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Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 Jun 22, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest SBC Annual Meeting

Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017

Prayer and soul-winning evangelism are highlighted in a brief video recapping the spiritual emphases of the...

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at SBC Phoenix 2017 Jun 20, 2017

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at SBC Phoenix 2017

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) passed resolutions repenting of prayerlessness and calling for...

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Crosses for Life trailer stolen Jun 20, 2017

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Crosses for Life trailer stolen

Arkansas Right to Life is asking for the public’s assistance to locate its Crosses for Life...

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Advocacy journalism in an era of ‘fake news’ Jun 20, 2017

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Advocacy journalism in an era of ‘fake news’

When I was in journalism school at Murray (Ky.) State University, there was no such term...

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SBC messengers denounce 'alt-right white supremacy' Jun 14, 2017

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SBC messengers denounce 'alt-right white supremacy'

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting denounced "alt-right white supremacy" in a nearly...

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SBC messengers OK nine resolutions, to vote today on 'alt-right' proposal Jun 14, 2017

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SBC messengers OK nine resolutions, to vote today on 'alt-right' proposal

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention passed resolutions Tuesday (June 13) repenting of prayerlessness and...

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SBC Pastors' Conference features Arkansas pastors Jun 13, 2017

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SBC Pastors' Conference features Arkansas pastors

PHOENIX – Two Arkansas pastors were featured speakers during this year's Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors'...

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SBC 2017: Membership slide on minds as Southern Baptists gather Jun 12, 2017

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SBC 2017: Membership slide on minds as Southern Baptists gather

The SBC annual convention will be held Tuesday and Wednesday (June 13-14) at the Phoenix Convention...

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SBC 2017: Outreach to millennials vital, Baptist group says Jun 12, 2017

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SBC 2017: Outreach to millennials vital, Baptist group says

Making a greater effort to reach out to millennials and converting them to Christ must be...

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Moore: Sanders' remarks ignorant of Constitution Jun 9, 2017

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Moore: Sanders' remarks ignorant of Constitution

Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has decried Sen. Bernie Sanders' stated opposition to a...

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Number of SBC churches up in 2016 amid declining baptisms and membership Jun 8, 2017

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Number of SBC churches up in 2016 amid declining baptisms and membership

Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches that cooperate with their convention in 2016,...

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Notre Dame Cathedral attacker shot Jun 7, 2017

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Notre Dame Cathedral attacker shot

In the wake of the recent London Bridge terrorist attack, a man armed with makeshift weapons...

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'Unclean' Pakistan Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan Jun 7, 2017

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'Unclean' Pakistan Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan

A Pakistan Christian sanitation worker whom Muslim doctors declared "unclean" and refused to treat during Ramadan...

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93 Jun 6, 2017

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93

Ruby Jewell Higgs, 93, of Beebe dies June 2.

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Annie Armstrong’s home church at risk of foreclosure Jun 6, 2017

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Annie Armstrong’s home church at risk of foreclosure

The Southern Baptist church where Annie Armstrong was baptized is at risk of being evicted, according...

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2018 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Comm. Jun 6, 2017

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2018 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Comm.

The 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) unified Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $21 million was...

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Update: LMCO, AAEO offerings in line with giving trends Jun 6, 2017

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Update: LMCO, AAEO offerings in line with giving trends

Giving to Southern Baptist foreign and home mission offerings drops dramatically.

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Ky. Gov. Bevin recommends prayer walking to curb crime Jun 2, 2017

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Ky. Gov. Bevin recommends prayer walking to curb crime

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin called faith community leaders from across the state to a meeting June...

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When floodwaters rise, we look to God ... and DR Jun 2, 2017

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When floodwaters rise, we look to God ... and DR

Not long after our family moved across the country to Georgia in 2002, where I was...

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Respect authority Jun 2, 2017

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Respect authority

Bible Studies for Life for June 18, 2017

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The Shepherd Jun 2, 2017

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The Shepherd

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Forge true friendship Jun 2, 2017

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Forge true friendship

Bible Studies for Life for June 11, 2017

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Business casual, no ties recommended for Phoenix Jun 1, 2017

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Business casual, no ties recommended for Phoenix

Messengers and speakers attending the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix are encouraged to...

