NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – Richard Land, the Southern Baptist Convention’s top spokesman on moral concerns, says the Penn State sexual abuse scandal is symptomatic of a larger “anti-child culture” in the United States, and that churches are not immune.
Too often, churches have trailed society at large in terms of embracing racial and ethnic diversity, a multiethnic panel told a regional New Baptist Covenant II gathering in San Antonio.
The world’s brokenness calls out for Christians who will speak courageously on behalf of justice and fairness, a trio of pastors told participants at the New Baptist Covenant II satellite sessions in Oklahoma City.
Payday lending traps many of America’s working poor in a vortex of debt, participants at the New Baptist Covenant II satellite meeting in Oklahoma City learned.
Cindy R. Elmore has joined the staff of the Virginia Baptist Foundation as director of donor relations. Elmore, a former development director for non-profits in Virginia, assumed her role in early October.
Initiatives such at the New Baptist Covenant II help lower racial barriers, but there is “still a lot of work to do,” said a south Philadelphia pastor who helped organize a satellite viewing of the three-day event. “I’ve said to many folk that one of
Though turnout was low for the satellite viewing of the New Baptist Covenant II in the nation’s capital, organizers of the event prepared carefully with a huge screen dominating the platform area of Israel Baptist Church in the District of Columbia’s northeast sector.
ATLANTA (ABP) – Former President Jimmy Carter told veteran journalist Bob Abernethy that he’s seen progress in areas that prompted him to convene a New Baptist Covenant gathering in 2008 and New Baptist Covenant II gatherings scattered across nine locations linked by satellite TV Nov.
ATLANTA (ABP) – Baptists must view prison ministry as more than prayer meetings and Bible studies if they are to follow Jesus’ Luke 4 mandate to “proclaim liberty to the captives,” former Arkansas Appeals Court Justice and Baptist pastor Wendell Griffen said Nov. 18.
ATLANTA (ABP) – Baptists laid aside differences of race, geography and tradition to affirm common values of care for the poor and marginalized in Atlanta and satellite locations