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Racism cure resides with church
Thursday, June 23, 2016
ST. LOUIS – Racial reconciliation rests at the doorsteps of the church and can only be achieved through the Gospel in action, a diverse panel of Baptist pastors said during a trailblazing discussion at the 2016 SBC annual meeting. Southern Baptist Convention President Ronnie Floyd convened the panel, historically including National Baptist Convention
 
'Lean into culture' speakers urge pastors' wives
Thursday, June 23, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Burdened with a changing culture and apparent decline in Christian influence, the women who shared the stage at the 2016 Pastors' Wives Conference urged their listeners to pray, lean into the culture and personally get involved in reaching their communities. Anne Graham Lotz, executive director of AnGeL Ministries, headlined the June
 
Endurance, gospel-centrality spotlighted at conference
Friday, June 17, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – Aimed at giving pastors a charge like the one the apostle Paul gave his son Timothy in the ministry, the 2016 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference kicked off June 12 at the America's Center Convention Complex in St. Louis, Missouri. With the theme "Live this!", the Sunday evening and Monday morning sessions focused on
 
Value all human life
Monday, June 13, 2016
ST. LOUIS, Mo. – The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, and ongoing racial tension should lead Americans to place a high value on all human life, Ronnie Floyd said June 13 in his final press conference as president of the Southern Baptist Convention. "This is a great time to remind everyone that each person in this world has been made in the image of
 
Sheriff called on boy for sharing Bible
Thursday, June 9, 2016
PALMDALE, Calif. – A public school superintendent told Baptist Press he has been unable to discover why a deputy sheriff visited the home of a first-grade boy to warn him not to share Scripture with classmates at a school in the superintendent's district. Religious freedom advocates Liberty Counsel contacted Palmdale School District Superintendent
 
Be a faith-walker
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Truth and action are the two components to walking by faith. Truth is made impotent by fear, but it springs to life through the hands and feet of the faithful who act. Truth not acted upon by faith produces the same result as error acted upon by faith. At the heart of Christianity is faith. Most believers understand that the Christian life is conceived by
 
Prison ministries often lack focus, funds
Thursday, June 2, 2016
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – While most Protestant pastors visit correctional facilities and want to help prisoners and their families, their churches often lack the training or finances to run an effective prison ministry. Those are among the findings of a new phone survey of 1,000 Protestant senior pastors from LifeWay Research. Researchers found widespread
 

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