September 16, 2021

Litton talks crises, stewardship of suffering at SWBTS

FORT WORTH (BP) – In a conversation during chapel at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Tuesday (Sept. 14), Southern Baptist Convention President Ed Litton addressed topics ranging from God’s work through suffering, racial reconciliation, the crisis facing the SBC Executive Committee and the accusations of plagiarism that have dogged him since early in his presidency.

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ERLC trustees approve profile for next president

The ERLC trustees endorsed without opposition a profile presented by the presidential search committee that consists of eight criteria a candidate must meet to fulfill the role of the commission’s next head.  The action occurred during the trustees’ annual meeting, which will conclude Wednesday (Sept. 15) at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville. 

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Smith to step down as BCM/D executive director

The GMB has appointed Mark Dooley as interim executive director. Dooley has been an active figure in convention life for decades and has served as the BCM/D’s state director of evangelism and Church Services team leader since 2019. He began serving as the interim executive director Wednesday (Sept. 15).

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