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ABN edition for August 27, 2015

‘Let’s plow ahead,’ ABSC’s Tucker says

LITTLE ROCK – With social and cultural change swirling around the Church at every turn, now is the time for Arkansas Baptists to “plow ahead” as they seek to reach their communities, state, nation and world for Jesus Christ, J.D. “Sonny” Tucker, executive director of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC), told members of the Executive Board and guests Aug. 18.

Pointing to all of the great things God is doing among Arkansas Baptists, Tucker reiterated that times of uncertainty are not the times to express fear, but rather to renew efforts to share the gospel and be “where we need to be spiritually.”

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900 attendees challenged at YEC

LITTLE ROCK – Evangelist Clayton King talked to students at the 2015 Youth Evangelism Conference (YEC) about strength – but not the type of strength that comes from weightlifting or sports practice. He shared about God’s ability to use human weakness to show His strength.

“When you will embrace your weakness, you will see God’s strength like you’ve never seen it before,” King said, noting that for some attendees that might mean they need to admit their weakness without Jesus and give their lives to Him.

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Oregon bakers join hundreds at University Baptist rally

FAYETTEVILLE – Aaron and Melissa Klein, owners of an Oregon bakery fined $135,000 for discrimination after refusing to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding, joined 200 other people at a rally held at University Baptist Church in Fayetteville opposing a proposed civil rights ordinance.

Organizers of the rally, Protect Fayetteville, say the proposed ordinance, Ordinance 5781 – which will be put to a vote Sept. 8 – infringes on religious First Amendment freedoms. If approved, proponents say it would protect the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT) community from being denied service or housing or being fired based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Here's what you missed in the 8-27 edition of the Arkansas Baptist News if you aren't a subscriber: 

- ‘Let’s plow ahead,’ ABSC’s Tucker says
- 900 attendees challenged at YEC
- Oregon bakers join hundreds at University Baptist rally
- ABN Digest
- Summer of service impacts interns
- ABSC prayer gathering set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1
- Levy Baptist embraces rich tradition
- Editorial & Opinion
- Editorial cartoon by Gary Thomas (Exclusive to the ABN)
- Grigsby new ABSC church planting strategist
- Woodmansee new UAFS BCM minister
- IMB missionary dies in Georgia auto accident
- Haystack 2015 prayer events set for 10 locations
- MABTS Preview Day Oct. 20
- CWJC scholarship winner: Shaffer, from prison to purpose
- Across Arkansas
- Classifieds
- Dixie Jackson materials shipped to Arkansas Baptist churches
- 50 participate in Literacy Missions Workshops in LR
- Bible Commentary
- Bonus Content: What happens to children who die in infancy?

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