Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Monday
Oct032011

'Courageous' could spark men's movement

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) - "Courageous," the fourth feature film from Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga., opens this weekend, and seldom has the pathway been so ready to help men launch a movement within their churches. 

The movie follows the story of five men - four of them police officers - as they seek to become better fathers.

With more than one-third of children growing up without a father, dads in today's society, producer Stephen Kendrick said, need to step up.

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Thursday
Sep292011

3 million students pray for their schools

NEW ORLEANS, La. (BP) - Ninth-grader Theressa Sanon offered an impassioned prayer for classmates and administrators at Helen Cox High School in New Orleans Sept. 28, saddened that only two students joined her for the 21st annual See You at the Pole global day of student prayer.

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Thursday
Sep292011

White House urges Iran to release pastor

WASHINGTON (BP) - An Iranian pastor facing a death sentence remained in jail Thursday as the White House publicly asked Iran to release him and friends of the pastor urged the international community to maintain its pressure.

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Thursday
Sep292011

NAMB's new church planting strategy impacts significant ministries

NEW YORK — It appears that the Great Commission Resurgence Task Force recommendations adopted by a large percentage of the messengers at the 2010 Convention in Orlando are faithfully being carried out by our agencies. 

The North American Mission Board (NAMB) is most directly affected by the recommendations, which suggested the reinvention of the Alpharetta-based agency. Observers agreed that NAMB could no longer operate with “business as usual” and most seemed to agree that change was necessary.

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