2011 NIV vs. SBC: The battle over the bestselling Bible translation

During the 2011 Southern Baptist Convention meeting in Phoenix held several weeks ago, messengers passed a resolution that “respectfully requested” Lifeway not to carry or sell the newly revised New International Version (2011). A Baptist Press article reports: “The resolution came to the floor when Indiana pastor Tim Overton persuaded messengers to address the 2011Continue reading “2011 NIV vs. SBC: The battle over the bestselling Bible translation”

Southern Baptist Convention, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship facing shortfalls, asking questions about God’s future.

By Joe LaGuardia. ┬áThis article originally ran in the Rockdale Citizen (June 2, 2011). It has been a week since the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship met in its annual General Assembly in Tampa, Florida. ┬áThe Fellowship, which is made up mostly of moderate Baptists representing nearly 1800 churches and hundreds of organizations, met two weeks afterContinue reading “Southern Baptist Convention, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship facing shortfalls, asking questions about God’s future.”