Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Thursday
Nov172011

Leading company pulls out of embryonic stem cell research

LOS ANGELES (BP) - In a surprising move, the company that launched the nation's first government-approved embryonic stem cell trial is halting further research due to funding - a shift that pro-life leaders say confirms long-held doubts about the value of embryonic stem cells.

Geron, which launched the first FDA-approved embryonic stem cell trial in 2010 with much fanfare, said Nov. 14 it will stop funding its stem cell trials and move that money to cancer research, a move it said is necessary in the "current environment of capital scarcity and uncertain economic conditions."

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Thursday
Nov172011

EvangeCube makers issue challenge on anniversary

FRANKIN, Tenn. - The makers of EvangeCube are challenging a million Christians to use the evangelism tool to share the gospel with one new person each month for 12 months – with the ultimate goal of 12 million gospel presentations in 2012.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

Supreme Court to examine health care law

WASHINGTON (BP) - The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday that it would review in March the constitutionality of President Obama's landmark national health care law, setting aside five and a half hours of oral arguments in what promises to be a dramatic moment not only in the nation's history but in the 2012 presidential race.

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Tuesday
Nov152011

British Baptist newspaper to cease publication

DIDCOT, England (ABP) - The Baptist Times, an award-winning newspaper published weekly for British Baptists for 156 years, will cease both print and digital editions at the end of the year.

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Saturday
Nov122011

Pastor writes Bible study for Harry Potter movies

USTONVILLE, Ky. (ABP) - With the Nov. 11 release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the eighth and final film in the long-running series based on books by J.K. Rowling on DVD and Blu-ray, a Southern Baptist pastor has written a Bible study to help young people discern between the series’ mixed messages about good and evil.

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