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Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Wednesday
Jan252012

Americans weigh in on political candidates who express their faith

NASHVILLE, Tenn. Presidential candidates who share their faith on the campaign trail may not be helping their bid for the nomination, according to a recent LifeWay Research survey of American adults.

The online survey, conducted Sept. 23-26, 2011, asked, "When a candidate running for office regularly expresses religious conviction or activity, how does that impact your vote?"

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Wednesday
Jan252012

N.M. convention forms Glorieta committee

ALBUQUERQUE (BP) - The Baptist Convention of New Mexico's Executive Board has followed up on a resolution adopted at the convention's annual meeting in October authorizing the creation of a committee to "explore the future and possibilities of Glorieta," LifeWay Christian Resources' conference center near Santa Fe.

BCNM messengers, at the annual meeting in Farmington, resolved to "strongly urge the Southern Baptist Convention and LifeWay Christian Resources to insure that Glorieta continues its vital ministry to the people known as Southern Baptists now and well into the future or until Jesus returns."

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Thursday
Jan122012

Conquering disability through faith, Connell ordained as minister

HOPE - A young man from Hope is dealing with many milestones in his life at this moment in time and he sports a perpetual smile through it all. Thomas Jason, or T.J., Connell has just graduated from Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia, with honors, and was ordained as a Baptist minister in an ordination ceremony which took place Sunday night at Unity Baptist Church in Hope. 

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Monday
Jan092012

Pastors unconvinced on evolution, LifeWay survey shows

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) - Pastors overwhelmingly believe that God did not use evolution to create humans and think Adam and Eve were literal people, according to a survey by LifeWay Research. The survey of 1,000 American Protestant pastors, released Jan. 9, also found that ministers are almost evenly split on whether the earth is thousands of years old.

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Monday
Jan092012

Barna examines what people experience in churches

Most Americans have first-hand experiences in churches or parishes. What happens, if anything, in the hearts and minds of those who attend? To explore this matter, Barna Group surveyed Americans who have attended a Christian church sometime in the past and discovered what they say about their experiences in these congregations.

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