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TRUSTEES: SWBTS continues institutional reset, pauses budget finalization due to COVID-19

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/cba4af24-fe1a-4a3a-896b-f5a9adb133a4-SWBTS-... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> FORT WORTH (BP) -- Meeting via video conference Tuesday (April 7), the Board of Trustees of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary approved structural changes including the elimination of the School of Preaching, which

Baptist children's homes find opportunity amid crisis

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/eb94abf8-3081-4f2d-9dcc-3ab02d63ae2a-Randy-... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (BP) -- Children who come from hard places need to have the chance to feel safe and loved, said Randy Lee, residential parent with Louisiana Baptist Children's Homes.

SBC DIGEST: LifeWay 'Kingdom Man' event, kids curriculum; Register named associate director in North Carolina

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/d7006034-3bf3-43f5-aa0e-9e524fee3c98-SBC-Di... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> <b>Tony Evans to host virtual "Kingdom Man" event</b><br>By Joy Allmond<br><br>NASHVILLE (BP) -- Tony Evans believes there are few moments in life when our need for God is as

FROM THE SEMINARIES: Gateway scholarship for students affected by COVID-19; Boyce College adds Seminary Track program

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/800d0fba-3a11-4eda-8173-6845c6d9e3a2-From-t... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> <b>Gateway receives $250,000 gift to help students in crisis</b><br>By Staff<br><br>ONTARIO, Calif.

Paycheck Protection Plan draws feedback from pastors, ethicists

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/7462f7bb-dcc9-4700-84e4-b67f1ebccd6e-Church... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> SEATTLE (BP) -- As pastor of Epic Life Church in Seattle with only five employees, Keith Carpenter sees the Paycheck Protection Plan loan as a godsend during a devastating economic downturn prompte

FIRST-PERSON: How a pandemic 100 years ago ushered in a new era of Baptist giving

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/bf667ce2-cd45-4587-bd0e-e2b3f859d600-Charle... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> GAINESVILLE, Ga. (BP) -- Canceling services due to illness is not new to Baptist life. Pandemics, epidemics and weather have all been part of our collective experience.

Loans from state conventions helping churches weather COVID-19

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/fe2ca827-cc72-4d54-8323-d3117cb8ca55-loan-a... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (BP) –- While the federal government is making loans available to churches to help them weather the COVID-19 economic downturn, state Southern Baptist conventions are also offering financial aid to

LifeWay cancels June camps in response to the coronavirus

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/727af0fa-1e13-4860-a164-03c7bdd2f499-fuge-c... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (BP) -- LifeWay Christian Resources announced that FUGE, StudentLife, Student Life for Kids and CentriKid camps, as well as World Changers projects scheduled for June have been canceled due to concerns stemmin

Vast majority of pastors see signs of end times in current events

<div class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img src="http://www.bpnews.net/images/0775503d-8ecb-4372-8e30-a557a8c8883a-Birth-... width="560" style="display:block;margin:10px auto;max-width:560px;max-width:100%;"></div> NASHVILLE (BP) -- Almost 9 in 10 pastors see at least some current events matching those Jesus said would occur shortly before He returns to Earth, according to a new survey focused on Christian eschatology, or the s

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