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ABN edition for December 11, 2014

SBC ethicist: Arkansas LGBT ordinance ‘troubling’

FAYETTEVILLE – Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC), has weighed in on a controversialpro-homosexual/ transgender ordinance approved by the Fayetteville City Council in August, describing it as “one of the most broadly written and troubling nondiscrimination bills I’ve ever seen, stipulating religious exemptions only for the most narrow of circumstances, which will endanger untold numbers of men and women seeking to live out their gospel faith.”

The ordinance’s weakness on religious liberty is especially objectionable to Southern Baptists, said Moore.

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Forum highlights Church role in mental health

NORTH LITTLE ROCK – Suicide. Anxiety. Depression.

These words often seem taboo in churches. But attitudes are changing.

Changing Attitudes was the theme of a mental health forum held Dec. 1 by Park Hill Baptist Church, North Little Rock. About 250 people attended the event.

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Ark. Baptists celebrate Christmas

AS 2014 DRAWS to a close, Arkansas Baptists are finishing strong. Churches throughout the state are celebrating the birth of Christ through ministry and events.

Two churches in the Harrisburg area recently joined together to offer Back to Bethlehem, an indoor living nativity. The event, which was held on several nights, was put on by Central Community Church, Harrisburg, and McCormick Baptist Church, Trumann. Viewers were able to experience the sights, sounds and tastes of the biblical city while enjoying the live nativity.

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Arkansas Baptist News to resume publication Jan. 15

LITTLE ROCK – This is the last edition of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) for 2014. The ABN will resume its print schedule on Jan. 15. The ABN traditionally skips the last December print edition.

“Due to the way the holidays fall this year, there will be an extra week between our final 2014 print edition and the first 2015 print edition,” said Tim Yarbrough, ABN editor/executive director. “This is unfortunate, but unavoidable.”

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Here's what you missed in the 12/11 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- SBC ethicist: Arkansas LGBT ordinance ‘troubling’
- Forum highlights Church role in mental health
- Ark. Baptists celebrate Christmas
- Arkansas Baptist News to resume publication Jan. 15
- ABN Digest
- ABSC evangelism conference set for Jan. 26-27
- Fed. judges overturn Arkansas, Mississippi gay marriage bans
- Bible museum construction nears in Washington
- Editorial & Opinion
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Editorial & Opinion
- ABSC Executive Board organizes for 2015 in Dec. 9 meeting
- Davis retires from ABSC after 16 years
- Embracing Acts 1:8 missions highlight of Tanton’s tenure
- Williams DDP makes way for 75th anniversary in 2016
- Sold Out student conference Feb. 21
- Send NA lunch set for Feb. 10 at Cross Church
- ‘Sheepdog’ church violence seminar set for Feb. 7 in Hot Springs
- New Hope Baptist Church, Black Rock, celebrates 170 years
- PraizFest 2015 offers large-scale choral experience to youth
- Workshops set to start in Jan.
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Women & Faith
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: Bible’s two Christmas story accounts ‘complementary’

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