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Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 Jun 22, 2017

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

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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

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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

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Mary Turner, wife of former ABSC exec. director, dies Dec 21, 2016

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Mary Turner, wife of former ABSC exec. director, dies

Obituary: Marty Turner, wife of former ABSC exec. director, dies

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Nativity ban results in flood of displays Dec 21, 2016

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Nativity ban results in flood of displays

In the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) Podcast 56, host Bill Bumpas talks with Sue Chrisco and...

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Russell Moore, Anti-Trump evangelical, faces backlash Dec 20, 2016

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Russell Moore, Anti-Trump evangelical, faces backlash

A prominent evangelical leader who harshly criticized Donald Trump during the presidential campaign now faces a...

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Williams Baptist recognizes employee milestones Dec 19, 2016

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Williams Baptist recognizes employee milestones

Williams Baptist College employees who have reached milestones in their service to the school were recognized...

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Trump's EPA pick called 'magnificent Christian leader' Dec 15, 2016

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Trump's EPA pick called 'magnificent Christian leader'

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,...

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Pray for Aleppo, Southern Baptist leaders urge Dec 15, 2016

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Pray for Aleppo, Southern Baptist leaders urge

Southern Baptist leaders are exhorting Christians to pray for Aleppo, Syria, a city being destroyed in...

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ABCHomes announces more than $1.2 million in gifts Dec. 14 Dec 15, 2016

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ABCHomes announces more than $1.2 million in gifts Dec. 14

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) announced more $1.2 million in recent gifts Dec....

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Billy Graham statue finds new home at Ridgecrest Dec 14, 2016

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Billy Graham statue finds new home at Ridgecrest

A larger-than-life statue of evangelist Billy Graham has been installed at its new location at Ridgecrest...

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Ouachita’s Susie Everett Hall named in recognition of university trustee Dec 13, 2016

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Ouachita’s Susie Everett Hall named in recognition of university trustee

Susie Everett Hall dedicated Dec. 8 at Ouachita Baptist University.

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Most churches open for business on Christmas, New Year’s Day, say pastors Dec 13, 2016

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Most churches open for business on Christmas, New Year’s Day, say pastors

More than half of Americans plan to go to church at Christmastime. And most Protestant pastors...

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Study: Most Americans say assisted suicide morally OK Dec 7, 2016

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Study: Most Americans say assisted suicide morally OK

The American Medical Association has described physician-assisted suicide as a serious risk to society and "fundamentally...

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Pearl Harbor attack cited as evangelism catalyst Dec 7, 2016

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Pearl Harbor attack cited as evangelism catalyst

As Americans commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, some Christians also...

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Gatlinburg fire: DR volunteers urged to be patient Dec 7, 2016

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Gatlinburg fire: DR volunteers urged to be patient

The Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC), the Woman's Missionary Union and Southern Baptists serving in local government...

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Groundbreaking Dec. 19 for ABCHomes facility in northwest Arkansas Dec 6, 2016

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Groundbreaking Dec. 19 for ABCHomes facility in northwest Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) is expanding to meet the needs of single...

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HGTV stars 'hounded' for pastor's marriage stance Dec 2, 2016

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HGTV stars 'hounded' for pastor's marriage stance

Media reports criticizing HGTV personalities Chip and Joanna Gaines for attending a church whose pastor believes...

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Former ABSC staffer Bob Holley dies at age 83 Dec 1, 2016

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Former ABSC staffer Bob Holley dies at age 83

Robert Earl Holley, 83, of Arkadelphia, formerly of Little Rock, died on Nov. 30.

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Fire-damaged churches: God is still with us Dec 1, 2016

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Fire-damaged churches: God is still with us

The pastors of three churches whose buildings sustained major damage in Gatlinburg, Tenn., wildfires Nov. 28...

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The first Thanksgiving: myth and reality Nov 23, 2016

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The first Thanksgiving: myth and reality

When Americans think about the first Thanksgiving in the fall of 1621, they tend to reflect...

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Friends and family matter more than money this Thanksgiving, survey shows Nov 23, 2016

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Friends and family matter more than money this Thanksgiving, survey shows

When Americans count their blessings at Thanksgiving, God will get most of the credit. And money...

