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    Shaddix to headline Spring Bible Conference March 15-16

    February 13, 2019

    Baptist News

    JACKSON, Tenn. — Jim Shaddix, W.A. Criswell Chair of Expository Preaching at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, will be the primary speaker at the Ryan Center for Biblical Studies’ 2019 Spring Bible Conference March 15-16 at Union University.

    SBC President J.D. Greear talks with members of the Association of State Baptist Publications on Tuesday (Feb. 12). Photo by Scott Barkley/Christian Index.

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    Greear: SBC must 'lament and grieve'

    February 13, 2019

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    CHARLESTON, S.C. – "This conversation is very complex," SBC President J.D. Greear said regarding instances of sexual abuse that have occurred in Southern Baptist churches.

    "But I also understand this is a time for us to lament and to grieve,"...

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    IMB trustee David Miller (right), from Tennessee, greets Roger Alford (center), who will begin serving as IMB vice president of communication in March. In the role, Alford will build and maintain an optimum communications approach, operation and staff to best serve the needs of IMB and the Southern Baptist Convention. (IMB Photo by Chris Carter)

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    Chitwood: IMB to put greater focus on communicating with Southern Baptists

    February 12, 2019

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    RICHMOND, Va.— International Mission Board President Paul Chitwood wants to improve communications with Southern Baptists so they can stay abreast of the work of the organization’s nearly 3,700 missionaries taking the gospel to the nations.

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    Sex abuse trauma: churches must be 'trustworthy'

    February 12, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Attempted suicide, drug overdoses, hatred of God and ruined teenage years are among the effects of sexual abuse described in a Feb. 11 Houston Chronicle report on sexual abuse among Southern Baptists.

    Two Southern Baptist mental...

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    Greear addresses unreported victims of sexual abuse

    February 11, 2019

    Baptist News

    DURHAM, N.C. — Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has set forth counsel to victims of sexual abuse who have not yet sought help.

    An article coauthored with biblical counselor Brad Hambrick has been posted at Greear's website,...

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    Marker for the first Baptist church established in Arkansas, organized in 1818.  Photo by the Randolph County Heritage Museum.

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    Take time to travel The Natural State in 2019

    February 8, 2019

    Baptist News

    IT’S ALMOST TIME to start planning your summer vacation. Before you choose between another crowded beach trip or the financial strain of Disneyland, you might want to consider another option closer to home: Arkansas.

    The Natural State is full of...

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    Nettles and Strachan highlight conference on Reformation

    February 4, 2019

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    FENTON, Mo. – The Founders Midwest Conference will be held Feb. 26-27  at First Baptist Church in Fenton, Mo. Founders Midwest is a regional conference that strives to encourage, educate and edify Midwest Baptists from theological, historical, and...

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    Sky Pratt of Ga. to chair Committee on Committees

    February 4, 2019

    Baptist News

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (BP) – Georgia missions pastor Sky Pratt has been named chairman of the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Committees, SBC President J.D. Greear announced Feb. 4.

    Greear also announced his appointment of Ashlyn Portero,...

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    T. Vaughn Walker honored by SBTS with endowed chair

    February 4, 2019

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    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – Southern Baptist Theological Seminary has announced a new endowed chair in honor of the school's late professor T. Vaughn Walker.

    Southern Seminary President R. Albert Mohler Jr. made the announcement Saturday (Feb. 2) as...

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    GuideStone releases Ministers' Tax Guide

    February 4, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    DALLAS (BP) – GuideStone Financial Resources has released its 2019 Ministers' Tax Guide for 2018 Returns, available now for GuideStone participants.

    The tax guide includes tax highlights for 2018 – including changes based on the Tax Cuts and Jobs...

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