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New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds
May21

New rule would cut Title X Planned Parenthood funds

WASHINGTON (BP) — Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders applauded news that the Trump administration will propose a new rule that would eliminate family planning funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood. The Department of Health and Human Services planned to announce later today (May 18) a regulation that would bar Planned Parenthood and other organizations that perform or refer for abortions from...

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Q&A: SBC presidential candidates respond to Bapt. editors’ questions
May14

Q&A: SBC presidential candidates respond to Bapt. editors’ questions

DALLAS (BP)—North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear and University administrator and former seminary president Ken Hemphill are the two candidates to be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention president in June. Both responded to six questions from Baptist Press and Baptist state editors. What are some specific ways you would like to help bridge possible theological and generational differences in the SBC that Southern Baptists have...

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Dilbeck applauds approval of adoption protection bill
May11

Dilbeck applauds approval of adoption protection bill

Today, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin signed Senate Bill 1140, the faith-based adoption protection bill. The Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. D. Hance Dilbeck, Jr., released the following statement: “We are grateful to Gov. Fallin and the Oklahoma legislative members who approved Senate Bill 1140, the adoption protection measure. This much-needed bill not only protects and advances religious...

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Oklahoma Baptists applaud adoption protection bill
May03

Oklahoma Baptists applaud adoption protection bill

OKLAHOMA CITY—As the Oklahoma State Legislature considers Senate Bill 1140, the faith-based adoption protection bill, the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma’s Executive Director-Treasurer Dr. D. Hance Dilbeck, Jr., released the following statement:  “We applaud Oklahoma State Senators for taking the bold step to ensure religious liberty protections for faith-based adoption agencies through Senate Bill 1140. These faith-based...

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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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