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A weekly news roundup from the Southern Baptist Convention as well as guest interviews from today's top church leaders.
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Billy Graham statue unveiled; IMB commissions 83 missionaries

A statue of Billy Graham was unveiled in the nation's capitol, and the IMB commissioned dozens of new missionaries to the nations. Also, Jay Adkins stops by the pod to give insight into the GCR Task Force report.
5/17/202452 minutes, 3 seconds
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ACP results show spike in baptisms, growth in attendance

The 2023 SBC Annual Church Profile has been released and the results are encouraging. They show a 26% spike in baptisms and increases in both worship attendance and small group Bible study attendance.
5/10/202427 minutes, 50 seconds
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Cooperation Group releases report and recommendations

The Cooperation Group has released their report with various recommendations geared toward potential governing document changes. Also, there's another candidate for SBC 2VP.
5/3/202458 minutes, 43 seconds
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Clyde Meador dies; CoC named, CoN releases report

Longtime Southern Baptist missions leader Clyde Meador passed away at age 79 following a battle with cancer. Also, SBC President Bart Barber has named the 2023 Committee on Committees and the Committee on Nominations has released their initial report.
4/26/202429 minutes, 46 seconds
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Groza elected Gateway president; Spencer to be nominated for SBC president

Adam Groza was unanimously elected as president of Gateway Seminary. Also, it was announced that Dan Spencer, pastor at First Baptist Sevierville, TN, will be nominated for SBC president this summer at the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting.
4/19/202428 minutes, 6 seconds
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Solar Eclipse and Baptism Sunday

Churches across the Convention celebrated Baptism Sunday with hundreds and hundreds of baptisms right before the solar eclipse provided outreach opportunities aplenty for many churches in the path of totality.
4/12/202432 minutes, 10 seconds
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Groza nominated to lead Gateway

Adam Groza will be nominated to succeed Jeff Iorg as the next president of Gateway Seminary later this month. Also, Florida state exec Tommy Green announced he will retire at the end of 2024.
4/5/202428 minutes, 10 seconds
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Easter week and ERLC headlines

It's Eastertide and churches across the world are celebrating the resurrection of Christ. Also, the ERLC was in the headlines this week with their stances on the new budget and an event announcement for the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting that features former vice president Mike Pence.
3/29/202430 minutes, 57 seconds
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Iorg unanimously elected to lead SBC Executive Committee

Jeff Iorg, the current president of Gateway Seminary, was unanimously elected to lead the SBC Executive Committee during a special called EC meeting in Dallas. Also, Charles Smith was named the new president at the University of Mobile.
3/22/202418 minutes, 32 seconds
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IVF conversation centerpiece of ERLC work

In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) has taken the center stage in ethics and politics discussions over the last month. The ERLC has recently released an explainer to help Southern Baptists in the national conversation.
3/16/202427 minutes, 20 seconds
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AAEO Season & Committee on Resolutions named for SBC24

It's Annie Armstrong Easter Offering season, and we have great news about that and CP giving from February. Also, SBC President Bart Barber has announced the Committee on Resolutions for the SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis.
3/8/202429 minutes, 25 seconds
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Iorg announced as EC president/CEO candidate

Outgoing president of Gateway Seminary, Jeff Iorg, has been identified as the nominee for the president/CEO role at the SBC Executive Committee. The EC will meet March 21 to vote on Iorg.
3/1/202429 minutes, 25 seconds
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EC meets, announces potential presidential candidate meeting

The EC met in Nashville and heard updates from the ARITF, SBC President Bart Barber, and the President Search Team. As a result, there is the potential for a special called meeting in March to elect a new EC president.
2/23/202426 minutes, 46 seconds
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IMB appoints 62 new missionaries; Henry Blackaby dies

IMB held a commissioning service in Phoenix and sent 62 new missionaries to the nations. Also, Henry Blackaby, author of Experiencing God, went to be with the Lord.
2/16/202430 minutes, 25 seconds
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CP update and a candidate for the 2025 Pastors’ Conference

CP giving results were posted and the YTD total is tracking below budget still. Also, Georgia pastor Brad Whitt will be nominated for the presidency of the 2025 SBC Pastors' Conference in June.
2/9/202431 minutes, 20 seconds
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Keahbone to be nominated for SBC President

Oklahoma pastor Mike Keahbone has been announced as a candidate for the SBC presidency at this summer's SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis. Also, Lifeway held its winter trustee meeting.
2/2/202428 minutes, 53 seconds
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Hammond withdraws from consideration for EC presidency

Georgia Baptist state executive director Thomas Hammond pulled his name from consideration for the presidency of the SBC Executive Committee. Also, The Road to Indy has started with the Annual Meeting on the horizon.
1/26/202431 minutes, 20 seconds
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Southern Baptists respond to cold weather across the nation

Winter weather affected much of the country this past week and Southern Baptists were ready to serve those affected by the frigid temperatures and record snowfall. Also, Southern Baptists joined others in standing against abortion.
1/19/202427 minutes, 3 seconds
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EC to present presidential candidate in February

The SBC Executive Committee's president search team has announced they plan to bring forward a candidate for the entity's vacant presidency at its scheduled February meeting. Also, GuideStone announced it will be the benefits provider for the Global United Methodist denomination.
1/12/202418 minutes, 33 seconds
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Junior Hill dies at age 87

Legendary Southern Baptist evangelist Junior Hill passed away January 3 leaving behind a legacy of Kingdom work. Also, December CP receipts came in above budget to close out the year.
1/5/202427 minutes, 55 seconds
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Top ten stories of 2023 & an interview with Bart Barber

In this final episode of 2023, Brandon Porter recaps the biggest stories of the year and sits down with SBC President Bart Barber for a mid-year update on the Convention.
12/22/202332 minutes, 17 seconds
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Tornadoes sweep across Tennessee; Missouri church ransacked

Tornadoes in the Middle Tennessee area killed six and left a path of destruction affecting neighborhoods, business, schools and churches. Also, a Missouri church was ransacked by vandals and police have no leads.
12/15/202320 minutes, 44 seconds
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IMB Week of Prayer and SBC task force updates

This past week was the IMB Week of Prayer for International Missions in support of the 2023 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering. Also, there were several updates from Convention task forces this week including the ARITF.
12/8/202326 minutes, 5 seconds
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EC president search update; Rosalynn Carter dies

The search team tasked with finding the next SBC Executive Committee president released a significant update this week about their timeline. Also, former First Lady Rosalynn Carter passed away this week.
12/4/202316 minutes, 6 seconds
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Gaines announces cancer diagnosis; An interview with Amy Whitfield

Former SBC president Steve Gaines announced last week that he had recently been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Also, Amy Whitfield stops by the show to discuss her new children's book about Lottie Moon.
11/24/202328 minutes, 48 seconds
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IMB sends 49 to the nations; An interview with Aaron Meraz

IMB held a sending celebration this week in which they sent nearly 50 missionaries to the nations. Also, Aaron Meraz stops by the podcast to talk about the great work of Mission:Dignity.
11/17/202329 minutes, 21 seconds
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State convention leaders file amicus brief against NAMB, Pressley open to SBC presidency

A Randy Adams-led coalition has filed an amicus brief against NAMB in Will McRaney's lawsuit appeal. Also, North Carolina pastor Clint Pressley has announced his openness to being nominated for SBC president.
11/10/202342 minutes, 4 seconds
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$4.8 million gift kicks off LMCO season for IMB

The IMB got a massive gift—the second largest single gift ever—to kick off the 2024 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering season. Also, the North Carolina state government granted $5 million to North Carolina Baptists on Mission for disaster relief.
11/3/202338 minutes, 32 seconds
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Southern Baptist elected Speaker of the House; Amicus brief raises concern

Mike Johnson (R, La.) was elected Speaker of the House this week, and he's a member of a Louisiana Baptist church. Interestingly enough, he replaced a California Southern Baptist, Kevin McCarthy, in the role. Also, an amicus brief filed by several entities in a Kentucky Supreme Court case has raised concern among many Southern Baptists.
10/28/202333 minutes, 42 seconds
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Israel-Hamas war sparks worldwide interest; Seminary trustee recaps

The eyes of the world are focused on Israel's war with Hamas, and Southern Baptists are responding to the humanitarian needs that have resulted from the conflict. Also, several Southern Baptist seminary trustee board met this week—including SBTS who honored Dr. Albert Mohler for his 30 years as president.
10/20/202326 minutes, 38 seconds
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Statement of support for Israel released and an interview with Dan Darling

Following the terrorist attacks on Israel by Hamas, several evangelical leaders released a statement of support for Israel and a call for peace in the region. Dan Darling stopped by the show to discuss the statement with Brandon and Laura.
10/14/202340 minutes, 3 seconds
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Giving totals announced, AAEO hits record high

Giving totals for the year are out and while both Cooperative Program giving and the Lottie Moon Christmas offering both topped $190 million, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering set a new record with more than $70.2 million given to support missions and church planting across North America.
10/6/202322 minutes, 5 seconds
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IMB trustees meet, SBC24 theme announced, and an interview with Jay Adkins

The International Mission Board met this week and commissioned a set of new missionaries. Also, there was a big announcement about the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, and Jay Adkins stopped by the show to talk with Brandon and Laura about the task force he is leading.
9/29/202335 minutes, 16 seconds
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September EC Meeting Recap

The September 2023 SBC Executive Committee meeting is in the books and Brandon & Laura have all the details from the meeting as well as an update on a SWBTS student who is on the verge of making the America's Got Talent finals.
9/22/202322 minutes, 18 seconds
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SBC EC Reduces Staff; An Interview with Jared Wellman

Brandon Porter and Laura Erlanson are hosting again this week and there's a lot of news in the SBC to cover. The EC was forced to cut staff and CP is below budget heading into the last month of the fiscal year. Also, Jared Wellman joins the program to discuss the new Cooperation Group.
9/15/202340 minutes, 15 seconds
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Southern Baptists respond in wake of Hurricane Idalia

Brandon Porter and Laura Erlanson are back this week and have an update on Southern Baptist work in response to the destructions left by Hurricane Idalia.
9/9/202328 minutes, 55 seconds
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ARITF Update, Lifeway Trustees Meet

Brandon Porter and Laura Erlanson are back this week and have an update from the ARITF and a full report from Lifeway's trustee meeting. George Schroeder also joins for an interview about the new BP Sports podcast—Gridiron & The Gospel.
9/1/202332 minutes, 45 seconds
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Credential Committee leaders announced; Dockery installed at SWBTS

Brandon Porter and Laura Erlanson fill in this week and cover the news of the week including some developments at Southwestern as well some new leadership on the Credentials Committee.
8/25/202333 minutes, 12 seconds
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McLaurin resigns, Howe named interim at SBC Executive Committee

The SBC Executive Committee announced that Willie McLaurin resigned from the interim president position after it was discovered that he had falsified his educational credentials and accomplishments. VP for Communications, Jonathan Howe, has been named the new interim president.
8/19/202333 minutes, 57 seconds
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Barber names new ARTIF chair, cooperation chair

SBC President Bart Barber named Josh Wester as the new chairman of the ARITF, and Jared Wellman was announced as the chairman of a to-be-appointed Cooperation Group that will look at cooperation in the SBC as well as the relationship of Article III of the SBC Constitution and Bylaw VIII.
8/11/202332 minutes, 22 seconds
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GuideStone trustee meeting recap and an intern view with Rickey Hill, subject of the new movie ‘The Hill’

Rickey Hill and Jeff Celentano joined the show to talk about the upcoming film 'The Hill' based on Rickey's life. Also, GuideStone held their summer trustee meeting this week.
8/4/202343 minutes, 31 seconds
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Send Relief Backpacks and Global Hunger Relief: An Interview with Josh Benton

Josh Benton joined the show to discuss Send Relief and Global Hunger Relief Sunday that is coming up at the end of August. Also, Charleston Southern has a new president.
7/28/202337 minutes, 21 seconds
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Lifeway reverses course on shuttering LifewayWorship.com

Ben Mandrell joined the show to discuss Lifeway's reversal of their announced closing of LifewayWorship.com. Also, state convention season kicked off with the BGCT gathering in McAllen, and women in ministry was a topic of discussion.
7/21/202337 minutes, 17 seconds
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NAAF releases letter calling for time of prayer and dialogue over pastoral titles

The National African American Fellowship has called for a time of prayer and dialogue related to the recent passage of a proposed constitutional amendment regarding the use of the title "pastor" in non-senior pastor roles. Also, there was some big CP news this week.
7/14/202325 minutes, 43 seconds
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Healthy Ministry Collaboration Between Seasoned & Emerging Pastors

We will pick up with the regular format next week when Amy returns from vacation, but today we have included a recent CP stage discussion on ministry collaboration.
7/7/202326 minutes, 56 seconds
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SWBTS student advances on America’s Got Talent

Lachune Boyd is moving to the next round of America's Got Talent after a stunning rendition of Coldplay's "Yellow" this past week.
6/30/202321 minutes, 57 seconds
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Former SWBTS president Russell Dilday dies at 92

Southwestern Seminary's sixth president, Russell Dilday, passed away at the age of 92. Also, Wyoming has a new state exec, and a Baptist college in Arkansas received a massive gift toward the construction of a new student wellness center.
6/23/202322 minutes, 23 seconds
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2023 SBC Annual Meeting Recap

It was a busy week at the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting in New Orleans. Amy and Jonathan recap the elections, amendments, resolutions, and even a change to the Baptist Faith & Message.
6/16/202358 minutes, 53 seconds
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2023 SBC Annual Meeting Preview

The 2023 SBC Annual Meeting is just around the corner. Join us as we discuss everything you need to know as we head to New Orleans.
6/7/202341 minutes, 23 seconds
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SWBTS holds special trustee meeting; Lifeway opens new HQ

Southwestern Seminary held a special called meeting on May 30 to address recent allegations of financial impropriety. Also, Lifeway recently celebrated the opening of its new "teaming space" in the Nashville area.
6/3/202322 minutes, 53 seconds
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Southwestern to hold special trustee meeting; ARITF issues update on ministry check website

Southwestern Seminary will hold a special called meeting on May 30 to address recent allegations of financial impropriety. Also, the Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force released an important update on the coming ministry check website.
5/26/202319 minutes, 11 seconds
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NAMB responds to McRaney suit; IMB appoints 92 missionaries

