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Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Wednesday
Mar072012

B. H. Carroll Theological Institute receives accreditation

ARLINGTON, Texas – B.H. Carroll Theological Institute in Arlington, Texas, received accreditation from the Association of Biblical Higher Education Commission on Accreditation Feb. 21.

The Institute has teaching sites in Little Rock and Arkadelphia, as well as in the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston and Bryan/College Station areas in Texas.

Bruce Corley, president of the Institute said, "Carroll Institute is now accredited … those are words of joy unspeakable, long sought with hard work and prayer. Our accreditation gives us renewed incentive and opens many doors.

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Wednesday
Mar072012

Loper to leave BMDF after 10 years

Fred Loper in Haiti.OKLAHOMA CITY – Fred Loper, executive director of Baptist Medical Dental Fellowship (BMDF), has announced his resignation effective May 31. Loper served BMDF for nearly 10 years, first as associate executive director and then as executive director.

During his tenure, Loper led the organization in membership growth, established numerous strategic partnerships both nationally and internationally and led international teams of health care professionals in projects to Central America, Mexico and India, said Charles Walker, BMDF president 

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Tuesday
Mar062012

Arkansas pastor found guilty of abuse

TEXARKANA, Ark. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist pastor was sentenced to five years in prison Feb. 28 after a jury in Texarkana, Ark., found him guilty of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old girl inside his church last April.

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Monday
Mar052012

Tim Tebow explains 'Tebowing'

It's the football off-season and Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow made appearances in Las Vegas, Nevada, over the weekend and spoke to thousands of his Christian fans about "Tebowing," printing Bibles verves on his eye black and what Jesus means to him.

Wednesday
Feb292012

Marijuana legalization qualifies for Colorado ballot

DENVER (BP) – An initiative that would legalize the recreational usage of marijuana in Colorado has qualified for the November ballot, meaning two states now will decide this fall whether to pass such a landmark proposal. Citizens in Colorado and Washington state will decide whether they want to make their states the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. The Colorado initiative officially qualified for the ballot Monday (Feb. 27). It will be called Amendment 64.

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