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Molly T. Marshall, president of Central Baptist Theological Seminary in Shawnee, Kan., and the first woman president of a Baptist seminary accredited by the Association of Theological Schools, announced her retirement by early summer 2020.

ATLANTA (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter plans to teach Sunday School this weekend just days after undergoing surgery for a broken hip, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

CUMMING, Ga. (BP) -- Jim Burton, 63, Southern Baptist international photojournalist and storyteller and Baptist Press contributor, died on May 10 after living with ALS for six years.

FORT WORTH, Texas (RNS) — Stained glass is fragile. So, too, are the fortunes of a stained glass artist. Don Young and his wife, Debora, were reminded of that lesson last month with the abrupt cancellation of a lucrative, once-in-a-lifetime commission.

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (BP) -- The ordination process of Southern Baptist churches is a weak spot when it comes to protecting congregations from sexual predators, according to a report released May 9.

COLUMBIA, MO -- The Baptist Home Corporate Office announced on Friday (May 10) a gift of $150,000 from The Baptist Foundation of Mid-Missouri. The donation will be used for the construction of a new chapel on The Baptist Home-Ashland campus, slated to open this year. 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (BP) -- Graduates, families and friends gathered for Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary's 65th commencement exercises May 3, comprising the seminary's largest graduating class.

Elijah Brown, general secretary of the Baptist World Alliance, urged Baptists in St. Louis to “consider, again, the biblical call to engage in hope and with hope.”

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA -  On Tuesday (Apr. 23) Rev. Dr. Denton Lotz, General Secretary Emeritus of the Baptist World Alliance (BWA), died at his home in Forestdale, Mass., at the age of 80. 

CINCINNATI (BP) -- Prayers for William Burton, a Little Leaguer who wasn't given much chance to live after a cardiac arrest at practice, are coming from everywhere. He is now seen as a miracle -- and maybe even a little bit of a celebrity -- because of his amazing recovery thus far.