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Southern Baptists prepare and respond to wildfires on the West Coast

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Nev. (BP) – Several wildfires burning across the U.S. West Coast are prompting some Southern Baptists to evacuate from their homes, while others are responding to practical needs.

Game on for IMB Olympics ministry team

TOKYO (BP) – Dozens of Southern Baptists across the U.S. planned to travel to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympics to serve alongside International Mission Board missionaries and Japanese Christians.

Many first-timers as Lifeway Black church confab returns onsite

RIDGECREST, N.C. (BP) – Donna Brooks of Belleville, Ill., found a quality at the Black Church Leadership and Family Conference (BCLFC) that she struggled to put into words.

Lawsuit filed by 12 women against Liberty University

BROOKLYN, N.Y. (BP) – A dozen women filed suit against Liberty University claiming the university “intentionally created a campus environment where sexual assault and rapes are foreseeably more likely to occur than they would in the absence of Liberty’s policies.” The student conduct policy in question is known as “The Liberty Way.”

FIRST-PERSON: The prayer assignment

GRAPEVINE, Texas (BP) – Southern Baptists believe in prayer. And while most of us readily admit our own prayer lives could improve, we are, nevertheless, a praying people. In June, in Nashville, Southern Baptists took another important step in affirming our dependence upon the power of prayer. We voted to give the SBC Executive Committee the “prayer assignment.”

Trust is key to sharing the Gospel, Wyoming church planter says

COWLEY, Wyo. (BP) – To the outside observer, Johannes Slabbert has the perfect analogy for sharing the Gospel with the ranchers and cowboys near this Wyoming town eight miles from the Montana border. But his knowledge of and appreciation for the local ministry context tell him otherwise. 

SBC DIGEST: Three former church leaders arrested, association leader resigns

Three former church leaders arrested for sex-related crimes; Missouri association leader resigns after admitting 'inappropriate behavior.'

Lawsuit opposes Platt, McLean elder election

VIENNA, Va. (BP) – Controversy over the election of three elders reached a boiling point during a contentious business meeting last Sunday (July 18) at McLean Bible Church, where former International Mission Board President David Platt is pastor. 

Evangelical organizations partner to host 1 million hours of prayer during Tokyo Olympics

Several evangelical organizations, both internationally and in the U.S., are partnering together in an effort to cover Japan with 1 million hours of prayer during the 30 days of the 2021 Olympic and Paralympic games.  

Court win for InterVarsity applauded by Southern Baptists

ST. LOUIS (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders commended the latest court victory for a student faith group that was removed from a state university campus for requiring its leaders to be Christians.