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Oldham, who served as an EC vice president from 2007-2019, disputes the narrative that he was “a knowing participant in creating an alleged secret database of sexual offenders.” At no time did he have access to the list, he said. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
Marc Unger and his 19-year-old son, Daniel, were taking one last trip to Walmart before Daniel deployed to Kuwait the next day with the California National Guard. Unger will never forget the conversation that night. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
Baptist Press has compiled a list of public statements from Southern Baptist leaders regarding the findings of an investigation by Guidepost Solutions into the SBC Executive Committee’s handling of sexual abuse claims. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
While others have fled to safety, 80 percent of the 1,300 students at Ukraine Baptist Theological Seminary (UBTS) have chosen to stay in the country to serve those in need. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
In the midst of graduation season, female students from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary are reflecting on their “encouraging and inspiring” experience taking a biblical exposition class for women this semester. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
A previously undisclosed list of alleged and convicted sexual abusers, compiled over several years unbeknownst to the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee board, is now publicly accessible online. ow.ly/Q31150JjaOc
Southern Baptist leaders commended the enactment of Oklahoma’s latest ban on abortion. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
She earned a law degree with honors and practiced law for 25 years while simultaneously serving as a wife and mother. Today, she says she’s more likely found on a hiking trail or a yoga mat than in a courtroom. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
Being prepared to meet Christ when He returns is an individual matter. That preparedness cannot be transferred or shared. We can learn from and be encouraged by friends and family. Bible Passage: Matthew 25:1-13 baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
Former reality TV star Josh Duggar was sentenced Wednesday to about 12 1/2 years in prison after he was convicted of receiving child pornography. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
Most Christians say they’re ready, willing and praying to have conversations about their faith with others, but many admit they haven’t gotten around to actually having those conversations recently. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
North American Mission Board president Kevin Ezell and NAMB Board of Trustees chairman Eric Thomas issued a joint statement Wednesday outlining steps NAMB will be taking to identify, investigate and address issues of sex abuse. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
In a letter issued May 25, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary President Danny Akin informed students that a process has begun to disassociate the campus from Johnny Hunt and Paige Patterson regarding buildings, programs, facilities... ow.ly/oJ9850JiQyV
An individual interested in going with the IMB doesn’t have to be ready to go to the field tomorrow. The idea is that as someone prepares ... an IMB representative and their local church are with them to guide them through the entire process. ow.ly/gYoC50JiQfR
In response to its analysis, Guidepost says, “although the concept of the CC is a good one, we have identified several issues in how it was formed and executed, and we have made recommendations for improvements.” ow.ly/RhkG50Ji83Z
As chaplains provided specialized care to law enforcement and immediate family members, local pastors sat with extended family members, teachers and school counselors and prayed with them. ow.ly/J9YG50Ji5a2
Ten minutes. Maybe 12. That’s the time from when Neftali Barboza and his wife, Hilda, left Robb Elementary School yesterday until The Call. Levi, was in the truck with them. The caller was relieved to hear it, because a shooter had just entered the school. ow.ly/PGqO50Ji5mb
We will deal with past actions as best we can ... Polity and feasibility will no doubt be a part of discussions. Safety of current and potential victims integrity, and transparency must be the outcome of our work. ow.ly/cPwY50Ji452
A hotline has been established to allow those affected by sexual abuse within Southern Baptist churches. The number is 202-864-5578. ow.ly/9U2K50JhSaO
The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention has dispatched ministers to South Texas to minister to the community and assist with relief in the wake of an elementary school shooting earlier Tuesday. ow.ly/q4rL50Jhe5E
Biola University President Barry H. Corey announced the appointment of Dr. Matthew J. Hall to the position of Provost and Senior Vice President, effective July 1, 2022. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
Today, we offer an apology to survivors, churches and those who have been harmed by the reporting or lack of reporting on the issue of sexual abuse by Baptist Press. ow.ly/qcQp50Jh6ii
“What happened on May 14 has brought and will bring the secret counsel of God’s good purpose to light,” Hamilton said. “We may not see it or understand why, how, what or when, but out of the ash heap of death will rise the goodness of a good God." ow.ly/N0Yr50Jh4Pc
“And so today, on behalf of all Southern Baptists, I want to issue a formal apology and say that we are sorry to the survivors for all that we’ve done to cause hurt, pain and frustration,” McLaurin said. ow.ly/vYhz50JgZGO
Guidepost included several more specific recommendations for reform within the convention, including the creation of a new administrative Southern Baptist entity to “provide a permanent resource for prevention and response efforts related to sexual abuse.” ow.ly/VOKe50Jg48z
