Martin to leave Hawaii-Pacific post; Bobbye Rankin dies
Chris Martin, the executive director of the Hawaii-Pacific Baptist Convention is headed back to the mainland to take a job with the IMB. Also, Bobbye Rankin, wife of former IMB president Jerry Rankin, passed away this week at the age of 78.
10 questions for the SBC in 2023
Amy and Jonathan take a look ahead into the future and ask their questions for 2023.
2022: The Year in Review in the SBC
Amy and Jonathan take a look back at the year in Southern Baptist life and answer their questions for the year. Amy also shares her most fascinating Southern Baptists of 2022.
Seminaries host graduations; African American leadership institute set to launch
Five Southern Baptist seminaries hosted graduation as more than 1,000 graduates received degrees this fall. Also, the BCMD announced the launch of an African American leadership institute in early 2023.
Paul Chitwood discusses LMCO and IMB in 2022; Amy Grant honored
IMB president Paul Chitwood joins the show to discuss Ukraine, Send Relief, a record LMCO year, the missionary pipeline and so much more on this week’s episode. Also, Amy Grant was honored this week alongside Bono, Gladys Knight, and George Clooney.
Barber issues statement on Hunt “restoration”; Sills files suit over abuse allegations
SBC President Bart Barber issued a statement on the “restoration” of Johnny Hunt to ministry calling the move “repugnant.” Also, former SBTS professor David Sills has filed a defamation lawsuit against 11 defendants as a result of being named in the Sexual Abuse Task Force report this past May.
Thanksgiving & state annual meetings
With Thanksgiving upon us, Amy and Jonathan discuss the holiday, some state convention recaps, a rather large Thanksgiving celebration back in 1981, and one of the best scenes in West Wing lore.
Send Relief ministry center opens in Puerto Rico; Unify Project set to launch
While state convention recaps dominate this episode, there is much to celebrate with the opening of a new Send Relief center in Puerto Rico as well as the Jesus Film being translated into its 2,000th language by a Southern Baptist seminary student.
Churches are open, but attendance has not returned; State convention recaps aplenty
New research from Lifeway shows that while 100% of churches have reopened following the pandemic, only about 85% of attendees have returned. Also, state conventions are happening across the country and attendance at the meetings is on the rise.
Broadmoor responds to abuse case; Politics driving church affinity more than before
Broadmoor Baptist Church in Jackson, Miss., issued a response to a decades-old report of sexual abuse at the church. In doing so, they may have become the model for how to properly report older cases.