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SBC DIGEST: GuideStone releases tax guide; Virginia pregnancy center gets ultrasound; NOBTS students awarded for ‘personhood’ papers

GuideStone announces release of its Ministers’ Tax Guide; ERLC’s Psalm 139 Project dedicates ultrasound machine to Virginia center; Two NOBTS students among top winners at Exploring Personhood conference.

Unity, partnership evident at disaster relief national roundtable

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) volunteer Jason Yarbrough kicked off his first year as state disaster relief director for the Baptist Convention of Oklahoma by attending the annual SBDR roundtable Jan. 24-26 at North Jacksonville Baptist Church in Jacksonville.

Pastor’s guided tours of D.C. aim to shore up love for God’s Word

WASHINGTON (BP) – In addition to reading and studying Scripture, it can be powerful to experience the Bible’s real-world impact.

101-year-old Ky. Baptist recounts salvation story after meeting Corrie Ten Boom

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Eleanor Gorin, born March 5, 1921, grew up in the first house built on Cherokee Road in Louisville and received Christ after meeting the famous Holocaust survivor Corrie Ten Boom.

ERLC presents policy priorities for challenging year

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission will address four categories of priorities in what it acknowledged will be a challenging year for legislating and governing, the Southern Baptist entity announced Monday (Jan. 30).

Online scammers steal $793K from N.C. church

ELKIN, N.C. (BP) – A Piedmont Triad congregation’s plans to move into a new worship center this spring have been put on hold after cyber criminals stole more than $793,000 from the church in an online scam.

Trial date set for case involving Patterson, SWBTS

SHERMAN, Texas (BP) – A court date has been set for a trial involving former Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson and the seminary and an alleged sexual abuse survivor. U.S. District Judge Sean Jordan set the trial date for April 3, 2023.

DR teams provide support as Memphis braces for protests

MEMPHIS (BP) – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams from Tennessee and Mississippi are providing support for first responders Friday (Jan. 27) in Memphis as the city braces for possible protests related to the reported beating and death of a man who died a few days following his arrest on Jan. 7. Since the incident, five former police officers have been charged with murder.

Colorado cake artist loses again in transgender case

DENVER (BP) – A Colorado court has again rejected cake designer Jack Phillips’ effort to defend the freedom to conduct his business according to his Christian beliefs.