The North American Mission Board responded to the claims in the ongoing lawsuit by Will McRaney. NAMB released its perspective on the claims for the first time since the legal battle began more than five years ago. Also, IMB has 92 missionaries waiting to be celebrated at the SBC Annual Meeting.
5/20/202327 minutes, 5 seconds
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Florida Baptists victimized by fraud; Illinois DR worker dies

The Florida Baptist Convention was the victim of financial fraud due to spoofing communications between Send Network Florida and NAMB. Also, a faithful disaster relief worker in Illinois was killed when a tree fell on him.
5/12/202331 minutes, 11 seconds
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Wellman recommendation declined by EC, new search team formed

Jared Wellman was brought forward as the recommended candidate to lead the SBC Executive Committee by the president search team, however the EC declined the recommendation. As a result a new search team has been named, and the process has been restarted. Also, CP numbers are in for April and giving is still above budget.
5/5/202324 minutes, 26 seconds
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Stone to be nominated for SBC President, Rummage for Pastors’ Conference

Mike Stone announced he will once again run for the SBC presidency, and Oklahoma pastor Stephen Rummage will be nominated for the SBC Pastors' Conference presidency. Also, The Mayor, Don Currence, will be renominated for the office of SBC Registration Secretary.
4/29/202336 minutes, 37 seconds
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Charles Stanley dies; Dockery named president at SWBTS

Charles Stanley, the legendary pastor and TV preacher, died this past week at age 90. Also in the news, Southwestern has a new president and chancellor as David Dockery has been named the 10th president of the seminary with O.S. Hawkins joining him in the chancellor role.
4/21/202329 minutes, 46 seconds
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Son-in-law of former SBTS president killed in Louisville shooting

A shooting at a Louisville bank took the lives of five people including the son-in-law of former SBTS president Roy Honeycutt. Also, pre-registration for the SBC Annual Meeting crossed 5,000.
4/14/202318 minutes, 56 seconds
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EC to hold special meeting; Patterson case dismissed

The SBC Executive Committee's search for a new president may be close to an end. A special meeting has been called May 1 in Dallas. Also, the Roe v. Patterson case was dismissed from federal court this week.
4/7/202327 minutes, 7 seconds
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2023 Committee on Resolutions announced

SBC president Bart Barber has named South Carolina pastor David Sons as the chairman of the Committee on Resolutions for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting to be held in New Orleans this June.
3/31/202313 minutes, 8 seconds
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Former SBC President Johnny Hunt sues SBC, EC, Guidepost

Longtime pastor and former SBC President Johnny Hunt has filed suit against the SBC, the SBC Executive Committee (EC) and Guidepost Solutions. The suit seeks unspecified damages related to allegations of defamation and the invasion of privacy based on accusations made against Hunt in the 2022 Guidepost report stemming from an investigation into the alleged mishandling of sexual abuse by the SBC EC.
3/24/202325 minutes, 24 seconds
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Car crashes into NC church, catches fire; 2023 Serve Tour kicks off

A North Carolina church is under repair after an unconscious driver crashed his car into its worship center. Also, this week, John Mark Yeats was announced as the new president at Corban College.
3/17/202323 minutes, 14 seconds
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Yeats to leave Missouri Baptist post; Stolle to lead BCM/D

John Yeats announced this week that he will leave his position as the executive director of the Missouri Baptist Convention at the end of the year. Also, in Maryland/Delaware, Tom Stolle was unanimously elected as the new state exec.
3/10/202325 minutes, 8 seconds
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Wolfe named SC exec candidate; CBU lands record $28.5M gift

Tony Wolfe was revealed this week as the candidate to succeed Gary Hollingsworth as the executive director-treasurer of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, and California Baptist University announced a record-breaking $28.5 million gift to rename their events center.
3/3/202326 minutes, 7 seconds
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EC meeting recap and a history of Article III

This week's EC meeting was one fort the history books. Amy and Jonathan unpack the decisions made and what those decisions mean for the future of the SBC and provide a look back at the history of Article III of the SBC Constitution and how we got here.
2/24/202358 minutes, 55 seconds
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Asbury revival; Barber to be re-nominated

Asbury University in Kentucky is experiencing a move of the Holy Spirit. Also, nomination have begun for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting. We have two announcements including one for president.
2/17/202326 minutes, 28 seconds
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NAMB, IMB hold trustee meetings; CP giving above budget

NAMB held their winter trustee meeting in Miami while IMB held theirs in Virginia a week prior. Also, CP giving has bounced above budget for the year after a slow start last fall.
2/10/202321 minutes, 18 seconds
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Hunt invites lead to Credential Committee inquiries; 46 missionaries sent to the nations

A pair of churches who have issued preaching invites to Johnny Hunt are apparently under inquiry by the SBC Credentials Committee. Also, trustees at Lifeway and IMB met this week.
2/3/202328 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mullin named ERLC VP; MBTS lands $2.5M gift

The ERLC has a new chief of staff, and he is no stranger to Southern Baptists. Also, Midwestern Seminary announced a massive gift to spur missionary training and sending from the school.
1/27/202315 minutes, 15 seconds
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Pair of plane crashes claim lives of Southern Baptists

A plane crash in Georgia and another in Texas claimed the lives of Southern Baptist church leaders and pastors this week. Also, the WMU was able to hold an in-person board meeting for the first time in three years.
1/20/202318 minutes, 44 seconds
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Stand for Life launches; Send Relief update from Ukraine

The ERLC has helped launch a new life initiative with a host of partners to help fight abortion in America. Also, Send Relief work continues across Ukraine.
1/13/202321 minutes, 2 seconds
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Martin to leave Hawaii-Pacific post; Bobbye Rankin dies

Chris Martin, the executive director of the Hawaii-Pacific Baptist Convention is headed back to the mainland to take a job with the IMB. Also, Bobbye Rankin, wife of former IMB president Jerry Rankin, passed away this week at the age of 78.
1/6/202314 minutes, 3 seconds
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10 questions for the SBC in 2023

Amy and Jonathan take a look ahead into the future and ask their questions for 2023.
12/30/202219 minutes, 41 seconds
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2022: The Year in Review in the SBC

Amy and Jonathan take a look back at the year in Southern Baptist life and answer their questions for the year. Amy also shares her most fascinating Southern Baptists of 2022.
12/23/202255 minutes, 50 seconds
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Seminaries host graduations; African American leadership institute set to launch

Five Southern Baptist seminaries hosted graduation as more than 1,000 graduates received degrees this fall. Also, the BCMD announced the launch of an African American leadership institute in early 2023.
12/16/202222 minutes, 47 seconds
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Paul Chitwood discusses LMCO and IMB in 2022; Amy Grant honored

IMB president Paul Chitwood joins the show to discuss Ukraine, Send Relief, a record LMCO year, the missionary pipeline and so much more on this week's episode. Also, Amy Grant was honored this week alongside Bono, Gladys Knight, and George Clooney.
12/9/202234 minutes, 58 seconds
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Barber issues statement on Hunt “restoration”; Sills files suit over abuse allegations

SBC President Bart Barber issued a statement on the "restoration" of Johnny Hunt to ministry calling the move "repugnant." Also, former SBTS professor David Sills has filed a defamation lawsuit against 11 defendants as a result of being named in the Sexual Abuse Task Force report this past May.
12/2/202235 minutes, 10 seconds
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Thanksgiving & state annual meetings

With Thanksgiving upon us, Amy and Jonathan discuss the holiday, some state convention recaps, a rather large Thanksgiving celebration back in 1981, and one of the best scenes in West Wing lore.
11/26/202226 minutes, 40 seconds
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Send Relief ministry center opens in Puerto Rico; Unify Project set to launch

While state convention recaps dominate this episode, there is much to celebrate with the opening of a new Send Relief center in Puerto Rico as well as the Jesus Film being translated into its 2,000th language by a Southern Baptist seminary student.
11/18/202253 minutes, 52 seconds
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Churches are open, but attendance has not returned; State convention recaps aplenty

New research from Lifeway shows that while 100% of churches have reopened following the pandemic, only about 85% of attendees have returned. Also, state conventions are happening across the country and attendance at the meetings is on the rise.
11/11/202231 minutes, 24 seconds
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Broadmoor responds to abuse case; Politics driving church affinity more than before

Broadmoor Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., issued a response to a decades-old report of sexual abuse at the church. In doing so, they may have become the model for how to properly report older cases.
11/4/202229 minutes, 37 seconds
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Southwestern announces staff reduction; Dove Award winners announced

Southwestern Seminary announced they had begun cutting staff in efforts to reduce seminary operating expenses by 10%. Also, winners of the annual Dove Awards were announced.
10/28/202222 minutes, 41 seconds
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SWBTS trustees meet; State convention recaps

The trustees at Southwestern Seminary met for their regularly called meeting and covered a number of issues last week at the campus in Fort Worth. Also, state convention recaps continue this week.
10/21/202231 minutes, 40 seconds
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Barber interviewed on 60 Minutes; SBDR serves 500K meals

SBC President Bart Barber was featured last week on the CBS news show 60 Minutes. Also, SBDR hit a milestone in its response to Hurricane Ian serving more than half a million meals in Florida.
10/14/202224 minutes, 14 seconds
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LMCO & AAEO hit new records; CP tops $200 million

The International Mission Board and the North American Mission Board both announced record offerings. Also, giving through the National Cooperative Program Allocation Budget hit a 14-year high eclipsing $200 million for the first time since 2008.
10/7/202235 minutes, 42 seconds
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SWBTS announces leadership plans; IMB trustees meet, commission 24 new missionaries

Several changes were announced that reversed some previous decisions by the trustees at Southwestern Seminary and the International Mission Board. Also, at the IMB's trustee meeting a huge announcement was made about the 2021-22 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering.
9/30/202221 minutes, 44 seconds
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Greenway resigns at Southwestern; EC meeting recap

Southwestern Seminary announced that president Adam W. Greenway has resigned from his post. Also, the SBC Executive Committee met and got a lot of business done—and collected a couple of really big checks.
9/23/202225 minutes, 4 seconds
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Leatherwood elected ERLC president; Carter joins Send Network team

The Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission has a new permanent president in Brent Leatherwood. Also, Matt Carter has retired from pastoring to join the North American Mission Board
9/16/202226 minutes, 6 seconds
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SBC23 hotel info released; Remembering Queen Elizabeth II

Hotel information for the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting has been released by the SBC Executive Committee. Also, Amy and Jonathan reminisce about the life and death of Queen Elizabeth II.
9/9/202223 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tucker announces retirement; Chandler to take leave of absence

Arkansas state exec Sonny Tucker announced his retirement, and another state convention has a new exec chosen. Also, Texas pastor Matt Chandler is stepping away for a season at The Village Church.
9/2/202223 minutes, 1 second
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SBC pastor pay report; SBC23 kickoff

A new study from Lifeway Research shows that while the cost of living has increased dramatically in the past few years, pay for Southern Baptist pastors has not followed suit. Also, a kickoff event was held this past week in New Orleans in preparation for the 2023 Annual Meeting and Pastors' Conference.
8/26/202227 minutes, 9 seconds
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DOJ to investigate SBC; Baylor, BGCT relationship to be examined

The SBC Executive Committee announced last week that the United States Department of Justice has opened an investigation into the Convention regarding sexual abuse. Also, Baylor and the BGCT announced this week that they are reevaluating their relationship.
8/19/202220 minutes, 22 seconds
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Barber names ARITF; Missionary scholarships increased

SBC president Bart Barber named the full Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force. Also, a pair of seminaries announced an increase in missionary scholarships to the schools.
8/12/202220 minutes, 14 seconds
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ARITF chair, vice chair named; Barber, Keahbone highlight resolution on Native Americans

Marshall Blalock and Mike Keahbone will lead the soon-to-be-named ARITF for Southern Baptists. Also, Keahbone and SBC president Bart Barber participated in Indian Falls Creek this week and highlighted a resolution passed at SBC22.
8/5/202222 minutes, 31 seconds
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ERLC president search winding down; Allen leaves Southwestern

The search team tasked with selecting the next president of the ERLC updated Southern Baptists on the process and their progress this week. Also, longtime SWBTS professor David Allen has left the seminary.
7/29/202223 minutes, 19 seconds
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Washington joins NAMB for personal evangelism; Acts2 to stream state annual meetings

NAMB has a new director of personal evangelism, and your state convention annual meeting could be streamed this fall in the Acts2 app.
7/22/202219 minutes, 28 seconds
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SEBTS to require sexual abuse prevention course; Resolution used to minister to Native Americans

Southeastern Seminary has implemented a new required course for all students in preventing sexual abuse and caring for survivors. Also, Mike Keahbone is ministering to other abuse victims thanks to a newly passed SBC resolution.
7/15/202221 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pastors’ Conference theme, officers announced; Oklahoma summer camper dies

SBC Pastors' Conference president Daniel Dickard has announced who will serve as fellow officers as well as what the theme of the 2023 conference will be. Also, a camper at Falls Creek in Oklahoma lost his life after experiencing a cardiac event at the camp.
7/8/202219 minutes, 36 seconds
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An interview with SBC president Bart Barber

New SBC president Bart Barber joins the show to discuss milkshakes, his process for and thoughts on selecting members of the ARITF, what gavel he might use next year, and so much more.
7/4/202255 minutes, 12 seconds
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Send Relief establishes fund to support sexual abuse survivors; Louisiana church has 35-week baptism streak

Send Relief has officially established a sexual abuse survivor care fund for Southern Baptists to donate to, and a Louisiana church has baptized someone for 35 weeks in a row totalling 99 baptisms already in 2022.
7/1/202222 minutes, 36 seconds
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Roe overturned by SCOTUS; EC search team seeks recommendations

Today was a monumental day for Southern Baptists and for all Americans as the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and ruled in favor of Dobbs. Also this week, the SBC Executive Committee President Search Team announced they are now accepting submissions.
6/24/202222 minutes, 42 seconds
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SBC22 Recap Episode: Barber elected SBC President

SBC22 is in the rearview mirror, and Jonathan and Amy recap all the events of the week including the SBC presidential election, the resolutions passed in Anaheim, and Jonathan's big blunder of the week.
6/18/202253 minutes, 14 seconds
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Send Relief to give $4 million to cover sexual abuse reform, care, and training

Send Relief announced its intent June 8 to give $3 million to fund the proposed Sexual Abuse Task Force (SATF) recommendations for sexual abuse reform, and an additional $1 million to establish a survivor care fund to provide trauma care for survivors and trauma training for pastors.
6/10/20225 minutes, 50 seconds
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SBC22 preview episode

