Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

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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Wednesday
Nov232011

Religious groups spend nearly $400 million on D.C. advocacy

WASHINGTON — The number of religious advocacy groups in the nation’s capital has more than tripled since the 1970s, with conservative groups seeing the biggest growth, according to a new report.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Thankful, yes but to whom?  

LeeFORT WORTH, Texas (BP) - "Pass the turkey, please." You can hear the subtle scrape of the fork on the plate to get the last delicious bite of grandmother's dressing with giblet gravy. Can you picture the scene? Aunts, uncles, cousins, siblings, parents and grandparents all gathered around a table crowded with various casseroles, another new sweet potato recipe, cranberry sauce and of course, the majestic bird as the main attraction. 

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Ohio Baptists ask NAMB to reconsider changes

LIMA, Ohio (BP) - Messengers to the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio passed nine resolutions during their annual meeting.

Two resolutions dealt with recent changes at the North American Mission Board. One primarily affirmed NAMB missionaries serving in Ohio while the other requested that NAMB leadership reconsider decisions that would significantly impact their partnership with Southern Baptists in Ohio.

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Tuesday
Nov222011

Ex-wrestler Lex Luger talks of new life in Christ

LugerCLARKDALE, Ga. (BP) - Lex Luger - also known as "The Total Package" and "The Narcissist" - gained worldwide fame as a pro wrestling champion. He stood at 6-feet 4-inches tall, weighed 265 pounds and had a 32-inch waist. His muscles were like polished steel and his perfectly sculptured body added to the wrestling mania that had gripped the nation. He frequently highlighted his muscular physique by posing in front of full-length mirrors before many of his matches. His wrestling persona was designed to thrill his fans. His accomplishments in the ring are legendary.

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