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Vision 2025 unveiling, Credentials Committee report highlight SBC EC meeting agenda
Feb17

Vision 2025 unveiling, Credentials Committee report highlight SBC EC meeting agenda

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee (SBC EC) president Ronnie Floyd is expected to issue a call for Southern Baptists to reimagine a new future of reaching the world for Jesus Christ at the February SBC Executive Committee meeting Feb. 17-18 in Nashville, Tenn. In his remarks with Baptist state publication editors and state executives earlier this week in Tucson, Ariz., Floyd announced the unveiling...

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House drops deadline for ERLC-opposed ERA
Feb15

House drops deadline for ERLC-opposed ERA

WASHINGTON (BP)—The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to rescind a deadline established nearly 50 years ago for a constitutional amendment a Southern Baptist Convention entity says would threaten the sanctity of human life and freedom of conscience. The House voted 232-183 in an almost party-line roll call to remove the deadline set by Congress in 1972 for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), a controversial proposal that failed to...

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‘Grassroots’ network launched to address concerns about direction of SBC
Feb15

‘Grassroots’ network launched to address concerns about direction of SBC

BOSSIER CITY, La. (BP)—A group described as “grassroots” Southern Baptists announced the formation of the Conservative Baptist Network Friday, Feb. 14. Group spokesperson Brad Jurkovich, pastor of Bossier City, La., First, told Baptist Press the group was launched to address concerns about the direction of the SBC. Jurkovich is the only person publicly identified as part of the group’s leadership. He declined to...

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LIFEWAY TRUSTEES: Mandrell announces renewed mission and focus
Feb08

LIFEWAY TRUSTEES: Mandrell announces renewed mission and focus

NASHVILLE (BP)—LifeWay Christian Resources CEO Ben Mandrell unveiled to trustees a new organizational structure and mission statement to align the organization for future ministry and growth. LifeWay experienced a successful transition in closing its brick-and-mortar retail chain in 2019 and saw significant growth in its direct sales channels, Mandrell reported to trustees during their biannual board meeting, Feb. 3-4 in Nashville....

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OK State House approves bill to revoke doctor licenses of those who perform abortions
Feb06

OK State House approves bill to revoke doctor licenses of those who perform abortions

On Thursday, Feb. 6, members of the Oklahoma State House of Representatives approved House Bill 1182, a bill that would direct the Oklahoma Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision to revoke the license of a medical doctor who performs an abortion in Oklahoma, for a period of one year. Seventy-one members of the House voted to approve the measure, which was authored by State Rep. Jim Olsen and numerous other co-sponsors. Twenty-one...

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Southern Baptists remember 50th anniversary of historic Asbury revival
Feb03

Southern Baptists remember 50th anniversary of historic Asbury revival

Fort Worth, Texas (BP)—Southern Baptists remembering a historic revival that swept through Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, say remembering what God did in the midst of one divisive period of American history should motivate believers to pray for it again. This month marks a half century since revival broke out at Asbury College and Seminary in Wilmore, Ky., on Feb. 3 of 1970. Thanks to the testimonies of those Asbury...

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