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Women & Work Forum affirms call 'to honor God'

June 18, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – A Women & Work Forum drew approximately 100 women to hear author and teacher Jen Wilkin and Tami Heim, president and CEO of Christian Leadership Alliance, after the June 11 session of the SBC Annual Meeting at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center.

Becky Gardner (middle), chair of the trustee board at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, speaks during a panel discissopm at the Womens Leadership Breakfast sponsored by SEBTS June 12 in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Hannah Anders

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SEBTS Women's Leadership Breakfast marks five years

June 18, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – This year's fifth annual Women's Leadership Breakfast focused on how women in a diversity of life stages have learned what it means to lead in their contexts by developing themselves and those under them for the glory of God.

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Bob Dean, of the Dallas Baptist Association, discusses a document drafted by the Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) addressing sexual abuse in churches, during the group's plenary session June 9 at the Hilton Hotel in Birmingham, Ala. Photo by Marc Ira Hooks

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SBCAL approves plan to fight sexual abuse

June 18, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southern Baptist Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) voted unanimously during their meeting, June 9, to approve broad recommendations to Southern Baptist associations, state conventions and churches about how to...

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Melissa and Aaron Klein

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Oregon bakers wait after high court order

June 18, 2019

Nation

WASHINGTON – Oregon bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein now will wait to see if the U.S. Supreme Court's insistence they receive a new hearing from a state court will produce a different result in their effort to practice their biblically based beliefs.

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Southern Baptist Evangelists reelected Sammy Tippit as the groups president during a business meeting June 9. Were here for one reason- to worship Jesus Christ, Tippit said during a worship service that morning. Photo by Van Payne

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Sammy Tippit to continue as evangelists' president

June 18, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – As if a rousing two-hour Sunday worship service was not enough, the Southern Baptist Evangelists fellowship added a two-hour sing-along Monday afternoon as part of their gathering in conjunction with the 2019 SBC annual meeting in...

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Donna Gaines, a pastor's wife, author and Bible teacher, receives the Willie Turner Dawson Award June 11 at the Ministers' Wives Luncheon during the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting. Photo by Adam Covington

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Donna Gaines honored at Ministers' Wives Luncheon

June 18, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Donna Gaines was honored with the 2019 Willie Turner Dawson Award during the June 11 Ministers' Wives Luncheon at the Southern Baptist Convention's annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

In presenting the award to Gaines, wife of...

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Lori McDaniel, Global Mission Catalyst with the International Mission Board, speaks at the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Women's Session June 10 at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex in Birmingham, Ala. Her presentation was titled Women: Indispensable to the Gospel. Photo by Kathleen Murray

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SBC Women's Session addresses leadership, ministry

June 18, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Women from all across the Southern Baptist Convention were urged to meet the challenges of leadership and ministry with patience and confidence at the newly inaugurated SBC Women's Session, held June 10 at the Birmingham-Jefferson...

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Chuck Kelley, retiring president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, gives remarks at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 12. He officially retires July 31. Jamie Dew was elected June 5 as the next president of NOBTS. Photo by Adam Covington.

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Three entity leaders field messenger questions

June 17, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Questions were posed to three Southern Baptist Convention entity leaders in time allotted for messengers' questions during their respective reports at the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

Ethics and Religious...

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Seminary luncheons relay highlights and achievements

June 17, 2019

Baptist News

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alumni and friends of the Southern Baptist Convention's six seminaries gathered to hear their institutions' 2018-2019 highlights and achievements June 11 and 12 in conjunction with the SBC's Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

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Melissa and Aaron Klein

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High court orders review of Oregon gay wedding cake case

June 17, 2019

Nation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, June 17, threw out an Oregon court's discrimination ruling against a Christian couple who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their religious convictions, ordering state judges to...

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