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The past Jun 1, 2017

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The past

Explore the Bible for June 11, 2017

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Intentional interim ministry (IIM) helps churches refocus ministry Jun 1, 2017

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Intentional interim ministry (IIM) helps churches refocus ministry

CALLING the right pastor is easier said than done. For many churches, the Arkansas Baptist State...

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ABCHomes offers multifaceted ministry reach across Arkansas Jun 1, 2017

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ABCHomes offers multifaceted ministry reach across Arkansas

FOR 123 YEARS Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) has had a Christian presence...

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner May 31, 2017

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner

Recently, First Baptist became the home to Helping Underserved Belong (HUB), in partnership with the City...

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry May 30, 2017

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry

The new children’s area at Central Baptist Church, Conway, opened in February. Its themes are Central...

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Egypt terror attack cited as call to prayer, witness May 30, 2017

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Egypt terror attack cited as call to prayer, witness

A terrorist attack against Coptic Christians in Egypt that left at least 28 people dead has...

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99 May 27, 2017

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99

Roy Richmond Griffin, 99, of Little Rock, died May 18.

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American views of shame, guilt studied May 25, 2017

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American views of shame, guilt studied

Many Americans are more worried about their reputation than their conscience, a new study released May...

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Texas governor signs bill to 'shield' pastors' sermons May 25, 2017

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Texas governor signs bill to 'shield' pastors' sermons

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation May 21 that prohibits Texas government agencies from subpoenaing the...

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Rural Baptist church sees 900 baptisms in 6 years May 25, 2017

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Rural Baptist church sees 900 baptisms in 6 years

In 1995, Joey Hanner was a trucker who was about to give up on his marriage...

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Gaines to be nominated for 2nd term as SBC president May 25, 2017

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Gaines to be nominated for 2nd term as SBC president

Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines will be nominated for a second term as president of the Southern...

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President Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement' May 25, 2017

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President Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'

President Trump's visit to Israel this week drew praise from some Southern Baptists and led some...

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Grady Cothen, former president of two SBC entities, dies May 23, 2017

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Grady Cothen, former president of two SBC entities, dies

Grady Cothen – the former chief executive of a state convention, a Southern Baptist university and...

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Send Dallas attendees challenged to ‘Play a part in God’s mission’ May 20, 2017

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Send Dallas attendees challenged to ‘Play a part in God’s mission’

“Limitless opportunities abound” to spread the gospel around the globe and it is our responsibility to...

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Arkansas Baptists win awards in Baptist communicators competition May 19, 2017

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Arkansas Baptists win awards in Baptist communicators competition

Arkansas Baptist win awards in Baptist Communicators Association competition

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Love like Christ May 18, 2017

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Love like Christ

Bible Studies for Life for June 4, 2017

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The path May 18, 2017

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The path

Explore the Bible for June 4, 2017

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Life on mission May 18, 2017

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Life on mission

Bible Studies for Life for May 28, 2017

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What do we do now? May 18, 2017

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What do we do now?

Explore the Bible for May 28, 2017

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The SBC and the crisis of identity May 18, 2017

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The SBC and the crisis of identity

Interesting conversations abound when a bunch of Baptist communicators get together.

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement May 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement

Williams Baptist College (WBC) awarded degrees to 102 graduates during its 2017 commencement exercises May 13....

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Mission trip this summer? Protect yourself from Zika May 17, 2017

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Mission trip this summer? Protect yourself from Zika

While a mission trip is a time to serve, experience new cultures, meet new people and...

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H.B. Charles to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee; Graves withdraws May 17, 2017

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H.B. Charles to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee; Graves withdraws

Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors'...

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20 May 16, 2017

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20

Arkansas Baptists are being called out for flood recovery mass response is planned for Pocahontas May...

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Fines for worship, prison for Bible study in China May 11, 2017

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Fines for worship, prison for Bible study in China

Amid increasing attempts to suppress religious activities, Chinese authorities have detained, fined, and imprisoned Christians for...

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LSU's Orgeron: Wife and pastors 'coach' him in life May 11, 2017

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LSU's Orgeron: Wife and pastors 'coach' him in life

Ed Orgeron's coaching resumé is pretty well known around the country but not much is known...

