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Today's From the States features items from: The Alabama Baptist; Baptist Messenger (Oklahoma); Baptist Message (Louisiana)<br>
Leavell College of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary marked two milestones during its commencement May 18: surpassing 5,000 graduates during 25 years as a four-year institution.<br>
Valleydale Church in Birmingham, Ala., called Mac Brunson as pastor May 20, just three weeks after he resigned the pastorate of First Baptist Church in Jacksonville, Fla.<br>
New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary conferred 106 masters degrees and 34 doctoral degrees including 11 Ph.Ds, 20 D.Min., and three D.Ed.Min. degrees. Forty-two M.Div. degrees, 28 with specializations, were conferred. <br>
Roy and Janice Southern's generosity in the small churches they served has been affirmed in their retirement years by Mission:Dignity monthly assistance.<br><br><br>
The Southern Baptist Convention has notified the District of Columbia Baptist Convention that "the formal relationship between the SBC and the DCBC has come to an end," according to a statement by interim Executive Committee president D. August Boto.<br>
Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary, charged spring graduates to share the Gospel with everyone they encounter as the "sweet aroma … of our triumphant Lord."<br>
Through a conference on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination, Nate Millican gained a new awareness of spiritual warfare, limited perceptions and the need for a compassionate heart.<br>
Associate pastor Joey Tombrella had a personal story to tell in his graduate recognition sermon days after the Santa Fe High School mass murder.<br>
With a volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island in its third week, the state's Baptists are preparing to feed evacuees at area shelters and requesting prayer for the region's tourism industry.<br>
State legislators in Ohio last week introduced a bill that would protect parents who do not want their children to undergo treatment for gender dysphoria.<br>
Jason G. Duesing, chairman of the 2018 Committee on Resolutions, requests prayer as the committee seeks to facilitate the views of messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention on moral, ethical and public policy issues of the day.<br>
Former United States President Jimmy Carter challenged Liberty University graduates to "work as much as [they] can to unify Christians in the world," and noted Baptists should "come together as friends and not be alienated one from another."<br>
The Gospel of Christ and obedience to His call are key sources of strength for ministry, R. Albert Mohler Jr. tells 2018 graduates of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.<br>
It is more difficult for atheists to deal with the problem of evil than for Christians, Adam Groza writes. "If there is no God … then moral outrage is reduced to collective emotionalism, social posturing or political maneuvering."<br>
Grief counseling, prayer and offers to assist with funeral arrangements are among the ways local Southern Baptists sprang to action after a gunman killed 10 people at a Houston-area high school today (May 18).
SBC DIGEST: Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent; simulcast registration opens for NAMB Send Luncheon
Trennis Henderson to be WMU correspondent; simulcast registration opens for NAMB's Send Luncheon.
Southern Baptist Tony Perkins is among the newest advocates named to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF).
Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and other pro-life leaders applauded news that the Trump administration will propose a new rule that would eliminate family planning funds for abortion giant Planned Parenthood.
Topics of discussion within the Southern Baptist Convention and a range of international and national ministries will be featured in the exhibit hall for the upcoming SBC annual meeting.