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LifeWay reverses course in dispute, pursues resolution with Rainer

NASHVILLE (BP) – LifeWay Christian Resources has decided not to proceed with a breach of contract lawsuit against the SBC entity’s former president Thom Rainer, but will instead seek to resolve the dispute without litigation.

LifeWay files suit over contract, Rainer disputes

NASHVILLE (BP) – LifeWay Christian Resources has sued its former president, Thom Rainer, for allegedly breaching his severance agreement by publishing with a competitor.

How Republicans’ stances compare with SBC resolutions

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) --This year’s Republican National Convention was shorter than usual on official policy statements that align with Southern Baptist Convention resolutions.

Comparación entre la plataforma demócrata y las resoluciones de la SBC

La plataforma 2020 del partido demócrata presenta críticas mixtas cuando se compara con las resoluciones aprobadas por los mensajeros en las recientes reuniones anuales de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC).

How Democrats’ platform compares with SBC resolutions

MILWAUKEE (BP) -- The 2020 Democratic Party Platform draws mixed reviews when compared with resolutions passed by messengers at recent SBC annual meetings.

Racial reconciliation not a ‘finished project’ 25 years after historic resolution

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Charles Carter chaired the Resolutions Committee that led the Southern Baptist Convention to repent of racism and make a historic push for racial reconciliation at the 1995 SBC annual meeting in Atlanta. But what may have been his most significant act of racial reconciliation that summer occurred after he returned home to Birmingham, Ala.

N.C. pastor Eddie Eaton to be recording sec. nominee

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) -- North Carolina pastor Eddie Eaton will be nominated for recording secretary of the Southern Baptist Convention, Florida pastor Mike Orr announced today (May 16). Eaton is "a proven leader," "Kingdom minded," and "administratively gifted," Orr, pastor of First Baptist Church in Chipley, Fla., told Baptist Press in relaying his intent to nominate Eaton at the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

Animated gay wedding sparks protest

NASHVILLE (BP) -- A petition protesting a same-sex wedding in the animated PBS children's show "Arthur" garnered thousands of signatures in its first day online. Meanwhile, Ken Ham, founder of the Answers in Genesis (AiG) apologetics ministry, said the gay wedding depiction illustrates "you can't trust what your kids may watch on PBS." "Arthur" -- a PBS Kids show chronicling the adventures of an elementary school-aged, anthropomorphic aardvark -- included in its season 22 premier May 14 the same-sex wedding of the title character's teacher Mr. Ratburn, according to media reports.

GMA Hall of Fame inducts singers, songwriters

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Four singers, songwriters and music executives were inducted into the Gospel Music Association's Gospel Music Hall of Fame May 8. The induction ceremony, held on the campus of David Lipscomb University, also honored recording artists and others who support charitable work, according to a Gospel Music Association (GMA) news release. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and musicians Gloria Gaither, The Martins and Paul Baloche were among special guests at the ceremony.

3-D human organ printing called ‘promising development’

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Advances in 3-D printing technology have brought scientists a step closer to manufacturing organs for people in need of transplants. Evangelical bioethicists say the technology appears "promising" and "exciting," provided it does not involve embryo-destructive techniques among other potential pitfalls. Research published May 2 in the journal Science reported 3-D printing of living tissue using human cells and a water-based solution, according to media reports. Scientists have been ...