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Religious liberty of florist, bakers in courts' hands Nov 21, 2016

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Religious liberty of florist, bakers in courts' hands

A 71-year-old Washington florist and young Oregon bakers are among Christian small business owners awaiting court...

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'You are!' 2016 ABCHomes Thanksgiving offering theme Nov 18, 2016

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'You are!' 2016 ABCHomes Thanksgiving offering theme

Because of donors, ABCHomes provides hope to hurting children and families. This is the goal of...

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Unstoppable impact Nov 18, 2016

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Unstoppable impact

Bible Studies for Life for November 20, 2016

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Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93 Nov 16, 2016

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Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93

Cliff Barrows, who led songs for evangelist Billy Graham for six decades, died under hospice care...

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Hunter bags 47-point buck, gets baptized in the same week Nov 15, 2016

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Hunter bags 47-point buck, gets baptized in the same week

As his pastor said at Stephen Tucker's baptism, it had been a good week. First he...

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Sherwood 'Trail of Lights' entrance reversed Nov 15, 2016

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Sherwood 'Trail of Lights' entrance reversed

The Enchanted Forest Trail of Lights will have a new entrance this year after improvements to...

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University of Virginia’s president asked to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson Nov 15, 2016

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University of Virginia’s president asked to stop quoting Thomas Jefferson

HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS and faculty members from the University of Virginia have asked the university’s president...

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International Mission Board trustees celebrate balanced budget Nov 15, 2016

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International Mission Board trustees celebrate balanced budget

International Mission Board trustees celebrated a balanced budget, unanimously approving the 2017 budget during their Nov....

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Death penalty affirmed by Calif., Neb., Okla. voters Nov 11, 2016

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Death penalty affirmed by Calif., Neb., Okla. voters

All three states with death penalty-related measures on the ballot Nov. 8 – California, Nebraska and...

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SBC Crossover in Phoenix adds Greg Laurie crusade Nov 11, 2016

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SBC Crossover in Phoenix adds Greg Laurie crusade

As Phoenix-area Southern Baptists prepare for next summer's SBC annual meeting, they are praying that a...

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Veterans Day: At Hanoi Hilton, he was POWs' de facto chaplain Nov 11, 2016

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Veterans Day: At Hanoi Hilton, he was POWs' de facto chaplain

2016 Veterans Day feature article: Navy Captain Eugene "Red" McDaniel.

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Luetschwager to head new Williams Baptist criminal justice program Nov 9, 2016

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Luetschwager to head new Williams Baptist criminal justice program

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has named Brian Luetschwager to be the first director of its newly...

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​Trump elected president; Ark. voters approve ‘medical marijuana’ Nov 9, 2016

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​Trump elected president; Ark. voters approve ‘medical marijuana’

IN WHAT IS BEING called one of the biggest political upsets in U.S. political history, celebrity...

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Apologetics ed critical to reaching culture Nov 8, 2016

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Apologetics ed critical to reaching culture

The origins of life, the earth and spirituality are some of the most studied and discussed...

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'Life' campaign saves 676 unborn babies, leaders say Nov 7, 2016

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'Life' campaign saves 676 unborn babies, leaders say

At least 676 mothers were swayed from aborting their babies by volunteers on the 40 Days...

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Siloam receives $1M gift Nov 4, 2016

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Siloam receives $1M gift

When Charles and Genevieve Bonner heard about the hundreds of young lives transformed spiritually each year...

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USPS issues 'Nativity Forever' stamp for Christmas season Nov 3, 2016

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USPS issues 'Nativity Forever' stamp for Christmas season

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Postal Service is ready for Christmas with a new Nativity Forever stamp...

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​‘Engage’ draws Baptists to Little Rock; messengers agree to send more Cooperative Program dollars out of state Nov 3, 2016

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​‘Engage’ draws Baptists to Little Rock; messengers agree to send more Cooperative Program dollars out of state

Focusing on Engage as its theme, that’s exactly what messengers and guests did who attended the...

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Arkansas Baptist churches among Outreach/LifeWay top 100 Oct 27, 2016

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Arkansas Baptist churches among Outreach/LifeWay top 100

Several Arkansas churches have been noted for their fast growth.

