Floridians Recovering from Hurricane, SBC Candidates’ Views & The Passing of Don Hinkle
Calling it a once in 500 years weather event, Gov. Ron DeSantis, is just one of thousands of Floridians recovering from Hurricane Ian. The massive storm has left devastation across Florida. The chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Nominations wants his group to do its part to ensure board members of Southern Baptist entities reflect the Convention’s stance on addressing sexual abuse. And, longtime Southern Baptist journalist Don Hinkle will be laid to rest today in Jefferson City, Missouri. He died late last week.
Calling it a once in 500 years weather event, Gov. Ron DeSantis, is just one of thousands of Floridians recovering from Hurricane Ian. The massive storm has left devastation across Florida.
At least 27 states have sent electrical teams to the state to help restore power. President Biden pledged as much federal aid as possible and promised to visit the state as soon as possible.
Southern Baptist Disaster Relief crews are moving into the state to help with clean up, mud out and more. They are prepared to serve hundreds of thousands of meals to those in desperate need.
To learn how you can help, visit SendRelief.org.
The storm is now tracking up the east coast as it causes more devastation as a tropical storm.
The chairman of the Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Nominations wants his group to do its part to ensure board members of Southern Baptist entities reflect the Convention’s stance on addressing sexual abuse.
Michael Criner, a pastor from East Brownsboro, Texas, is leading the committee. Committee on Nominations is tasked each year with identifying two nominees – one a layperson – from each qualifying state or regional Baptist convention to fill vacancies on Southern Baptist boards, institutions, standing committees and the Executive Committee. Those names are then presented at the next SBC annual meeting.
Taking a long-term perspective is necessary in order “to help the SBC become more transparent and healthy in regards to [addressing] sexual abuse,” Criner told BP. That includes all levels of involvement among Southern Baptists both in local and national leadership.
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Longtime Southern Baptist journalist Don Hinkle will be laid to rest today in Jefferson City, Missouri. He died late last week.
During Hinkle’s 20-year tenure as editor of the Missouri Baptist Convention’s paper, The Pathway, has become the fourth largest paid circulation newspaper in Missouri, and its print and online editions have won numerous professional awards. The paper recently marked its 20th anniversary.
Hinkle was well-respected among his peers in Southern Baptist journalism and had a large impact in Southern Baptist life, according to Will Hall, one of his close friends and editor of the Louisiana Baptist Message.
He was also well-known for his work in public policy, according to Missouri State Representative Doug Richey, who serves as senior pastor of Pisgah Baptist Church, Excelsior Springs.
Hinkle was 68.
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