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By Lauren Pratt WAKE FOREST — When Christy Thornton became a Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS) student in 2012, she never would have imagined that she would play an integral role in the theological academy. Through her recent promotion to associate director of Ph.D. Studies and director of the Th.M. program at SEBTS, she is […]
Paster Bruce Schafer, top right, preaches from a scissor lift during the first of two drive-in Easter services held by Grace Life Church in a parking lot in Monroeville, Pa., Sunday, April 12, 2020. The principle of religious freedom is important to most Americans. But as President Donald Trump touts his support for it during […]
By Forrest Strickland LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) — Two scholars are joining the faculty of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for the new academic year beginning in August. President R. Albert Mohler Jr. announced that Justin A. Irving and Stephen O. Presley will serve in the areas of leadership and church history. Irving, who will serve […]
Photo courtesy of Google Maps By Julie Walters BIRMINGHAM — In response to a decline in sales due to COVID-19, national WMU announced Aug. 5 it is offering a voluntary retirement plan to staff. “We have worked incredibly hard over the past several years to ‘right size’ our organization based on revenue projections,” said Sandy […]
“For decades, Planned Parenthood has downplayed their racist history.”
Jack Kwok, executive director of the State Convention of Baptists COLUMBUS, Ohio (BP) — Jack Kwok, executive director of the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio (SCBO), announced his plans to retire during a virtual meeting of the state mission council today (July 30). When he retires Dec. 1, Kwok will have led Ohio Baptists […]
By Aaron Earls NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Most churchgoers say they can address doubts others have about the Bible, but half admit they have problems understanding Scripture on their own. Despite repeatedly affirming confidence in their own abilities to explain and understand the Bible, a recent LifeWay Research study in partnership with Explore the Bible curriculum […]