Saddleback appeal on behalf of like-minded Southern Baptists, Warren says

Saddleback Church founder and former pastor Rick Warren has provided five reasons the megachurch will appeal the decision of the SBC Executive Committee to find the church “not in friendly cooperation” with the Southern Baptist Convention. The EC made the decision, based on a recommendation from the SBC Credentials Committee at its meeting in February. […]

Liberty University names Dondi Costin next president

Trustees for Liberty University announced in a press release March 31 the appointment of retired Maj. Gen. Dondi E. Costin, Ph.D., as its next president and Jonathan Falwell as chancellor. Both will assume their duties ahead of the 2023-24 school year, trustees announced at their spring meeting. Dondi Costin Costin, who earned two of his […]

Common tax mistakes made by ministers and how to avoid them

Each year, Lindsey Allen grabs a pen and highlighter to comb through the “Ministers’ Tax Guide” provided through GuideStone Financial Resources. It’s been her practice for decades. It helps her “feel ready to tackle the time-consuming job of doing our taxes. The guide also gives me a heads-up for our future retirement planning, such as […]

Children’s anxiety, stress top list of parental concerns

Jimmy sat at the dinner table and listened to his son, an athletic type who wasn’t prone to tears. The problem wasn’t necessarily school, his son said. It wasn’t about having friends, because he had plenty. It was something mixed together — worry about the future, fear of the unknown, being generally unnerved about the […]

Next Gen leader: Time for mental health to be part of student ministry

Shane Pruitt’s background in observing students is tough to top. Last year alone, he spoke at 117 events to more than 260,000 in attendance, recording more than 30,000 salvations and 1,500 called into the ministry. He also helped coach more than 6,200 collegiate and student leaders. Arguably, no one in Southern Baptist life has spent […]

In wake of Hamlin injury, prayer gets public show of support

An elevated call for prayer in recent days shows not only that more people believe in its power, but that studies indicating a lack of belief in God may be premature. Those sentiments have been reflected by Southern Baptists and others during the recovery of Buffalo Bills player Damar Hamlin. The second-year safety was dismissed […]

Tennessee quarterback and brother produce children’s book on Scripture

Before he became the Heisman front runner leading the most feared offense in college football for one of the nation’s top-ranked teams, Hendon Hooker thought it would be nice to write a children’s book. That sentence can give you whiplash, much like the Tennessee quarterback’s bombs have given opposing defensive backs this season. Football has […]