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Litton urges Executive Committee to regain trust of Southern Baptists

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton reported Monday night (Sept. 20) on the Gospel work he has witnessed during the first months of his presidency while urging Executive Committee members and guests to model and speak Christ’s message for those inside as well as outside the church.

Task Force chair addresses Executive Committee, discusses client-attorney privilege

NASHVILLE (BP) – Debate over the long-term effects of waiving attorney-client privilege and remaining in step with the entity’s fiduciary responsibility led the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee to call for an executive (or closed) session Monday afternoon (Sept. 20).

Churches prepare to meet Afghan refugee needs

NASHVILLE (BP) – Brandon Hembree remembers the moment Afghan refugees became a face instead of a number.

Georgia Baptist Mission Board announces layoffs amid continual CP decrease

DULUTH, Ga. (BP) – Another round of layoffs along with other budget cuts are part of an ongoing effort “to right-size our organization so that we will be able to continue to live within our means,” Georgia Baptist Mission Board Executive Director Thomas Hammond told Baptist Press today.

Los cristianos son instados a no olvidar a sus hermanos y hermanas en Cristo en Afganistán

NASHVILLE (BP) – Si bien el resurgimiento de los talibanes en Afganistán es motivo de preocupación para su población cristiana, la situación no es tan sombría como podría ser.

Tanks filled, decisions celebrated on Baptism Sunday

NASHVILLE (BP) – For Michael Bowen, Baptism Sunday (Sept. 12) was about a celebration of those publicly proclaiming their faith in Christ. Personally, though, it was also the culmination of three years of dialogue and building relationships.

Christians urged not to forget brothers and sisters in Afghanistan’s new day

NASHVILLE (BP) – While the Taliban’s reemergence in Afghanistan brings concern for its Christian population, the situation isn’t as grim as it could be.

9/11: Need for Christian-based ‘soul care’ for military grew

PLEASANT VIEW, Tenn. (BP) – Approaching the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Evan Owens knew the trauma care network he co-founded to help soldiers returning from the war on terrorism would be busier than ever. In the 10 years since establishing REBOOT Recovery alongside his wife, Jenny, he’s learned that memories can remain raw, regardless of that saying about time and wounds.

Baptism Sunday requires volunteer training, preparation, pastor says

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (BP) – As part of Baptism Sunday alongside other Southern Baptists, Mercy Church has several names slated of those to enter the baptistry Sept. 12. But it’s those unplanned baptisms, said Pastor Spence Shelton, that require an extra level of training for volunteers. 

Georgia Baptist university coach dies from COVID-19 complications

ROME, Ga. (BP) – Shorter University coach Ryan Dupree, 24, died Sept. 4 from COVID-related pneumonia shortly after being diagnosed with COVID-19.