Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Thursday
Dec012011

CP: 11.14% below last year's pace

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive Committee are 11.14 percent below the same time frame last year, according to a news release from SBC Executive Committee President and Chief Executive Officer Frank Page. The total includes receipts from state conventions and fellowships, churches and individuals for distribution according to the 2011-12 SBC Cooperative Program Allocation Budget.
Wednesday
Nov302011

Utah crosses tweaked in hope of satisfying court

SALT LAKE CITY (BP) - With the goal of keeping roadside crosses in place in the face of a federal court order, the Utah Highway Patrol Association has removed the state's highway patrol logo from more than a dozen crosses statewide -- and reiterated its stance that the crosses are not state-sponsored.

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Tuesday
Nov292011

Megachurch profile: Young, white and still growing

If megachurches were a denomination, they'd be the second largest Protestant group in the United States, a new study says.

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Monday
Nov282011

Christian groups finding hostility at colleges

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Four Christian groups at Vanderbilt University soon could be kicked off campus as school administrators quietly adopt a policy that prohibits student organizations from holding members or leaders to any standard of belief or behavior.

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Monday
Nov282011

Bethlehem's Nativity Church to get overdue repairs

BETHLEHEM - The ancient Church of the Nativity, built over the cave that is traditionally seen as the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem will finally get the long overdue repairs that have thus far been hindered by a longtime denominational rivalry over the structure’s ownership.

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