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Issue Date: 2010-07-01
Volume: 189
Number: 13

News

SBC 2010 Summary
30 motions presented at Orlando SBC

Messengers offered 30 motions June 15 during the opening day of the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting, including at least six related to the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report.
Newman announces retirement from Shorter
Shorter University president Harold E. Newman announced plans to step down from his post in a joint meeting of the school's faculty and staff June 21.
Resolutions address Gospel's implications
Statements on Southern Baptist divorce rate, oil spill included

Messengers adopted a resolution calling for reaffirmation of the centrality of the Gospel of Jesus and endorsed other resolutions addressing the implications of the Good News at the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 15-16.
Georgia Baptists participate in New Orleans Seminary commencement
Numerous students with ties to Georgia Baptists were part of the May 15 graduation services held for New Orleans Seminary.
Children, youth learned too during SBC

Adam and Laurie Wyatt and their daughter Abby attended their first Pastors' Conference and Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting here.
Pastor with no tongue still has a lot to say

Scott Schmieding sat in an examination room at the MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston 13 years ago as a surgeon examined a malignant tumor in the center of his tongue.
What they think ...
Georgia Baptists speak on the GCR and SBC annual meeting
Student missionary dies in Maine car crash

Southern Baptist summer missionary Palmer Maphet, 20, of Mount Juliet, Tenn., was killed and three other Tennessee students and their supervisor were injured June 16 when their car was struck by another vehicle near Portland, Maine.
First Baptist Springdale, Ark., cutting TV ministry for CP giving

Pastor Ronnie Floyd of First Baptist Church here announced to members June 27 that monies previously earmarked for national and international television broadcasts will soon be used to increase the church's giving to the Cooperative Program.
SBC WRAPUP: Messengers pass GCR report, elect new president in 1st runoff since '82
After months of debate, Southern Baptist Convention messengers meeting June 15-16 easily adopted an amended version of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report and also elected a new president, Bryant Wright.
GBC state missionaries give a hand to ITP churches

Northwest Baptist Church near Atlantic Station was thriving at one time.
Joni Eareckson Tada diagnosed with cancer
Joni Eareckson Tada, an internationally disability advocate as a quadriplegic, has been diagnosed with breast cancer, according to a June 23 news release from the A. Larry Ross public relations firm.
Evangelists add Fish, Ham to Hall of Faith

Southern Baptist evangelism professor Roy Fish and legendary revivalist Mordecai Ham were inducted into the Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists' Hall of Faith June 12 during the organization's annual meeting in Orlando, Fla.
Wright envisions Baptists returning to first love, making radical shift in CP priorities

Newly elected Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright wants to see Southern Baptists return to their first love, radically reprioritize their lives, funding, and ministries to fulfill the Great Commission, and directly participate in overseas mission work.
From conversation to prayer, Crossover reaches out to Orlando
A friendly conversation, a story, a realization and a prayer: that's the gist of what happens when one person shares and another accepts the simple Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastors focus on missions, adoption
Under the banner of "Greater Things," speakers during the June 14 afternoon and evening sessions of the 2010 Pastors' Conference - held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. - focused on the Great Commission and the launch of a national campaign to help pastors adopt children.
Rosaries a popular gang tool, but not usually for prayer

When seventh-grader Raymond Hosier was suspended for wearing rosary beads to school late last month, civil rights groups rushed to his defense.
SBC registration 3rd highest in 6 years
Georgia brings second-largest number of messengers
Interest in the Great Commission Resurgence helped fuel a great attendance resurgence at the 2010 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention June 15-16 in Orlando, Fla.

People and Places

Licensed/ordained
Ministerial Moves

Cooperative Program Stories

These coins can change the world

Jerry Cross sits in his office at Flat Creek Baptist Church in Fayetteville surrounded by eagles.

Bible Study

The Power of Courage

1 Samuel 17: 8-11, 32-39, 45-47
Bible Studies for Life, Jul 11
When External Threats Come

1 Samuel 22:17-20; 23:1-6, 9-13
Bible Studies for Life, Jul 18

Columns

Family must unite when loved one has a drinking problem

Seven observations on the Orlando Convention

As I reflect on the recent Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Orlando there are several things of interest I want to share with you.
The Open Door

The 2010 Southern Baptist Convention is in the history books.
Ergun Caner: a needed voice in a troubled world

Officials of Liberty University said last Friday that Ergun Caner would no longer be dean of its seminary, following an investigation into some of his claims about being raised as a Muslim.
We need your help!

At this year's SBC meeting in Orlando, messengers deliberated on the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report.