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Professor David Allen departs Southwestern Seminary

FORT WORTH (BP) – A longtime professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced his resignation, according to a seminary statement. David Allen, Distinguished Professor of Preaching and Director of the Center for Expository Preaching will make July 31 his last day on faculty.

SBC leaders react to historic decision overturning Roe v. Wade

NASHVILLE (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders are responding to the Supreme Court's decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Reactions range from jubilation to resolve to protect life on a state level.

Threats of violence loom following SCOTUS decision

NASHVILLE (BP) – Political leaders are urging the pro-life community to prepare for a possible violent reaction to the Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.

Waiving attorney-client privilege among several topics discussed by Baptist21 panelists

Panelists at the June 21 early morning Baptist21 meeting included (left to right) Tom Ascol, Danny Akin, Juan Sanchez, Dana McCain, Bart Barber, Albert Mohler and moderator Jed Coppenger. Photo by Sonya Singh

Governing body regulates competition of transgendered swimmers

BUDAPEST, Hungary (BP) – The organization that governs competitive swimming events around the world has ruled that swimmers who identify as transgender women and who began transitioning after the age of 11 cannot compete in women’s swimming events. FINA made the announcement June 19.

Messengers overwhelmingly affirm necessity of ERLC

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – Messengers to the 2022 Southern Baptist Convention voted down a motion to abolish the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) June 15.

Messengers to vote on motion to ‘abolish ERLC’

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – A motion made on first day of the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting will bring a vote to the floor of the convention to “abolish the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) of the Southern Baptist Convention.” The vote is scheduled for 11:35 am Wednesday, June 15.

FIRST-PERSON: Baptist Press makes corrections to abuse-related stories, issues apology to those affected

Baptist Press makes corrections to two abuse-related stories and issues apology to effected survivors

GCC thanks Task Force, calls for action

ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – As final preparations are underway for the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting, the Great Commission Council has issued a statement thanking the Sexual Abuse Task Force for their work during the past year and calling Southern Baptists to act on the recommendations when they gather June 14-15.

FBC Tulsa pastor reacts to shooting that ‘rocked’ community

TULSA, Okla. (BP) – Deron Spoo, senior pastor of First Baptist Church in Tulsa, was visiting church members at St. Francis Hospital June 1 when police and emergency workers began lockdown procedures. It was only after he made it to his car and turned on the radio that he learned a gunman had killed four people in a hospital building before taking his own life.