ROCKVILLE, Va. (BP) -- International Mission Board trustees elected Chitwood unanimously as the entity's 13th president during a 20-minute executive session at the IMB's International Learning Center near Richmond, Va. They also elected IMB interim president Clyde Meador as interim executive vice president.
By Yonat Shimron, Religion News Service|
November 15, 2018
NASHVILLE, N.C. (RNS) — Inside a squat cinderblock building on the grounds of Nash Correctional Institution, 24 inmates are hunched over white plastic tables listening to Professor James Dew explain how God is omnipotent and omniscient.
But Dew is not preaching to his audience as he paces the room posing questions about whether God can sin (No) or know people’s emotions (there’s disagreement, but most Christians say yes). He is teaching theology to prospective ministers.
HAYS, Kan. (BP) -- This is probably the last thing any of Bethany Wood's college friends would guess she's doing in her "grown up" years: mother of five, foster parent, direct sales business owner, photographer, arts council, community Bible study, 4-H and a lay leader in her local church.
MAGALIA, Calif. (BP) -- When one of the deadliest wildfires in state history struck the Northern California town of Magalia, pastor Doug Crowder didn't get to preach his Veterans Day sermon about risking death to save others. But he got to live it.
By Julie McGowan, International Mission Board|
November 6, 2018
RICHMOND, Virginia—The International Mission Board trustees’ Presidential Search Committee announced Tuesday, Nov. 6, that the committee will recommend Dr. Paul Chitwood, 48, to be elected as the 173-year-old entity’s 13th president.
By Brian Kaylor, Word&Way Editor|
October 29, 2018
Two ministers — including a Baptist — on Monday interrupted a speech by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the topic of religious liberty — and then police removed the men. Speaking in Boston, Mass., at an event hosted by the Boston Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society, Sessions addressed “The Future of Religious Liberty.”