Laura Erlanson

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FIRST-PERSON: Nearly dead for camp cred, but totally worth it

NASHVILLE (BP) – During June, I did what many said could not be done. I pulled off the exhaustion hat trick, the triathlon of tired, the white whale of weariness – the SBC annual meeting, Vacation Bible School and Centri-Kid in back-to-back weeks. It was the Baptist Ironman of sleep deprivation.

Guidepost report contains audit of Credentials Committee, recommendations for reform

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Guidepost Solutions report released Sunday (May 22) regarding allegations of mishandling sexual abuse claims by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee included a detailed audit of “procedures and actions taken by the Credentials Committee.”

Dickard to be nominated for Pastors’ Conference president

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (BP) – Daniel Dickard, pastor of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., will be nominated for president of the 2023 SBC Pastors’ Conference

Biden announces Russian sanctions; Christians urge prayer

DONBAS, Ukraine (BP) – President Joe Biden announced Tuesday (Feb. 22) that the United States will impose sanctions against Russia, following the movement of Russian troops into eastern Ukraine Monday (Feb. 21).

What’s the word? Website puts Baptist spin on popular Wordle game

NASHVILLE (BP) – After their daily time in the Word, Southern Baptists can now spend a little time figuring out the daily word.

Baptist Church Music Conference offers help in changing world

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (BP) – As the landscape of church music continues to shift, the Baptist Church Music Conference (BCMC) remains a constant presence and help for Southern Baptist musicians at all levels of involvement – the local church, denominational work and education.

El panorama de la música eclesiástica se reorganiza a medida que cierran las grandes editoriales

NASHVILLE (BP) - Cuando anunció el mes pasado que cerraría, Brentwood Benson se convirtió en la última de una serie de importantes editoriales de música eclesiástica que cerraron sus puertas. El año pasado fue testigo de la quiebra de Lorenz Corp., que había comprado el gigante de música coral Word Music en el 2017. Después, hace unos meses, Lifeway envió su última caja de nuevas ofrendas corales para las iglesias.

Church music landscape rearranged as big publishers close

NASHVILLE (BP) – When it announced last month it was shutting down, Brentwood Benson became the latest in a line of major church music publishers closing their doors. Last year saw the bankruptcy of Lorenz Corp., which had purchased choral giant Word Music in 2017. Then a few months ago, Lifeway released its last box of new choral offerings for churches.

BAPTIST PRESS: Most significant stories of 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – After a tumultuous 2020, many were hoping for a calmer 2021. But this year has been anything but calm. We had some great news, like a lot of baptisms and record giving. And we had bad news, like major disasters and an ongoing pandemic. All of it made for some big, and […]

Las noticias de los bautistas de Georgia se ofrecen en 11 idiomas

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – Como el periódico religioso más antiguo del país que se publica continuamente, The Christian Index ha proporcionado noticias para y sobre los bautistas de Georgia desde 1822. Pero siempre ha sido exclusivamente en inglés hasta ahora.