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ABN edition for February 26, 2014

Seminar helps churches prepare against violence

HOT SPRINGS – Since 1999, there have been more than 500 deadly force deaths at church and faith-based organizations in the United States, according to church safety expert Carl Chinn’s church security website. These deadly force deaths include homicides, suicides, deaths of aggressors killed in action and other suspicious, unsolved deaths.

Chinn speaks around the country at Sheepdog Seminars for Churches, events focused on helping churches and faith-based organizations be prepared against violence that could take place on their properties.

Read the rest of the story in the 2-26-15 edition of the Arkansas Baptist NewsSubscribe here.

Black History Month: Race and the ABSC

LIKE OTHER Southern states, much of Arkansas’ history regarding race relations is sordid. Slavery ended 150 years ago, but Jim Crow laws and forced segregation are within the memory of many still living today. In honor of Black History Month in February, the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) looked at the history of race relations within the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC).

Arkansas Baptists were not immune to the racism so prevalent in the state’s past. However, much of the ABSC’s history paints a picture of a cooperative group of sinful believers who, in spite of themselves, were compelled to love all of their neighbors.

Read the rest of the story in the 2-26-15 edition of the Arkansas Baptist NewsSubscribe here.

Cross Church donates land to ABCHomes

SPRINGDALE – Cross Church of northwest Arkansas announced Sunday, Feb. 15, that it is donating land to assist in establishing a home for single mothers.

“It will be announced today (Feb. 15) on all Cross Church campuses that Cross Church is donating land to the Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes (ABCHomes) to build a home for single mothers,” said Doug Sarver, minister of global missions at Cross Church in an email to ABCHomes and Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) leadership.

Read the rest of the story in the 2-26-15 edition of the Arkansas Baptist NewsSubscribe here.

Here's what you missed in the 2/26 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- Seminar helps churches prepare against violence
- Black History Month: Race and the ABSC
- Cross Church donates land to ABCHomes
- ABN Digest
- Bryant HS student leads teammates in Bible study
- Ouachita alum Jason Tolbert named university’s CFO
- Editorial & Opinion
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- AAEO: Texas roots called to plant in South Dakota
- Christian Education: Can Christian ed. shape worldview?
- Christian Education: Security major concern for parents, students when choosing college
- Christian Education: Spurgeon Center expands Midwestern’s ‘For the Church’ vision
- Christian Education: DBU starts Omicron Delta Kappa chapter
- First Person: My daughter has a dream (to serve) too
- T.W. Hunt: A prayer warrior and his Arkansas ties
- Ark. Legislature OKs anti-discrimination laws
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- ChurchTech page
- River Valley Christian Life Corps recognized for excellence
- Outreach rodeo series ministers to cowboy community
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: Boston Marathon bomb amputee calls herself ‘blessed’
- Bonus Content: ERLC joins brief at 8th Circuit defending marriage

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