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Full text of resolutions approved by ABSC messengers Oct. 26 Oct 27, 2016

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Full text of resolutions approved by ABSC messengers Oct. 26

This is the full text of resolutions approved by messengers attending the 163rd annual meeting of...

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Study: Halloween is time for outreach, pastors say Oct 25, 2016

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Study: Halloween is time for outreach, pastors say

This Halloween, millions of Americans will carve pumpkins, dress up in costumes, decorate their yards, and...

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Ministers’ wives gather, fellowship Oct 25, 2016

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Ministers’ wives gather, fellowship

About 85 women gathered for the Ministers’ Wives Conference and luncheon at Immanuel Baptist Church, Little...

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James H. Smith led Brotherhood Commission, dies at 95 Oct 24, 2016

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James H. Smith led Brotherhood Commission, dies at 95

James H. Smith, former executive secretary of the Illinois Baptist State Association and later the fifth...

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Rare hymnals get new life at New Orleans seminary Oct 22, 2016

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Rare hymnals get new life at New Orleans seminary

The musty smell of antiquity fills the air as music professor Ed Steele positions an old...

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Clinton, Trump spar in final debate before election Oct 20, 2016

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Clinton, Trump spar in final debate before election

The third and final debate of the 2016 presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump...

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Former SBC pres. on '60 Minutes,' addresses refugee crisis Oct 20, 2016

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Former SBC pres. on '60 Minutes,' addresses refugee crisis

Amid today's tumult of political rhetoric and social discourse about Syrian refugees entering the U.S., a...

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NOBTS to launch Adrian Rogers Center for preaching Oct 18, 2016

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NOBTS to launch Adrian Rogers Center for preaching

New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary trustees have approved the establishment of an Adrian Rogers Center for...

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Pro-life movement grieves Planned Parenthood anniversary Oct 18, 2016

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Pro-life movement grieves Planned Parenthood anniversary

Planned Parenthood – America's leading abortion provider – celebrated its 100th anniversary Oct. 16 to praise...

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Arkansas Pharmacists Association opposes 'medical marijuana' ballot measures Oct 17, 2016

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Arkansas Pharmacists Association opposes 'medical marijuana' ballot measures

Arkansas Pharmacists Association oppose Nov. 8 Issues 6 & 7 disguised as “medical marijuana,” say it...

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Who do you plan to vote for in the 2016 election? Oct 14, 2016

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Who do you plan to vote for in the 2016 election?

Americans with evangelical beliefs share a great deal in common. They trust in Jesus alone, evangelize...

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Williams Baptist College Homecoming Nov. 5 Oct 13, 2016

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Williams Baptist College Homecoming Nov. 5

Williams Baptist College will host its annual Homecoming Saturday, Nov. 5, when alumni and other friends...

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National Museum of American History examines religion in America Oct 13, 2016

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National Museum of American History examines religion in America

The role of religion in the formation and development of the United States is at the...

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Christian school sues for right to pregame prayer Oct 12, 2016

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Christian school sues for right to pregame prayer

When Cambridge Christian and University Christian high schools met for the Florida Class 2A championship football...

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France aims to ban pro-life websites Oct 12, 2016

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France aims to ban pro-life websites

The French government announced in September that it plans to ban pro-life websites found guilty of...

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It’s missions here, there, everywhere Oct 11, 2016

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It’s missions here, there, everywhere

Arkansas Baptists are passionate about going on mission. This is the first installment of a series...

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DR volunteers serving Matthew survivors in 5 states Oct 10, 2016

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DR volunteers serving Matthew survivors in 5 states

ls for storm evacuees in Florida. Meal preparation will soon number in the thousands as multiple...

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Ouachita singers and women’s chorus concert set for Oct. 18 Oct 5, 2016

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Ouachita singers and women’s chorus concert set for Oct. 18

Ouachita Baptist University’s annual Ouachita Singers and Women’s Chorus fall concert will be held on Tuesday,...

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The ‘funny business’ of Baptist cartooning Oct 5, 2016

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The ‘funny business’ of Baptist cartooning

While a lot of ministers fancy themselves to be humorists – as well as providers of...

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Cooperative Program ends fiscal year 4.95% over budget projection Oct 5, 2016

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Cooperative Program ends fiscal year 4.95% over budget projection

The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year $9.23 million over its 2015–2016 budgeted goal and...

