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SEBTS celebrates high attendance and record giving

WAKE FOREST, NC (BP) – The Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary is celebrating an enrollment of more than 5,000 students and the highest year of financial giving in the school’s history, according to SEBTS President Danny Akin. The Seminary’s Trustees met on Oct. 11-12.

Gateway Seminary focused on mission-critical objectives, executive transitions

DENVER (BP) -- Gateway Seminary President Jeff Iorg told trustees during the fall board meeting the school has retained mission-discipline in spite of a bevy of distractions. Nearly the entire board met in-person October 11 and 12 in Denver, Colorado, while a limited number of trustees joined remotely.

SBC DIGEST: NAMB evangelism kits free for pastors; SWBTS offers fully online worship degree; Illinois church building burns

NAMB evangelism kits now free for pastors; Southwestern offers renewed, fully online worship leadership degree; Fire guts Illinois church building.

FROM THE STATES: New Georgia COO is former Send Relief president; Arkansas camp staff take new positions

Former NAMB Send Relief president is new Georgia Baptist COO; Three resign from Arkansas Baptists' Camp Siloam to pursue other opportunities.

Mississippi’s The Baptist Record goes fully digital

JACKSON, Miss. (BP) -- The Baptist Record will cease printing after 143 years, going fully digital and free of charge on its own website, according to editor William H. Perkins Jr. "There came a time when the last buggy repair shop in Mississippi had to close, because the need for horse-drawn carriages had passed," Perkins said. "As automobiles were to horse-drawn carriages in another era, the internet has brought tremendous change to the news industry, both religious and secular."

SBC DIGEST: Florence Littauer dies at 92; Bob Fu joins Family Research Council

Florence Littauer remembered for ministry of encouragement and hope; Family Research Council welcomes Bob Fu as senior fellow for international religious freedom.

SBC DIGEST: Liberty sues NY Times for defamation; Associational leaders release book; Team named to find North Carolina exec

Liberty University sues NY Times for defamation; Associations' 'future is bright,' SBCAL book says; N.C. board president appoints team to find next state exec.

SBC DIGEST: Louisiana Baptist leaders urge masks, fasting; Chowan University renames Helms Center

Louisiana Baptist leaders urge mask wearing and fasting; North Carolina's Chowan University renames Helms Center.