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1,285 baptized in Fla. on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday' May 11, 2017

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1,285 baptized in Fla. on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday'

Florida's beaches, rivers, lakes and even pools came alive May 7 with the gospel testimonies of...

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Celebrate God's work across Arkansas during May May 10, 2017

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Celebrate God's work across Arkansas during May

Arkansas Baptists are encouraged to pray on May 14 or another time during the month of...

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LifeWay Christian Resources named top employer by Forbes May 10, 2017

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LifeWay Christian Resources named top employer by Forbes

LifeWay Christian Resources was ranked as one of the top 300 midsize employers in the U.S....

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Ark. associations to host Five Principles of Unity training events May 8-11 May 6, 2017

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Ark. associations to host Five Principles of Unity training events May 8-11

CONFLICT in the church is like a crack in a building’s foundation. What starts small can...

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LifeWay Research leader weighs in on Religious Liberty Executive Order May 4, 2017

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LifeWay Research leader weighs in on Religious Liberty Executive Order

FAITH and politics have a complicated relationship in the United States.

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Why you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting May 4, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Why you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting

The first annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) I attended was in Atlanta in...

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will hold its 130th spring commencement exercises May 13, at 9:30 a.m....

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13

An estimated 100 graduates will receive their diplomas May 13 during Williams Baptist College's (WBC) 2017...

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas May 2, 2017

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas

ARKANSAS Baptist disaster relief teams have been deployed to northeast Arkansas in response to recent storms...

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Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist Merge May 1, 2017

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Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist Merge

Baptist Memorial Health Care, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and Mississippi Baptist Health Systems of Jackson, Miss.,...

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Texas tries different tack in pro-life legislation Apr 28, 2017

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Texas tries different tack in pro-life legislation

Texas legislators have turned their attention to defending unborn children since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated...

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Church police dept. would be US first under Ala. bill Apr 28, 2017

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Church police dept. would be US first under Ala. bill

A church could be the first in the nation to open its own police force under...

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USCIRF cites Russia, 3 terrorist groups for violations Apr 28, 2017

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USCIRF cites Russia, 3 terrorist groups for violations

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom made some ground-breaking recommendations in its latest annual report,...

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Farmer dies at 91 Apr 27, 2017

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Farmer dies at 91

Johnny T. Farmer, 91, of Little Rock, died April 24.

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After threat to escrow funds, Prestonwood Baptist to resume Cooperative Program giving 'without designation' Apr 27, 2017

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After threat to escrow funds, Prestonwood Baptist to resume Cooperative Program giving 'without designation'

Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced it will resume giving through the Cooperative Program after two months...

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Death penalty cases said to have 'enormous complexity' Apr 25, 2017

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Death penalty cases said to have 'enormous complexity'

With death penalty cases making headlines in Arkansas, California and Alabama, pastors in the affected states...

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break Apr 25, 2017

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break

FROM TEXAS to Utah to Louisiana and Kentucky, college students from throughout Arkansas set aside this...

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Americans are fond of the Bible, don’t actually read it Apr 25, 2017

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Americans are fond of the Bible, don’t actually read it

Americans have a positive view of the Bible. And many say the Christian Scriptures are filled...

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3 congregations worship together under one roof Apr 18, 2017

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3 congregations worship together under one roof

What might be described as “a little taste of heaven on earth” happens every Sunday at...

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Former Md./Del. executive director sues NAMB, claims libel Apr 14, 2017

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Former Md./Del. executive director sues NAMB, claims libel

A lawsuit filed by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney alleges the North...

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The empty tomb: archaeology and the ancient record Apr 14, 2017

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The empty tomb: archaeology and the ancient record

While the cross remains the undisputed symbol of Christianity, the empty tomb conveys the abundant life...

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Graves to be nominated for president of SBC pastors' conference Apr 13, 2017

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Graves to be nominated for president of SBC pastors' conference

Brad Graves is expected to be nominated to lead the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors’ Conference...

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Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings Apr 11, 2017

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Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings

As Coptic Christians bury an estimated 44 killed in terrorist bombings during Palm Sunday services in...

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Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post Apr 11, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABSC

Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post

Ken Gore, professor of religion and chair of the Christian ministries department at Williams Baptist College...