The 2022 SBC Annual Meeting is almost here. Get all the information you need for Anaheim. Amy and Jonathan cover the Pastors' Conference, the Annual Meeting, messenger information, ancillary events, and much more on this year's preview episode.
6/6/202247 minutes
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SATF proposes recommendations, EC amends budgets to provide funds

The SBC Sexual Abuse Task Force released its proposed recommendations that will be brought to the SBC Annual Meeting later this month. In response, the SBC Executive Committee amended budget proposals to provide funding for the recommendations.
6/3/202223 minutes, 3 seconds
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SATF report released; Hunt out at NAMB

The Guidepost Solutions report into allegations of the SBC Executive Committee mishandling sexual abuse was released this week. In it was a bombshell allegation of sexual abuse by former NAMB vice president Johnny Hunt.
5/27/202228 minutes, 57 seconds
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Send Conference returns; IMB appoints 56 missionaries

NAMB is bring the Send Conference back to Nashville in 2024, 2027 and 2030. Also, IMB has commissioned its latest crop of new missionaries.
5/20/202229 minutes, 19 seconds
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ACP report shows increase in baptisms, giving, churches

The 2021 SBC Annual Church Profile results were released this week. While they did show a continued decline in membership, baptisms bounced back following last year's significant dip due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
5/13/202221 minutes, 55 seconds
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SBC Presidential Candidate forum hosted in Keller, Texas

First Baptist Church Keller hosted a presidential candidate forum this past week, and there are some new giving totals that should encourage Southern Baptists.
5/6/202223 minutes, 28 seconds
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2023 Annual Meeting moved to New Orleans; An interview with Charles Billingsley

The SBC Executive Committee voted to move the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting from Charlotte to New Orleans this week. Also, Charles Billingsley stopped by to talk about his latest project.
4/29/202242 minutes, 41 seconds
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EC calls special meeting to move 2023 Annual Meeting; An interview with David Roach

The SBC Executive Committee has called a special meeting to propose a relocation of the 2023 SBC Annual Meeting from Charlotte to New Orleans. Also, David Roach shares about his new book related to the SBC and civil rights.
4/22/202236 minutes, 28 seconds
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SBC Annual Meeting to be streamed on ACTS2 app; Committee on Committees named

The SBC Annual Meeting has a new home for live streaming this year, and SBC President Ed Litton has named his Committee on Committees for 2022.
4/15/202223 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rice withdraws, Barber enters race for SBC president

There was a shakeup in the race for SBC president this week and Willy Rice withdrew from consideration and Bart Barber entered the mix. Also, Amy and Jonathan cover trustee meetings from three seminaries.
4/8/202234 minutes, 37 seconds
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Southern Baptist astronaut headed to space; More candidates for #SBC22 announced

Bob Hines, member of University Baptist Church in Houston, is headed on a 144-day trip to the International Space Station. Also, there were more SBC22 candidates for office announced this week.
4/1/202231 minutes, 2 seconds
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Ascol, Hadaway to be nominated for SBC presidency

Florida pastor Tom Ascol and former IMB missionary Robin Hadaway were announced this week as candidates for SBC president at the 2022 SBC Annual Meeting. Also, Voddie Baucham was announced as a potential candidate for the SBC Pastors' Conference presidency.
3/25/202233 minutes, 48 seconds
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Crawford to lead BCM/D; Dickard to be nominated for pastors’ conference

Maryland-Delaware has a new state executive director, and it's a familiar face to those in the two-state convention. Also, we have our first nomination announcement related to the 2023 Pastors' Conference.
3/18/202225 minutes, 8 seconds
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Robinson to chair EC president search; call for prayer issued

Chicago-area pastor Adron Robinson has been announced as the chair of the SBC EC President Search Team. Also, the team has issued a 21-day call to prayer in support of their work.
3/11/202220 minutes, 28 seconds
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Litton forgoing second term; Rice to be nominated for SBC president

SBC President Ed Litton announced this week he would not seek a second term in office, and Clint Pressley announced he would nominate Willy Rice this summer in Anaheim for the spot. Also, Hance Dilbeck officially took the reins of GuideStone March 1.
3/4/202227 minutes, 53 seconds
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EC meeting recap; ERLC search committee update

The SBC Executive Committee met this week and took steps to correct its handling of a report of sex abuse from 2019. It also elected a presidential search team and passed some budgetary matters.
2/25/202229 minutes, 4 seconds
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Committee on Resolutions announced; Chayasirisobhon to be nominated for 1VP

Bart Barber has been selected to chair the 2022 SBC Committee on Resolutions, and Victor Chayasirisobhon was announced as a candidate for SBC first vice president. Also, there's a big announcement to help countdown to SBC22.
2/18/202232 minutes, 22 seconds
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Trustee reports from IMB & WMU; Ethnic fellowships affirm McLaurin

Trustee reports from the International Mission Board and Woman's Missionary Union are in this week, and a conglomerate of Southern Baptist ethnic fellowships have affirmed Willie McLaurin's selection as interim president of the SBC Executive Committee.
2/11/202234 minutes, 8 seconds
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McLaurin named EC interim president; CP up 12% over budget

Willie McLaurin has been named the interim president of the SBC Executive Committee becoming the first non-Anglo to lead an SBC entity. Also, giving through the Cooperative Program hit a milestone this month by topping $21 million for the month.
2/4/202227 minutes, 59 seconds
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Pearson to Leave EC; Sanchez Joins SWBTS Faculty

Jeff Pearson, the CFO at the Executive Committee, is stepping away, and Juan Sanchez is joining the faculty at Southwestern.
1/28/202231 minutes, 4 seconds
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AAEO materials available; SBC Pastors’ Conference to use historic pulpit

The North American Mission Board released the 2022 Annie Armstrong Easter Offering promotional materials this week, and SBC Pastors' Conference President Matt Henslee made a big announcement.
1/21/202221 minutes, 39 seconds
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Lifeway has a new home; EC to name interim president in February

Lifeway haqs finalized its plans for a new headquarters just south of Nashville in Brentwood, Tenn. Also, the EC officers have announced their plan to name an interim president next month.
1/14/202226 minutes, 16 seconds
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CP giving up 10%; Tennessee church gives $425K to LMCO

Cooperative Program giving is up more than 10% year over year, and Southern Baptists have another reason to cheer: a Tennessee church gave more than $425,000 to the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering including a special $100,000 check presented to IMB President Paul Chitwood.
1/7/202222 minutes, 5 seconds
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Questions for 2022 in the Southern Baptist Convention

Amy and Jonathan look ahead to 2022 and ask their questions for the year.
12/31/202121 minutes, 49 seconds
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The Year in Review in the SBC

Amy and Jonathan take a look back at the year in Southern Baptist life and answer their questions for the year.
12/27/202140 minutes, 28 seconds
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Most Fascinating Southern Baptists of 2021

Amy shares her 10 most fascinating Southern Baptists of the year, and there's an update from the SBC Sexual Abuse Task Force.
12/23/202143 minutes, 4 seconds
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Tornadoes wreak havoc across Mid-South, Southern Baptists respond

Tornadoes ripped across the Mid-South this past weekend and Southern Baptists have stepped up their relief efforts in response.
12/17/202127 minutes, 41 seconds
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Pastors’ Conference speakers announced; CP giving remains above budget

SBC Pastors' Conference President Matt Henslee has announced the speakers for the 2022 SBCPC, and Cooperative Program giving is above budget after the first two months of the fiscal year.
12/10/202131 minutes, 57 seconds
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Supreme Court arguments in Dobbs case, Pitman to lead Send Network

All eyes were on the Supreme Court this week for the oral arguments in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women's Health. Also, Send Network has a new leader.
12/3/202121 minutes, 54 seconds
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Southern Baptists stand for life as SCOTUS arguments are set to begin in Dobbs case

Brent Leatherwood, Chelsea Sobolik, and Elizabeth Graham join us to preview this week's monumental SCOTUS oral arguments related to the future of abortion in America. This special episode of SBC This Week is brought to you in partnership with the ERLC.
11/29/202143 minutes, 38 seconds
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Georgia pastor ministers during murder trial; state convention roundup

Chris Winford is leading the way in showing hospitality in Brunswick, Ga., and encouraging peace in the community during the trial for those who murdered Ahmaud Arbery. Also, the 2021 state convention season has come to a close.
11/26/202127 minutes, 5 seconds
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Greenway confronts Mid-America about film premiere; Upton retiring from BGAV

Southwestern Seminary president Adam Greenway confronted Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary president Michael Spradlin about the Memphis-area school's involvement in an upcoming film premiere that "slanders" SWBTS. Also, John Upton announced his retirement at the BGAV.
11/20/202137 minutes, 4 seconds
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States commission sex abuse task forces; EC meets, announces new appointments

State conventions are taking place all over the country, and we've got a recap of the big news items from them. Also, the EC met this week and announced some new appointments to its subcommittees.
11/12/202148 minutes, 9 seconds
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CP giving strong to start fiscal year; Georgetown College president fired after sexual assault allegations

A new fiscal year has started in the SBC, and giving for the the first month came in strong. Also, a Kentucky college fired their president this week after credible allegations for sexual assault were filed against him.
11/5/202137 minutes, 20 seconds
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EC meets, announces new legal agreements; State convention recaps

The SBC Executive Committee met this week and announced a couple of new legal arrangements to represent the entity. Also, state convention annual meetings are in full swing.
10/30/202131 minutes, 20 seconds
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Mike Stone sues Russell Moore; Seminary trustee meetings roundup

Former SBC Executive Committee chairman Mike Stone has filed a defamation suit against former ERLC president Russell Moore. Also, we have recaps from all six Southern Baptist seminaries' fall trustee meetings.
10/22/202136 minutes, 50 seconds
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Floyd resigns as EC president; Committee on Cooperation named

SBC Executive Committee President Ronnie Floyd announced he would be leaving the EC at the end of October. Also, the Committee on Cooperation members have been named by Rolland Slade and the Sex Abuse Task Force.
10/15/202138 minutes, 14 seconds
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EC approves Guidepost contract; CP, LMCO, AAEO giving updates

The SBC Executive Committee finalized a contract with Guidepost Solutions to begin work on an independent review of the EC. Also, there is some great news about giving around the SBC.
10/8/202127 minutes, 53 seconds
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EC extends negotiations again; CP giving passes $20 billion all-time

The SBC Executive Committee met for five hours on Tuesday, but ultimately agreed on no concrete action, instead opting for another 7-day extension to negotiate a deal with the Sex Abuse Task Force. Also, there is reason to celebrate as CP giving topped $2 billion since its inception 96 years ago.
10/2/202129 minutes, 56 seconds
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EC fully funds independent review, delays privilege vote; AAEO passes $2 billion

The SBC Executive Committee met this week in Nashville and conducted business. Among the items approved as a $500,000 authorization for legal fees as it begins its independent review with GuidePost Solutions. Also, NAMB president Kevin Ezell announced that the all-time AAEO giving total has surpassed $2 billion.
9/24/202143 minutes, 10 seconds
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ERLC names Leatherwood acting president, releases candidate profile; An interview with David Spika

The ERLC held its annual trustee meeting this past week and announced a candidate profile for its new president while naming Brent Leatherwood acting president. Also, David Spika stopped by to discuss an exciting new offering from GuideStone.
9/18/202137 minutes, 9 seconds
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IMB updates vaccine policy; Guidepost to conduct EC independent review

The International Mission Board updated their vaccination policy this week to more effectively take the Gospel to the nations. Also, there is an update from the task force charged with overseeing the independent, thrid-party review of the SBC Executive Committee.
9/10/202133 minutes, 48 seconds
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Southern Baptists respond to Hurricane Ida; Litton makes first committee appointments

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief and Send Relief were busy this week responding to damage caused by Hurricane Ida. Also, SBC President Ed Litton has made his first appointments.
9/3/202146 minutes, 1 second
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Trevin Wax on The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill

Trevin Wax joins us to talk about The Rise and Fall of Mars Hill as well as his new role at the North American Mission Board.
8/30/20211 hour, 19 seconds
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Three states increase CP giving; Porter to run Baptist Press

North Carolina, Mississippi, and the SBTC all proposed increases in their national CP giving this week, and Brandon Porter has been tapped as the next leader of Baptist Press.
8/27/202140 minutes, 29 seconds
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Litton visits border, announces theme for #SBC22

SBC President Ed Litton announced the theme for next year's SBC Annual Meeting at a pastors' luncheon this week in Southern California. Later in the week Litton and Southern Baptist leaders went to the border to showcase work happening to aid in migrant care.
8/20/202125 minutes, 7 seconds
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Dove Award nominees announced; California wildfire destroys church

Zach Williams and Elevation church racked up on Dove Award nominations this week, and the Dixie fire severely damaged a Northern California church. Southern Baptists also lost a pair of legends.
8/13/202126 minutes, 49 seconds
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Million dollar gift from Prestonwood to fund IMB work with Muslims; CP giving still above budget

Prestonwood gave $1M last week for missions work among muslim people groups. Also, CP giving remains more than $6M above budget.
8/6/202129 minutes, 19 seconds
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Southern Baptist seminaries recognized for continued growth

Two Southern Baptist seminaries have been recognized for their growth over the past five years. Also, Amy's back from her hiatus.
7/30/202124 minutes, 28 seconds
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An interview with Somer Nowak; 12 women file suit against Liberty University

Somer Nowak joins the pod to discuss her role with the IMB as well as sex abuse prevention. Also this week, a major conference returned to Ridgecrest after a year off due to the pandemic and a lawsuit was filed by 12 women against Liberty University.
7/23/202132 minutes, 32 seconds
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Personnel moves in the Convention and an interview with Todd Unzicker

A couple of personnel moves in the Convention highlight the news this week, and Todd Unzicker joins the program to talk about his new role in North Carolina.
7/16/202140 minutes, 3 seconds
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Litton names task force; ERLC search team named

SBC President Ed Litton has named the task force charged with overseeing an independent review of the SBC Executive Committee's handling of sex abuse claims. Also this week, a presidential search team was named for the ERLC. We also sat down with SBC Registration Secretary Don Currence to talk about his role and that wacky day in 2016.
7/9/202142 minutes, 25 seconds
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An interview with Ed Litton