Key leaders named in the Guidpost report to the Sexual Abuse Task Force responded to the allegations made toward them. ow.ly/UJw350Jg44T
Following the release of the findings of Guidepost Solution’s investigation of the SBC Executive Committee’s handling of sexual abuse claims, Southern Baptist entity leaders are weighing in with reactions and calls for response.ow.ly/s2xW50Jg464
But at a gathering of missionary emeriti, these stories of sacrifice didn’t fill many moments. Instead, they spent hours telling stories of countless people coming to faith and the gospel penetrating the globe’s darkest places. ow.ly/anWy50Jg42f
Longtime pastor and SBC leader Johnny Hunt resigned from his position at the North American Mission Board on May 13. ow.ly/wcYr50Jf2hp
The report says that for the two decades within the scope of the investigation, survivors of abuse and other concerned Southern Baptists have been met with “resistance, stonewalling, and even outright hostility from some within the EC.” ow.ly/Xou550Jf1P8
Here’s the key question: If you have a mental health crisis or someone you know is struggling with mental pain, do you know who or how to call for immediate help and intervention? ow.ly/LnG150JewKC
The combined totals of IMB’s two primary revenue streams, the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and the Cooperative Program, currently are running more than 14 percent ahead of last year’s giving, year to date, according to IMB President Paul Chitwood. ow.ly/9Mw450JewFY
“I haven’t known anyone who met her who wasn’t impacted,” he said. “If you spend any amount of time with her, you’ll come away thinking about how amazing she is," said Mike Glenn, pastor of Brentwood Baptist Church. ow.ly/lMAO50JewBw
Southern Baptist volunteers who spent time serving Ukrainian refugees on the Ukraine-Poland border can’t unsee the horrors they witnessed and now can’t not care about the crisis. ow.ly/4VKJ50JewxN
Understanding why people migrate is essential to addressing our broken immigration system wisely. Addressing the root causes of migration must be an integral part of our national strategy to reform our immigration system. ow.ly/Z2SY50JcAbm
LYNCHBURG, Va. (BP) – Charles Billingsley, teaching pastor and acclaimed worship leader, has released a brand-new album “The Shadow of Your Smile,” which represents a new chapter in his musical career. ow.ly/Y4TT50JcA0P
ANAHEIM, Calif. (BP) – The California Southern Baptist Convention is asking fellow Southern Baptists to join them in Anaheim and consider taking the next step. ow.ly/y63F50Jcvgi
HOUSTON (BP) – The Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) presented a gift of $228,000 to the Southern Baptist Convention’s ethics entity Tuesday (May 17) for the placement of six ultrasound machines at pregnancy resource centers in the state. ow.ly/GZHk50JbC8k
WRIGHTSVILLE, Ga. (BP) – The pastor of a Georgia church that lost a historic building to fire was back in the pulpit on Sunday (May 15), sharing a message of hope with his congregation.ow.ly/NzjW50JbBLW
We would ask Southern Baptists to join us in a season of earnest corporate prayer, confession and lament as we approach the release of the report as well as next month’s SBC annual meeting. - Rolland Slade & Willie McLaurin baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
DALLAS (BP) – Crediting God’s tenderness and compassion, Leanne Jamieson says pregnant women in crisis often stick to her very soul, causing her to take their concerns to God’s altar. ow.ly/Ua8850JbC0R
NEW ORLEANS (BP) — Every student looks forward to graduation day, but 21 women at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Leavell College had a special reason to celebrate. ow.ly/CA1j50JbBFz
ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – The Send Conference will make its late-summer return after several years on hiatus, North American Mission Board trustees learned at their May 3 board meeting. ow.ly/RaJf50JbBhG
Derek Yelton, pastor of Hughesville Baptist, and his wife Joy expected the challenges of ministry, but the discovery at a previous church that their 13-year-old daughter had been sexually abused by a chaperone on a mission trip pushed them to the edge. ow.ly/BluW50JbB8c
Crawly things moved all over the rancid slab of off-colored meat. If the missionary ate the entire thing, he would be granted access to the village and allowed to share about Jesus’ saving grace. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
.@rdland: 'This is precisely the moment when the SBC and the pro-life movement have never needed the ERLC more as the battle for hearts and minds for the sanctity of all human life ... is going to go to the elected legislatures of all 50 states.' baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
'Keep your heart and your mind back on the basics of where it all started. To love God and to know Him, to love Him above all and with all, and to love other people as yourself.' — @JamieKDew, @NOBTS baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
"Our IMB involvement is as volunteer staff to aid the efforts of these local churches who are working tirelessly to care and share the love of Christ with these displaced peoples." @IMB_SBC baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
A May 6 apparent gas explosion that devastated the historic Saratoga Hotel in Old Havana killing at least 46 people and injuring more than 90, also rained destruction on nearby Calvary Baptist Church – a church at the heart of western Cuba Baptists’ work. baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
"I would ask for prayer from other Southern Baptists that we would be faithful to the Gospel and also creative in how we bring the Gospel to the country. I would also just ask that they pray for wisdom for us as leaders." baptistpress.com/resource-libra…
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