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Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham Apr 8, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham

Jack Graham, a Conway native and pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern...

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Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA Apr 7, 2017

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Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA

The Trump administration's reactivation of another international pro-life policy – this time by withholding funds for...

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Senate confirms Gorsuch following rules change Apr 7, 2017

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Senate confirms Gorsuch following rules change

Neil Gorsuch gained confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court April 7, a day after a rules...

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'MLK50' conf. set on anniversary of King's death Apr 7, 2017

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'MLK50' conf. set on anniversary of King's death

A racial unity conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin...

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Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’ Apr 6, 2017

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Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’

I enjoy reading travel blogs and learning about the adventurous folks who author them.

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Life in Christ Apr 6, 2017

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Life in Christ

Bible Studies for Life for April 23, 2017

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What about the future? Apr 6, 2017

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What about the future?

Explore the Bible for April 23, 2017

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He is risen Apr 6, 2017

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He is risen

Bible Studies for Life for April 16, 2017

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Where is Jesus? Apr 6, 2017

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Where is Jesus?

Explore the Bible for April 16, 2017

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement Apr 5, 2017

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement

U.S. Senator John Boozman will serve as keynote speaker during William Baptist College's (WBC) commencement May...

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues Apr 3, 2017

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues

Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the seventh annual Conference on Issues in...

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Pastors' approach to race issues studied Mar 31, 2017

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Pastors' approach to race issues studied

Most Protestant senior pastors say their church is open to hearing about racial reconciliation, a study...

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Moore: ‘The conscience of the SBC?’ Mar 31, 2017

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Moore: ‘The conscience of the SBC?’

REMINISCENT of political and theological battles of the conservative resurgence, the future of Southern Baptists’ lead...

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Former Baptist camp faces zoning violations Mar 31, 2017

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Former Baptist camp faces zoning violations

The former Glorieta Baptist Conference Center, sold by LifeWay Christian Resources in 2014 to a non-profit...

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Texas church mourns loss of 13 members in bus tragedy Mar 31, 2017

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Texas church mourns loss of 13 members in bus tragedy

"Death could not hold Him," proclaims the website of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas.

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NTSB probes church bus-truck crash that killed 13 Mar 30, 2017

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NTSB probes church bus-truck crash that killed 13

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are seeking the cause of a head-on church...

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Student minister T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories' Mar 27, 2017

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Student minister T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories'

When ministers move to other positions, they never forget where they've been and the relationships built....

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Victory shared Mar 24, 2017

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Victory shared

Bible Studies for Life for April 9, 2017

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Offered to all? Mar 24, 2017

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Offered to all?

Explore the Bible for April 9, 2017

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Victory over fear Mar 24, 2017

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Victory over fear

Bible Studies for Life for April 2, 2017

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If I reject Jesus? Mar 24, 2017

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If I reject Jesus?

Explore the Bible for April 2, 2017

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The Church and the rise of modern liberalism Mar 24, 2017

OPINION | Columns

The Church and the rise of modern liberalism

I believe our country has been in what I call “a metamorphosis of liberalism” for much...

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Moore 'Conscience of the SBC?' Mar 24, 2017

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Moore 'Conscience of the SBC?'

I believe Russell Moore’s heart is in the right place regarding Muslim mosques.

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Princeton Seminary reverses decision to honor Keller Mar 24, 2017

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Princeton Seminary reverses decision to honor Keller

Princeton Theological Seminary's reversal of its decision to give an award to New York City pastor...

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Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act Mar 23, 2017

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act

The congressional Republican health care plan will be a disaster for working families. Their plan will...

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Gorsuch defends religious liberty ruling in hearings Mar 23, 2017

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Gorsuch defends religious liberty ruling in hearings

Neil Gorsuch steadfastly refused to provide judge-like commentary on such issues as abortion and assisted suicide...

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Frank Gillespie remembered by Clemson's Dabo Sweeney Mar 22, 2017

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Frank Gillespie remembered by Clemson's Dabo Sweeney

Frank Irvin Gillespie's last year playing football at Clemson was 1949 – 20 years before Dabo...

