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Annual George Liele day added to SBC calendar

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 20 2020

Pastor Marshal Ausberry uses a basketball analogy to describe the late missionary George Liele, whom the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) recognized Feb. 18 as worthy of inclusion on the official SBC calendar of events... read more

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Senate prepares to act on two pro-life bills

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
February 20 2020

Pro-life advocates in the U.S. Senate will try again Feb. 24 to gain passage of protections for unborn babies late in their mothers' pregnancies and newborns who survive abortions – something they have been unable to do the last two years... read more

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Matthew West's 'Brand New' album marks new era

Tess Schoonhoven, Baptist Press
February 20 2020

Contemporary Christian artist Matthew West's new album "Brand New" explores themes of new life, insecurity, hope and grace while melding together musical styles ranging from pop ballads to guitar-led, Springsteen-like tunes... read more

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EC wrap-up: Pastors' Conference, sex abuse, ERLC top agenda

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
February 19 2020

A polarizing 2020 Pastors' Conference program, a Texas church led by a registered sex offender and questions regarding the work of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) drew decisive action from the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) at its Feb... read more

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SBC Executive Committee to review ERLC over alleged concerns

Baptist Press and Biblical Recorder Staff
February 19 2020

(Updated Feb. 20) The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) voted Feb. 18 to conduct a review of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) by authorizing a “study task force” to determine whether the ERLC’s “past and present activities” are affecting Cooperative Program giving... read more