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The presence of separate conventions identified with the Southern Baptist Convention in three states has prompted charges of “sheep-stealing,” or seeking to lure congregations out of one fold into the other. Concerns are sufficient in the Baptist General Association of Virginia for leadership to issue 27-page booklet of “frequently asked questions” being distributed among the […] Read More

CHARLOTTESVILLE—Virginia Baptists turned out in large numbers at a special called meeting May 10 to launch the next-to-last step in a “Kingdom Advance” vision for unity that would offer options to Baptists across the theological spectrum. The final step in approving Kingdom Advance will come at the annual meeting of the Baptist General Association of […] Read More

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The International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention asked its 5,000 missionaries last week to sign a controversial faith statement. IMB’s president, Jerry Rankin, acknowledged that the 2000 Baptist Faith & Message statement “has continued to generate controversy throughout the convention and suspicion regarding some related to Southern Baptist entities.” To avoid “needless controversy,” […] Read More