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Burcham to serve as BGCO men’s ministry consultant
Apr28

Burcham to serve as BGCO men’s ministry consultant

DAVIS – Bubba Burcham has been named Men’s Ministry consultant for the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma (BGCO). James Swain, BGCO Equipping Team leader, made the announcement at the Rewired Men’s Conference at Falls Creek Baptist Conference Center. “When Keith Burkhart, BGCO Men’s & Family Ministry specialist, accepted the role as Conference Center director,” Swain said, “Bubba quickly emerged as the person to lead the...

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FamilyLife’s ‘Like Arrows’ film to spotlight Christ-centered parenting
Apr27

FamilyLife’s ‘Like Arrows’ film to spotlight Christ-centered parenting

Filmmaker Alex Kendrick has directed or produced five films during his career, but none of them had the unique challenges that his latest one, Like Arrows, brought. The film will show in theaters May 1 and 3 and follows the life of a married couple for 50 years as they discover the ups and downs of parenting. Moviegoers will see the couple getting engaged, then having their first child, then having more children, and then eventually...

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SBC 2018 Dallas theme: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak’
Apr26

SBC 2018 Dallas theme: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak’

DALLAS (BP)—“Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.” will be the theme for the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 12-13 at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, SBC President Steve Gaines has announced. Evangelism is the urgency of the theme anchored in Acts 5:20, Gaines, pastor of Cordova, Tenn., Bellevue, told Baptist Press. “Fulfilling the Great Commission has always been at the heart of who Southern Baptists...

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Calif. bill could bar Bible’s teaching on sexuality
Apr25

Calif. bill could bar Bible’s teaching on sexuality

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptists and other religious conservatives are warning a bill making its way through the California legislature would violate free speech and religious freedom protections by prohibiting biblical teaching on sexuality. The California Assembly passed in a 50-18 vote April 19 an amendment that adds “sexual orientation change efforts” to the categories of activities barred by the state’s...

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Cabrera to be 2nd VP nominee
Apr25

Cabrera to be 2nd VP nominee

DALLAS (BP)—Oklahoma pastor Felix Cabrera will be nominated for second vice president of the Southern Baptist Convention, Alabama pastor Ed Litton announced. A Puerto Rico native, Cabrera planted Spanish-speaking Oklahoma City, Iglesia Bautista Central (IBC) in 2015 and has seen the congregation grow from about 12 in worship attendance to more than 200, according to information released by the church. Cabrera also is co-founder of the...

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‘Fragments of Truth’ film to examine: Can we trust the Bible?
Apr24

‘Fragments of Truth’ film to examine: Can we trust the Bible?

There have always been skeptics who questioned the Bible’s accuracy. But evangelical scholar Craig Evans says the skeptics today are “louder” and “noisier” than they were in previous generations. They’re also – he says – influencing what average Christians think. Evans, though, hopes that an upcoming film can assist Christians who are having doubts about the Bible. Called Fragments of Truth, it will release in theaters April 24 for...

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