Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Tuesday
Dec132011

Ouachita elects new trustees, announces new staff positions

Trennis Henderson
Ouachita Baptist University

ARKADELPHIA, Ark. - Four new trustees were elected and two new staff members were announced during Ouachita Baptist University’s quarterly board of trustees meeting Dec. 8.

Ouachita President Rex Horne also announced that the Higher Learning Commission has approved Ouachita’s reaccreditation following an in-depth three-year self-study by Ouachita faculty and staff. First accredited in 1927, Ouachita has held continuous academic accreditation since 1952.

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Friday
Dec092011

Walter Reed OKs Bibles, 'religious artifacts'

NEW YORK (BP) - Walter Reed National Military Medical Center said it is rescinding a policy that prohibited family members of wounded military troops from bringing Bibles or any religious reading materials to their loved ones. The decision to rescind the ban came one day after a Republican lawmaker denounced the policy on the House floor and called on President Obama to publicly renounce the military policy.

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Friday
Dec092011

Nativity's potential removal sparks outcry

MALAKOFF, Texas (BP) - For the sake of his three young sons and the daughter he and his wife will soon adopt from Africa, Pastor Nathan Lorick says he has drawn a line in the dirt of his East Texas community in defiance of an atheist group's demand that a nativity scene be removed from the lawn of the Henderson County Courthouse. 

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Friday
Dec092011

Commentary: Albert Pujols & the money

JACKSON, Tenn. (BP) - The hardest part about hearing that Albert Pujols was leaving the St. Louis Cardinals was the knowledge that I'd have to break the news to my 8-year-old son.

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Friday
Dec092011

With no government funding, USCIRF takes steps to close


WASHINGTON (BP) - The United States' watchdog for worldwide religious liberty has taken steps for its closure if Congress does not extend its life by Dec. 16. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) will cease to operate if Congress does not pass and President Obama does not sign into law no later than Dec. 16 legislation either reauthorizing it or continuing its funding. USCIRF is currently funded in a spending bill that expires on that date.

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