Send Relief videos show Baptist work in war-torn Israel

In the midst of the harrowing Israel-Hamas War, Baptist Village near Tel Aviv, Israel, stands as a beacon of resilience and compassion, dedicated to healing the wounds of displacement. Send Relief is partnering with Baptist Village to provide physical and emotional support to those displaced by the war. Baptist Village belongs to the Baptist Convention […]

SBC Executive Committee deals with budget woes, leadership challenges

Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee members were hit with another disappointment during the final plenary session of their fall meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 19. EC Chairman and Louisiana pastor Philip Robertson announced that Dan Summerlin, the recently retired Kentucky pastor who had been announced the day before as a candidate for the role of transitional […]

New podcast ‘Gridiron and the Gospel’ focuses on college football and faith

A new podcast titled “Gridiron and the Gospel” will feature weekly conversations about college football and various topics surrounding the Christian faith. The podcast will be hosted by George Schroeder and Brad Edwards, both journalism veterans with more than 25 years of covering college football. “We wanted to capitalize on our (college football) knowledge base […]

Teaching your children to pray for the persecuted church

Editor’s Note: June 29 is the International Day of the Christian Martyr. According to church tradition, June 29 marks the day the Apostle Paul was martyred for his faith. The day offers Christians and churches an opportunity to reflect on those throughout history who gave their lives for the sake of the gospel. A six-year-old […]

2023 SBC: Texas pastor Bart Barber reelected SBC president

Texas pastor Bart Barber was reelected to a second term as president of the Southern Baptist Convention at the 2023 Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Out of 11,014 messenger votes, Barber received 7,531 votes (68.38 percent) while Georgia pastor Mike Stone received 3,458 (31.40) percent. Barber was nominated by Jarrett Stephens, senior pastor of Champion […]

2023 SBC: Messengers deem Saddleback, others not in friendly cooperation

Messengers to the 2023 Southern Baptist Convention upheld the Executive Committee’s decision that Fern Creek Baptist in Louisville, Ky., Freedom Church in Vero Beach, Fla., and Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., are not in friendly cooperation with the SBC. Both Fern Creek Baptist Church and Saddleback Church were deemed by the EC in February […]

SBTS president Albert Mohler hospitalized with blood clots in both lungs

Southern Baptist Theological Seminary president R. Albert Mohler Jr. was admitted overnight to a Louisville-area hospital due to “bilateral pulmonary emboli (blood clots in both lungs)” according to a statement released April 15. The statement said Mohler “is receiving excellent care and is responding well to treatment” and “looks forward to returning to a full […]

Thomas Elliott, son-in-law of Roy Honeycutt, killed in bank shooting

A crisp spring morning turned deadly Monday (Apr. 10) when a gunman opened fire inside the Old National Bank in downtown Louisville. Four people were killed and multiple others were injured, including two police officers, before the Louisville Metro Police killed the gunman, according to LMPD. Police released the identity of the victims as: – […]