The continuing COVID-19 global pandemic has forced most SBC entities to move their fall trustee meetings to online meetings. Also, Liberty University has placed its president, Jerry Falwell, Jr., on administrative leave.
The Woman’s Missionary Union announced this week that it will offer employees a voluntary retirement as the missions organization deals with the financial impact from the COVID-19 global pandemic. Also, there’s quite a bit of discussion about animals on the show this week.
Pastor resigns after event celebrating Confederate general, KKK leader; COVID outbreak hits Alabama church
An Alabama pastor resigned after controversy arose following his involvement in an event honoring Nathan Bedford Forrest. Also in Alabama, a church has seen ana COVID-19 outbreak affect more than 40 members.
Tragedy struck the Southern Baptist family this week as Texas church planter and pastor John Powell was killed after being hit by a semi-truck while helping a stranded motorist.
Bellevue Baptist is facing a sex abuse lawsuit related to actions by a former part-time employee. Also, Southwestern Seminary has passed a budget for 2020-21 and hired three new faculty members.
The Supreme Court handed down a pair of significant and decisive 7-2 rulings on religious liberty issues and even cited an amicus brief from the ERLC in one of the opinions.
Thanks to the work of Mississippi Baptists, the state flag of Mississippi will no longer bear the image of a Confederate flag. Also, there’s some really good news regarding Cooperative Program giving this month.
Cedarville University released the findings of their internal investigation and reinstated president Thomas White. As a result, Danny Akin and another trustee resigned from the board.
Rolland Slade made history this week becoming the first African American to chair the SBC Executive Committee. Also this week is the 25th anniversary of the SBC resolution on racial reconciliation, so Richard Land stopped by to discuss this seminal moment in SBC history.
Southern Baptists commissioned 61 new missionaries last week, and there was a tragic development in the death of a N.C. pastor.