Digest

Stories of interest to Arkansas Baptists ...

Tuesday
Feb212012

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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Saturday
Feb182012

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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Friday
Feb172012

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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Friday
Feb172012

Obama budget hostile to abstinence, says expert

WASHINGTON (BP) – Not only does President Obama's proposed 2013 federal budget demonstrate hostility toward the sexual risk avoidance message, but the budget contains an "illegal use of funds" that were intended by Congress for abstinence education, an expert says.

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Friday
Feb172012

NYC churches get court win, can meet at least 2 more weeks

NEW YORK (BP) – A federal judge has intervened on behalf of New York churches, issuing a temporary restraining order that allows them to continue meeting for worship in public schools while the court deliberates over the constitutionality of the city's ban.

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