Henard to transition from W.Va. executive director
SCOTT DEPOT, W.Va. (BP) -- William D. "Bill" Henard, executive director-treasurer of the West Virginia Convention of Southern Baptists since 2015, has accepted a call to pastor First Baptist Church in Athens, Tenn., the convention reported in a July 17 news release. In a letter to the administrative committee of the convention's Executive Board, Henard stated, "I have made the decision that it is time for me to return to the pastorate. It has not been an easy decision but one to which I believe God has led me."
WSJ profiles Moore’s convictional kindness
WASHINGTON (BP) -- The convictional but kind approach to cultural engagement promoted by the Southern Baptist Convention's lead ethicist has gained the attention of one of the country's top newspapers.
An Aid To Understanding the SBC
THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CONVENTION AN AID TO UNDERSTANDING Rev. June 1, 2006 CONTACT: Kenyn Cureton 615-782-8609 [email protected] This brief paper is offered to assist those who wish to understand the Southern Baptist Convention, its work, perspectives, and governance, better. BAPTISTS IN AMERICA A recent poll found that almost one American in five claims to be […]
10 largest people groups among 70 in Afghanistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (BP)--Seventy people groups make up Afghanistan's 26.7 million people. Most of those people practice Islam and have little or no access to the good news of Jesus Christ. The largest group, the Pashtun, compose 48 percent of Afghans with 12.9 million people. Other large groups include the Tajik, Hazara and Turkmen. Some groups, like the Sindhi, have as few as 14,100 people.
Wake Forest’s John Stone: Faster than a speeding bullet
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (BP)--John Stone epitomizes the phrase "team player." Ask him about his individual achievements and he shrugs you off. Ask him about his personal goals and all he talks about are wins.
In the BP story, "SEBTS trustees require new faculty to sign BFM; increase budget by $2M," dated 4/17/01, please replace the 4th paragraph's 2nd sentence with:
100 English teachers sought for 10 Chinese campuses this summer
BEIJING (BP)--One hundred Christian English teachers are urgently needed to fill openings in the China Encounter 2001 summer teaching program from July 4 to Aug. 4.
‘Road to Redemption’ comedy mixes family ties & mobsters
MINNEAPOLIS (BP)--"Road to Redemption," a comedy film being released by World Wide Pictures -- yes, a comedy from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association -- opens in select theaters across the country Feb. 16.
Supreme Court to review case on ‘virtual’ child pornography
WASHINGTON (BP)–The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide the constitutionality of a federal law that bans child pornography depicting computer-generated images that appear to be of actual children. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, located in San Francisco, struck down a 1996 congressional measure that criminalizes the transmission, reception or possession of an image […]
LifeWay releases revised edition of Baptist Faith and Message tract
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--A revised edition of the Baptist Faith and Message tract was released Sept. 1 by LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention.