirmation would be delayed for a FBI investigation into a sexual assault charge against the nominee. The Judiciary Committee voted 11-10 in support of Kavanaugh, reflecting the makeup of the GOP-controlled panel, a day...

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Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight
Sep05

Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight

(Featured image by Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images) WASHINGTON (BP) — Abortion drew the spotlight today (Sept. 4) as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee’s confirmation hearings opened for judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s nominee to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. The Judiciary Committee’s top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein of California, expressed concern about...

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay
Aug28

Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

NASHVILLE (BP) — LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Monday (Aug. 27) his plans to retire in the coming year. To provide adequate time for the search process for the next president and CEO and for a smooth transition, Rainer said he will serve until a new president is named or through the end of August 2019, whichever comes first. Rainer told trustees during his report at their Aug. 27-28...

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NAMB launches evangelism group, names executive director
Aug13

NAMB launches evangelism group, names executive director

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) — The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is launching an evangelism and leadership group that will promote evangelism among Southern Baptist churches, provide evangelistic resources and equip pastors to help their congregations become more evangelistically active. Jim Law, who currently serves as executive pastor at First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., will serve as executive director of the new group.  ...

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