Thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals are expected to attend the National Religious Broadcasters' International Christian Media Convention held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, Tenn., beginning Saturday.
Considered the world's largest annual gathering of Christian communicators, NRB convention organizers say the four-day event includes participants gaining new media insights, connections, resources and opportunities. Up to about 4,000 people related to the communications industry are expected to attend, Communications Director Kenneth Chan told The Christian Post recently.
"The NRB Convention is a 'must attend' on the calendar of many Christian media and ministry professionals," explained NRB President & CEO Jerry A. Johnson. "In the course of just a few days, you can make more strategic connections and gain more knowledge and resources than you might in the course of a year. It's a one-stop venue for what many need to more effectively reach people for Christ." more >>
The National Religious Broadcasters on Tuesday unanimously elected Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, president of Criswell College in Dallas, Texas, to be its new president. Johnson promised that as its new leader the NRB would champion religious freedom and freedom of speech.
"It is an honor to be elected as president & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters and it is a joy to sense God's calling to lead this association of Christian communicators," said Johnson in a statement. "If Christians want to be heard by the current generation, they will have to communicate the Gospel in their 'media language' with excellence. Recent developments on the cultural and legal landscape require that we defend the biblical and constitutional principle of free speech with zeal. With God's help, I am ready to give myself to this task. I am thankful for Dr. Frank Wright's faithful service as my predecessor and plan to build on the foundation of his leadership."
Dr. Richard Land, president of Southern Evangelical Seminary and a member of the NRB's Board of Directors, told The Christian Post. "I think this is wonderful news. Jerry Johnson has the drive and the intimate knowledge of the new media that is needed to bring the new media people alongside the old media people in defending religious freedom and freedom of speech in the United States in the decade ahead." more >>
Outgoing National Religious Broadcasters President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright said that Christians are continuing the fight to protect religious freedom, in prepared remarks that are set to be delivered at the Capitol Hill Media Summit on Sept. 30, before Wright officially steps down from leading the NRB next month.
Wright is set to step down on Oct. 4 from an office he has held for the past 10 years, after announcing back in March his intention to leave. He was unanimously selected by the NRB Executive Committee back at the NRB 2003 Convention & Exposition, and went on to earn notable recognition for his work, including the Champion of Religious Freedom Award by the Unity Coalition for Israel (UCI) in March 2012.
Wright's long history of involvement in Christian Ministry includes serving as Elder in the Presbyterian Church (PCA), as well as founding executive director of the Center for Christian Statesmanship, a spiritually based outreach to members of Congress and their staff. more >>
There are times in history when God, in His providence, allows people to see in full view the pivoting of history. Patriots assembling in Philadelphia experienced it on July 4, 1776. Navy sailors looking to the westward skies saw it on December 7, 1941. Families listening to their radios heard it on November 22, 1963.
In an instant – the signing of a document, the dropping of a bomb or the firing of a gun – the world suddenly and irreversibly changes. Yet no event in American history quite compares to the morning of September 11, 2001.
Buildings that scraped the floors of heaven crumbled. Planes carrying businessmen, grandmothers, and children plummeted. For thousands, life and all its promises and possibilities ended – some in an instant, others while saving strangers, running up stairs or storming cockpits. more >>
The National Religious Broadcasters association plans to host a conference focused on the issues, concerns, and opportunities facing media professionals involved in Christian ministry, broadcasting, and electronic media that is planned for next month in Plano, Texas.
The Summer Innovation Exchange (SIE) to be held Aug. 6-7 offers "like-minded communicators the opportunity to glean from each other the best ideas and practices for more effective ministry and business," say NRB organizers of the event.
Station managers, CEOs, consultants, Internet/social media administrators, marketing/PR representatives, media producers, and development directors are scheduled to come together for breakout sessions moderated by notable leaders in each field. more >>
Two weeks after the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright announced his resignation from the organization, effective Oct. 4, some members remain surprised by the abrupt nature of his decision.
In his resignation letter to NRB Board Chairman, Richard P. Bott II, which was made public on March 21, Wright noted that the decision was a prayerful one. It appears, however, that the rumination on his exit from the NRB was kept mostly between him and God, until recently.
"I have prayerfully concluded that my season of service at NRB is drawing to a close," Wright wrote in a letter to Bott. "Accordingly, I do hereby resign my position as president and CEO of NRB, effective October 4, 2013." more >>