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Christians in China to experience increased persecution Oct 5, 2016

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Christians in China to experience increased persecution

Being a true Christian in China is certainly not easy, as we are all well aware...

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Missionary to Russia loses anti-evangelism appeal Oct 5, 2016

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Missionary to Russia loses anti-evangelism appeal

A Baptist missionary convicted under Russia's new anti-evangelism law and compelled to end his ministry there...

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The pulpit is no place for politics, Americans say Oct 4, 2016

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The pulpit is no place for politics, Americans say

Eight in 10 (79 percent) say it is inappropriate for pastors to endorse a candidate in...

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Williams Baptist College freezes tuition, elects officers Oct 4, 2016

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Williams Baptist College freezes tuition, elects officers

Tuition will hold steady at Williams Baptist College (WBC) next year, following action Sept. 30 by...

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Bring Your Bible to School Day set for Oct. 6 Oct 4, 2016

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Bring Your Bible to School Day set for Oct. 6

Hundreds of thousands of school students are expected to participate in Bring Your Bible to School...

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Being a pastor in a Facebook world Oct 1, 2016

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Being a pastor in a Facebook world

Being a pastor today is no easy task. Living, working, and existing where you have to...

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Students pray for schools, nation Sep 30, 2016

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Students pray for schools, nation

You At the Pole (SYATP) interdenominational Christian outreach event.

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Christmas card contest deadline Nov. 9 Sep 30, 2016

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Christmas card contest deadline Nov. 9

Arkansas Baptist News announces 2016 Christmas card design contest

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Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph Sep 28, 2016

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Disney film true tale of Christian faith, triumph

A girl living in poverty in the Katwe slums of Kampala, Uganda, becomes a national chess...

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Baptist Health and Carelink partner to care for seniors Sep 28, 2016

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Baptist Health and Carelink partner to care for seniors

In honor of its new partnership, Baptist Health and CareLink are hosting a community drop-in open...

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Americans love God and the Bible, are fuzzy on the details Sep 28, 2016

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Americans love God and the Bible, are fuzzy on the details

Americans don’t know much about theology. Most say God wrote the Bible. But they’re not sure...

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Christian pastors face death penalty if convicted in Sudan Sep 27, 2016

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Christian pastors face death penalty if convicted in Sudan

​Last December, two evangelical pastors from the Church of Christ in Sudan were taken from their...

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Motherless, designer babies possible with new technologies Sep 27, 2016

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Motherless, designer babies possible with new technologies

Two developing reproductive technologies – one that could facilitate motherless babies and another that could open...

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Stop raunchy Kraft Heinz ads, One Million Moms urges Sep 26, 2016

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Stop raunchy Kraft Heinz ads, One Million Moms urges

Two television commercials using graphic and raunchy sexual innuendo to sell frozen food dinners are inappropriate...

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Obituary: Ann Elise Kennedy Sep 23, 2016

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Obituary: Ann Elise Kennedy

Ann Elise Kennedy died Sept. 1, following complications of heart bypass surgery.

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What overtime regulations mean for your church Sep 23, 2016

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What overtime regulations mean for your church

In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced revisions to the Fair Labor Standards...

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Parsons entertains at 3rd Annual Golden Age Conference Sep 23, 2016

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Parsons entertains at 3rd Annual Golden Age Conference

Singer-songwriter Squire Parsons performs Sweet Beulah Land and other well known songs at the 3rd annual...

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Oklahoma City church ministers by 'adopting' local football team Sep 22, 2016

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Oklahoma City church ministers by 'adopting' local football team

How can a church impact its community? How about adopting a high school football team?

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Consortium for Global Education celebrates 30th anniversary at OBU Sep 21, 2016

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Consortium for Global Education celebrates 30th anniversary at OBU

Launching the Consortium for Global Education’s (CGE) 30th year, participants from across the nation and around...

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Descriptions of the seven ballot measures for November Sep 21, 2016

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Descriptions of the seven ballot measures for November

Arkansas voters will find seven ballot measures on November’s general election ballot. All except Issue 7,...

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New government report may endanger religious liberty Sep 21, 2016

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New government report may endanger religious liberty

Religious liberty as Americans have known it throughout their history will suffer a critical setback if...

