The Southern Baptist Convention's International Missions Board has announced that it will close its communications center in Virginia and lay off as many as 30 employees stateside as the entity moves forward with its two-phase organizational reset in an attempt to balance its budget by the end of 2017.
The IMB, which represents over 40,000 churches and 16 million members worldwide, announced last Thursday that organization will close its Richmond communications center by April 29 as it proceeds with the second phase of its plan to address its budget deficit.
Although 10 staff members of the facility will be transitioned to new roles within the IMB, a statement received by The Christian Post explains that 30 staff members have been presented with the option to continue their employment until the office's closure in April. more >>
This is the time of year when millions of Americans tune in to hear our President give his State of the Union address. He will give his assessment of our national security, our priorities, and our vision for the future.
This is a tricky word — "our."
For these days it seems as if America can hardly find "our vision" for anything, much less the future. Our nation is deeply polarized around our political parties, and totally unrelenting in our commitment to fighting against one another. Despite growing national security threats, violence erupting, escalating racial tensions, the devaluing of human life, and economic insecurity, we find ourselves unable to agree on almost anything. more >>
The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission along with Focus on the Family will host a pro-life conference in Washington D.C. that will overlap with the March for Life rally on the National Mall to encourage more Evangelicals to join thousands of Catholics in standing up for the dignity of the unborn.
ERLC President Russell Moore and Focus on the Family President Jim Daly hosted a press Wednesday to announce the upcoming Evangelicals for Life conference that will be hosted at the Hyatt Regency in Washington on Jan. 21-22.
The conference, which will be attended by hundreds and viewed by thousands watching live stream from their own churches, will feature over 20 Evangelical and pro-life speakers including Moore, Daly, Pastor David Platt, Rev. Samuel Rodriguez and March for Life President Jeanne Mancini. The event will cover an array of abortion-related topics, such as the Center for Medical Progress' undercover Planned Parenthood videos that were released last summer, along with adoption, foster care, disability care and international human dignity issues. more >>
The U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling, Planned Parenthood's selling of baby body parts and IS-inspired terror attacks in the West are among the biggest stories that round out The Christian Post's top 10 stories for 2015.
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Kim Davis, Donald Trump, Creflo Dollar and Josh Duggar are just of few of the figures who grabbed our reader's attention in 2015. Check out the top 10 stories of 2015 for The Christian Post. more >>
A Southern Baptist megachurch leader from Georgia has said that Christians have a "biblical duty" to help Syrian refugees coming to the United States despite fears and concerns.
Bryant Wright, senior pastor of the 8,000 member Johnson Ferry Baptist Church in suburban Atlanta revealed that his church is helping a family of Syrian Muslim refugees resettle in Georgia. Wright's initiative comes despite Republican Gov. Nathan Deal issuing an executive order in November blocking state agencies from assisting in the resettlement of Syrian refugees.
During an interview with NPR, Russell Moore of the Southern Baptist Convention's Ethics & Religious Liberties Commission commented on Wheaton College's suspension of tenured political science professor Larycia Hawkins after she wrote in a Facebook post that Muslims and Christians "worship the same God."
"As an Evangelical Christian, I believe that one worships God only through Jesus Christ," Moore said in the interview Sunday, after host Michel Martin said that Hawkins quoted Pope Francis as saying that Muslims and Christians worship the same God.
"Is that a foundational belief among Muslims and Christians, to your knowledge?" the host asked. more >>