FORT WORTH (BP) – In a conversation during chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Tuesday (Sept. 14), Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton addressed topics ranging from God’s work through suffering, racial reconciliation, the crisis facing the SBC Executive Committee and the accusations of plagiarism that have dogged him since early in his presidency.


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Despite loss, Hurricane Ida shows God at work

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers remove trees downed by Hurricane Ida on the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary campus.

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – Hurricane Ida’s arrival on the 16th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina brought many challenges. Its quick move across the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana brought record-breaking electrical outages and widespread damage. Despite loss, the storm brought also opportunities for some in the NOBTS family to share the Gospel and live out their faith.

ERLC trustees name Leatherwood acting president; greenlight sex abuse assessment

Lori Bova of New Mexico was elected chair of the ERLC trustee board. She is the second woman to hold the position. Photo by Brandon Porter

NASHVILLE (BP) – The trustees of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission committed the entity to an assessment of sexual abuse in the convention in one of many actions taken during their annual meeting Sept. 14-15.


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