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August 03, 2022

Seven things you need to we go.

1. Barber and Keahbone discuss resolution dealing with Native peoples

During a Twitter Space conversation on Monday night (Aug. 1), SBC President Bart Barber and Native American Pastor Mike Keahbone discussed the passing of Resolution 4, which decried the forced assimilation and conversion of Native peoples.

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2. Southern Baptists responding to ‘overwhelming’ Kentucky floods

As surveyors continue assessing the damage done by the historic flooding that has deluged eastern Kentucky, Southern Baptists have begun planning their response.

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3. GUIDESTONE: Trustees receive mid-year update

While the nation’s economic challenges are ongoing, GuideStone® President Hance Dilbeck said the words of 1 Samuel 7:12 are guiding the GuideStone team. In the passage, as the prophet sets up the stone of help — Ebenezer — Samuel says, “Thus far the Lord has helped us.”

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4. ‘Accurate and lean’: California church asks members to renew annually

Attendance far outpaces membership at Orangecrest Community Church, where members complete a three-step process to get on the roster and renew annually to remain members.

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5. Your Daily Joe

Your Daily Joe is a daily comics feature by Joe McKeever exclusive to Baptist Press.

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6. On this day in SBC history...

In 1992 - Draper calls Baptists to focus on ethnic work to reach nation

In its efforts to reach ethnic groups throughout the United States, the Southern Baptist Convention must focus on the people, build churches and tie those churches to the denomination, James T. Draper Jr. said in the opening session of the first SBC national multi-ethnic language conference.

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7. BP Sports Update

  • MLB: Juan Soto is a Padre now...but Willson Contreras is, oddly enough, still a Cub. The Nationals got a haul in return from San Diego including four of the top ten prospects in the Padres' system.
  • MLB: Vin Scully, the greatest baseball announcer of all time, passed away last night at age 94. He was the voice of the Dodgers for 67 years.
  • NFL: Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was fined $1.5 million and suspended from any activity with the team through October 17 for tampering with players and coaches.

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The SBC Morning Briefing is a compilation of news and links for readers of Baptist Press and SBC Life. Jonathan Howe compiles and edits the newsletter. Howe serves as Vice President for Communications at the SBC Executive Committee.

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