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Mohler: Libertad religiosa vital para el cristianismo

NASHVILLE (BP) - Una teología de la conversión, como el cristianismo, necesita libertad religiosa porque la regeneración del corazón no se puede lograr mediante la coerción, dijo Albert Mohler el martes (15 de junio) durante "Bautistas pensando bíblicamente: una conversación sobre la libertad religiosa".

Mohler: Religious liberty vital to Christianity

NASHVILLE (BP) – A theology of conversion, such as Christianity, necessitates religious liberty because regeneration of the heart cannot be achieved by coercion, Albert Mohler said Tuesday (June 15) during “Baptists Thinking Biblically: A Conversation on Religious Liberty.”

Motion spurs task force to oversee EC review

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting overwhelmingly approved a motion calling for a task force to oversee a third-party investigation into allegations of mishandling abuse claims at the SBC Executive Committee.

La sesión de mujeres de la Conferencia Send destaca la hospitalidad

NASHVILLE (BP) - Amy Hannon, esposa de un ministro y autora de "Love, Welcome, Serve", instó a las mujeres a superar las barreras culturales a la hospitalidad bíblica e invitar a las personas a sus hogares durante la sesión para mujeres de la Conferencia Send de 2021 el 14 de junio en Nashville.

Women’s Leadership Network unites Kingdom servants

NASHVILLE (BP) – Women serving in various leadership roles throughout the Southern Baptist Convention gathered for the second annual Women’s Leadership Network meeting June 14 at the Music City Center to hear from three leaders with varying degrees of experience in the SBC.

Send Conference women’s track highlights hospitality

NASHVILLE (BP) – Amy Hannon, a minister’s wife and author of “Love, Welcome, Serve,” urged women to overcome cultural barriers to biblical hospitality and invite people into their homes during the women’s track of the Send Conference 2021 June 14 in Nashville.

Abortion survivor laments Super Bowl ad rejection

MESQUITE, Texas (BP) -- Josiah Presley, one of the abortion survivors featured in a 30-second ad that Fox Sports chose not to run during the Super Bowl, is a Criswell College graduate and a youth pastor at Galloway Avenue Baptist Church in Mesquite, Texas. "Can you look me in the eye and tell me that I shouldn't be alive?" Presley asks in the ad made by Faces of Choice. The group's founder said she repeatedly met additional terms set forth by Fox and in the end was not given a suitable reason why the ad was rejected.

New entity leaders deliver first reports to EC

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Four of the five newly-elected Southern Baptist entity presidents delivered their first reports to SBC Executive Committee members, noting some of the challenges they face and thanking churches for supporting their work through the Cooperative Program. Among the new leaders speaking Tuesday (Sept. 17) in Nashville –- in addition to EC President Ronnie Floyd, who gave his first report as president to the committee in June -- were Ben Mandrell of LifeWay Christian Resources, Jamie Dew of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, Adam Greenway of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Paul Chitwood of the International Mission Board.

Southern Baptist Deaf meet at Ridgecrest

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Conference of the Deaf (SBCD) gathered for their 71st annual meeting and elected a woman president for the third time in their history as they rallied around the theme "Good News 24/7" from Mark 16:15. More than 130 people from 20 states, Japan, Mexico and Puerto Rico attended the meeting July 15-19 at Ridgecrest Conference Center in Ridgecrest, N.C., and others followed special coverage on Facebook Live.

Judy put aside her Kindle to speak life to Hector

HUNTLEY, Mont. (BP) -- Judy Seiwert had been visiting her grandchildren and was flying home to Montana, eager to pass the time with a book on her new Kindle. Seated next to Hector Esquivel, however, she was stirred to begin a conversation. Esquivel was returning from his mother's funeral that week in 2011, and he had been annoyed by a group of Christians praying over him at her wake, he told Baptist Press. In obligatory small talk with Seiwert on the plane, he mentioned his mother's death and said she was in a better place.