Faith and Culture

Committee on Resolutions named for 2015 SBC

March 31 2015 by Baptist Press

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President Ronnie Floyd has named the members of the Committee on Resolutions for the June 16-17 SBC annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Floyd appointed the committee in keeping with the provision in SBC Bylaw 20 that its members be named 75 days prior to the start of the annual meeting.

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Ind. bill affirms ‘inclusion’ of religious beliefs

March 31 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press

Indiana’s leading Republican lawmakers pledged March 30 to introduce language to the state’s new religious freedom bill to clarify it does not allow discrimination against homosexuals, but seeks inclusion of religious diversity. The law, effective July 1, “sets a standard of review for a court when issues of religious liberty ...

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View of God’s image urged at race summit

March 31 2015 by Tom Strode, Baptist Press

Racial reconciliation in the church calls for a strong view of the image of God in all people, a deep commitment to understanding others and an intentionality in achieving diversity, speakers said on the second day of a Southern Baptist-sponsored leadership summit.

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Survey: Americans see value in church attendance

March 31 2015 by Lisa Green, LifeWay Research

The overwhelming majority of Americans say they find value in attending church, a new LifeWay Research study shows. Two-thirds of Americans think attendance is admirable … But “Americans have a much more optimistic view of the people and practice of attending church than they do of the health of the church” ...

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New York City to change rules to allow churches to rent schools

March 31 2015 by David Gibson, Religion News Service

Congregations in New York City that rent space in public schools will be able to hold Easter services despite a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court rejecting an appeal from an evangelical church in the Bronx that sought to overturn a ban on after-hours worship services at public schools.

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Okla. Baptist DR helps tornado victims

March 30 2015 by Diana Chandler, Baptist Press/Oklahoma Baptist Messenger

Oklahoma Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers began preparing meals, clearing debris and repairing damaged homes March 27 after tornadoes swept across central and northeastern Oklahoma just two days earlier, killing at least one person. At least 75 homes were destroyed and several hundred were damaged in the Oklahoma City metro area ...

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Remembering Kara Tippetts – A Life of Faith

March 30 2015 by Courtney Crandell, World News Service

Kara Tippetts, author and blogger who offered inspiration and hope as she shared her struggle with terminal cancer died March 22 in Colorado Springs, Colo. She was 38. Tippetts began blogging about her cancer journey in 2012. Her transparency drew devoted followers – 20,000 visits a day …

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Measuring church planting success

March 30 2015 by Kevin Ezell, NAMB

Recently the North American Mission Board shared good news that Southern Baptist church plants were up 5 percent in 2014. There is a lot of catching up to do because church planting efforts lost pace with population growth decades ago, but hopefully last year’s increase will begin a new trend.

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GenSend mobilizers recruit students for summer missions

March 30 2015 by Kristen Camp, NAMB

The North American Mission Board conducted its first mobilizer training weekend for 41 students in Atlanta in September 2014. A second training was held Jan. 6-7, 2015. The trainings are designed to equip students to create missional communities with other students on their college campuses ...

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ERLC announces ‘Gospel for Life’ book series

March 30 2015 by Baptist Press staff

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission announced March 26 its plan to publish the Gospel for Life book series. There will be a total of nine books released in the series. The first three, tentatively scheduled to release in spring 2016, will focus on racial reconciliation, same-sex marriage and religious liberty.

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