BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—By overwhelming votes, Southern Baptists strengthened their stances against sexual abuse and racism during the opening day of their June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
Being awarded a Nobel Peace Prize ranks high on the list of accomplishments of Ken Brockman, a Kentucky Baptist layman. But it pales in comparison to the joy he has experienced of mission work in Belarus, a country bordering Russia that was part of the Soviet Union until declaring its independence in 1991.
For years I've dreamed of running in the historic Boston Marathon. It is the world's oldest annual marathon and is often viewed as the pinnacle of the sport. In order to run in the race on Patriot's Day in April, a runner must first qualify by running a time on a Boston Qualifying certified course that meets an age-graded standard. Runners often refer to this simply as a "BQ."
For Sunrise Foster Care and Family Services Program Director Renita Tackett, her work at Sunrise Children's Services is both a calling and a ministry. She openly expressed what brings her joy and fulfillment on the job: "First, it is knowing that my work is God-ordained and provides me an awesome opportunity to be an agent of His love and healing to hurting children and families," she began, "and second, it is seeing positive changes in people's lives because of the work done through Sunrise."
BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Sexual abuse and racism would draw heightened action within the Southern Baptist Convention under recommendations to be considered during the June 11-12 SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.
NASHVILLE—As more stories of sexual abuse involving evangelical churches and pastors—including the Southern Baptist Convention—come to light, SBC leaders have recognized the need to be responsive and educated in caring for those within their ministries who disclose abuse experiences.