Newly-elected SBC president Ed Litton joins the podcast to discuss a video showing similarities in a sermon he preached with that of former SBC president J.D. Greear. Litton also talks about his desires for the SBC moving forward and the task force he will name related to a motion calling for an independent review of the SBC Executive Committee's handling of sex abuse claims.
7/2/202132 minutes, 13 seconds
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SBC Annual Meeting messenger breakdown; New research from Lifeway on sex abuse and pastors

This year's SBC Annual Meeting was the largest in 25 years. On this episode, Amy and Jonathan breakdown the messenger composition and discuss why so many messengers attended the meeting. Also, Lifeway has some new research on pastoral disqualification for sexual sin.
6/25/202129 minutes, 58 seconds
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#SBC21 Recap Episode

The 2021 SBC Annual Meeting is now behind us. On this episode, Jonathan and Amy recap the big news, the news you may have missed, and some of the favorite moments from the week.
6/19/202149 minutes, 40 seconds
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Floyd commissions independent review of SBC Executive Committee; SWBTS renames college

It's Annual Meeting time, but before things start, there was a big announcement from the SBC Executive Committee, and Southwestern Seminary had a major announcement of their own.
6/12/202122 minutes, 48 seconds
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Patterson responds to SWBTS allegations; Wax headed to NAMB

SWBTS levied serious allegations against its former president in the 2021 SBC Book of Reports, and Paige Patterson has denied the allegations. Also, Trevin Wax is moving from Lifeway to NAMB to create resources for pastors.
6/5/202127 minutes, 14 seconds
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#SBC21 Preview Episode

The 2021 SBC Annual Meeting is just around the corner. On this episode, Jonathan and Amy tell you everything you need to know about #SBC21 and the great city of Nashville.
5/31/202159 minutes, 26 seconds
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Gateway celebrates 10,000th graduate; SBTC gives $500,000 to Cooperative Program

Gateway Seminary celebrated a milestone this spring, and the SBTC made a generous gift to Southern Baptist missions and ministry.
5/28/202121 minutes, 18 seconds
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Moore leaves ERLC; Dilbeck named president-elect at GuideStone

Russ Moore is leaving the ERLC and GuideStone has a new president-elect. Also, the SBC Pastors' Conference has some new officer nominees.
5/22/202132 minutes, 17 seconds
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Send Conference schedule released; Judson trustees vote to close college

NAMB and IMB released the final schedule for the Send Conference this week and it includes a big change. Also, Judson college is closing after 183 years.
5/15/202121 minutes, 40 seconds
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NAMB requests collegiate ministry assignment, CP giving above budget

Trustees for the North American Mission Board met last week and requested the collegiate ministry assignment. Also, CP giving continues to stay above budget for the year.
5/8/202131 minutes, 10 seconds
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SBC Annual Meeting schedule released; Yeats to be nominated for Recording Secretary

The SBC Committee on Order of Business released the proposed schedule for the 2021 SBC Annual Meeting this week, and an announcement was made that John Yeats will be renominated to serve a 24th term as Recording Secretary.
4/30/202127 minutes, 26 seconds
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Houston’s First shatters missions offering goal; Seminary trustee recaps

Houston's First Baptist Church recently raised $2,628,946 for world missions, and we have reports from three seminary trustee meetings.
4/23/202122 minutes, 39 seconds
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Annual Meeting moved to Music City Center; Committee on Committees announced

The 2021 SBC Annual Meeting has been moved from the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center to the Music City Center in downtown Nashville. Also, there are some incredible updates from three of our Southern Baptist seminaries.
4/16/202147 minutes, 25 seconds
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Dockery to be nominated for 1VP; CP giving stable after six months

Anthony Dockery will be nominated for 1VP of the SBC in June, and CP giving remains above budget halfway through the fiscal year.
4/9/202134 minutes, 57 seconds
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Unzicker announced as NC Baptist nominee; Medina candidate for SBC 2VP

Todd Unzicker will be recommended as the next state executive director in North Carolina, and we have a third announced candidate for second vice president of the SBC.
4/2/20210
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NAAF releases new statement; Lifeway to hold in-person events in 2021

There was a new statement released in the ongoing public discussion between the National African American Fellowship and the Council of Seminary Presidents. Also, Lifeway announced this week that they will be hosting in-person events for the first time since the pandemic started.
3/26/202124 minutes, 56 seconds
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Georgia church member charged in Atlanta murders; Durbin to be nominated for 2VP

A member of a Georgia Baptist church was charged with eight counts of murder after a deadly shooting spree in the Atlanta area. Also, a Mississippi pastor will be nominated for second vice president of the convention.
3/19/202125 minutes, 59 seconds
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Beth Moore announces departure from Lifeway; Currence to be nominated for registration secretary

Beth Moore sent shockwaves through the SBC this week when news broke related to her departure from Lifeway. Also, we have a nomination announcement for registration secretary.
3/12/202126 minutes, 36 seconds
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Litton sits down with BP; Henslee to be nominated for Pastors’ Conference president

The BP interview series with SBC presidential candidates continues this week with Ed Litton. Also, New Mexico pastor Matt Henslee will be nominated for president of the Pastors' Conference.
3/5/202133 minutes, 21 seconds
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SBC EC meeting wrap up; Lorick named SBTC exec

The SBC Executive Committee met in person for the first time in a year and did a lot of business, and Nathan Lorick has a new gig.
2/26/20210
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NAMB appeals to SCOTUS; Stone sits down with BP

The North American Mission Board has filed an appeal with the Supreme Court of the United States in an effort to uphold a lower court's ruling involving a lawsuit filed by Will McRaney.
2/20/202121 minutes, 24 seconds
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Zacharias report shows years of sex abuse; SWBTS settles lawsuit

Ravi Zacharias International Ministries released a report related the late apologist's patterns of sexual abuse over the past decade, and Southwestern has settled a lawsuit with a charitable foundation and regained control over its assets.
2/12/202129 minutes, 9 seconds
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NAMB trustees affirm cooperation; ERLC Study Task Force releases report

It was a busy week in the SBC and there's some big news from NAMB and the EC. Also, there are now five state conventions looking for an executive director.
2/6/202132 minutes, 16 seconds
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Lifeway agrees to sale of building, approves ministry assignment changes

Lifeway has reached a sales agreement on its building, and trustees approved proposed changes to the publisher's ministry assignments.
1/30/202129 minutes, 8 seconds
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Presidential race heats up with two more candidates—Litton & Adams

Ed Litton and Randy Adams announced this week that they, too, will be candidates for the SBC presidency when Southern Baptists meet this summer in Nashville.
1/22/202124 minutes, 1 second
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Mike Stone to be nominated for SBC President; Resolutions Committee named with new chairman

There's another candidate for the 2021 SBC Presidential election after it was announced that Georgia pastor Mike Stone will be nominated. Also, the 2021 Resolutions Committee has been named with a new chairman who's serving for the second time.
1/15/202127 minutes, 32 seconds
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Southern Baptists speak out on D.C. chaos; NAAF & CSP meet

The first week of 2021 gave us some tumultuous events in the SBC and in the nation. Amy and Jonathan also take a look at a few stories that may have gotten missed over the Christmas holidays.
1/9/202133 minutes, 20 seconds
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10 Questions for 2021

2020 is over—thankfully. On this week's episode, Amy and Jonathan look ahead to 2021 and what lies ahead for the SBC in the new year.
1/1/202121 minutes, 44 seconds
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2020 Year in Review

2020 was quite the year. On this year-end recap episode, Amy and Jonathan cover the top stories of the year, answer their 10 questions for 2020, and Amy shares her 10 most fascinating Southern Baptists of the year.
12/25/202055 minutes, 46 seconds
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Pastors, NAAF issue statements concerning race, cooperation in the SBC; an interview with Art Toalston

The NAAF published a letter in response to a recent statement from the Council of Seminary Presidents and a group of pastors have issued a statement in support of the NAAF letter.
12/19/202052 minutes, 43 seconds
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2021 SBC calendar released; ERLC amicus brief clarified

The official SBC calendar of activities for 2021 was released this week for churches to use to highlight the missions and ministries, and the ERLC clarified some issues related to a recent amicus brief.
12/12/202028 minutes, 37 seconds
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Seminary presidents issue statement; Legal updates from around the SBC

The Council of Seminary Presidents issued a statement reaffirming the BFM2000 this week, and there are a pair of rather important legal updates to cover.
12/5/202028 minutes, 54 seconds
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SCOTUS rules for religious liberty; State papers adjusting schedules and formats

This week, the Supreme Court ruled against a limitation placed on houses of worship by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo. Also, two state papers announced changes to their publishing schedule, and one is transitioning to a magazine.
11/27/202026 minutes, 42 seconds
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Mohler shares his thoughts on the future of the SBC; More state convention recaps

Baptist Press sat down for an exclusive interview with Dr. Mohler to discuss his pending nomination for SBC president as well as the future of the SBC.
11/20/202032 minutes, 38 seconds
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Richards announces departure from SBTC; State convention recaps

Jim Richards announced this week his plans to retire at the end of 2021 as the executive director of the SBTC. Also, there are several state convention recaps to cover.
11/14/202036 minutes, 9 seconds
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WMU faces financial challenges; Election results in mixed outcomes

WMU has announced budget and personnel cuts, and this week's election provided some wins and some losses for Southern Baptist interests.
11/6/202036 minutes, 1 second
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Mohler to be nominated for SBC president; Falwell sues Liberty

We have our first official announcement of a candidate for national office in the SBC. Al Mohler confirmed he's in for 2021, and we also have an update from Liberty.
10/30/202028 minutes, 23 seconds
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Few churches are back to pre-COVID attendance; Seminary trustee reports from MBTS & SWBTS

New research shows only 4% of churches who have started meeting again have reported growth in worship attendance and 13% are yet to resume services. Also, there are trustee updates from two seminaries.
10/23/202036 minutes, 57 seconds
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LifeWay agrees on terms of Ridgecrest sale; Seminaries hold trustee meetings

LifeWay has identified a buyer for Ridgecrest, and four seminaries held trustee meetings this past week.
10/16/202032 minutes, 41 seconds
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Giving totals for 2020 show generosity and faithfulness of Southern Baptists

Giving totals are in for CP, LMCO, and AAEO for 2020, and Southern Baptists have shown their generosity and faithfulness through their giving.
10/9/202024 minutes, 52 seconds
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LifeWay files suit against Rainer; GuideStone forms presidential search committee

LifeWay filed a lawsuit against its former CEO this past week, and GuideStone has announced a succession plan for O.S. Hawkins.
10/3/202022 minutes, 8 seconds
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EC adopts FY21 budgets; Pearson named CFO

The SBC Executive Committee met to approve the CP Allocation Budget and the EC operating budget. Also, there's a new CFO coming to the EC.
9/26/202026 minutes, 47 seconds
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Annual Meeting theme announced; Hurricane Sally hits Gulf Coast

We have an annual meeting theme for 2021, and there's been a shakeup at First Baptist Atlanta. Also, Southern Baptist Disaster Relief teams are working across the country in multiple states.
9/19/202027 minutes, 8 seconds
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Southwestern, Baylor file suit, allege “secret coup”; Addison named EVP

Southwestern and Baylor are suing a foundation that was set up to benefit the schools after a change in its governing docs has jeopardized millions. Also, Greg Addison is moving to the SBC Executive Committee as its new Executive Vice President.
9/11/202028 minutes, 40 seconds
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State convention annual meeting plans continue to change; CP hits $16M for second consecutive month

The COVID-19 global pandemic has changed how many states will meet this fall and has also led to the cancellation of several meetings. Also, there's good news regarding CP giving.
9/4/202023 minutes, 48 seconds
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LifeWay makes cuts for FY21; Falwell out at Liberty

LifeWay trustees met this week to pass a "bridge year" budget, and Jerry Falwell Jr. is no longer president at Liberty University.
8/28/202034 minutes, 56 seconds
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Body of pastor’s wife found; Townes announces retirement

The body of the wife of a Kansas City-area pastor has been found after she went missing more than three weeks ago. Also, longtime EC CFO Bill Townes announced his impending retirement this week.
8/21/202022 minutes, 30 seconds
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Trustee meetings moved online; Falwell on administrative leave at Liberty

The continuing COVID-19 global pandemic has forced most SBC entities to move their fall trustee meetings to online meetings. Also, Liberty University has placed its president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., on administrative leave.
8/15/202030 minutes, 15 seconds
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WMU to offer voluntary retirement; Pastor gets camel

The Woman's Missionary Union announced this week that it will offer employees a voluntary retirement as the missions organization deals with the financial impact from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Also, there's quite a bit of discussion about animals on the show this week.
8/8/202030 minutes, 31 seconds
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Pastor resigns after event celebrating Confederate general, KKK leader; COVID outbreak hits Alabama church

An Alabama pastor resigned after controversy arose following his involvement in an event honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest. Also in Alabama, a church has seen ana COVID-19 outbreak affect more than 40 members.
7/31/202021 minutes, 52 seconds
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Texas church planter hit and killed by 18-wheeler

Tragedy struck the Southern Baptist family this week as Texas church planter and pastor John Powell was killed after being hit by a semi-truck while helping a stranded motorist.
7/24/202028 minutes, 3 seconds
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Bellevue Baptist faces sex abuse lawsuit; SWBTS passes budget, hires new faculty

Bellevue Baptist is facing a sex abuse lawsuit related to actions by a former part-time employee. Also, Southwestern Seminary has passed a budget for 2020-21 and hired three new faculty members.
7/17/202034 minutes, 29 seconds
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SCOTUS rules in favor of religious liberty, cites ERLC brief

The Supreme Court handed down a pair of significant and decisive 7-2 rulings on religious liberty issues and even cited an amicus brief from the ERLC in one of the opinions.
7/10/202025 minutes, 1 second
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Mississippi to change state flag; CP giving highest in three months

Thanks to the work of Mississippi Baptists, the state flag of Mississippi will no longer bear the image of a Confederate flag. Also, there's some really good news regarding Cooperative Program giving this month.
7/3/202027 minutes, 1 second
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Cedarville University reinstates White; Akin, Vroegop resign from trustee board

Cedarville University released the findings of their internal investigation and reinstated president Thomas White. As a result, Danny Akin and another trustee resigned from the board.
6/27/202027 minutes, 1 second
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Rolland Slade elected EC chairman; Reflecting on 1995’s resolution on racial reconciliation

Rolland Slade made history this week becoming the first African American to chair the SBC Executive Committee. Also this week is the 25th anniversary of the SBC resolution on racial reconciliation, so Richard Land stopped by to discuss this seminal moment in SBC history.
6/19/202056 minutes, 15 seconds
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Southern Baptists commission 61 new missionaries; Details of pastor’s death emerge