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Evangelicals debate Trump at NRB event Sep 20, 2016

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Evangelicals debate Trump at NRB event

Evangelical leaders debated the appropriateness of a vote for Donald Trump during a Sept. 16 event...

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La. church cares for widows, others, following recent flooding Sep 20, 2016

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La. church cares for widows, others, following recent flooding

A church and its pastor provided hope where there was little and gave unconditional love when...

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Williams announces new athletic programs and coaches Sep 20, 2016

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Williams announces new athletic programs and coaches

The Williams Baptist College (WBC) athletic department is growing, with four new varsity, and one junior...

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N.C. restroom bill doesn't deter SBC annual meeting Sep 19, 2016

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N.C. restroom bill doesn't deter SBC annual meeting

Amid controversy over North Carolina's controversial transgender restroom law, Southern Baptist Convention leaders estimate they're less...

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Former Soviet states heighten religious repression Sep 19, 2016

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Former Soviet states heighten religious repression

As Uzbekistan prepares to elect a new president after the death of longtime dictatorial ruler Islam...

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Religion boosts economy more than Apple, Amazon and Google combined Sep 17, 2016

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Religion boosts economy more than Apple, Amazon and Google combined

Religion, as it turns out, is very good for the economy.

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OBU Pruet School of Christian Studies to host Pastors’ Conference Sept. 29 Sep 16, 2016

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OBU Pruet School of Christian Studies to host Pastors’ Conference Sept. 29

Ouachita Baptist University will host the 2016 Pastors’ Conference on Thursday, Sept. 29, on the university’s...

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Dallas seminary becomes 1st in U.S. to make course on child sex abuse a must for would-be clergy Sep 16, 2016

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Dallas seminary becomes 1st in U.S. to make course on child sex abuse a must for would-be clergy

The Ministry Safe program teaches church officials how to spot potential predators and prevent the organizational...

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Kaine cites Genesis 1, pope to support homosexual marriage Sep 16, 2016

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Kaine cites Genesis 1, pope to support homosexual marriage

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine told the Human Rights Campaign Sept. 10 he advocates "full,...

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Polygamists appeal to Supreme Court Sep 13, 2016

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Polygamists appeal to Supreme Court

Polygamy is knocking at the door of the U.S. Supreme Court.

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He, she, huh?: LGBT pronoun campaign 'cultural Marxism' Sep 13, 2016

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He, she, huh?: LGBT pronoun campaign 'cultural Marxism'

Vanderbilt University's campaign to support transgender individuals by encouraging use of proper "pronoun etiquette" has been...

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Williams jumps to 23rd in U.S. News rankings Sep 13, 2016

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Williams jumps to 23rd in U.S. News rankings

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has made a big leap in the latest U.S. News & World...

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Gov. Hutchinson opposes Ark. medical marijuana measures Sep 13, 2016

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Gov. Hutchinson opposes Ark. medical marijuana measures

Gov. Asa Hutchinson said Sept. 12 that two Nov. 8 ballot initiatives seeking to legalize medical...

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Renovated OBU Choir Room honors dedication of Charles Wright Sep 12, 2016

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Renovated OBU Choir Room honors dedication of Charles Wright

Honoring the influence and impact of longtime Ouachita Baptist University professor and administrator Charles Wright, more...

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HHS rule to prevent states from prohibiting funds to abortion providers Sep 12, 2016

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HHS rule to prevent states from prohibiting funds to abortion providers

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Sept. 7 a proposed rule that would...

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N.Y. attorney general approves late-term abortions Sep 12, 2016

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N.Y. attorney general approves late-term abortions

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, a Democrat, issued a legal notice to the state comptroller...

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SBC minister salaries exceed cost-of-living increase, insurance coverage declines Sep 12, 2016

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SBC minister salaries exceed cost-of-living increase, insurance coverage declines

Compensation for full-time Southern Baptist church staff members has exceeded the cost-of-living increase over the past...

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Bill Nye Netflix series will reject true Savior, says Ham Sep 9, 2016

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Bill Nye Netflix series will reject true Savior, says Ham

The upcoming Netflix talk show "Bill Nye Saves the World" will likely attack creationism and other...

