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Summit hires outside firm to review findings of internal investigation

Diana Chandler, Baptist Press
January 22 2021

The Summit Church has retained the services of an outside firm to perform an independent review of specific actions taken by Pastor Bryan Loritts in his handling of 2010 sexual misconduct allegations against his then-brother-in-law at a Memphis church Loritts pastored... read more

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ERLC: Biden’s initial executive orders a mixed bag

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
January 22 2021

President Joe Biden’s actions on his first day in the White House produced both praise and objection from the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC). Biden signed 17 executive orders or memoranda Jan... read more

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Lifeway launches new branding, website enhancements

Carol Pipes, Lifeway Christian Resources
January 22 2021

In an effort to highlight a new season of ministry, Lifeway Christian Resources unveiled a new logo and began a significant update and refresh of its website this month. This is the first major rebrand since the organization changed its name in 1998... read more

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IMB to host virtual Sending Celebration Feb. 3

IMB Staff
January 22 2021

IMB will host another virtual Sending Celebration to allow Southern Baptists to collectively rejoice in 33 missionaries being sent to the nations. Join on Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m. EST on imb.org, Facebook live or on the IMB Advance the Kingdom app... read more

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Biden urges end to ‘uncivil war;’ SBC leaders call for prayer

Tom Strode, Baptist Press
January 21 2021

President Joe Biden called for Americans to end an “uncivil war” and unite after he was sworn in Jan. 20 as the 46th president of the United States. Leaders in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) encouraged Christians to pray for the new president and his administration... read more