Southern Baptists commissioned 61 new missionaries last week, and there was a tragic development in the death of a N.C. pastor.
6/12/202024 minutes, 53 seconds
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ACP report shows continued decline; SBC Advance recap

The SBC Annual Church Profile results are in, and they show another year of decline for the SBC. Also, SBC Advance was held June 2 to provide online ministry updates for Southern Baptists.
6/5/202028 minutes, 21 seconds
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George Floyd death draws response from Southern Baptist leaders

On the fifth anniversary of the launch of the podcast, Amy and Jonathan reminisce about some of their favorite moments from the past five years and discuss the death of George Floyd.
5/30/202030 minutes, 10 seconds
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SBC Advance to be held June 2 and an interview with Carol Pipes

The SBC Executive Committee will be hosting an online ministry update on June 2, and Carol Pipes stops by to talk about World Changers.
5/22/202042 minutes, 25 seconds
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LifeWay cancels summer camps due to COVID-19

LifeWay has been forced to cancel all summer camps this year due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
5/15/202020 minutes, 27 seconds
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Charles Billingsley on his battle with COVID-19; CP update

Charles Billingsley joins the show for a discussion about his battle with COVID-19 and his new album. Also, there's an update on CP giving.
5/8/202047 minutes, 6 seconds
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LifeWay announces budget cuts, end of World Changers program

LifeWay announced a series of cost-cutting measures this week including budget cuts, layoffs, and the elimination of the World Changers brand of camps.
5/1/202029 minutes, 55 seconds
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LifeWay to sell Ridgecrest, trustee updates, and an interview with Hershael and Tanya York

LifeWay announced this week that Ridgecrest is officially for sale, and we sat down with Hershael and Tanya York to discuss the "Drive-By Annie" event hosted at Buck Run Baptist Church.
4/24/202054 minutes, 2 seconds
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Drive-by AAEO is a huge hit; NOBTS trustees meet

Buck Run Baptist Church drove their Annie Armstrong Easter Offering to new heights, and the NOBTS trustees met for their Spring meeting.
4/17/202032 minutes, 53 seconds
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SWBTS continues institutional reset; acknowledges Dead Sea Scrolls are likely fraudulent

News from SWBTS anchors this week's podcast, and LifeWay has made a big decision about summer camps—at least for those scheduled in June.
4/10/202027 minutes, 23 seconds
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SBC to host online prayer gathering on Good Friday

In the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic, SBC Executive Committee president & CEO Ronnie Floyd is calling Southern Baptists to pray.
4/4/202032 minutes, 24 seconds
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2020 SBC Annual Meeting Canceled

The 2020 SBC Annual Meeting scheduled for Orlando in June has been canceled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
3/27/202051 minutes
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SBC entities respond to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic

SBC entities are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with resources, training, and much more.
3/20/202034 minutes, 2 seconds
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Pastors’ Conference lineup announced; New network launches

Pastor David Uth announced the lineup for the 2020 SBC Pastors' Conference and created a stir on social media.
2/14/202036 minutes, 24 seconds
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NAMB defends lawsuit ruling; Trustee reports from IMB, LifeWay, and WMU

NAMB was in court this week to defend a ruling in its favor, and trustees reported from their meetings at LifeWay, IMB, and WMU.
2/7/202028 minutes, 58 seconds
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Dew inaugurated at NOBTS; an interview with George Schroeder

Jamie Dew was inaugurated at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and we sit down with George Schroeder to discuss the future of Baptist Press.
1/31/202044 minutes
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President Trump Speaks at March for Life

President Trump became the first sitting president to speak at March for Life, and there is a new candidate for SBC 2VP.
1/24/202027 minutes, 16 seconds
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Schroeder to run Baptist Press; Adams to be nominated for SBC president

Baptist Press has a new leader and the race for SBC president has a new contender.
1/17/202025 minutes, 27 seconds
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Arkansas State Convention named in lawsuit; Mississippi Baptists get new state exec

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention, a local church, and association have been named in a sex abuse lawsuit and there are several personnel transitions in the SBC to discuss on this week's episode.
1/10/202024 minutes, 57 seconds
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10 Questions for the SBC in 2020

Every January, Amy and Jonathan share their 10 questions for the SBC for the coming year. For 2020, they may have an answer to one of them already.
1/3/202025 minutes, 23 seconds
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2019 Year in Review

2019 has been a year of change in the Southern Baptist Convention. On this year-end recap episode, Amy and Jonathan cover the top stories of the year, answer their 10 questions for 2019, and Amy shares her 10 most fascinating Southern Baptists of the year.
12/27/201955 minutes, 23 seconds
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McLaurin named EC vice president for Great Commission Relations and Mobilization

Willie McLaurin has been named the new Vice President for Great Commission Relations and Mobilization at the SBC Executive Committee. Also, several state conventions sent in recaps of their annual meetings.
12/20/201931 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yanes named to Asian American Relations Post

Peter Yanes has been named the new Executive Director of Asian American Relations and Mobilization at the SBC Executive Committee. Also, South Carolina Baptists are sharing the love of Christ in the state's prisons.
12/13/201919 minutes, 54 seconds
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SBC Credentials Committee establishes online submission portal

The Southern Baptist Convention Credentials Committee has established an online submission portal for reports of a church's alleged departure from Southern Baptist polity, doctrine or practice.
12/6/201924 minutes, 11 seconds
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Southern Baptists well represented at ETS

At the recent annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society, nearly 200 Southern Baptist scholars gave academic presentations.
11/29/201945 minutes, 47 seconds
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New Caring Well guide released; State convention recaps

The ERLC has released a new guide for churches on abuse prevention. Also, several state convention recaps are in for the fall.
11/22/201934 minutes, 2 seconds
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Arriola joins SBCEC in Hispanic relations and mobilization role

Julio Arriola has been selected to lead Hispanic relations and mobilization for the SBC Executive Committee and the North American Mission Board. Also on this week's episode: state convention recaps from around the country.
11/15/201933 minutes, 30 seconds
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Pastor accused of abuse top candidate at Tennessee church

FBC Clarksville (TN) has chosen as its top pastoral candidate a man being accused of sexual abuse by two young women. Amy and Jonathan also discuss another pastoral resignation due to sex abuse and the cancellation of John Crist's upcoming tour for the same.
11/8/201930 minutes, 9 seconds
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Mohler to be nominated for SBC president

SBTS president R. Albert Mohler Jr. has been announced as a candidate for the presidency of the SBC. Amy and Jonathan also continue their state convention recaps and discuss a new diversity initiative at the EC.
11/1/201926 minutes, 38 seconds
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Greenway inaugurated as ninth Southwestern president

Southwestern Seminary had a busy week as they hosted an inauguration for new president Adam W. Greenway as well as their trustee meeting. Amy and Jonathan also recap a few state conventions and report on some personnel transitions around the SBC.
10/25/201936 minutes, 51 seconds
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Shane Pruitt named NAMB next gen evangelism director

Several transitions were announced including Shane Pruitt, the new next generation evangelism leader at NAMB. Amy and Jonathan also recap a trio of seminary trustee meetings.
10/18/20190
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AAEO Sets New Record with $62.2M; Caring Well Conference Recap

NAMB announced a new record high for the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering of $62.2 million. Also, Amy and Jonathan share a recap of the Caring Well Conference. 
10/11/201921 minutes, 21 seconds
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Whitfield Named Associate VP; LMCO and CP Both Exceed Budget Expectations

Another big news item for the podcast as Amy Whitfield has been named Associate Vice President at the Executive Committee. Also, we cover some exciting giving reports and start our journey through state convention recaps.
10/4/201930 minutes, 9 seconds
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New LifeWay Research Highlights Voting Patterns and Desire for Civility in Politics

New research from LifeWay and the ERLC spotlight some of the differences in evangelicals and their voting patterns. Also, the IMB commissioned 24 new missionaries, and Dr. Ronnie Floyd preached the commissioning service.
9/27/201932 minutes, 57 seconds
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Inauguration of Ronnie Floyd Highlights SBCEC Fall Meeting

Ronnie Floyd's inauguration as President and CEO of the SBC Executive Committee served as the centerpiece for the fall 2019 meeting of the SBCEC.
9/20/201926 minutes, 18 seconds
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Baptism Sunday Recap; SBC Pastor Lost to Suicide

This past Sunday in the SBC was Baptism Sunday. Amy and Jonathan recap reports from around the country, explore a major decision by FBC Jacksonville, and much more.
9/13/201930 minutes, 11 seconds
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SBC Executive Committee Names Jonathan Howe as Vice President of Communications

SBC This Week's very own Jonathan Howe was named Vice President of Communications for the SBC Executive Committee this week. We cover that and more on this week's episode.
9/6/201924 minutes, 16 seconds
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Multisite Churches to Be Issued SBC ID Numbers for Better Tracking

Multisite churches will now have distinct SBC IDs for each campus which will allow for better tracking and data.
8/30/201928 minutes, 28 seconds
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SBC Leaders Cast Vision, Announce Theme for #SBC20

At an event in Orlando this week, SBC leaders gathered to cast vision for the 2020 Annual Meeting, and President J.D. Greear announced the theme for the meeting as well. Also, an article from the Houston Chronicle revealed more allegations of sex abuse coverup in the SBC.
8/23/201930 minutes, 55 seconds
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Bible Tariffs Relaxed; Oklahoma Youth Pastor Arrested

The Trump Administration announced a reprieve on Bible tariffs this week, and a youth pastor in Oklahoma was arrested and charged with sexual misconduct.
8/16/201923 minutes, 10 seconds
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NAMB Files Religious Liberty Lawsuit; Southwestern Issues Response to Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Legal updates and updates to previously reported stories dominate this week's news. We also report on CP giving with just two months left in the budget year.
8/9/201921 minutes, 46 seconds
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Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Filed Against Texas Church; More Responses to Founders Documentary Trailer

A lawsuit was filed this week against the Village Church stemming from an alleged sexual assault in 2012. Also, there was more fallout from the Founders Ministries documentary trailer.
8/2/201920 minutes, 36 seconds
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Augie Boto Announces Retirement; Seminary Presidents Voice Concern Over Documentary Trailer

Executive Committee Vice President for Convention Policy Augie Boto announced his intention to retire this week. We cover that and public response to a documentary trailer and more on this week's episode.
7/26/201923 minutes, 1 second
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Baptist College Realigning with Its Statement of Faith; An Interview with Mary DeMuth

A review into a Missouri Baptist college concluded the school has moved away from its statement of faith. We also sit down with author and advocate Mary DeMuth for a discussion about her new book, We Too.
7/19/201934 minutes, 15 seconds
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Earthquakes and Flooding Prompt Send Relief Response; an Interview with David Melber and Vance Pitman

A series of earthquakes in California and flooding related to Tropical Storm Barry have mobilized Southern Baptist disaster relief efforts. Also on today's show, we sit down with Vance Pitman and David Melber to discuss the ministries of Send Relief.
7/12/201937 minutes, 33 seconds
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Former IMB Missionary Pleads Guilty to Assault Charges

Former IMB missionary and South Carolina Baptist Associate Executive Director Mark Aderholt pleaded guilty this week to an assault charge and is currently serving time in a Texas jail.
7/5/201923 minutes, 44 seconds
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Ben Mandrell Nominated to Lead LifeWay; An Interview with Ronnie Floyd, Kevin Ezell, and Paul Chitwood

Colorado church planter Ben Mandrell has been nominated to become the 10th president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources. Also this week, we sit down with Ronnie Floyd, Kevin Ezell, and Paul Chitwood to discuss the future of the SBC.
6/28/201941 minutes, 6 seconds
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Three More Sex Abuse Charges Surface; An Interview with Dr. Jamie Dew and Dr. Adam Greenway

Three more instances of sexual abuse were reported this week in the SBC. Also, we cover some seminary moves and talk with our two newest seminary presidents.
6/21/201943 minutes, 37 seconds
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2019 SBC Annual Meeting Recap

We recap everything that went on at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham on this week's episode and highlight some of our favorite moments.
6/14/201951 minutes, 20 seconds
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Jamie Dew Named New President at NOBTS; SBC Annual Meeting Details

Dr. Jamie Dew was unanimously elected as the ninth president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary this week. Also, we tie up some loose ends related to #SBC19 on the show.
6/7/201938 minutes, 29 seconds
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SBC Executive Committee Announces Possible Revision of Sex Abuse Prevention Proposal

The SBC Executive Committee and President J.D. Greear announced this week that there will be some potential revisions to their bylaw and amendment recommendations at the SBC Annual Meeting. We also sat down with President Greear to discuss his first year in office.
5/31/20190
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2019 SBC Annual Meeting Preview

In our big SBC Annual Meeting Preview Episode, we look at the meeting in four parts and discuss many of the ancillary events and happenings related to #SBC19.
5/27/201951 minutes, 9 seconds
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Dr. Jamie Dew Recommended as Next President of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary announced Dr. Jamie Dew as its presidential candidate. Also, the ACP statistical summary was released this week and showed declines across the board.
5/24/201954 minutes, 13 seconds
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SBC Deep State and a Birmingham Food & Fun Preview

We dive into the SBC Deep State and get a preview of all Birmingham has to offer with friend of the pod, Griffin Gulledge.
5/17/201954 minutes, 48 seconds
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Horn Elected as Louisiana State Exec.; Yeats to be Nominated for 23rd Term as Recording Secretary

Louisiana has elected a new state executive director, and another nomination was announced this week for the SBC Annual Meeting.
5/10/201931 minutes, 28 seconds
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Texas Church Removed from SBTC for Retaining Sex Offender as Pastor

The SBTC has removed a San Antonio-area church from fellowship after the church decided to retain a sex offender as their pastor. Also, we take some listener questions this week.
5/3/201934 minutes, 40 seconds
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Committee on Nominations Proposes New Trustee Slate

New trustees have been proposed by the Committee on Nominations and a lawsuit against NAMB has been dismissed.
4/26/20190
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SBTS Promotes Hall to Provost; Greear to Be Nominated for Second Term

Dr. Matthew J. Hall has been promoted to the provost position at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and SBC President J.D. Greear will be nominated for a second term by K. Marshall Williams.
4/19/201929 minutes, 30 seconds
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Southwestern Removes Stained Glass Windows Depicting Patterson, Pressler, and Others

