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Marijuana legalization qualifies for Colorado ballot

DENVER (BP) – An initiative that would legalize the recreational usage of marijuana in Colorado has qualified for the November ballot, meaning two states now will decide this fall whether to pass such a landmark proposal. Citizens in Colorado and Washington state will decide whether they want to make their states the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. The Colorado initiative officially qualified for the ballot Monday (Feb. 27). It will be called Amendment 64.

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E-quip.net, online learning website, 'multiplies our efforts'

E-quip.net is an online learning community where anyone anywhere can watch videos and download podcasts of presentations by various Southern Baptist leaders on a variety of topics.COCHRANE, Alberta, Canada (BP) – A free online learning community is capturing the training provided at many conferences and workshops throughout the Southern Baptist Convention and archiving it to view at any time. E-quip.net was initiated by the Canadian National Baptist Convention about a decade ago to meet a need among leaders whose schedules or locations kept them from attending various training opportunities.

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Task force: Keep legal SBC name, but adopt informal name, 'Great Commission Baptists'

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – The task force appointed to study a possible name change of the Southern Baptist Convention is recommending the convention maintain its legal name but adopt an informal, non-legal name for those who want to use it: "Great Commission Baptists."

The report Monday night ended weeks of speculation by Southern Baptists and fellow evangelicals as to what the task force would do. The convention was formed in 1845, and a name change was first proposed in 1903, although one was not adopted then, or since. The task force was appointed by Southern Baptist Convention President Bryant Wright.

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Jeremy Lin’s bold humility

Since entering the NBA and throughout his breakout with the Knicks, Jeremy Lin has consistently been outspoken about his Christian faith. Read more about Lin and how he is using his faith to encourage teammates in this article from the religion page of The Washington Post.

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GuideStone releases 2012 Ministers Tax Guide

DALLAS (BP) -- The 2012 edition of GuideStone's annual Tax Return Preparation and Federal Reporting Guide is now available. The guide provides active and retired ministers step-by-step help in understanding the latest tax laws, along with sample tax forms to assist them in preparing their 2011 federal tax returns.

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