By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service|
May 23, 2018
(RNS) — Paige Patterson, the embattled president of Southern Baptist Convention’s largest seminary, was asked to step down following an outpouring of criticism for his comments on women, including advice he gave to a woman to stay with her abusive husband and new reports he asked another woman not to report a rape.
PAHOA, Hawaii (BP) -- With a volcanic eruption on Hawaii's Big Island in its third week, the state's Baptists are preparing to feed evacuees at area shelters and requesting prayer for the region's tourism industry.
PAHOA, Hawaii (BP) -- Amid a lava flow that has destroyed three dozen structures and the threat of a violent volcanic eruption, Hawaii's churches "are working in really neat ways," said Chris Martin, executive director of the Hawaii Pacific Baptist Convention (HPBC).
After spending more than 15 months in prison, two Baptist pastors in Myanmar were suddenly released on April 17. Langjaw Gam Seng, 36, and Dumdaw Nawng Latt, 67, were among about 8,500 prisoners released by a decree of Myanmar President U Win Myint in a move timed to mark the start of the new year in Myanmar.
ALBANY, Ga. (BP) -- What began as a harmonious relationship between a declining Anglo church and a growing African-American church plant in Georgia ended when Mallary Baptist Association disfellowshipped Raleigh White Baptist Church on grounds of racism.
NASHVILLE (BP) -- Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's Executive Committee, effective today (March 27) over what is described as "a morally inappropriate relationship in the recent past."
RICHMOND, Virginia—International Mission Board missionaries Dr. Randy Arnett, 62, and Kathy Arnett, 61, died March 14, 2018, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The Missouri-native missionaries served as theological education strategists for Africa.