Supreme Court Cases to be Released, Sexual Predators on Notice, & Parenting Advice
Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention in Anaheim voted Tuesday to move forward in establishing a website where pastors and church leaders who are credibly accused sexual abusers will be listed. Americans are expressing more confidence about moving into a post-pandemic mindset. And, detours can be frustrating and disappointing. In a Lifeway Study on the book “Detours,” by pastor and author Tony Evans the reader learns how God uses in the Christian life.
Baptist Press is closely watching three key Supreme Court cases scheduled to be released this June.
The Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health organization, the case could overturn Roe v. Wade the case that legalized abortion.
We’re also monitoring Carson v. Makin, Maine… a school-choice case.
And Kennedy v. Bremerton School District…a case where high school football coach Joseph Kennedy says the school district violated his first amendment rights by restricting his ability to pray at midfield following the conclusion of games.
SBC President Bart Barber put sexual predators on notice that Southern Baptist churches will no longer be places to hide.
At a press conference, Barber said his first priority as the newly elected 47th president of the Southern Baptist Convention will be assembling a knowledgeable team of individuals to serve on an Abuse Reform Implementation Task Force (ARITF), a move approved by messengers Tuesday June 14 in response to recommendations from the Sexual Abuse Task Force established by messengers at the 2021 meeting.
The task force will also help in the as the development of a “Ministry Check” website to share “properly vetted information,” Barber said.
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Parenting advice is not hard to come by these days. Advice from grandparents and friends, articles, vlogs, and books detailing parenting strategies and philosophies all vie for our attention.
Parenting advice can be a blessing or an annoyance—some is good, some is bad, and some of it is just plain silly. It can be stressful for parents at all stages to sift through all the nonsense in search of those precious morsels of good counsel.
In the sea of parenting advice for new dads, how many people stop and dwell on the example of God the Father when looking for instruction on parenting?
In article, Harrison Anderson recommends parents models their work with the children after God’s work with His children.
Specifically, the highlights presence, instruction and love.
Harrison writes, “As we strive to bring up our children in the ways of God, let us cast aside worldly advice and follow the example of our Heavenly Father. We will not always get it right, but we can trust God to sustain us and ask him to give us the joy of seeing our children walk in the truth (3 John 4).
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AL Baptists Work to Build Camp in Alaska, Empty Historic Church Houses New Congregation & What We Should Learn From Gen Z
There’s a piece of land nestled next to a lake in Alaska, and Tommy Bishop said when he’s there, he thinks of somewhere else. Amanda Hicks knew there were bees inside the building that once housed Chula Baptist Church. Everyone in the small Missouri town knew that. And, what does Gen Z need?
With a recent mission trip to Australia, Fruit Cove Church in North Florida has reached its goal of extending its missions footprint to all seven continents. Author, speaker and a mentor to many, Rhonda Kelley was known for her vibrant spirit and dedication in serving women in the local church, in the seminary classroom, and at the state and denominational level. And, Augustine is credited as having said, “God had only one Son who never sinned, but He never had any sons who didn’t suffer.”
Celebration of New Missionaries, Nicaragua’s Crackdown on Catholic Church & Steps for Starting New Groups
62 new missionaries were commissioned last week by the International Mission Board. The celebration took place in Phoenix, Arizona. In a concerning turn of events, the situation for the Catholic community in Nicaragua has deteriorated. This year alone, nineteen priests have been forcibly expelled. And, Lifeway discipleship expert Ken Braddy offers tips on starting new groups in your local church.