NASHVILLE (BP) – A dispute about whether a Southern Baptist entity can suspend trustees for misconduct will be studied by a task force formed by the SBC Executive Committee’s Committee on Missions and Ministry.
BLACKSHEAR, Ga. (BP) – The story isn’t a pulpit exaggeration. Mike Stone, the longtime pastor of Emmanuel Baptist Church, proudly owns a record for beard length on a turkey. Almost 10 years ago now, Stone bagged a bird with a 16.5-inch beard, which ranks No. 16 in the National Wild Turkey Federation’s world rankings.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – A settlement in a lawsuit filed by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University effectively returns control of the Harold E. Riley Foundation to the schools. Additionally, the trustees of the foundation will resign and are prohibited from future employment by or service to any SBC entity or Texas charity.
NASHVILLE (BP) – A racist letter sent to a prominent Black pastor drew swift condemnation from SBC leaders while further highlighting elevated racial tensions within the convention.
FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (BP) - Citando "preocupaciones que afectan a todos los grupos étnicos en la CBS", el presidente de la Confraternidad Nacional Afroamericana (NAAF, por sus silgas en inglés) de la Convención Bautista del Sur (SBC, por sus siglas en inglés) emitió una declaración a nombre del grupo relacionada con la “amplitud y profundidad” de una declaración reciente de los presidentes de los seis seminarios bautistas del sur.
FAIRFAX STATION, Va. (BP) – Citing “concerns that affect all ethnic groups in the SBC,” the president of the National African American Fellowship of the Southern Baptist Convention issued a statement on behalf of the group related to the “breadth and depth” of a recent statement by presidents of the six Southern Baptist seminaries.
FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit filed by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University against a charitable foundation, claiming intervention is “necessary … to protect the public interest in charity.”
WAKE FOREST, N.C. (BP) – In recognition of the 20th anniversary of the adoption of the Baptist Faith and Message 2000, the Council of Seminary Presidents of the Southern Baptist Convention has reaffirmed “with eagerness” the BFM’s status “as the doctrinal statement that unites and defines Southern Baptist cooperation and establishes the confessional unity of our Convention.”
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – R. Albert Mohler Jr. describes himself as “a creature of print.” He pores over more than a dozen newspapers a day in order to prepare for his podcast, “The Briefing with Albert Mohler,” in which he provides cultural analysis from a Christian worldview. And he means actual printed newspapers.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) - Expresando el deseo de servir como unificador en medio de tiempos turbulentos, el presidente del Seminario Teológico Bautista del Sur, R. Albert Mohler Jr., dijo que acordó aceptar una nominación para servir como presidente de la SBC en la Reunión Anual de la SBC de 2021.