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Floyd urges ‘full contingent of messengers’ at SBC 2020
Jan16

Floyd urges ‘full contingent of messengers’ at SBC 2020

ORLANDO, Fla. (BP)—Each church should send the maximum number of messengers allowed to the 2020 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Meeting in Orlando in June, SBC Executive Committee (EC) president Ronnie Floyd told Baptist Press Jan. 14. “I want to encourage every Southern Baptist church to send messengers to our 2020 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting in Orlando, Fla., on June 9-10,” Floyd said in advance...

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Stetzer: ‘We could all learn from’ proposed UMC split
Jan06

Stetzer: ‘We could all learn from’ proposed UMC split

WASHINGTON (BP)—An anticipated split within the United Methodist Church (UMC) could prove educational for other religious denominations if conducted as proposed, noted Southern Baptist researcher Ed Stetzer at Wheaton College’s Billy Graham Center told Baptist Press (BP) Monday (Jan. 6). A coalition including worldwide UMC bishops and diverging advocacy groups has unanimously paved the way for the church to split into a new...

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U.S., E.U. urge release of jailed Chinese pastor
Jan03

U.S., E.U. urge release of jailed Chinese pastor

SICHUAN, China (BP)—The United States and the European Union are urging China to free pastor Wang Yi, sentenced to nine years in prison in what religious liberty advocates call Christian persecution. China pronounced Wang guilty Dec. 30 of “illegal business operations” and “inciting subversion of state power,” convictions religious liberty advocates say stem solely from his leadership as founding pastor of...

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Mohler: ‘I will accept nomination’ as SBC president
Nov01

Mohler: ‘I will accept nomination’ as SBC president

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP)—Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. will accept a nomination in June 2020 to serve as Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president, he told Baptist Press (BP) Friday Nov. 1. “I am honored by the announcement by Pastor H. B. Charles, and I will accept nomination as president of the Southern Baptist Convention in June,” Mohler told BP. “All my life, I have sought to serve whenever asked...

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Religion in public schools focus of Pew study
Oct09

Religion in public schools focus of Pew study

WASHINGTON (BP)—As courts deliberate the legality of religious activity including prayer and Bible study in public schools, many teenagers participate in or witness religious activity on campus, according to the Pew Research Center. “While several previous surveys have examined the religious lives of teenagers,” Pew said in a press release, “this is the first large-scale, nationally representative survey asking teens...

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