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Columbine martyr film aims to promote youth revival Sep 9, 2016

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Columbine martyr film aims to promote youth revival

When two fellow classmates approached Rachel Joy Scott on the lawn of Columbine High School and...

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2017 SBC Pastors' Conference nominees sought Sep 9, 2016

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2017 SBC Pastors' Conference nominees sought

The 2017 Southern Baptist Convention Pastors' Conference in Phoenix is expected to highlight the contributions of...

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Hillary Clinton discusses her faith in speech to National Baptists Sep 9, 2016

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Hillary Clinton discusses her faith in speech to National Baptists

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton reflected on her religious faith on...

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LifeWay survey: Americans believe political endorsements and church don't mix Sep 8, 2016

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LifeWay survey: Americans believe political endorsements and church don't mix

Since the 1950s, the IRS has banned preachers from endorsing candidates during church services.

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Gateway Seminary begins inaugural semester in Southern California Sep 7, 2016

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Gateway Seminary begins inaugural semester in Southern California

Launching a series of events opening the new campus of Gateway Seminary of the Southern Baptist...

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'In God We Trust' special calls Americans to vote according to their faith Sep 6, 2016

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'In God We Trust' special calls Americans to vote according to their faith

In an unprecedented partnership, a coalition of Christian television broadcasters is calling Americans to place their...

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Phyllis Schlafly, defender of family and unborn, dies at 92 Sep 6, 2016

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Phyllis Schlafly, defender of family and unborn, dies at 92

Phyllis Schlafly, founder of the conservative group Eagle Forum who was known for her decades-long advocacy...

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Study finds connection between abortion and mental health disorders Sep 6, 2016

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Study finds connection between abortion and mental health disorders

A new study published in the July 2016 issue of the peer-reviewed journal SAGE Open Medicine...

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4 options to help non-designers create great church graphics Sep 3, 2016

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4 options to help non-designers create great church graphics

Not a designer? Here are some great tips to help churches create custom-looking graphics.

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Disaster relief volunteer dies while serving in Louisiana Sep 2, 2016

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Disaster relief volunteer dies while serving in Louisiana

Working as part of his church's disaster relief team, Sonny Ellis died while doing what he...

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Katrina-like disaster to require monumental response Sep 2, 2016

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Katrina-like disaster to require monumental response

The unfolding recovery effort in Louisiana will need "the biggest mobilization of manpower since Hurricane Katrina."

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Arkansas Baptists respond to historic flooding in Louisiana Aug 30, 2016

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Arkansas Baptists respond to historic flooding in Louisiana

A team of 10 disaster relief volunteers from Cross Church of northwest Arkansas, Pinnacle Hills, traveled...

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Arkansas Democrats add marijuana to party platform Aug 30, 2016

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Arkansas Democrats add marijuana to party platform

In their party platform, Arkansas Democrats call for "the development of a responsible medical marijuana program...

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OBU students share their picks for best dressed dorm room Aug 29, 2016

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OBU students share their picks for best dressed dorm room

​With a new school year underway, students at Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia are settling back...

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Lack of belief leads 'nones' away from religion Aug 28, 2016

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Lack of belief leads 'nones' away from religion

About half of current religious “nones” who were raised in a religion (49%) indicate that a...

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Five things I wish I had known before starting college Aug 28, 2016

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Five things I wish I had known before starting college

ABN summer intern Micah Overstreet: "If I could go back in time and tell myself anything...

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Williams family helps celebrate WBC’s 75th anniversary Aug 26, 2016

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Williams family helps celebrate WBC’s 75th anniversary

The children of H.E. and Beatrice Williams helped celebrate the 75th anniversary of Williams Baptist College...

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Putting God first is theme of 'Greater' movie about Razorback walk-on athlete Aug 25, 2016

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Putting God first is theme of 'Greater' movie about Razorback walk-on athlete

A new movie – Greater (PG) – tells the incredible story of the chubby kid who...

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LGBT claims 'not supported by science,' according to Johns Hopkins report Aug 24, 2016

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LGBT claims 'not supported by science,' according to Johns Hopkins report

A report by two Johns Hopkins psychiatry scholars debunking myths about homosexuality and transgenderism has been...

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Christian persecution rising in India, report says Aug 24, 2016

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Christian persecution rising in India, report says

Persecution of Christians in India increased dramatically the first half of 2016 and is on pace...