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Gorsuch affirms independence, refuses opinion on Roe Mar 22, 2017

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Gorsuch affirms independence, refuses opinion on Roe

Neil Gorsuch defended his judicial independence and refused to express his opinion on U.S. Supreme Court...

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Religious liberty in China 'rapidly deteriorating' Mar 16, 2017

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Religious liberty in China 'rapidly deteriorating'

The persecution of Christians in China has increased, and is expected to continue to do so,...

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Arkansas DR to assist in emergency hay transport Mar 16, 2017

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Arkansas DR to assist in emergency hay transport

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) is playing a key role in assisting cattle ranchers following devastating...

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'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions Mar 14, 2017

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'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions

'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions with the gospel

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Bellevue Baptist reaches $1 million in Cooperative Program gifts Mar 14, 2017

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Bellevue Baptist reaches $1 million in Cooperative Program gifts

Bellevue Baptist Church, pastored by current Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, has become the first...

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Faith & Culture Tip Sheet for March 14, 2017 Mar 14, 2017

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Faith & Culture Tip Sheet for March 14, 2017

A summary of faith and culture issues for Arkansas Baptists

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‘Every Church Can’ focuses on lostness in Arkansas, North America Mar 13, 2017

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‘Every Church Can’ focuses on lostness in Arkansas, North America

The church planting team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) has designated March 13-19 as...

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Abortion 'vital' to Planned Parenthood mission Mar 10, 2017

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Abortion 'vital' to Planned Parenthood mission

Planned Parenthood's rejection of a White House offer to maintain federal funding if it drops its...

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Victorious faith Mar 9, 2017

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Victorious faith

Bible Studies for Life for March 26, 2017

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More than a prophet? Mar 9, 2017

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More than a prophet?

Explore the Bible for March 26, 2017

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Victory over sin Mar 9, 2017

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Victory over sin

Bible Studies for Life for March 19, 2017

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What is required? Mar 9, 2017

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What is required?

Explore the Bible for March 19, 2017

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Technology and the sin of distraction Mar 9, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Technology and the sin of distraction

My guess is most of you reading this column didn’t grow up with computers, smartphones and...

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Responding to lawlessness of our age Mar 9, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Responding to lawlessness of our age

All Americans should be very concerned that activist judges have taken it on themselves to legislate...

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor Mar 9, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor

London First Baptist Church, London, has called Brett Cottrell as pastor, according to Bo Parker, the...

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm Mar 7, 2017

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm

For the second time in less than a week, a severe thunderstorm has left damage in...

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IMB eliminates 22 positions in technology department Mar 3, 2017

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IMB eliminates 22 positions in technology department

The International Mission Board (IMB) technology solutions leader announced a new structure designed to more wisely...

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris Mar 1, 2017

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris

A thunderstorm packing high winds raked across Lawrence County overnight, resulting in downed trees and power...

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B&H Academic to publish 'Lost Sermons' of Spurgeon Feb 28, 2017

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B&H Academic to publish 'Lost Sermons' of Spurgeon

B&H Academic has launched the first of a 12-volume series of previously unpublished sermons by the...

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Victorious hope Feb 28, 2017

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Victorious hope

Bible Studies for Life for March 12, 2017

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Is Jesus fully God? Feb 28, 2017

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Is Jesus fully God?

Explore the Bible for March 12, 2017

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Jesus, our victor Feb 28, 2017

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Jesus, our victor

Bible Studies for Life for March 5, 2017

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Who is Jesus? Feb 28, 2017

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Who is Jesus?

Explore the Bible for March 5, 2017

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Giving with joy Feb 28, 2017

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Giving with joy

Bible Studies for Life for February 26, 2017

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Redeemed and secure Feb 28, 2017

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Redeemed and secure

Explore the Bible for February 26, 2017

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Practicing joy Feb 28, 2017

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Practicing joy

Bible Studies for Life for February 19, 2017

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Faith through trials Feb 28, 2017

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Faith through trials

Explore the Bible for February 19, 2017

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Cooperative Program escrowing by churches draws study by SBC Executive Committee Feb 28, 2017

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Cooperative Program escrowing by churches draws study by SBC Executive Committee

Amid continuing discussion of churches' escrowing or withholding Cooperative Program (CP) funds, the Southern Baptist Convention...