The big news this week came from Fort Worth as the windows depicting conservative resurgence leaders and denominational figures were removed from MacGorman Chapel.
4/12/201935 minutes, 39 seconds
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Ronnie Floyd Named President of SBC Executive Committee

Ronnie Floyd was elected this week as the new President and CEO of the Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention. We share the news of the week and hear from him on this episode.
4/5/201937 minutes, 50 seconds
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SBC Women’s Leadership Network Launches

It's a congratulatory episode this week as we celebrate the launch of the new SBC Women's Leadership Network as well as an engagement and a few promotions.
3/30/201922 minutes, 1 second
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LifeWay to Close Stores Nationwide; SBCEC Calls Special Meeting to Vote on Presidential Candidate

LifeWay announced this week it would be closing all of its retail stores in 2019. Also, a special meeting has been called at the Executive Committee to vote on a presidential candidate.
3/22/201944 minutes
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Proposed Texas Law Would Allow Churches to Share Sexual Abuse Allegations

A bill that was introduced this week in the Texas legislature would allow churches to reveal if former employees had been let go due to abuse allegations. Also, more details have emerged in the case involving David Sills.
3/15/201925 minutes, 40 seconds
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Brad Waggoner Named Acting CEO and President of LifeWay

Brad Waggoner has been named the acting CEO and President of LifeWay. We also provide an update on CP for the fiscal year and on the continued fallout of the recent sex abuse report.
3/8/201938 minutes, 34 seconds
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Greenway Elected President at SWBTS; Bylaws Workgroup Responds to Greear

Southwestern officially has a new president in Dr. Adam W. Greenway. Also, the Executive Committee and SBC President J.D. Greear responded to church inquiries over the fallout from the Abuse of Faith series.
3/1/201932 minutes, 3 seconds
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An Interview with Dr. Adam W. Greenway, the New President of Southwestern Seminary

Dr. Adam W. Greenway, the brand new president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary joins us to discuss his election, his vision for the school, and what's next for SWBTS.
2/27/201917 minutes, 14 seconds
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Greear Addresses Sex Abuse in the SBC

SBC President J.D. Greear issued a call for Southern Baptists to respond proactively to sexual abuse claims recently released in the media.
2/22/201941 minutes, 49 seconds
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Abuse of Faith Series Shines Light on Sexual Abuse Problem in the SBC

This week's bombshell series on sexual abuse in the SBC sent shockwaves throughout the denomination.
2/15/201934 minutes, 8 seconds
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SBC EC Search Team Responds to Questions About Minority Candidates; Chitwood Installed as IMB President

This week, the SBC Executive Committee Search Team responded to questions about the consideration of minority candidates for the job, and we have reports from three trustee meetings.
2/8/201934 minutes, 51 seconds
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“Who’s Your One?” Announced; Greear Names Resolutions Committee

SBC President J.D. Greear announced the launch of Who's Your One? this week through a simulcast with the SBCAL and also filled out the resolutions committee for the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting.
2/1/201933 minutes, 49 seconds
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Curtis Woods Named Resolutions Committee Chairman

Curtis Woods has been named the chairman of the Resolutions Committee for the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham making him only the second African American to hold the prestigious position.
1/25/201925 minutes, 27 seconds
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Former SBC President Bailey Smith Dies; MacDonald to Take Indefinite Sabbatical

We were saddened to learn of the passing of former SBC president Bailey Smith this week. Also, James MacDonald is in the news and LifeWay announced a major shakeup regarding its retail stores.
1/18/201938 minutes, 14 seconds
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SBC President J.D. Greear Launches Evangelism Initiative

SBC President J.D. Greear announced the launch of an evangelism initiative for the denomination. We also cover a few more transitions in Baptist life and the loss of a leader.
1/11/201926 minutes, 9 seconds
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10 Questions for the SBC in 2019

Every January, we share our 10 questions for the SBC for the coming year. This year, we get more specific than we have been in the past as we look to a year that will be filled with new beginnings.
1/4/201947 minutes, 45 seconds
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2018 – The SBC Year in Review

We take a look back on 2018 and answer our questions from the beginning of the year as well as discuss our top stories of the year and most fascinating Southern Baptists of the year.
12/28/201859 minutes, 24 seconds
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MacDonald Steps Down from Pastors’ Conference; Aderholdt Indicted for Sexual Assault

James MacDonald announced this week that he was stepping down from speaking at this June's SBCPC and a former youth pastor has been indicted for an alleged sexually assault of a 16-year old youth group member when he was 25.
12/21/201827 minutes, 19 seconds
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Fire at FBC Bossier City; SBTS Releases Report on Slavery and Racism

This week in the SBC brought a deluge of difficult news on many fronts.
12/14/201839 minutes, 31 seconds
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Felix Cabrera Named New Exec in Puerto Rico; CP Bounces Back

Puerto Rico has a new executive director, and there was a nice bounce in CP giving in November.
12/7/201842 minutes, 16 seconds
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Bryant Wright Begins Succession Plan at Johnson Ferry; State Convention Recaps

Bryant Wright announced the beginning of a succession plan at Johnson Ferry Baptist Press this past week, and we recap more state meetings.
11/30/201839 minutes, 24 seconds
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ETS and 2018 State Convention Annual Meeting Recaps

On this special holiday week, we recap several state convention meetings that took place in November and congratulate SBTS president Dr. Albert Mohler on his election as ETS VP.
11/23/201846 minutes, 8 seconds
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Chitwood Elected IMB President; Hankins Announces Retirement

Paul Chitwood was unanimously elected as IMB president this week, and David Hankins announced his retirement from the Louisiana Baptist Convention.
11/16/201845 minutes, 53 seconds
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Paul Chitwood Announced as Candidate for IMB Presidency

As we reported earlier this week, the Kentucky Baptist Executive Director Dr. Paul Chitwood has been recommended as the next president of the International Mission Board.
11/9/201833 minutes, 59 seconds
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State Convention Recaps Out West & a New State Exec in Wyoming

We report on a few state convention meetings out west and introduce you to the new state exec in Wyoming.
11/2/20180
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SBC Pastors’ Conference Announces 2019 Lineup

The roster for the 2019 SBC Pastors' Conference was announced this week, and we continue our recap of state conventions.
10/26/201847 minutes, 24 seconds
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SWBTS Trustees Ratify Decision to Dismiss Patterson

At their fall trustee meeting this week, the SWBTS board of trustees affirmed the decision in May by the executive committee of the board to fire longtime president Paige Patterson.
10/19/201847 minutes, 44 seconds
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2017-18 LMCO Finishes at Nearly $159 Million; NOBTS Search Team Named

A staggering $158.9 million was given for the 2017-18 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering, and we discuss why this could be considered a new all-time high. Also, the search team charged with finding the next president at NOBTS was named this week.
10/12/201831 minutes, 45 seconds
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An Interview with IMB Missionaries William and Heidi Haun

William and Heidi Haun, IMB missionaries in Africa, join Amy to talk about their work, the challenges they face, and how God is moving in West Africa.
10/8/201830 minutes, 35 seconds
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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Hits Record High; Chuck Kelley Announces Retirement from NOBTS

NAMB announced a record Annie Armstrong Easter Offering this week and confirmed two new VPs at their trustee meeting. Also, Chuck Kelley announced his retirement from New Orleans and we got our final CP update of the 17-18 fiscal year.
10/5/201836 minutes, 24 seconds
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Meador Named IMB Interim President; 66 New Missionaries Appointed

Clyde Meador was officially installed as interim president of the IMB this week, our our latest crop of missionaries were commissioned in Richmond and sent to the ends of the earth.
9/28/201822 minutes, 4 seconds
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Greear Casts Vision for SBC and Annual Meeting; Platt to Leave IMB Sept. 27

The Executive Committee of the Southern Baptist Convention met this week and heard from entity heads as well J.D. Greear. In other convention news, the IMB has released David Platt from his commitment as president effective September 27.
9/21/201845 minutes, 50 seconds
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Send Relief Readies for Florence Recovery; Hammond Elected State Exec. in Georgia

Hurricane Florence is making landfall in the Carolinas and Send Relief is at the ready. Also, Thomas Hammond was officially elected as the next state executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board this week.
9/14/201828 minutes, 12 seconds
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An Interview with Jim Law; Lynn Nikkel to Retire

Jim Law, the new executive director for evangelism and pastoral leadership at NAMB, joins us to discuss his new role on this week's show.
9/7/201831 minutes, 36 seconds
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Thom Rainer Announces Retirement from LifeWay

LifeWay President Thom S. Rainer announced his retirement this week creating the fourth concurrent presidential opening at an entity in the SBC.
8/31/201842 minutes, 39 seconds
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Southwestern Names Presidential Search Committee

Southwestern Seminary took their next step forward this week as they named a presidential search team. Also, J.D. Greear met with more than a dozen state execs in Atlanta.
8/24/201829 minutes, 14 seconds
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NAMB Launches Evangelism Group, Names Executive Director

In response to this summer's Evangelism Task Force report, NAMB announced this week the creation of a new Evangelism and Leadership Group and named Jim Law as its executive director.
8/17/201823 minutes, 34 seconds
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Sexual Assault Lawsuit Settled by BGCO and Falls Creek

The BGCO announced this week that they had settled a case related to a sexual assault at Falls Creek and Thom Hammond has been recommended as the next state exec. in Georgia.
8/10/201836 minutes, 24 seconds
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Personnel Cuts at WMU; Chairman of Peace Committee Dies

WMU announced another round of personnel cuts this week, less than a year after when previous cuts were made and New Hope Publishers was sold off. Also, the chairman of the SBC Peace Committee, Charles Fuller, passed away this week.
8/3/201830 minutes, 10 seconds
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Presidential Study Group on Sexual Abuse Formed

SBC President J.D. Greear announced the formation of a new study group for sexual abuse. Also, IMB President David Platt issued an apology and called for an outside examination into the entities practices involved with reporting and documenting sexual abuse.
7/27/201829 minutes, 38 seconds
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Data Breach at IMB and an Interview with Hance Dilbeck

There was a recent data breach at IMB affecting hundreds of thousands of individuals. We also sit down with Hance Dilbeck, the new state exec in Oklahoma.
7/20/201842 minutes, 19 seconds
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Sexual Abuse Allegations Continue to Emerge Against Southern Baptist Pastors and Leaders

New allegations of sexual abuse by a Southern Baptist pastor came to light this week and another SBC leader was arrested for sexual assault.
7/13/201826 minutes, 23 seconds
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Southern Baptist Resigns as Head of EPA

Scott Pruitt, a former Southern Baptist trustee, announced his resignation this week as the head of the EPA following a string of ethics missteps.
7/6/201830 minutes, 1 second
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Criswell College Receives $5M Gift; A Discussion on Calvinism in the SBC

Amy's in Canada, but that didn't stop the news this week. Criswell College received a $5M anonymous gift for a new residence hall, and we talk with Dean Inserra and Willy Rice about Calvinism in the SBC.
6/29/201845 minutes, 8 seconds
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IMB Issues Statement on Child Abuse and Sexual Harassment; Plus an Interview with Andrew Hebert

While much of the SBC is still recovering from SBC18, we have a few updates from Dallas as well as news from two trustee boards and an interview with Andrew Hebert.
6/22/201845 minutes, 28 seconds
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2018 SBC Annual Meeting Recap

What a week we had in Dallas! As we recap the annual meeting, we can't help but feel this was a watershed moment in the SBC. 
6/15/20181 hour, 55 seconds
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ACP Report Shows Increase in Churches and Attendance, Decrease in Baptisms

As we gear up for SBC 18, the SBC ACP report is out for 2017. It shows growth in churches, attendance, and small groups, but a continued decline in baptisms.
6/8/201837 minutes, 48 seconds
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2018 SBC Annual Meeting Preview

We break down everything related to the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting in our big preview episode.
6/4/201849 minutes, 17 seconds
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Dr. Paige Patterson Terminated by Southwestern Trustees

Following a meeting of the executive committee of the board of trustees, Dr. Paige Patterson was terminated immediately this week and the provisions made during last week's marathon meeting were stripped.
6/1/201830 minutes, 10 seconds
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An Interview with J.D. Greear

Dr. J.D. Greear, SBC presidential candidate, joins us to talk CP, missions, leadership transitions, diversity, and more.
5/29/201841 minutes, 2 seconds
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Patterson Removed as President at Southwestern, Given Emeritus Title

Dr. Paige Patterson was removed from his role as President of SWBTS this week following a 13-hour trustee meeting and was given the title President Emeritus.
5/25/201841 minutes, 2 seconds
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An Interview with Ken Hemphill

Dr. Ken Hemphill, SBC presidential candidate, joins us to talk CP, missions, leadership transitions, diversity, and more.
5/21/201821 minutes, 47 seconds
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Dr. Timothy George to Step Down after 30 Years as Dean at Beeson

Timothy George announced this week that he would be stepping down from his role as dean at Beeson Divinity School at the end of the 2018-19 school year.
5/18/201839 minutes, 1 second
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Patterson Issues Statement of Apology; Full Board Meeting Scheduled at SWBTS

Dr. Paige Patterson issued a statement of apology this week, and the trustees of the seminary have called a special meeting on May 22 in Ft. Worth.
5/11/201837 minutes, 47 seconds
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Patterson Comments, Recordings, Falling Enrollment at Seminary Draw Criticism

This week was a whirlwind in the SBC as Dr. Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, came under fire for comments made about women, abuse, and divorce.
5/4/201839 minutes, 58 seconds
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Trustee Nominees Named; Q&A with Presidential Candidates

The Committee on Nominations announced selections for boards and committees this week. Also, Baptist Press provided Q&A interviews with both presidential candidates.
4/27/201835 minutes, 21 seconds
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SBC Executive Committee Chooses Presidential Search Team

The Executive Committee of the SBC held a special meeting this week to elect a presidential search team. Six members were chosen and a seventh is expected to join the team in June.
4/20/201841 minutes, 15 seconds
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A Conversation with Dr. Jason Duesing about the Committee on Resolutions

Dr. Jason Duesing joins us for an extended interview about chairing the Committee on Resolutions for the 2018 SBC Annual Meeting. We talk about the history of SBC resolutions, their purpose, their structure, and how they are formed behind the scenes by the committee.
4/16/201823 minutes, 58 seconds
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Draper Named SBC EC Ambassador; LMCO Receipts up 4.4%

