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Few would dispute the idea that the most significant action of the Southern Baptist Convention in Orlando was the overwhelming adoption of the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force report. Of course, the election of a new SBC president and Executive Committee president, among other Orlando developments, are also vital to Southern Baptists’ future.
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Like millions of other Americans, you may have watched this year's Scripps National Spelling Bee on television. The Bee is a tradition dating back to 1925, and has participants from around the world. This year there were 273 spellers speaking 102 different languages besides English.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)—The work of the six seminaries of the Southern Baptist Convention is showcased with each spring’s commencement. Reports from the seminaries’ services follow.
ORLANDO (BP)—LifeWay Christian Resources set forth a theme of hope in its annual report to the Southern Baptist Convention as president and CEO Thom Rainer highlighted the “Transformational Church” initiative and “Courageous,” the upcoming movie project with Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga. Rainer said both emphases demonstrate great hope for the church and for families.
Loyalty can come in many contexts of life, including the animal kingdom. You may have heard about the story of Old Shep in Fort Benton, Montana. He maintained a vigil for five years at the depot, where he saw his master’s casket being loaded onto the train. Sadly, his loyalty could never be rewarded. Loyalty to one’s friends, however, is not only commendable, but expected. David exhibited a different kind of loyalty in having to confront the insane efforts of King Saul to kill him.
David is rightfully honored among Israel today as embodying the heart and soul of the nation. They revere King David’s tomb and preserve his name in the King David Hotel. He deserved it. Honored as the sweet singer of Israel (2 Sam. 23:1), he is called by God, “a man after mine own heart” (Acts 13:22). A gifted poet as well as a singer, his psalms still soothe troubled hearts and wounded spirits. Gifted also as a tactician in war, the Bible traces his ascent to the throne of Israel as he molded the people into one nation rather then twelve tribes pursuing their own goals. David effected this transformation in stages.
ORLANDO (BP)—Two-star U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver, the Army’s chief of chaplains, had a surprise for the 200 people who attended the annual Southern Baptist Convention chaplain’s luncheon June 14 in Orlando.
Carver, who has reached the heights of military achievement, played the piano and sang.