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Hearing set for SWBTS, Riley Foundation lawsuit

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – A temporary injunction hearing in a lawsuit filed by Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Baylor University against a charitable foundation is scheduled for Dec. 2 after a judge granted the plaintiffs’ motion for expedited discovery. Additionally, two Southwestern trustees have been suspended in connection with their involvement with the charitable foundation.

FIRST-PERSON: How to bring joy to your pastor

A pastor’s work is never finished. When he goes to bed Sunday evening, the last thoughts on his mind are the things that he will need to attend to the following week. Even on his days off, the pastor is never off. A simple trip to the hardware store usually leads to a ministry encounter or two.

TRUSTEES: SWBTS sees enrollment and revenue growth, affirms legal steps

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary board of trustees heard enrollment and financial reports, elected two scholars to the institution’s faculty, approved a new degree program and affirmed the school's recent legal actions during its Oct. 19 meeting.

NAMB to emphasize Hispanic church planting in 2021

NASHVILLE (BP) – Over the course of the next decade, demographic projections estimate the Hispanic population will increase by 30 percent, up from the 2016 figure of 57 million to 74 million people by 2030. In recognizing these demographic shifts, the North American Mission Board (NAMB) will emphasize Hispanic church planting starting in 2021.

Worship God by tithing, Floyd says in free biblical stewardship resource

NASHVILLE (BP) – The financial offering is an exciting part of worship deserving preparation and exhortation on par with sermons, SBC Executive Committee President and CEO Ronnie Floyd believes.

Few churches back to pre-COVID attendance levels

NASHVILLE (BP) – The vast majority of U.S. Protestant churches say they are holding in-person services, but churchgoers have yet to attend in the numbers they did before the coronavirus pandemic struck.

Senate to work through weekend for Barrett nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate is on track to confirm Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court by next Monday (Oct. 26), planning for a rare weekend session as Republicans look to install President Donald Trump's pick before Election Day.

FIRST-PERSON: How much more can you stand?

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) – One of the greatest and constant needs of the church since its birth at Pentecost is God-called, Spirit-filled, well-equipped leaders. Are you like me, some days just wondering: How much more can we stand?

Appeals court again upholds state pro-life law

WASHINGTON (BP) – A federal appeals court has again upheld a state pro-life law based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision this year that was a defeat at the time for an effort to protect women who undergo abortions.