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event Feb 27, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event

Students attending the Hunger Awareness Dinner at Williams Baptist College (WBC) Tuesday, Feb. 21 got a...

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ABN seeks summer intern applications Feb 27, 2017

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ABN seeks summer intern applications

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is accepting summer intern applications for individuals to serve between May...

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Southern Baptist pastor's impromptu prayer over an injured player criticized Feb 25, 2017

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Southern Baptist pastor's impromptu prayer over an injured player criticized

A public school system has agreed to update employees on applicable constitutional law after a special...

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Trump transgender bathroom reversal anticipated Feb 23, 2017

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Trump transgender bathroom reversal anticipated

A letter is imminent from the Trump administration advising schools they are no longer encouraged to...

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Platt apologizes for 'divisive' International Mission Board amicus mosque brief Feb 17, 2017

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Platt apologizes for 'divisive' International Mission Board amicus mosque brief

International Mission Board President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of...

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Prestonwood Baptist escrows Cooperative Program over concerns about direction of SBC Feb 17, 2017

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Prestonwood Baptist escrows Cooperative Program over concerns about direction of SBC

Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced its decision to escrow gifts previously forwarded to support Southern Baptist...

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True Love Waits: a retrospective look years later Feb 15, 2017

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True Love Waits: a retrospective look years later

The True Love Waits movement, which began in the early 1990s, has impacted countless lives by...

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'Church ladies' stir adult club owner to faith Feb 14, 2017

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'Church ladies' stir adult club owner to faith

Teresa's Club was a staple along Highway 80 for 25 years until the owner, Teresa Fears,...

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Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding Feb 14, 2017

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Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

Pro-life demonstrators held rallies Feb. 11 at more than 220 Planned Parenthood clinics in 45 states...

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Politics in pulpits Feb 13, 2017

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Politics in pulpits

At the February 2nd National Prayer Breakfast, President Trump repeated his campaign promise to “get rid...

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Common sense takes center stage in Washington Feb 9, 2017

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Common sense takes center stage in Washington

Headline: “Common sense takes center stage in the Washington; liberals go crazy!”

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Annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference Feb. 23 at WBC Feb 8, 2017

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Annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference Feb. 23 at WBC

Williams Baptist College (WBC) will host its annual 5-to-1 Student Ministry Conference from 9 a.m. to...

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Trump immigration order sparks biblical analysis Feb 7, 2017

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Trump immigration order sparks biblical analysis

With President Trump's travel ban from seven predominately-Muslim countries on hold at least temporarily, some Christians...

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching Feb 6, 2017

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has received approval from its accrediting agency to begin offering a Master...

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Christian counseling conf. to address “Adolescent Issues” Feb. 24 at OBU Feb 6, 2017

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Christian counseling conf. to address “Adolescent Issues” Feb. 24 at OBU

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will host the seventh annual Conference on Issues in Christian Counseling Feb....

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'Grace-filled' Warner selected to Hall of Fame Feb 6, 2017

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'Grace-filled' Warner selected to Hall of Fame

After coming up short in his first two years of eligibility, Kurt Warner has been inducted...

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Congress proposes Johnson Amendment overhaul Feb 3, 2017

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Congress proposes Johnson Amendment overhaul

Members of Congress have introduced legislation to enable churches and other non-profit organizations to endorse candidates...

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Super Bowl: Players address competition with pride Feb 3, 2017

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Super Bowl: Players address competition with pride

They work at a job where millions of people watch them. They are cheered, admired, lauded...

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Trump selects Neil M. Gorsuch as new Supreme Court justice Jan 31, 2017

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Trump selects Neil M. Gorsuch as new Supreme Court justice

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, 49, a federal appeals court from the Denver-based 10th Circuit, has been...

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2017 evangelism conference Jan. 30-31 in Little Rock Jan 28, 2017

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2017 evangelism conference Jan. 30-31 in Little Rock

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) 2017 Conference on Evangelism and Church Health, scheduled for Jan....

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Mosque case prompts IMB policy tweak Jan 27, 2017

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Mosque case prompts IMB policy tweak

Ongoing discussion of a federal court case concerning religious liberty for Muslims has prompted the resignation...

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Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C. Jan 27, 2017

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Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C.

