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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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Legendary evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99
Feb22

Legendary evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

William Franklin “Billy” Graham, the Southern Baptist evangelist famous for his evangelistic crusades around the world, died Feb. 21 at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 99. Graham, the internationally renowned evangelist and evangelical leader, preached during his ministry to nearly 215 million people in more than 185 countries, more than anyone else in history, according to his organization’s website. He reached incalculably more...

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