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SBC Birmingham: Greear’s focus on ‘Gospel above all’
May16

SBC Birmingham: Greear’s focus on ‘Gospel above all’

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP)—Keeping the focus on the “Gospel Above All” theme is Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President J.D. Greear’s main goal going into SBC’s annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., June 11-12. But following a year of transition among five SBC entities searching for new leadership and the convention responding to reports of sexual abuse, Greear noted there will be other issues demanding attention. He acknowledged that...

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Missionaries to IMB President Paul Chitwood: ‘You’re one of us’
Apr22

Missionaries to IMB President Paul Chitwood: ‘You’re one of us’

ARUA, Uganda (BP)—Missionary Jeremy Taliaferro remembers “mad-dash googling” on the internet to find out who is Paul Chitwood. The International Mission Board’s presidential search committee announced their candidate last November. And Taliaferro admitted at first he was a little underwhelmed since the Chitwoods had not served as IMB missionaries. “Paul Chitwood? I have no idea who this is,” the Southern Baptist missionary — who...

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Prosperity gospel a problem in Africa, Chitwood says
Apr11

Prosperity gospel a problem in Africa, Chitwood says

Baptist Press EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second report from IMB President Paul Chitwood’s first extended overseas trip since taking on his new role. Look for an additional story to come later this week. JINJA, UGANDA (BP) — There’s a deacon in Uganda who will gladly pray for church members who pay a few shillings; another preacher says God will bless them with a car or house if they are willing to give him some...

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IMB’s Chitwood encourages refugees, missionaries
Apr05

IMB’s Chitwood encourages refugees, missionaries

ARUA, UGANDA (BP) — With only one arm, Agnes carries a five-gallon jug on her head in a refugee camp near the South Sudan border in northern Uganda. On her own, she’s a single mom with two children to care for and has to make the hour-long trek because it’s the closest well to her house. As she nears her house, Agnes sees guests waiting for her. Among them is Paul Chitwood, the International Mission Board’s new...

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SBC presidents send open letter to Obama
Mar03

SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

NASHVILLE (BP) — In an open letter, Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd, along with the support and signatures of 16 former SBC presidents, called on President Obama to “take the necessary actions now” against ISIS terrorists. “Since ISIS is a continuing threat to world peace in a way unknown to us since the Nazis of World War II, we humbly call upon you to use the influence and power of your...

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