Southern Baptists continue to serve, urge support for ‘devastated’ Maui

Southern Baptists are continuing to serve the “devastated” Maui community just weeks after wildfires decimated the island, leaving more than 100 dead.  Several Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention churches are providing for immediate needs like shelter and supplies to displaced people. In a recently released video, Send Relief President Bryant Wright spoke with Hawaii pastor Rocky […]

Filmed stage adaptation of ‘The Hiding Place’ hits theaters

A filmed stage adaptation of “The Hiding Place,” the renowned true story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family’s hiding of Jewish refugees from the Nazis during World War II, was released in early August. The story follows Corrie, along with her sister Betsie and father Casper, as humble watchmakers in the Netherlands who risk their lives […]

South Carolina Baptists lead the way in GenSend participants

Summer plans for many young adults look like taking vacations or returning to their hometown, but for more than 50 students throughout the South Carolina Baptist Convention, plans look like living on mission through the North American Mission Board’s GenSend program. The convention announced via its website that the 56 students who will be participating in […]

Blalock gives details on ARITF work

Marshall Blalock says it was a long process to recommend Guidepost Solutions to the SBC Credentials Committee as the firm that would establish and maintain a “Ministry Check” website database for those credibly accused of sexual abuse. Blalock, senior pastor of First Baptist Church of Charleston, S.C., is the chair of the SBC Abuse Reform […]

Alarming rise in mental health struggles shows young women in ‘identity crisis’

Young people’s mental health is in trouble, especially young women’s. Research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Youth Risk Behavior Survey  shows a whopping 57 percent of young women said they felt “persistent feelings of sadness or hopelessness” during 2021. That’s up from 36 percent just 10 years ago. Even more concerning […]

New video series explores biblical sites in the Holy Land

The Israel Ministry of Tourism (IMOT) has released an official series of short videos exploring the various biblical and archaeological sites throughout the Holy Land. The video series contains episodes shot on location at significant sites throughout the country, including the Tomb of the Patriarchs, Qumran, Shilo and the City of David. There are currently […]

ARITF’s Blalock interviews Samantha Kilpatrick of Guidepost’s ‘Faith-Based Solutions’

In a video interview, Marshall Blalock, chairman of the SBC’s Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF), talked with Samantha Kilpatrick of Guidepost Solutions about the organization’s new Faith-Based Solutions division and plans for the upcoming Ministry Check database.   In the conversation, which was released March 1 on the ARITF website, Blalock, senior pastor of […]

ARITF recommends Guidepost Solutions to build ‘Ministry Check’ database

The Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF) announced it has made a recommendation to the SBC Credentials Committee to utilize Guidepost Solutions in establishing and maintaining a “Ministry Check” website database for those credibly accused of sexual abuse. Contract negotiations are underway, according to ARITF chairman Marshall Blalock. He gave the task force’s update to […]