Faith and Culture

Douglas Blount joins SBTS faculty

July 7 2015 by Andrew J.W. Smith, SBTS Communications

Douglas K. Blount joined the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary as professor of Christian philosophy and ethics July 1. The Board of Trustees unanimously elected Blount at their April 20-21 meeting. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. told trustees Blount is a “spectacular” addition to the faculty.

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James Dunn, soul freedom ‘firebrand,’ dies at 83

July 7 2015 by Art Toalston, Baptist Press

James Dunn, executive director of the Baptist Joint Committee on Public Affairs from 1981-99, died Saturday, July 4, in Winston-Salem, N.C. He was 83. Dunn led the church-state organization, now called Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty, during turbulent years in its relationship with the Southern Baptist Convention.

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Church’s CP part of being in ‘center of God’s will’

July 6 2015 by Karen L. Willoughby, Baptist Press

Faced with unanticipated dangers at home and abroad, Christians can find “true safety” in serving the Lord, pastor Rob Muncy told the Mississippi congregation he leads a week after a June 17 massacre of nine worshippers at a historic black South Carolina church.

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WWII POW’s pitch opens K.C. Royals’ season

July 6 2015 by Brian Koonce, The Pathway

From his fellow veterans to his church to his family, it’s hard to imagine anyone not being proud of Dale Mitchell, whose World War II service included his B-17 being shot down in Europe. At age 90, Mitchell had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the Royals opening game.

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Veterans befriend pastor after losing his father

July 6 2015 by Jim Burton, Baptist Press

Tommy Kelly’s life was turned upside down, when his father died. Kelly began to cultivate relationships with veterans who were about his father’s age. “My heavenly Father showed me how He was going to help fill that void,” Kelly said of the veterans. “A lot of those men have taken the place of my father.”

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CP 1.45% above projection at FY three-quarter mark

July 6 2015 by Baptist Press

Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee are 1.45 percent above the year-to-date SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget projection, and 1.24 percent above contributions received during the same time frame last year …

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After gay marriage: next steps for LGBT activists

July 2 2015 by David Roach, Baptist Press

With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus to issues like alleged workplace, housing and public accommodations discrimination. Some have proposed stripping churches of their tax-exempt status and legalizing polygamous marriage. With same-sex marriage now legal in all 50 states, pro-gay activists are shifting their focus …

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Majority of Americans say U.S. special to God

July 2 2015 by Lisa Cannon Green, LifeWay Research

In a nation founded on religious liberty, most Americans believe God has a special relationship with the United States, and they’re optimistic the best is yet to come. Despite headlines lamenting the global decline of the United States since the Cold War, 54 percent of Americans believe the nation is on the upswing …

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Connect 316 meets, honors Jerry Vines

July 2 2015 by Norm Miller, Louisiana College Communications

Celebrating the “traditional Southern Baptist understanding of God’s plan of salvation,” Connect 316 executive director Rick Patrick said the group will “stand in our own stream and gladly fish for the souls of men” during the C316 dinner in Columbus, Ohio.

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TRUSTEES: ‘This is NAMB Phase II’

July 1 2015 by Mike Ebert, NAMB

North American Mission Board President Kevin Ezell shared updates and a new “NAMB Phase II” vision with the entity’s trustees during their June meeting. Ezell said NAMB wants to see as many new churches as possible. But he noted the entity will give greater focus to quality, not quantity …

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