The Executive Committee named former SBC President Jimmy Draper as an ambassador this week. We also dive deeper into the procedure for next week's SBC EC presidential search committee meeting.
4/13/201837 minutes, 9 seconds
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Georgia Baptist Church Expelled from Local Association over Racist Actions

A local association in Georgia expelled a church this week for what they deemed racist actions toward another church in the associations. Also, we have updates on the Executive Committee's search for a new president.
4/6/201824 minutes, 25 seconds
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Frank Page Resigns as Executive Committee President, Confesses to Moral Failure

The SBC was rocked this week by the sudden resignation of Executive Committee President Frank Page as he confessed to a "personal failing."
3/30/201840 minutes, 58 seconds
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Campaigning Takes the Spotlight in SBC President Race

A website for Ken Hemphill's SBC presidential nomination started a discussion on where campaigning fits within the denomination. We also have some updates on some previously covered stories, and Amy made the news again this week.
3/23/201834 minutes, 31 seconds
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Two IMB Missionaries Killed in Africa

We received some tragic news this week from the IMB as two missionaries were killed in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
3/16/201827 minutes, 50 seconds
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Danny Wood to Be Nominated for Pastors’ Conference; CP Giving Ahead of Budget

We're drawing ever closer to the SBC Annual Meeting, and that means nomination announcements start coming. This week, it's Danny Wood for the pastors' conference presidency. Also, CP giving is way ahead of budget—and that's good for everyone.
3/9/201826 minutes, 37 seconds
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IMB Presidential Search Team Announced

At their trustee meeting this week, the International Mission Board announced the search team to find a successor for President David Platt. They also commissioned 20 missionaries to serve around the world.
3/2/201822 minutes, 47 seconds
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Rev. Billy Graham Passes Away at 99

With the passing of Rev. Billy Graham, we look back on his life and legacy. We also cover the continued fallout from the Illumination Project and the possibility of the SBC losing an affiliated state convention.
2/23/201832 minutes, 40 seconds
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David Platt to Leave IMB; SBC Pastors’ Conference Lineup Announced

This week saw the announced departure of David Platt from the International Board, the announcement of the Pastors' Conference lineup, a response from Sovereign Grace Church, and much more. It was a busy one.
2/16/201838 minutes, 47 seconds
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Southern Baptist Church at Center of Sexual Abuse Discussion

A Southern Baptist Church is involved in a very public discussion about alleged sexual abuse and cover-up. Also, good news about CP in this week's episode.
2/9/201825 minutes, 6 seconds
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J.D. Greear and Ken Hemphill to be Nominated for SBC Presidency

Preparation for the SBC Annual Meeting in Dallas is in full swing as two SBC presidential nominees were announced this week.
2/2/201827 minutes, 47 seconds
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SBC Added as Defendant in Pressler Lawsuit; Separate Suit against NAMB Allowed to Proceed

Legal updates dominate the news this week as the SBC was added as a defendant in the Pressler sexual assault lawsuit. Also, a lawsuit against NAMB was allowed to proceed to the next stage.
1/26/201820 minutes, 56 seconds
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Lottie Moon Giving Up 4.1%; SBC18 Theme Announced

IMB reported that LMCO gifts for Q1 were up 4.1% over the previous year, also the theme and logo for SBC18 were released this week.
1/19/201823 minutes, 40 seconds
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GuideStone Announces Sale of Dallas Headquarters

GuideStone surprised folks this week by announcing they had sold their headquarters in Dallas and are moving to a new location in the Metroplex.
1/12/201830 minutes, 19 seconds
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10 Questions for the SBC in 2018

As is our custom, we assess 10 questions for the upcoming year in the Southern Baptist Convention.
1/5/201836 minutes, 27 seconds
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2017 – The Year in Review

In our final episode of 2017, we look back on the year, its stories, and name our resource of the year.
12/29/201733 minutes, 26 seconds
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Prayer Emphasis for 2018 and the Most Fascinating Southern Baptists of 2017

Southern Baptists have a new prayer emphasis for 2018, and we discuss our 10 most fascinating Southern Baptists of the year.
12/22/201746 minutes, 15 seconds
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Judge Paul Pressler Accused of Sexual Assaulting a 14-year-old Boy

Shocking news out of Texas this week as Judge Paul Pressler, one of the two main architects of the Conservative Resurgence, has been sued for sexual assault on a 14-year-old boy.
12/15/201738 minutes, 18 seconds
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New IMB Chairman Named and a Discussion on Israel

The IMB has a new chairman of the board, and we discuss some new research on the perception of Israel among Evangelicals.
12/8/201727 minutes, 40 seconds
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Dilbeck Recommended to Lead Oklahoma Baptists, a Discussion on Sexual Harassment, and #MyLottieStory

Hance Dilbeck has been tapped to succeed Anthony Jordan in Oklahoma, and more state convention recaps came in. Also, we take a few minutes to discuss sexual harassment in culture and the church and introduce our 2017 LMCO campaign #MyLottieStory.
12/1/201750 minutes, 33 seconds
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State Convention Recaps, Museum of the Bible, and US Presidents

More state convention recaps are on the docket this week. We also discuss the opening of the Museum of the Bible and some US presidential history relevant to Thanksgiving week.
11/24/201738 minutes, 16 seconds
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State Convention Meeting Recaps from Sea to Shining Sea

State convention annual meetings are in full swing across the SBC. We have updates from all over the denomination.
11/17/201734 minutes, 32 seconds
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Tragedy Strikes in Texas; Financial Woes at SWBTS

Tragedy struck a Southern Baptist church this week when a gunman opened fire and killed 26 in a rural church outside of San Antonio. We also discuss at length the NC annual meeting and financial cutbacks being made at Southwestern.
11/10/20170
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CP Giving Drops to Start the Fiscal Year; FBC Columbia Denies Abuse Claims

Cooperative Program giving is down more than 5% to begin the fiscal year. We also have updates from Tennessee, Missouri, and South Carolina.
11/3/201722 minutes, 50 seconds
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Tennessee Baptists Speak Out Against Racist Rallies

Tennessee Baptists spoke out agains two white supremacist rallies that are scheduled this weekend in the state. We also recap more state annual meetings from across the country.
10/27/201733 minutes, 58 seconds
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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Hits Record High; An Interview with Nathan Lorick

Incredible news from NAMB kicks off this week's episode, and we talk all things Colorado with its new state exec, Nathan Lorick.
10/20/201737 minutes, 55 seconds
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Minister’s Housing Allowance in Jeopardy Again; An Interview with Dr. Taffey Hall

Dr. Taffey Hall gives us the scoop on the Southern Baptist Historical Library and Archives and we discuss the news of the week including a big court ruling in Wisconsin.
10/13/201735 minutes, 45 seconds
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CP Giving Ends FY17 Above Budget and an Interview with Jeff Dodge

The fiscal year for Cooperative Program giving has ended and the result is a good one. Also, we sit down and talk college ministry with Jeff Dodge of the Salt Network.
10/6/201742 minutes, 18 seconds
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An Open Letter to President Trump and an Interview with Dr. Albert Mohler

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., joins us today to discuss the 30th anniversary of the Peace Committee report, the Glorieta Statement, and the Conservative Resurgence. Also, a new open letter to President Trump has been released calling for him to denounce the "alt-right" movement.
9/29/201745 minutes, 13 seconds
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EC Meeting Recap & an Interview on Higher Education with Adam Greenway

We recap the Executive Committee meeting this week and highlight the CP study group report. Dr. Adam Greenway also joins us to talk higher education in the SBC and its future in state conventions.
9/22/201740 minutes, 41 seconds
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Gaines Advocates for Confederate Statue Removal; Platt to Join McLean Bible Church as Teaching Pastor

Dr. Steve Gaines has joined more than 150 Memphis clergymen in calling for the removal of a confederate monument in the city and news broke of Dr. David Platt's intention to join the staff at McLean Bible Church as Teaching Pastor.
9/15/201733 minutes, 29 seconds
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NAMB Honored for Send Relief; An Interview with Jen Wilkin

Following the massive relief response to Hurricane Harvey and the flooding in Texas, NAMB was honored at the White House. We also sit down with Jen Wilkin to talk parenting, Bible study, and women in ministry.
9/8/201735 minutes, 1 second
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Hurricane Harvey and an Interview with James Merritt

Hurricane Harvey recovery has resulted in a massive relief effort from Southern Baptists. Also, Dr. James Merritt joins us to talk about race, the SBC, and the future.
9/1/201744 minutes
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SBC Pastor Ronnie Floyd Named President of National Day of Prayer

Ronnie Floyd has been named the president of the National Day of Prayer. We also discuss a huge scholarship gift for New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, and this week's solar eclipse.
8/25/201721 minutes, 42 seconds
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SBC Leaders React to Charlottesville Violence

It has been a heavy week with violence in Charlottesville and Barcelona. We discuss the reaction to those events and cover the first meeting of the SBC evangelism task force.
8/18/201730 minutes, 15 seconds
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Senator Ben Sasse to Speak at ERLC National Conference

The ERLC announced this week that US Senator Ben Sasse will be speaking at their national conference later this month.
8/11/201723 minutes, 44 seconds
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Walter Strickland Named Assoc. VP; A Discussion on Race and the SBC

Walter Strickland, 1st VP of the SBC, has a new title at Southeastern. We also share our thoughts on a few articles that have recently discussed the issue of race and the SBC.
8/4/201740 minutes, 17 seconds
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Send Conference Orlando Recap with Dustin Willis

The final Send Conference of 2017 was held this week, so Dustin Willis joins us to recap it and to share what to look for in the future from NAMB and IMB.
7/28/201732 minutes, 34 seconds
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Nathan Lorick named Colorado Exec.; MBTS Makes Faculty Addition

Texas evangelism leader Nathan Lorick has been named the new executive director of the Colorado state convention and MBTS has made some big name additions.
7/21/201723 minutes, 44 seconds
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Samford University Withdraws from Baptist Funding; New Hires at NAMB and MBTS

Samford University has opted out of SBC state funding after they affirmed a LGBT-focused student group.
7/14/201721 minutes, 12 seconds
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Hobby Lobby Fined for Bible Artifact Acquisitions; CP Ahead of Budget

More than 5,500 artifacts have been forfeited by Hobby Lobby and they've been fined $3 million. We discuss this and update you on the FY17 cooperative program budget plus much more.
7/7/201725 minutes, 30 seconds
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Religious Liberty Court Decisions Abound; Falls Creek Celebrates 100 Years

Judicial rulings involving religious liberty dominated the news wires this week. We also have a contest for listeners to win a banner from SBC17. Be sure to listen for the details of that.
6/30/201729 minutes, 46 seconds
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Jim Wells Dies; SBCAL Appoints Study Committee

Outgoing SBC Registration Secretary Jim Wells passed away this week. We discuss his contributions to SBC life and recap an otherwise slow news week in the SBC.
6/23/201728 minutes, 16 seconds
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2017 SBC Annual Meeting Recap

We recap the events, motions, resolutions, elections, and reports from SBC 17. We also talk about food a lot this week. 
6/16/201746 minutes, 46 seconds
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Baptisms Continue Decline; Number of Churches Increase; LMCO Returns to Normal Levels

SBC17 is upon us but first, we have updates on the ACP report, Lottie Moon offering, and CP giving plus much more as we head to Phoenix.
6/9/201737 minutes, 30 seconds
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Relaxed Dress Code in Phoenix; New VPs at Southern Seminary

It's a slow news week, but there's a big announcement about the "dress code" for the SBC Annual Meeting and an update on a big story we've been tracking for the past 18 months.
6/2/201722 minutes, 19 seconds
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NAMB Responds to McRaney Lawsuit; An Interview with Nate Millican about Phoenix

NAMB has filed a response to the Will McRaney lawsuit and requested it be moved to a Georgia court. Also, we sit down with Nate Millican to talk all things Phoenix ahead of next month's SBC Annual Meeting.
5/26/201743 minutes, 33 seconds
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SBC President Steve Gaines Talks Year One, His Nomination, and #SBC17

SBC President Steve Gaines joined us this week to discuss his first year as president and his upcoming nomination for a second year. He also provided some details on the annual meeting schedule and components of the meeting next month in Phoenix.
5/19/201744 minutes, 48 seconds
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H.B. Charles to Be Nominated for Pastors’ Conference Presidency

Nominations for SBC17 continue to roll in. This week, three nominations and one withdrawal highlight the news.
5/12/201725 minutes, 44 seconds
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Nominations Committee Report and an Interview with Matt Capps and John Mark Harrison

The nominations for SBC trustees have been released. We cover that slate of potential trustees and discuss a new young pastors initiative in North Carolina with pastors Matt Capps and John Mark Harrison.
5/5/201738 minutes, 36 seconds
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2017 SBC Annual Meeting Preview

On this special episode, we break down the schedule for the SBC Annual Meeting and the events revolving around the meeting.
5/1/201734 minutes, 4 seconds
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Prestonwood Renews CP Commitment; SWBTS Apologizes for Photo; an Extended Interview with Dr. Danny Akin

Prestonwood pastor Jack Graham announced the end of their escrowing of CP funds this week, Southwestern President Paige Patterson issued an apology after a picture of their faculty drew online backlash, and we sat down with Danny Akin for an extended interview to celebrate our 100th episode.
4/28/20171 hour, 9 minutes, 30 seconds
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NAMB Lawsuit; Seminary Trustee Reports; Pastors’ Conference Nominee

NAMB is facing a lawsuit from a former state executive director. Also, trustee reports are in from SEBTS and NOBTS, and we have our first nominee for a convention officer for 2017.
4/21/201739 minutes, 58 seconds
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Randy Davis Named Chairman of Committee on Committees; Big News from Seminaries

Dr. Gaines has named the 2017 Committee on Committees and there are several seminary trustee meeting recaps to cover on this week's episode—all with major news.
4/14/201728 minutes, 45 seconds
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SEBTS to Offer Minority Missions Trip Assistance; MBTS Breaks Ground on Student Center

News from both Southeastern and Midwestern seminaries highlight this week's episode as well as a major announcement from ERLC and TGC about a conference slated for next April. Also, a state convention executive director got an airplane this week in 1957.
4/7/201734 minutes, 45 seconds
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Committee on Resolutions Named; Tragedy in Texas

The Committee on Resolutions, the first committee for the 2017 SBC Annual Meeting, was named by President Steve Gaines this week. Also, there was a terrible tragedy involving a Southern Baptist Church in Texas that resulted in the death of 13 church members.
3/31/201735 minutes
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Statements from ERLC and Dr. Moore Signal Unity & an Interview about the Cooperative Program

