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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.

Georgia Baptist news offered in 11 languages

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – As the nation’s oldest continuously publishing religious newspaper, The Christian Index has provided news for and about Georgia Baptists since 1822. But it’s always been exclusively in English until now.

‘Father of contemporary Christian music’ dies at 94

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Often called the “father of contemporary Christian music,” Ralph Carmichael left his mark on the music industry in seven decades and at least as many genres. Carmichael died Wednesday (Oct. 20) at the age of 94.

Texas tightens restrictions on chemical abortions

AUSTIN, Texas (BP) – In another move to protect unborn life in the state, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a bill earlier this month that narrows the window of time doctors can prescribe medicine to induce a chemical abortion from 10 weeks into pregnancy to seven weeks. The rule, which also disallows the pills from being delivered by mail, takes effect in December, The Associated Press reported.

Litton habla de crisis, mayordomía del sufrimiento en SWBTS

FORT WORTH (BP) - En una conversación durante la capilla en Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) el martes (14 de septiembre), el presidente de la Convención Bautista del Sur, Ed Litton, abordó temas que van desde la obra de Dios a través del sufrimiento, la reconciliación racial, la crisis que enfrenta el Comité Ejecutivo de la SBC y las acusaciones de plagio que lo han perseguido desde principios de su presidencia.

TRUSTEES: EC responds to task force, authorizes funding at September meeting

NASHVILLE (BP) -- In its first meeting since messengers to the June 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting called for an independent, third-party review of the SBC Executive Committee, the EC responded to several routine motions and moved to fund the independent review but declined to waive attorney-client privilege for the time being.