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The eternal impact of VBS across Arkansas Aug 24, 2016

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The eternal impact of VBS across Arkansas

THIS SUMMER Arkansas Baptist churches across the state used vacation Bible school (VBS) to share the...

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Christ of the Ozarks, Dixie Jackson to be featured in our Sept. 8 edition Aug 23, 2016

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Christ of the Ozarks, Dixie Jackson to be featured in our Sept. 8 edition

While somewhat smaller than the Christ the Redeemer Art Deco statue of Jesus Christ in Rio...

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WMU Foundation makes HEART fund grant to Louisiana church Aug 23, 2016

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WMU Foundation makes HEART fund grant to Louisiana church

A $6,000 grant has been made by the WMU Foundation to First Baptist Church Lafayette, La.,...

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DR volunteers continue to aid La. flood survivors Aug 23, 2016

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DR volunteers continue to aid La. flood survivors

Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers continue flood recovery efforts across south Louisiana, coping with intermittent rain...

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Ken Starr cuts ties with scandal-rocked Baylor Aug 22, 2016

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Ken Starr cuts ties with scandal-rocked Baylor

Ken Starr has resigned his law professorship at Baylor University, cutting final ties with the Baptist...

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Transgender debate continues as students return Aug 22, 2016

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Transgender debate continues as students return

As students return to their classrooms, the Obama administration's transgender directive continues to provoke a variety...

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Kim Davis suit dismissed, but challenges persist Aug 22, 2016

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Kim Davis suit dismissed, but challenges persist

Although a federal judge has dismissed three lawsuits against Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk who...

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‘Intensive’ prayer meeting Aug. 29-30 in Little Rock Aug 19, 2016

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‘Intensive’ prayer meeting Aug. 29-30 in Little Rock

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) is calling Arkansas Baptist ministers to gather for the third...

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Flood relief to extend 'as far as the eye can see' Aug 19, 2016

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Flood relief to extend 'as far as the eye can see'

Louisiana fooding has destroyed or damaged at least 40,000 homes across 20 Louisiana parishes. An estimated...

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Few pastors asked to perform same-sex weddings, less than half allow LGBT to serve in church Aug 18, 2016

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Few pastors asked to perform same-sex weddings, less than half allow LGBT to serve in church

More than 100,000 same-sex couples have tied the knot since the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages...

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GuideStone restructures to become more efficient Aug 17, 2016

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GuideStone restructures to become more efficient

GuideStone Financial Resources has realigned certain job responsibilities and restructured its workforce as part of its...

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NY Times article about Old Testament transgenderism refuted Aug 17, 2016

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NY Times article about Old Testament transgenderism refuted

A New York Times op-ed suggesting the Old Testament supports transgenderism has been classified by Southern...

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Williams Baptist College prepares for fall semester Aug 15, 2016

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Williams Baptist College prepares for fall semester

Fall athletic teams and student staff have arrived at Williams Baptist College (WBC), and students will...

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Arkansas Baptists to be deployed following Louisiana flooding Aug 15, 2016

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Arkansas Baptists to be deployed following Louisiana flooding

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief will be deploying its Incident Command Unit to First Baptist Church, Livingston,...

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Amid Louisiana flooding, social media conveys hope Aug 15, 2016

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Amid Louisiana flooding, social media conveys hope

Sermons by social media became a means of disaster response Aug. 14 amid record rainfall and...

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Christian club wins free speech fight at state university Aug 15, 2016

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Christian club wins free speech fight at state university

Christian club wins free speech fight at N.C. State

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Olympics: US swimmer Simone Manuel gives 'all glory to God' Aug 12, 2016

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Olympics: US swimmer Simone Manuel gives 'all glory to God'

Simone Manuel became the first African American to win an individual medal in swimming on Aug....

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'Thy will be done' is Olympic shooter's prayer Aug 12, 2016

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'Thy will be done' is Olympic shooter's prayer

In Sarah Scherer’s competitions, the slightest movement – even an errant breath – can be the...

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Startup presents paper at Hemingway conference Aug 12, 2016

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Startup presents paper at Hemingway conference

Kenneth Startup, professor of history at Williams Baptist College, recently presented a paper at the 17th...

