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Gaines, others see God at work amid SBC's trials

DALLAS—Despite turmoil related to terminations and resignations of "several" Southern Baptists "from key positions of leadership," Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines says, there are signs "the Lord is going to come upon us powerfully in Dallas" at next week's SBC annual meeting.

KBC lauds political leaders for helping state's hurting kids

FRANKFORT—Paul Chitwood, executive director of the 750,000-member Kentucky Baptist Convention, praised the state's political leaders on May 31 for adoption and foster care reforms enacted earlier this year.

Patterson firing met with strong reactions, cancellation

FORT WORTH, Texas—Following Paige Patterson's termination by a 12-member committee of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees, reactions have ranged from affirmation of the trustees to defense of Patterson.

KBC, Sunrise wins dismissal of adverse legal settlement

LOUISVILLE—A federal judge has thrown out a legal settlement that would have allowed the American Civil Liberties Union to review whether a Southern Baptist foster home uses state funds to proselytize children.

SBTS launches residential 'Evening M.Div'

LOUISVILLE—A new "Evening M.Div." from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, slated to begin this fall, will allow students in fulltime jobs to earn a master of divinity degree in four years through courses offered in the evenings.

Ethnic breakdown of Gaines' appointments released

DALLAS—This year's Southern Baptist Convention Committee on Resolutions may be "one of the most ethnically diverse committees in the history of the SBC," convention president Steve Gaines said in a statement announcing the ethnic breakdown of his presidential appointments.