At NAAF, Luter exhorts SBC to trust in God

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- Fred Luter, in his first sermon after his election as Southern Baptist Convention president, exhorted believers to place their trust in the Lord and work through the church to heal today's troubled society. Read More

IMB: Leave 'No regrets' in reaching the lost

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- What will it cost to be Jesus' heart, hands and voice to a lost and dying world? Absolutely everything. That was the challenge from International Mission Board President Tom Elliff June 20 to messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in New Orleans. Read More

Military personnel add to LifeWay report

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- In his report to the Southern Baptist Convention, LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer highlighted several transformational products and projects in which LifeWay has experienced "God's hand and God's favor." Read More

Land: ERLC remains committed to reconciliation

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- In his first public comments on events that drew a sharp reprimand from trustees of the SBC's Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Richard Land acknowledged June 19 the charges of both plagiarism and "racially insensitive and hurtful remarks" following the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin, expressing hope nothing he did would detract from the convention's election of its first African American president. Read More

Pastors hear Send North America vision

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell, at the Send North America luncheon June 19, thanked churches for their Annie Armstrong Easter Offering gifts in 2011 as NAMB leadership cast a vision for every church to be a part of church planting. Read More

Wright exhorts traditionalists & Calvinists

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The "elephant in the room" in the Southern Baptist Convention is the tension between "traditional" Southern Baptists and "Calvinists," Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright said in his message to the SBC annual meeting June 19 in New Orleans. Read More

SBC pastors polled on Calvinism and its effect

Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) -- Nearly equal numbers of pastors in the Southern Baptist Convention consider their churches as Calvinist/Reformed as do Arminian/Wesleyan, although more than 60 percent are somewhat or strongly concerned about the effect of Calvinism on the denomination, according to a new survey from LifeWay Research. Read More

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