Stewart Simms, vice president of the Georgia Baptist Convention, brought a stirring message from the Old Testament book of Haggai for the Sept. 14 meeting of the Executive Committee at the GBC Missions and Ministry Center.
The first person North American Mission Board employees saw at the front door of the building on the morning of Sept. 15 was NAMB's newest employee, who greeted each of them with a smile and a handshake. It was the mission board’s new president, Kevin Ezell.
LifeWay Christian Resources President Thom S. Rainer introduced several recommendations and initiatives in his "state of LifeWay" report to trustees to position the Southern Baptist entity to better accomplish its mission.
The Kansas-Nebraska Convention of Southern Baptists has reduced the percentage of Cooperative Program receipts forwarded to Southern Baptists' national and international causes from 32 percent to 22 percent, the convention's news publication reported in September.
When William Thornton goes to work in the morning, all he can see is a cross lifted against the sky as he swings around the steeple of First Methodist Church 100 feet above the petty concerns of the city.
Relief workers are able to give hope to thousands of desperate families in Haiti and Pakistan because Southern Baptists have given generously to their World Hunger Fund, the executive director of a Southern Baptist relief and development organization said Sept. 13.
Burning copies of the Quran would endanger Christians in other countries and also make it more difficult to share the Gospel with Muslims, a Golden Gate Seminary professor said after the pastor of a small Florida church called off a highly publicized Quran-burning event.