IMB head explains cutbacks in open letter

David Platt says Southern Baptist churches aren’t to blame for budget shortfalls requiring a reduction in the number of missionaries.

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Philadelphia lawyers to investigate Baylor’s response to sexual assault

The team will report its finding to a special committee of the school’s board of regents.

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Brewton-Parker profs ink Baptist Faith and Message

A president elected in May to stabilize Brewton-Parker College in Mount Vernon, Ga., began by symbolically reaffirming the school’s commitment to a Southern Baptist faith statement.

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Texas Baptist headquarters building transferred to Baylor nursing school

After almost 30 years in east Dallas, the BGCT will move its offices to a 14-story building in north Dallas.

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Baptist university responds to video of former president

A video just posted online is raising questions about how transparent North Greenville University was about the reasons for President Jimmy Epting’s surprise retirement announcement earlier this year.

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Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)
Last June, Kevin Ezell (left), president of the SBC North American Mission Board, and David Platt, president of the International Mission Board, led a standing ovation for their missionaries during the SBC annual meeting. (Photo by John Swain/NAMB)

Southern Baptists to cut missionary force by 15 percent

Leaders of the International Mission Board announced a plan Aug. 27 to achieve a balanced budget that includes reductions in the work force both at home and abroad.

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The Spring Break Food Drive, an annual collaboration of students and community organizations, collects food for young people in Fredericksburg, Va., who miss free and reduced meals during breaks from school. (Photo by Blake Tommey)
The Spring Break Food Drive, an annual collaboration of students and community organizations, collects food for young people in Fredericksburg, Va., who miss free and reduced meals during breaks from school. (Photo by Blake Tommey)

Opening doors — front and back — to minister

Through Kairos, a Fredericksburg, Va., ministry is engaging both campus and community.

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Baylor launches investigation of student-athlete’s sexual assault

Questions are circling around what the university knew regarding the former football player’s indictment over a year ago and his earlier act of violence against a female at another college.

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Global Women wins Best of Pelham Award

Global Women “envisions a world where every woman is empowered by the love of God, valued by her community and equipped to fulfill her unique purpose.”

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Churches should play a leading role in healing tensions resulting from police brutality cases, a Missouri commission said. Here, demonstrators at a protest rally. (Creative Commons photo by Paul George)
Churches should play a leading role in healing tensions resulting from police brutality cases, a Missouri commission said. Here, demonstrators at a protest rally. (Creative Commons photo by Paul George)

Churches integral to healing communities marred by violence, commission says

The 2014 Ferguson shooting and riots led the Missouri governor to create a commission to recommend healing strategies for communities. One recommendation is that churches become heavily involved in such work.

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