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WRAP-UP: SBC elects Litton, takes control of EC investigation

NASHVILLE (BP) – From the moment they were called to order with a different gavel than the one SBC presidents had used for the previous 149 years, messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting June 15-16 in Nashville – the largest since 1995 – were ready to make changes and challenge traditions in the name of advancing the Gospel.

Send Relief reports help and hope amid pandemic

NASHVILLE (BP) – In an introductory video that played before Send Relief President Bryant Wright’s report, he said: “Together, we can meet needs and change lives for people on the other side of the world and right down the street. Together, as Southern Baptists, we can be an unstoppable force of hope,” as clips of compassion projects rolled.

SBC messengers treated to screening of new Kendrick brothers film

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting attended Lifeway Films screenings of two upcoming faith-based movies, “Show Me the Father” and “Sabina,” on the evenings of June 14 and 15.

Mohler: Religious liberty vital to Christianity

NASHVILLE (BP) – A theology of conversion, such as Christianity, necessitates religious liberty because regeneration of the heart cannot be achieved by coercion, Albert Mohler said Tuesday (June 15) during “Baptists Thinking Biblically: A Conversation on Religious Liberty.”

9Marks panel discusses ‘The State of the SBC’

NASHVILLE (BP) – The 9Marks panel at the 2021 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting featured speakers Mark Dever, Kevin Smith, Danny Akin and H.B. Charles discussing current issues within the SBC as well as recapping Tuesday’s events.

2021 SBC Annual Meeting President’s Address

NASHVILLE (BP) – Saying they faced a defining moment, the “most important crossroads” in a generation, departing SBC President J.D. Greear challenged Southern Baptists to hear the concerns of the entire body while unifying around the one true Gospel and the Great Commission.

Southeastern Women’s Breakfast highlights Great Commission stories

NASHVILLE (BP) – Celebrating Great Commission stories and the faithfulness of the Lord in the lives of women was the theme of this year’s sixth annual Southeastern Women’s Breakfast, hosted by Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) Wednesday (June 16). Approximately 150 women gathered to hear from Lynette Ezell, Annie Locke, Kandi Gallaty and Missie Branch for a time of encouragement.

ERLC: Ultrasound placements continue to expand

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission intends to place 50 ultrasound machines in pregnancy resource centers during a two-year span in its ongoing and increasing effort to protect unborn children, acting President Daniel Patterson told messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting on Wednesday (June 16).

Mandrell highlights God’s provision and future direction of Lifeway

NASHVILLE (BP) – Ben Mandrell, Lifeway Christian Resources president and CEO, expressed confidence in the future of the organization during his report to messengers at the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting on Wednesday (June 16).

Motion spurs task force to oversee EC review

NASHVILLE (BP) – Messengers to the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting overwhelmingly approved a motion calling for a task force to oversee a third-party investigation into allegations of mishandling abuse claims at the SBC Executive Committee.