Baptist Press Archive

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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  • Gaines to EC: SBC needs 'renewal from heaven'

    by David Roach, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Spiritual awakening, soul winning and stewardship will be the three-pronged emphasis of Steve Gaines' Southern Baptist Convention presidency, he told the SBC Executive Committee Monday (Sept. 19).

    Addressing the EC via video because of a scheduling conflict, Gaines said America's morally deteriorating culture evidences the need for revival and awakening. He asked Southern Baptists to pray for revival using Psalm 85:6 and Habakkuk 3:2 as prompts. Read More

  • 'Grateful for what God is doing,' Page tells EC

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee President and CEO Frank S. Page thanked God at the September EC meeting for His work among Southern Baptists, citing increased financial giving and a renewed commitment to the Great Commission.

    "I'm grateful for what God is doing in our churches. I'm grateful for what God is doing in our mission boards," Page said in his Sept. 19 plenary session remarks. "I'm grateful for what God is doing in our seminaries. I am a grateful man for what God is doing in many ways." Read More

  • New report endangers religious liberty, critics say

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Religious liberty as Americans have known it throughout their history will suffer a critical setback if a new report by the country's top civil rights panel is followed, say Southern Baptist and other advocates for the First Amendment freedom. Read More

  • Wussow to lead ERLC's D.C. office

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

    WASHINGTON (BP) -- The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission has named one of its own -- international justice and religious freedom advocate Travis Wussow -- to direct its Washington, D.C., office.

    ERLC President Russell Moore announced Wussow's appointment as the new vice president for public policy, as well as general counsel, Monday (Sept. 19). In these roles, Wussow will coordinate the commission's legislative, coalition and legal efforts. He will also continue to lead its international work. Read More

  • Evangelicals joust over Trump; Kelvin Cochran honored

    by Tom Strode, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

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    WASHINGTON (BP) -- Evangelical leaders debated the appropriateness of a vote for Donald Trump during a Sept. 16 event at the National Press Club sponsored by the National Religious Broadcasters.

    Two supporters of the Republican nominee traded opinions with two of his opponents as a divisive campaign moves toward the Nov. 8 election.

    Evangelicals have not escaped the discord in response to the major-party candidacies of Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton. Some have said they will vote for neither of the major candidates, while others have thrown their support to Trump, with many citing him as the "lesser of two evils" and/or arguing a refusal to vote for him is a vote for her. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: Reaching students -- in their own words

    by Shane Pruitt, posted Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (one year ago)

    Who better to ask for ideas on reaching young people than young people themselves? So, Shane Pruitt asked, "What do adults need to know about your generation?" at student camps, young adult worship services and other gatherings during the past year. Read More