• Task force aims to create 'discipleship culture'

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    NAMB photo
    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources' and the North American Mission Board's recently-appointed task force on disciple-making met Monday, Oct. 17 at NAMB's building in Alpharetta, Ga. The group of 11 Southern Baptist pastors gathered to discuss their task of communicating that "any church of any background can be disciple-making," according to chairman Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn. Read More

  • Rare hymnals get new life in NOBTS digital scanning

    by Gary D. Myers, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    Photo by Joe Fontenot
    NEW ORLEANS (BP) -- The musty smell of antiquity fills the air as music professor Ed Steele positions an old leather-bound book on an odd-looking scanner.

    With the press of a button the scanner comes to life, a light passes over the page, and before long a scanned page appears on Steele's computer screen. Read More

  • Clinton, Trump share plans for Supreme Court

    by Mark Kelly, posted Thursday, October 20, 2016 (2 days ago)

    Screen capture from Fox News
    LAS VEGAS (BP) -- The third and final debate of the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump focused on various issues of concern to many evangelical Christians: the U.S. Supreme Court, abortion, immigration, personal character, and ongoing turmoil in the Middle East.

    The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, hosted the 90-minute debate between Clinton, the Democratic nominee, and Republican nominee Donald Trump. Chris Wallace, host of "Fox News Sunday," moderated the event. Read More

  • 48 Christians killed by Fulani herdsmen in Nigeria

    by Morning Star News/Nigeria Correspondent, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    GODOGODO, Nigeria (BP) -- Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed more than 48 Christians and injured eight others in two separate attacks in northwestern Nigeria in October and September, area leaders said. Read More

  • 'Love where you live' shown to S.C. storm survivors

    by Josie Rabbitt, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    Photo by Casey Jones/NAMB
    FLORENCE, S.C. (BP) -- Dwight Herring didn't know the men and women standing next to him as they prepared to make the drive from Greenwood, S.C., across the state to Florence, S.C., on Oct. 14 to serve Hurricane Matthew survivors. As a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief (SBDR) unit leader, Herring was used to calling complete strangers -- trained volunteers in his region -- and trusting God with the outcome.

    "We were going to set up feeding units at Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church with only three volunteers in my unit," Herring said. "I thought, 'Wow, three people to feed a mass of Hurricane Matthew survivors?' But I knew if I showed up, God would show up. So we went." Read More

  • Dakota Baptists partner in DR with Minn./Wisc., Iowa

    by Diana Chandler, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    BISMARCK, S.D. (BP) -- Dakota Baptist messengers have affirmed partnering in disaster relief with Southern Baptists of neighboring states in 2017 in an effort to extend the Dakotas' relief efforts nationwide. Read More

  • MBTS trustees affirm enrollment gain, student center

    by T. Patrick Hudson, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees celebrated the announcement of record enrollment growth and voted to move forward with plans for a student center during their fall meeting, Oct. 17-18 at the Kansas City, Mo., campus.

    During his president's report, Jason Allen announced that the seminary's enrollment has doubled in size in less than five years. Read More

  • Philosophy degree approved by SWBTS trustees

    by Alex Sibley, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's trustees approved a new master's degree in philosophy and reaffirmed the seminary's media policy during their Oct. 17-19 fall meeting.

    Trustees elected seven faculty members and promoted three others during their sessions at the Fort Worth, Texas, campus. Read More

  • Bible Study: Oct. 23, 2016

    by Staff/LifeWay Christian Resources, posted Friday, October 21, 2016 (yesterday)

    This weekly Bible study appears in Baptist Press in a partnership with LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Through its Leadership and Adult Publishing team, LifeWay publishes Sunday School curricula and additional resources for all age groups. Read More