Task force assesses ERLC’s effect on CP giving

By Scott Barkley and George Schroeder A task force studying the effectiveness of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission issued its report in February, acknowledging both support within the Southern Baptist Convention for the entity and that some see it as “a source of significant distraction from the Great Commission work of Southern Baptists.” Commissioned […]

Americans less optimistic about race relations, study shows

Fewer Americans believe the nation has made significant progress in race relations. A new study from Nashville-based LifeWay Research conducted prior to the 2020 election finds U.S. adults are less likely now than in 2014 to agree with the statement “We have come so far on racial relations.” Today, 46 percent say America has made […]

Litton and Adams enter four-way race for SBC presidency

A four-way race is shaping up for the election of president during the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention in Nashville this June. In January, Alabama pastor Ed Litton and Northwest Baptist Convention Executive Director-Treasurer Randy Adams also announced their candidacy. They join Southern Baptist Theological Seminary President Albert Mohler Jr. and Georgia […]

WMU hosting virtual celebration for Week of Prayer 

National WMU is providing a virtual experience leading into the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Week of Prayer, which is March 7-14. The offering supports missions and ministry through the North American Mission Board. With the theme “The Mission Moves Forward,” the goal for this year’s Annie Armstrong Easter Offering is $70 million to support thousands […]

Gospel hymn DVD outreach takes church to dementia patients

Gospel singer Gerald Wolfe was visiting his father, who was suffering from Parkinson’s disease dementia at a care facility, when a guitarist playing “In the Sweet By and By” struck a chord of memory among patients there. “Within just minutes, most of the people in the room started to sing, and they knew the song,” […]

North Greenville, New Orleans Seminary form partnership

In a move intended to help men and women called to ministry get placed into positions sooner, North Greenville University and New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary are partnering to count certain college credit hours toward a master of divinity degree, saving students both time and money. The agreement, signed by NGU President Gene Fant Jr. […]

NAAF leaders, seminary presidents hold ‘honest and open conversation’

A multi-ethnic group of Southern Baptist leaders described a meeting Jan. 6 as productive and trust-building, saying although they did not agree on all points, they were committed together to fighting racism and to honoring “our common commitment to the inerrant Word of God and the gospel of Jesus Christ.” The meeting was called by […]

ERLC-focused task force releases report

A task force studying the effectiveness of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission issued its report Feb. 1, acknowledging both support within the Southern Baptist Convention for the entity, and that some see it as “a source of significant distraction from the Great Commission work of Southern Baptists.” Commissioned in February 2020 by the SBC […]

LifeWay finalizes sale of Ridgecrest Conference Center

LifeWay Christian Resources has finalized the sale of Ridgecrest Conference Center and Summer Camps to the Ridgecrest Foundation, a group dedicated to using the property as a Christian camp and conference center. LifeWay will continue to hold youth camps like FUGE, CentriKid and Student Life at the facility in western North Carolina. The Ridgecrest Foundation […]