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Monday, June 17, 2019 - 1:37pm
"In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty" -- that was Ken Whitten's closing statement and the overall theme of the Gospel Above All panel Wednesday morning (June 12) at the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting. <br>

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 3:15pm
Women have necessary roles in the Southern Baptist Convention and in the church, said panelists during the "Indispensable Partners: the value of women in God's mission" panel discussion on June 12 at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.<br>

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:37pm
Sociology professor, researcher and author George Yancey always steps back when he knocks on a door. A 6-foot-3-inch African American, he says his appearance strikes societal fear. He was among panelists when Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear moderated "Undivided: Your Church and Racial Reconciliation," at the 2019 SBC Annual Meeting in Birmingham, Ala.<br>

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 4:13pm
Questions were posed to three SBC entity leaders in time allotted for messengers' questions during their respective reports at the SBC annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 3:18pm
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday threw out an Oregon court's discrimination ruling against a Christian couple who declined to bake a cake for a same-sex wedding because of their religious convictions, ordering state judges to review the case. <br>

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 2:29pm
Alumni and friends of the SBC's six seminaries heard their institutions' 2018-2019 highlights and achievements June 11 and 12 in conjunction with the SBC's annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala.<br>

Monday, June 17, 2019 - 10:02am
Randy Davis relays 10 suggestions to ministers for vacations that "rest your body, restore your soul, renew your mind, and if you have family, rejuvenate your entire clan."<br>

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 1:12pm
Southern Baptists acted in support of sexual abuse survivors, embraced ethnic and gender diversity and rallied around the Great Commission at their annual meeting June 11-12 in Birmingham, Ala.

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 10:06am
Messengers to the 2019 Southern Baptist Convention advocated for the vulnerable against abortion, sexual abuse and religious persecution in approving 13 resolutions Wednesday (June 12).

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 11:56am
Eighteen of the 23 motions by messengers at the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala., were referred to SBC committees or entities; five were ruled out of order.