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Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Friday
Oct212011

Poll: Many pastors feel lonely, discouraged

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Though almost all pastors feel privileged to be in ministry, a majority also experience loneliness and discouragement. That is the finding of a new survey by LifeWay Research of 1,000 American Protestant pastors.

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Wednesday
Oct192011

Mormon faith controversy a focus of GOP debate

LAS VEGAS (BP) - The Republican presidential candidates during the Tuesday, Oct. 18, debate distanced themselves from comments about Mormonism made by Texas pastor Robert Jeffress the same day that Jeffress defended his comments in a Washington Post opinion piece. 

 

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Wednesday
Oct192011

SBC leader cites Calvinism as top challenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) – A Southern Baptist Convention official says one of the top challenges facing the nation’s second largest faith group behind Roman Catholics is the increasing influence of Calvinism in churches.

“I think one of the issues which is a tremendous challenge for us is the theological divide of Calvinism and non-Calvinism,” Frank Page, CEO of the SBC Executive Committee said in a blog interview posted Oct. 18 at SBC Today. 

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Tuesday
Oct182011

'Courageous' movie stays in Top 10

ALBANY, Ga. (BP) - The church-made film "Courageous" stayed in the Top 10 in total gross during its third weekend and remained strong in per-theater average, despite going against three new films.

In fact, Courageous actually beat a new film, Fox's "The Big Year," which had a $57 million budget but flopped at No. 9. Courageous, with a $1 million budget, ended up No. 8 and has grossed $21.2 million since opening weekend.

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Friday
Oct142011

'Minor victory' in Iranian pastor case

TEHRAN (BP) - The attorney for imprisoned Iranian pastor Yousef Nadarkhani has confirmed that Iran's Supreme Court will review his case if the appeals court returns it, CNN reported Oct. 13.

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