The Executive Committee of the ERLC and Dr. Russell Moore released statements this week which received warm reception across the denomination signaling that much of the tumult in recent weeks could be behind us.
3/24/201740 minutes, 18 seconds
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Meeting Between Moore and Page Signals Unity

Dr. Russell Moore and Dr. Frank Page met this week and released a statement of unity at the conclusion of the meeting. We also discuss upcoming deadlines for the SBC Annual Meeting.
3/17/201723 minutes, 41 seconds
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McNeil Named New Indiana Exec; EC Names Ad Hoc Committee Members

We continue our coverage of the Executive Committee's ad hoc committee and congratulate Steve McNeil on being named the new state exec in Indiana.
3/10/201730 minutes, 32 seconds
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Executive Committee Chairman Stephen Rummage Discusses CP Escrowing

Last week, the Executive Committee announced the formation of an ad hoc committee and a study by the officers in response to Prestonwood's escrowing of CP funds. This week, we talk with Dr. Stephen Rummage, chairman of the EC, about these study groups.
3/3/201734 minutes, 44 seconds
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Prestonwood Announces Escrow of CP Funds; SBC Executive Committee Responds

The announcement by Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX, that it would be escrowing CP funds indefinitely brought about a swift response from the Executive Committee this week.
2/24/201734 minutes, 29 seconds
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SBC President Steve Gaines Speaks Out on Convention Issues

SBC President Steve Gaines spoke with state Baptist paper editors this week on a wide range of topics relevant to the SBC.
2/17/201731 minutes
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Multi-Racial SBC Church Merger in Jacksonville, FL

Pastor HB Charles II and the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, made news this week following a church merger with a church in Orange Park, FL.
2/10/201728 minutes, 13 seconds
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CP Back Above Budget; SEBTS Hires New Diversity Director

Crisis has been averted it seems as Cooperative Program giving has regained the momentum we saw in much of 2016. Total CP gifts are now 3.11% above budget for FY 2017.
2/3/201719 minutes, 53 seconds
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VP Mike Pence and March for Life Highlight Evangelicals for Life Conference

Vice President Mike Pence is among this week's participants at the March for Life, which is held in conjunction with ERLC's Evangelicals for Life Conference. Also, we talk Super Bowl and churches thanks to some new LifeWay Research.
1/27/201724 minutes, 57 seconds
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Abortion Rate at New Low; ERLC Policy Agenda Set for 2017

On this inauguration day, we cover encouraging new abortion stats, the ERLC legislative agenda, and examine the cabinet appointees for President Trump.
1/20/201725 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Gettys to Lead Worship at 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference

The Gettys will be headlining the SBC Pastors' Conference in 2017. We also catch up on the news to start 2017 in the SBC.
1/13/201732 minutes, 12 seconds
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10 Questions for the Southern Baptist Convention in 2017

We look forward to 2017 and ask ten questions of relevance for the denomination.
1/6/201717 minutes, 15 seconds
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2016: The SBC Year in Review

We look back at our 16 questions for 2016 and see how things played out throughout the year.
12/30/201626 minutes, 51 seconds
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Pastors Conference Roster Released, ERLC in the News

Dave Miller Joins us to discuss the 2017 Pastors Conference roster, and we cover this week's news regarding the ERLC.
12/23/201649 minutes, 38 seconds
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Call to Prayer in 2017 and an Interview with Dr. Mike Routt

Dr. Mike Routt joins us to discuss new legislation in Colorado as well as the upcoming search for a new state convention executive director. Also, thinks get piggy late in the show during the history segment. Don't miss that story.
12/16/201646 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cooperative Program Giving Drops Again & an Interview with Dr. Michael Wilkinson

Cooperative Program giving is falling further behind budget as receipts came in even lower than October numbers. Also, Dr. Michael Wilkinson, Dean of the College at Southwestern, joins us as we conclude our series on SBC seminary colleges.
12/9/201637 minutes, 58 seconds
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Wildfires Ravage Tennessee Homes & Churches and an Interview with Dr. Matthew Hall

Wildfires raged in East Tennessee this week destroying hundreds of homes, businesses, and churches. Also, Dr. Matthew J. Hall, Dean of Boyce College, joins us as we continue our series on SBC seminary colleges.
12/2/201640 minutes, 39 seconds
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2016 State Convention Annual Meeting Recaps and More

We recap several state convention annual meetings which were held over the past week and talk Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
11/25/201646 minutes, 5 seconds
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IMB Reports a Balanced Budget and Missionary Increase for 2017

David Platt reported this week that the IMB will have a balanced budget in 2017, will see an increase in missionary sending, and LMCO giving is on pace for another record year.
11/18/201646 minutes, 33 seconds
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Election 2016 Recap and an Interview with Dr. Jamie Dew

Following the election of Donald Trump, we break down what that might mean for Southern Baptists in days to come. We also discuss other ballot measures, state convention recaps, and sit down with Dr. Jamie Dew to hear more about the College at Southeastern.
11/11/201658 minutes, 47 seconds
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CP Giving Falls Below Budget and an Interview with Dr. John Mark Yeats

National CP giving has fell below budgeted projections for the first time in two years. Also, Dr. John Mark Yeats joins us to discuss the distinctive nature of Midwestern College.
11/4/201646 minutes, 48 seconds
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How Churches and Church Members Are (or Are Not) Celebrating Halloween

We've got a new study from LifeWay Research about Halloween and talk about our own plans and favorite candy as well as a big roundup of SBC news.
10/28/201642 minutes, 55 seconds
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The Presidential Candidate Evangelicals Will Be Voting For Is…

With the election upon us in just a few weeks, we cover some new LifeWay Research regarding the preferred candidate by Evangelicals. We also highlight some recent trustee meetings and state convention meetings.
10/21/201638 minutes
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Second Largest Annie Armstrong Easter Offering Ever; Entity Trustee Reports

Matching the increases already seen in LMCO and CP giving this year, the AAEO saw a massive increase to finish at its second highest total in history.
10/14/201633 minutes, 26 seconds
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Former Southern Baptist Official Claims He Started the Obama Birther Movement; CP Sees Budget Surplus

Pastor Wiley Drake is in the news and it's amazing. There's also some political polling data from LifeWay Research as well as a big CP bump for FY16,
10/7/201631 minutes, 34 seconds
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New Study from LifeWay Research Sheds Light on the State of Theology in America

Theological understanding in America appears to be a struggle as this new research shows.
9/30/201631 minutes, 34 seconds
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SBC Executive Committee Meeting Wrap Up & New ERLC VP

A full recap of all the decisions made and reports given this week at the SBC Executive Committee Fall Meeting.
9/23/201638 minutes, 29 seconds
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Pastoral Compensation Increases; Kentucky Posts Record for Giving

A new study from LifeWay Research shows an increase in pastor pay; Kentucky Baptists give more than ever before.
9/16/201625 minutes, 30 seconds
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Inaugural Convocation at Gateway Seminary and an Interview with Keith Whitfield

Gateway Seminary held its first ever convocation this week and we sit down with Keith Whitfield to talk MDivs and the SBC.
9/9/201637 minutes, 18 seconds
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Insanity of God Encore Showing Planned, Conference Recaps, and a Trustee Report

This week's showing of The Insanity of God was a massive success, and there are reports from the ERLC National Conference and the LifeWay Trustee Meeting.
9/2/201629 minutes
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Edgar Aponte named VP of Mobilization at IMB; Barrett Duke headed to Montana

IMB named Edgar Aponte as its Vice President for Mobilization and ERLC's Barrett Duke was recommended to be the next state executive director in Montana.
8/26/201624 minutes, 29 seconds
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Disaster Relief in Louisiana, Restructuring at GuideStone, and an Interview with Brian Frye

Floods in Louisiana have led to an activation of Send Relief, GuideStone has restructured for efficiency, and we talk collegiate ministry with Brian Frye from NAMB.
8/19/201649 minutes, 4 seconds
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Religious Freedom Threat Removed from California Bill

California Senate Bill 1146 is amended, some news from the seminaries, and an Olympic update.
8/12/201625 minutes, 36 seconds
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WMU Hires New Executive Director; Alabama Pastor Fired amid Racism Dispute

WMU hires a new executive director, the Babylon Bee makes it mainstream, and we sit down with a Send City church planter.
8/5/201643 minutes, 30 seconds
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Ohio Affirms Intent for 50/50; Southern Baptists and the Democratic Platform

Ohio Baptists make a big jump in their CP split, and we examine 10 important planks in the Democratic platform that impact Southern Baptists.
7/29/201644 minutes, 5 seconds
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Burk Named CBMW President; Southern Baptists and the GOP Platform

Denny Burk was named the new president of the CBMW this week, and we examine 10 important planks in the GOP platform that impact Southern Baptists.
7/22/201646 minutes, 42 seconds
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Pastor of the Largest SBC Church in America Fired for Alcohol Abuse

Perry Noble, the pastor of the largest church in the SBC, was released this week by NewSpring Church as a result of alcohol abuse.
7/15/201629 minutes, 5 seconds
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Major Religious Liberty Concern in California and an Interview with Dr. Christian George

A look at a disturbing religious liberty bill in the California Senate and talk all things Spurgeon with Dr. Christian George.
7/8/201637 minutes
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Research on the Unchurched in America and an Interview with NAMB’s Mark Clifton

We highlight the Declaration of Independence, discuss some new LifeWay Research, and sit down with NAMB's Mark Clifton to talk about church replanting.
7/1/201640 minutes, 56 seconds
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SBC Leaders Named to Trump Advisory Board; Hispanic Pastors Group Responds

We cover this week's meeting of nearly 1,000 evangelical leaders with Presidential hopeful Donald Trump and the response to the event.
6/24/201625 minutes, 38 seconds
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2016 SBC Annual Meeting Recap

A recap of the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting with audio clips, personal insights, and commentary.
6/17/20161 hour, 2 minutes, 17 seconds
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Record-Breaking Lottie Moon Christmas Offering and 7 Questions for the Annual Meeting

We celebrate the record-breaking LMCO and ask seven questions for the upcoming SBC Annual Meeting.
6/10/201645 minutes, 57 seconds
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SBC Annual Meeting Preview Episode

A preview of the 2016 SBC Annual Meeting to be held in St Louis, MO, June 12-15, 2016.
6/3/201649 minutes, 27 seconds
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Seminary Graduations, Trump Meeting, and a Preview of St. Louis

A recap of Spring Commencements from the seminaries, discussion of an upcoming meeting between evangelical leaders and Donald Trump, and our first taste of St. Louis from Ronni Kurtz.
5/27/201652 minutes, 32 seconds
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Ed Stetzer Headed to Wheaton and an Interview with Doug Munton

A look at a few departures in the SBC, host an interview with 1VP nominee Doug Munton, and offer a mea culpa about the resolution submittal date.
5/20/201637 minutes, 15 seconds
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Discipleship Task Force Named, Another SBCPC President Nominee, and an Interview with Bart Barber

A busy week in the SBC including a newly formed discipleship task force, discuss more news about the SBC annual meeting, and sit down with Dr. Bart Barber to get more information about the resolution he has submitted.
5/13/201642 minutes, 21 seconds
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Annual Meeting Schedule and an Interview with Art Snead from Ridgecrest

A run through of the SBC annual meeting schedule and sit down with Art Snead to talk about all the great things going on at Ridgecrest Camp and Conference Center.
5/6/201639 minutes, 56 seconds
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Amy Whitfield Named Assistant Parliamentarian for SBC16

Covering the biggest news of the year so far (maybe we are a bit biased), discuss other nominations for office at SBC16, and report on a new study from LifeWay Research on end times.
4/29/201643 minutes, 51 seconds
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An Interview with David Crosby and Seminary Trustee Reports

We continue our series of SBC presidential candidate interviews with David Crosby and discuss more seminary trustee meeting recaps.
4/22/201637 minutes, 35 seconds
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An Interview with Steve Gaines; Record Enrollment at Midwestern

Our series continues of SBC presidential candidate interviews with Steve Gaines and discuss the record-breaking enrollment at Midwestern Seminary and the new Dean of Theology at Southwestern.
4/15/201648 minutes, 11 seconds
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An Interview with J.D. Greear and LifeWay’s 125 Anniversary

We begin our series of SBC presidential candidate interviews with J.D. Greear and discuss this week's celebration of 125 years of ministry at LifeWay Christian Resources.
4/8/201641 minutes, 1 second
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Church Security, Religious Liberty, and an Interview with Karen Allen

A discussion about church security, a very public case of church discipline, and religious freedom. Karen Allen, wife of Dr. Jason Allen, joins us as well to talk about Midwestern Seminary and what it's like to raise kids on campus.
4/1/201629 minutes, 8 seconds
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Crosby for SBC President, Committee on Resolutions, and an Interview with Barry McCarty

We discuss the release of the names for the SBC Committee on Resolutions and a third candidate for SBC president. We also sit down for an extended interview with Barry McCarty.
3/25/201651 minutes, 56 seconds
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Committee on Committees Named; Technology and the SBC

We discuss the release of the names for the SBC Committee on Committees and talk technology and how it has shaped what we know and how we operate the annual meeting.
3/18/201637 minutes, 21 seconds
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Gaines to Be Nominated for SBC President; Hall Named SBHLA Director

A look at the announcement that Steve Gaines will be a candidate for SBC President and congratulate Dr. Taffey Hall on her new role as director of the SBHLA.
3/11/201631 minutes, 46 seconds
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J.D. Greear to Be Nominated for SBC President

The big news item of the week: J.D. Greear's candidacy for SBC President and break down the duties of the office.
3/4/201631 minutes, 26 seconds
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1,132 Total Personnel Transitioning Out of IMB; ExComm Recap

A recap of this week's Executive Committee meeting and discuss the heartbreaking totals released by IMB.
2/26/201632 minutes, 21 seconds
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Research on Planned Parenthood Videos; Changes to the MDiv at Southeastern

A discussion about the upcoming Executive Committee meeting, some new research on Planned Parenthood and talk with Ashlyn Portero from City Church in Tallahassee.
2/19/201635 minutes, 8 seconds
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WMU Names Search Committee; NARAL Commercial Response Sparks Online Debate

A look at the search committee who has been named to fill the vacancy at WMU and recap the response to NARAL's online meltdown over Dorito's Super Bowl commercial.