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Counselor June Hunt celebrates 35 years on air, in print

DALLAS (BP) – June Hunt’s international biblical counseling ministry Hope for the Heart was seeking an accountant when president and CEO Curtis Hail met an accounting professional in her 50s who seemed especially passionate about helping the ministry. So he asked why.

At 75, Baptist Press still ‘important religion news’

NASHVILLE (BP) – Wildfire had decimated the Northern California town of Magalia, and local pastor Doug Crowder didn’t know how his 100-member congregation could meet the swell of community needs. That’s when Baptist Press published his story.

Vaccine mandates raise religious liberty questions

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (BP) – As more and more pastors are being asked to provide confirmation of a religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccine, they are drawing a range of conclusions about whether refusing the vaccine can be a religious liberty issue.

WRAP-UP: SBC elects Litton, takes control of EC investigation

NASHVILLE (BP) – From the moment they were called to order with a different gavel than the one SBC presidents had used for the previous 149 years, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville – the largest since 1995 – were ready to make changes and challenge traditions in the name of advancing the Gospel.

SBC business plan change rejected, SBC constitution amended

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers resoundingly defeated a change to the SBC Business and Financial Plan proposed by the convention’s Executive Committee. Critics said the proposal would have granted the EC too much authority and left the six SBC seminaries in trouble with accreditors.

El CE rechaza moción sobre abusos sexuales y elige directivos

NASHVILLE (BP) – Si la reunión del Comité Ejecutivo de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC) es una indicación, la reunión anual de la convención de este año podría involucrar drama. En una serie de votaciones muy reñidas en el Music City Center de Nashville, el CE se negó a considerar una moción relacionada con […]

EC declines sex abuse motion, elects officers

NASHVILLE (BP) – If the SBC Executive Committee’s meeting Monday (June 14) is any indication, the convention’s annual meeting this year could involve drama.

Associations key to SBC revitalization, presidential candidates say

NASHVILLE (BP) – Local Baptist associations are vital catalysts for unity in the SBC and the rebound of Cooperative Program giving, according to the three candidates for convention president who participated in a forum Sunday (June 13) hosted by the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL).

‘Count the faces’: SBC diversity on the rise

NASHVILLE (BP) – When messengers see more ethnic diversity on committees at this year’s SBC annual meeting, they shouldn’t be surprised. As a report by the convention’s Executive Committee puts it, such diversity long has been “the expressed desire of the Southern Baptist Convention.”

Vision 2025: CP needs ‘all hands on deck’ to reach $500 million

The Cooperative Program (CP) has caught on with Iowa Baptists – to say the least.