Churches and pastors are to stand for vulnerable people because of the image and glory of...

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WMU Foundation awards grant to aid victims of Hattiesburg tornado Jan 27, 2017

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WMU Foundation awards grant to aid victims of Hattiesburg tornado

In the aftermath of storms that swept through the southeastern United States Jan. 21-22, national Woman’s...

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IMB trustee resigns in response to New Jersey mosque support Jan 24, 2017

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IMB trustee resigns in response to New Jersey mosque support

A TRUSTEE of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) has resigned in protest of...

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Growing with joy Jan 24, 2017

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Growing with joy

Bible Studies for Life for February 12, 2017

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Compromised potential Jan 24, 2017

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Compromised potential

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Following with joy Jan 24, 2017

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Following with joy

Bible Studies for Life for February 5, 2017

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Timid warrior Jan 24, 2017

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Timid warrior

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Sharing with joy Jan 24, 2017

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Sharing with joy

Bible Studies for Life for January 29, 2017

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Willing servants Jan 24, 2017

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Willing servants

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Praying with joy Jan 23, 2017

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Praying with joy

Bible Studies for Life for January 22, 2017

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Rebellion’s cycle Jan 23, 2017

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Rebellion’s cycle

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Praying with joy Jan 23, 2017

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Praying with joy

Bible Studies for Life for January 15, 2017

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Value all Jan 23, 2017

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Value all

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God’s Word is Truth Jan 23, 2017

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God’s Word is Truth

Bible Studies for Life for January 8, 2017

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Challenged Jan 23, 2017

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Challenged

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Miss. tornado damages William Carey University Jan 23, 2017

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Miss. tornado damages William Carey University

An EF3 tornado that ripped through southern Mississippi Jan. 21 in the wee hours of the...

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Pres. Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups Jan 23, 2017

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Pres. Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups

President Trump reinstated Jan. 23 a ban on federal funds for organizations that perform or...

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God’s Word is always relevant Jan 23, 2017

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God’s Word is always relevant

Bible Studies for Life for January 1, 2017

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Settled Jan 23, 2017

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Settled

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God’s living Word saves Jan 23, 2017

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God’s living Word saves

Bible Studies for Life for December 25, 2016

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Savior announced Jan 23, 2017

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Savior announced

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God’s Word gives courage Jan 23, 2017

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God’s Word gives courage

Bible Studies for Life for December 18, 2016

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Commitment kept Jan 23, 2017

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Commitment kept

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God’s Word fills my heart Jan 23, 2017

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God’s Word fills my heart

Bible Studies for Life for December 11, 2016

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Conquest Jan 23, 2017

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Conquest

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Provost named WBC psychology chair Jan 23, 2017

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Provost named WBC psychology chair

Ruth Provost of Walnut Ridge has been named chair of Williams Baptist College’s (WBC) psychology department.

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Pro-life Arkansans participate in 39th March for Life Jan 23, 2017

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Pro-life Arkansans participate in 39th March for Life

Arkansans from across the state lifted up their pro-life voices Sunday, Jan. 22, at the 39th...

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Statue of Christ untouched after tornado rips through William Carey University campus Jan 21, 2017

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Statue of Christ untouched after tornado rips through William Carey University campus

The main campus of William Carey University on Saturday was in disarray after an early-morning tornado...

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Floyd to participate in National Prayer Service Jan. 21 Jan 20, 2017

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Floyd to participate in National Prayer Service Jan. 21

Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, will have a unique opportunity to...

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Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians Jan 19, 2017

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Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians

Conservative Christians will gain influence under President-elect Donald Trump's term, more than half of respondents polled...

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LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible Jan 19, 2017

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LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible

LifeWay Christian Resources released its newly revised Bible translation this week. The full text of the...

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Williams Baptist College receives historic $2.9 million gift Jan 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College receives historic $2.9 million gift

Williams Baptist College (WBC) recently received an unprecedented $2.9 million gift – the largest gift ever...

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Ky. Baptist to perform at Trump's inauguration Jan 18, 2017

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Ky. Baptist to perform at Trump's inauguration

A petite, young Kentucky Southern Baptist with a big voice will take perhaps her grandest stage...

