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A weekly news roundup from the Southern Baptist Convention as well as guest interviews.

A weekly news roundup from the Southern Baptist Convention as well as guest interviews.


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A weekly news roundup from the Southern Baptist Convention as well as guest interviews.






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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.