Four years before Send North America was launched by the North American Mission Board to mobilize churches and local associations to plant and support new churches in underserved parts of the United States, Todd Unzicker was down in the Florida panhandle doing it.
The presidents of all three Georgia Baptist Convention-affiliated colleges joined a growing number of evangelical and Catholic voices saying health care is now becoming a matter of freedom of religion.
Southern Baptists must decide whether they are satisfied with a "presumable encroachment of Calvinism" in their leadership and seminaries, Baptist paper editor Gerald Harris wrote Feb. 9, drawing responses from SBC entities.
When a crowd gathered in the lobby of the Southern Baptist Convention building to watch the baptisms of four children, it was a teaching moment for some in the urban community who were not familiar with one of Baptists' foundational experiences.
The Baptist Convention of New Mexico's Executive Board has followed up on a resolution adopted at the convention's annual meeting in October authorizing the creation of a committee to "explore the future and possibilities of Glorieta," LifeWay Christian Resources' conference center near Santa Fe.
Much of the biblical scholarly world has been buzzing since Feb. 1, when a New Testament professor made a claim during a debate that was news to most everyone who heard it - a first-century fragment of Mark's Gospel may have been found.
The trustees of Midwestern Seminary Feb. 10 accepted the resignation of President R. Philip Roberts effective Feb. 29 during a called meeting at an airport hotel and named as acting president Robin Hadaway, associate professor of missions.
I admire folks with gumption, gallantry, grit and guts. I believe Richard Land, president of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), is that kind of man. He has courage, boldness and intestinal fortitude.
The Open Door By J. Robert White, Executive Director GBC Published February 23, 2012
As I write this Open Door it is prior to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee meeting where we will hear a report regarding the recommendation on changing the name of the Southern Baptist Convention.
Our Sunday School class is studying the Faith and Message statement adopted by the SBC in June of 2000. In the process, we are comparing it to the 1963 message and the differences are very noticeable and encouraging.
Thank you for the article on Calvinism. I am concerned that by focusing the minds of our seminary students on Reformed Theology instead of focusing on the Great Commission, we are doing a great disservice to the Kingdom of God, and to the hearts and passions of our young people.