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Report: Abortion rate hits all-time low Jan 17, 2017

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Report: Abortion rate hits all-time low

The abortion rate in the United States declined to an all-time low, while the number of...

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1957 Southern Baptist Convention president from Arkansas drew MLK's praise for stand Jan 13, 2017

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1957 Southern Baptist Convention president from Arkansas drew MLK's praise for stand

Though Southern Baptists were not known for their advocacy of racial justice 60 years ago, Martin...

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Many states join Arkansas to boost CP for SBC causes Jan 13, 2017

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Many states join Arkansas to boost CP for SBC causes

Arkansas Baptists were not alone in 2016 in voting to increase the percentage of Cooperative Program...

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Missouri Baptists to halt march toward a “50-50” Cooperative Program allocation Jan 13, 2017

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Missouri Baptists to halt march toward a “50-50” Cooperative Program allocation

With a nearly unanimous vote, the Missouri Baptist Convention’s (MBC) Executive Board voted during their Dec....

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LifeWay stores plan nationwide Bible study workshop Jan 12, 2017

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LifeWay stores plan nationwide Bible study workshop

LifeWay Christian Stores across the country will host a nationwide Bible study workshop next week to...

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Kentucky attorney general won't defend new late-term abortion ban Jan 12, 2017

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Kentucky attorney general won't defend new late-term abortion ban

Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is refusing to defend Kentucky's new law banning late-term abortions if...

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39th March for Life set for Jan. 22 Jan 12, 2017

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39th March for Life set for Jan. 22

​Thousands of Arkansans from across the state including will gather at 2 p.m. on January 22...

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Investigative panel urges defunding of Planned Parenthood Jan 6, 2017

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Investigative panel urges defunding of Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood should no longer receive federal funds, a special congressional panel has recommended following a...

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Religious makeup of the new Congress overwhelmingly Christian Jan 4, 2017

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Religious makeup of the new Congress overwhelmingly Christian

Nearly 91 percent of members of the 115th Congress convening Jan. 3 describe themselves as Christian.

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Arkansas sets fee to grow medical marijuana at $100,000 a year Jan 4, 2017

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Arkansas sets fee to grow medical marijuana at $100,000 a year

The annual fee for Arkansans wanting to grow medical marijuana will be $100,000 fee to operate...

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A Baptist report card on human trafficking Jan 3, 2017

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A Baptist report card on human trafficking

Human trafficking is also a church issue. So, how are Baptists doing on the modern-day...

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Gallup: U.S. conservatives outnumber liberals by narrowing margin Jan 3, 2017

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Gallup: U.S. conservatives outnumber liberals by narrowing margin

One in four Americans (25 percent) now call themselves liberal, reflecting steady gains since the 1990s....

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Ouachita’s Wind Ensemble releases 'Simple Gifts' CD Jan 3, 2017

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Ouachita’s Wind Ensemble releases 'Simple Gifts' CD

Ouachita Baptist University’s Wind Ensemble recently released a CD titled “Simple Gifts.” The CDs features the...

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5 ideas to grow your church tech team in the new year Dec 31, 2016

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5 ideas to grow your church tech team in the new year

Now is the time to plan for how your church will use technology in 2017.

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Christians, Jews plan to stand together at Trump inauguration Dec 30, 2016

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Christians, Jews plan to stand together at Trump inauguration

Tommy Waller, a Christian from Tennessee, is bringing a delegation of Israeli Knesset members to...

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Trump assures Israel, blasts Obama over 'roadblocks' Dec 28, 2016

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Trump assures Israel, blasts Obama over 'roadblocks'

President-elect Donald Trump blasts President Obama over Israel decision.

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N.C. refusal to repeal restroom law draws support Dec 28, 2016

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N.C. refusal to repeal restroom law draws support

Southern Baptist leaders welcomed the North Carolina legislature's refusal to repeal its hotly debated restroom privacy...

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2016 in Review: Baptist Press best-read stories Dec 28, 2016

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2016 in Review: Baptist Press best-read stories

It was a year of unexpected election outcomes, race-related violence, ongoing global terrorism and natural disasters....

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Pastor says losing ERLC head would set back race relations Dec 27, 2016

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Pastor says losing ERLC head would set back race relations

A black Southern Baptist pastor says recent talk of firing Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission head...

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