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High court orders review of Ore. gay wedding cake case
Jun18

High court orders review of Ore. gay wedding cake case

WASHINGTON (BP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday (June 17) threw out an Oregon court’s discrimination ruling against a Christian couple who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their religious convictions, ordering state judges to review the case. Rachel Bowman-Cryer had sued Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of the now-closed Sweet Cakes by Melissa bakery in Gresham, Ore., after she requested a cake...

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Southern Baptists affirm stances confronting sexual abuse, racism
Jun14

Southern Baptists affirm stances confronting sexual abuse, racism

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)—By overwhelming votes, Southern Baptists strengthened their stances against sexual abuse and racism during the opening day of SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., June 11-12. Ronnie Floyd, president and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee, told messengers after their votes, “I believe this is a very significant moment in the history of the Southern Baptist Convention. And I believe that every one of us needs to...

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Blessings in Birmingham: Southern Baptists gather in Alabama for 2019 annual meeting
Jun13

Blessings in Birmingham: Southern Baptists gather in Alabama for 2019 annual meeting

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The 162nd Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) met in the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex, June 11-12, and registered 8,183 messengers with more than 150 messengers representing Oklahoma. The SBC Annual Meeting addressed numerous issues the convention is facing today, featured many reports from entities and panel discussions and allowed messengers to submit motions and resolutions for the...

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SBC Pastors’ Conf. a call to character ‘from above’
Jun11

SBC Pastors’ Conf. a call to character ‘from above’

BIRMINGHAM (BP) — Whether in suffering or dealing with a social media firestorm, lean into the godly character that the Holy Spirit is fashioning in your heart — that was the core challenge of the first two sessions of the 2019 Southern Baptist Pastors’ Conference June 9-10 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. The first seven speakers began working their way through the Beatitudes...

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Jamie Dew elected president of New Orleans Seminary
Jun05

Jamie Dew elected president of New Orleans Seminary

NEW ORLEANS (BP)—James K. “Jamie” Dew Jr. has been elected ninth president of New Orleans Seminary (NOBTS) in a special called trustee meeting today (June 5). Dew comes to NOBTS from his position as vice president for undergraduate studies and distance learning at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, N.C. “I’m humbled to the core of my being,” Dew said in accepting the NOBTS position. “I’m...

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