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International Mission Board

Following the voluntary resignation of more than 1,000 missionaries and staff, the president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board, David Platt, addressed the agency’s future in a live webcast on March 3. Platt began by referencing the organization’s financial struggles – “some really difficult times” over which they are still grieving – but […] Read More

David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB), announced in August plans to eliminate 600 to 800 missionary positions due to a $210 million spending deficit. However, Platt’s numbers do not add up. EthicsDaily.com analyzed IMB audits from 1985 to 2014. As explained in part 1, the audits show a nearly […] Read More

David Platt, president of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB), announced in August plans to eliminate 600 to 800 missionary positions due to a $210 million spending deficit. However, Platt’s numbers do not add up. EthicsDaily.com analyzed IMB audits from 1985 through 2014 and found a different fiscal picture than the one painted […] Read More

The layoff of up to 800 Southern Baptist Convention mission personnel was addressed in a live webcast on Tuesday by David Platt, president of the SBC’s International Mission Board (IMB). Calling it “an opportunity to have some dialogue about what’s going on in the IMB right now, about where we are headed as the IMB […] Read More

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary declined to archive a Webcast of Tuesday’s chapel service, after a prominent black Southern Baptist pastor and seminary trustee reportedly said he uses a “private prayer language,” a form of speaking in tongues forbidden for Southern Baptist missionary candidates. The seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, began live streaming of chapel services […] Read More