IMB’s Chitwood encourages refugees, missionaries

With only one arm, Agnes carries a five-gallon jug of water on her head in a refugee camp near the South Sudan border in northern Uganda. On her own, she’s a single mom with two children to care for and has to make an hour-long trek to a well because it’s the closest one to […]

SBC presidents send open letter to Obama

In an open letter, Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd, along with the support and signatures of 16 former SBC presidents, called on President Obama to “take the necessary actions now” against ISIS terrorists. “Since ISIS is a continuing threat to world peace in a way unknown to us since the Nazis of World War […]

Floyd: Stand up for Houston pastors

Baptists must let their voices be heard, said Southern Baptist Convention president Ronnie Floyd. Floyd is one of several speakers from across the nation slated to speak Nov. 2 at the “I Stand Sunday” simulcast hosted by Family Research Council and other partners. The event is being held in response to five Houston ministers being […]

Hall of Faith moves to Nashville

The Conference of Southern Baptist Evangelists’ Hall of Faith – honoring 36 evangelists who “fought the fight” and “kept the faith” — has relocated to Nashville. The Hall of Faith, which had been located at the North American Mission Board near Atlanta, is now on the third floor of the Southern Baptist Convention building. The […]

Tim Tebow joins ‘Good Morning America’

Tim Tebow, the popular former college and pro quarterback revered and criticized for his Christian faith and his on-the-field prayers that coined the word “Tebowing,” continues to make headlines this year as a football commentator — and now as a morning show contributor. Tebow, an analyst for the SEC Network and ESPN, has signed on […]

Rapping mom delivers on Baptist history

While rap may not be the music style of choice in most Southern Baptist churches, some seminary instructors are pointing students to a rap video in their Baptist history classes. Ashley Unzicker stars in a YouTube video featuring a rap song that combines the theme music from the popular ’90s television show “Fresh Prince of […]

SBC BALTIMORE: Luter ready for revival through prayer

With a desire to keep the focus on the power of revival and prayer, Southern Baptist Convention president Fred Luter expressed excitement about this year’s SBC annual meeting June 10-11 in Baltimore. Messengers also will elect a new president as Luter wraps up his second term. Pointing to the annual meeting theme “Restoration and Revival […]

Adoption ‘difficult, but rewarding,’ couple says

My wife and I had heard that international adoption would be one of the most difficult and rewarding things we’d ever do. We found that to be true when we adopted our daughter Laura from Colombia. We can’t believe it’s been more than five years since we first saw our baby girl, who was 6 […]

Couple: Not done yet in Northeast

Kevin and Kristi Cabe don’t believe God is done with them yet in the Northeast. About two years ago the couple uprooted from their life in Knoxville, Tenn., and moved to Brooklyn, N.Y., to help Cornerstone Church in Bay Ridge — the only Baptist church in a community of 70,000. Since then, the couple’s calling […]

Page: Hopeful for Cooperative Program uptick

Southern Baptists face “challenging days” with Cooperative Program giving, Frank Page, president of the SBC Executive Committee, told committee members in Nashville, voicing hope for an upswing in giving. While sharing his passion for CP and its role in supporting missions and ministry around the globe, Page said the momentum for the “1% CP Challenge” […]