The Executive Committee of the ERLC and Dr. Russell Moore released statements this week which received warm reception across the denomination signaling that much of the tumult in recent weeks could be behind us.
Dr. Russell Moore and Dr. Frank Page met this week and released a statement of unity at the conclusion of the meeting. We also discuss upcoming deadlines for the SBC Annual Meeting.
We continue our coverage of the Executive Committee’s ad hoc committee and congratulate Steve McNeil on being named the new state exec in Indiana.
Last week, the Executive Committee announced the formation of an ad hoc committee and a study by the officers in response to Prestonwood’s escrowing of CP funds. This week, we talk with Dr. Stephen Rummage, chairman of the EC, about these study groups.
The announcement by Prestonwood Baptist Church in Plano, TX, that it would be escrowing CP funds indefinitely brought about a swift response from the Executive Committee this week.
SBC President Steve Gaines spoke with state Baptist paper editors this week on a wide range of topics relevant to the SBC.
Pastor HB Charles II and the Shiloh Metropolitan Baptist Church in Jacksonville, FL, made news this week following a church merger with a church in Orange Park, FL.
Crisis has been averted it seems as Cooperative Program giving has regained the momentum we saw in much of 2016. Total CP gifts are now 3.11% above budget for FY 2017.
Vice President Mike Pence is among this week’s participants at the March for Life, which is held in conjunction with ERLC’s Evangelicals for Life Conference. Also, we talk Super Bowl and churches thanks to some new LifeWay Research.
On this inauguration day, we cover encouraging new abortion stats, the ERLC legislative agenda, and examine the cabinet appointees for President Trump.