Former SBC president Steve Gaines announced last week that he had recently been diagnosed with kidney cancer. Also, Amy Whitfield stops by the show to discuss her new children’s book about Lottie Moon.
IMB held a sending celebration this week in which they sent nearly 50 missionaries to the nations. Also, Aaron Meraz stops by the podcast to talk about the great work of Mission:Dignity.
A Randy Adams-led coalition has filed an amicus brief against NAMB in Will McRaney’s lawsuit appeal. Also, North Carolina pastor Clint Pressley has announced his openness to being nominated for SBC president.
The IMB got a massive gift—the second largest single gift ever—to kick off the 2024 Lottie Moon Christmas Offering season. Also, the North Carolina state government granted $5 million to North Carolina Baptists on Mission for disaster relief.
Mike Johnson (R, La.) was elected Speaker of the House this week, and he’s a member of a Louisiana Baptist church. Interestingly enough, he replaced a California Southern Baptist, Kevin McCarthy, in the role. Also, an amicus brief filed by several entities in a Kentucky Supreme Court case has raised concern among many Southern Baptists.
The eyes of the world are focused on Israel’s war with Hamas, and Southern Baptists are responding to the humanitarian needs that have resulted from the conflict. Also, several Southern Baptist seminary trustee board met this week—including SBTS who honored Dr. Albert Mohler for his 30 years as president.
Following the terrorist attacks on Israel by Hamas, several evangelical leaders released a statement of support for Israel and a call for peace in the region. Dan Darling stopped by the show to discuss the statement with Brandon and Laura.
Giving totals for the year are out and while both Cooperative Program giving and the Lottie Moon Christmas offering both topped $190 million, the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering set a new record with more than $70.2 million given to support missions and church planting across North America.
The International Mission Board met this week and commissioned a set of new missionaries. Also, there was a big announcement about the 2024 SBC Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, and Jay Adkins stopped by the show to talk with Brandon and Laura about the task force he is leading.
The September 2023 SBC Executive Committee meeting is in the books and Brandon & Laura have all the details from the meeting as well as an update on a SWBTS student who is on the verge of making the America’s Got Talent finals.