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Scripture-engaged Americans more hopeful and forgiving, study says

WASHINGTON (BP) – Americans who most often turn to Scripture are more hopeful and forgiving but still suffer stress and trauma, the American Bible Society said in the latest release from its 2021 State of the Bible report.

Jewish and Gentile Christians issue call against rising anti-Semitism

IRVING, Texas (BP) – Messianic Southern Baptists are among Jewish and Gentile Christians issuing a statement decrying anti-Semitism that is rising globally and spiking since the latest fighting between Israel and Hamas.

2021 SBC Annual Meeting President’s Address

NASHVILLE (BP) – Saying they faced a defining moment, the “most important crossroads” in a generation, departing SBC President J.D. Greear challenged Southern Baptists to hear the concerns of the entire body while unifying around the one true Gospel and the Great Commission.

Abortion, sex abuse, racism, Christian unity addressed in diverse resolutions

NASHVILLE (BP) – A day after overruling the Resolutions Committee, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting adopted a resolution Wednesday (June 16) calling for “abolishing abortion immediately, without exception or compromise.”

EC to elect new vice chair after failed messenger attempt to retain Tom Tucker

NASHVILLE (BP) – South Carolina pastor Tom Tucker's reelection Monday (June 14) as vice chairman of the SBC Executive Committee became moot Wednesday (June 16), when messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting rejected a motion to nominate him to a second term on the Executive Committee.

Ausberry to Black pastors: the SBC might be your Nineveh

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Black pastors contemplating withdrawing from the Southern Baptist Convention might be in a position similar to that of the prophet Jonah who despised Nineveh, pastor Marshal Ausberry said Monday (June 14) in his final sermon as president of a fellowship of more than 4,000 Black pastors.

Greear extols Gospel-centered unity and evangelism in final SBC address

NASHVILLE (BP) – Saying they faced a defining moment, the “most important crossroads” in a generation, departing SBC President J.D. Greear challenged Southern Baptists to hear the concerns of the entire body while unifying around the one true Gospel and the Great Commission.

Connie Dixon elected WMU president, succeeds Linda Cooper

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Connie Dixon of New Mexico was elected president of the national Woman's Missionary Union on Sunday (June 13) in the group's annual meeting at Nashville First Baptist Church, replacing Linda Cooper whose term ended after six years of service.

In south Florida, churches aid families struggling during COVID-19 economy

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (BP) – In the middle class neighborhood of Parkridge Church, cars lined up an hour before opening to receive nonperishable food to help them survive the lingering economic challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Adam Blosser to be nominated for SBC recording secretary

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (BP) – Adam Blosser, pastor of Goshen Baptist Church in Spotsylvania, Va., will be nominated for Southern Baptist Convention recording secretary at the SBC 2021 Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville, he announced today.