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Change in California bill results in religious liberty win Aug 11, 2016

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Change in California bill results in religious liberty win

Advocates of religious freedom in higher education gained an important victory Aug. 10 on a controversial...

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Former Marine's religious freedom claims rejected by appeals court Aug 11, 2016

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Former Marine's religious freedom claims rejected by appeals court

Former Marine loses appeal in religious liberty case

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Olympics: Swimmer wins gold, shares source of happiness Aug 10, 2016

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Olympics: Swimmer wins gold, shares source of happiness

Take a close look at Caeleb Dressel during some of his swimming competitions, and you’ll notice...

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Arkansas minister enjoys trip won on popular game show Aug 8, 2016

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Arkansas minister enjoys trip won on popular game show

Preacher enjoys trip won on popular game show Jordan Howington Aug 2, 2016 08:29 PM

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Advocates aim to give porn the tobacco treatment Aug 8, 2016

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Advocates aim to give porn the tobacco treatment

As more research links pornography to psychological and physiological damage, advocates hope it will soon generate...

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How to build awesome media teams Aug 6, 2016

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How to build awesome media teams

Here's some tips to help a media team in your church from ChurchTechToday.com

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Teen gender transitions harmful, pediatricians say Aug 5, 2016

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Teen gender transitions harmful, pediatricians say

An association of pediatricians has released a research paper citing scientific evidence that permitting gender-confused adolescents...

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Ouachita earns top honors in 2016 #MyTopCollege competition Aug 4, 2016

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Ouachita earns top honors in 2016 #MyTopCollege competition

Ouachita has been named the nation’s No. 1 university in school spirit.

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High court blocks transgender rulings for now Aug 4, 2016

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High court blocks transgender rulings for now

The U.S. Supreme Court has blocked for now lower-court decisions requiring a Virginia school district to...

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Talking about politics, God focus of new study Aug 3, 2016

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Talking about politics, God focus of new study

Politics trumps God for most Americans when it comes to conversations with their friends, a new...

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Strengthening churches from an RV Aug 2, 2016

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Strengthening churches from an RV

Randy and Adele Millwood stand outside their RV. During the warmer months of the year, the...

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Highway crash in western Nebraska kills young missionary family of 5 Aug 2, 2016

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Highway crash in western Nebraska kills young missionary family of 5

Jamison and Kathryne Pals, both 29, and their three children, Ezra, Violet and Calvin, ages 4...

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Howell named WBC director of campus ministries Aug 2, 2016

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Howell named WBC director of campus ministries

Hayes Howell has been named the new director of campus ministries at Williams Baptist College. He...

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25 best Christian colleges and universities in the South named; Union University leads list Aug 2, 2016

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25 best Christian colleges and universities in the South named; Union University leads list

Union University in Jackson, Tenn., claimed the top spot on the list, while Lipscomb University in...

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Alaska quashes parental notice requirement for abortion Aug 1, 2016

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Alaska quashes parental notice requirement for abortion

Alaska Supreme Court strikes down abortion law.

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Expository Preaching Conference trains pastors Aug 1, 2016

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Expository Preaching Conference trains pastors

Since 1997, the Expository Preaching Conference (EPC), hosted yearly by Tumbling Shoals Baptist Church, has trained...

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Poinsett County churches gather for unity day event Jul 30, 2016

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Poinsett County churches gather for unity day event

Poinsett County churches gather for unity day event.

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Former ABSC staffer Wisdom-Martin elected executive director of WMU, SBC Jul 30, 2016
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Ark. disaster relief: Partner in the storm Jul 29, 2016

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Ark. disaster relief: Partner in the storm

When disaster strikes, Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) stands ready to help.

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Understanding church copyright licensing Jul 28, 2016

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Understanding church copyright licensing

Church copyright laws can be confusing. Here's guidance.

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Racial tensions beg return to godliness, Page says Jul 28, 2016

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Racial tensions beg return to godliness, Page says

The church must return to God's lordship to adequately serve communities struggling with such problems as...

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Merribeth Bruning concludes service as Ouachita’s dean of education; Jeff Root named to interim leadership role Jul 28, 2016

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Merribeth Bruning concludes service as Ouachita’s dean of education; Jeff Root named to interim leadership role

Dr. Merribeth Bruning, dean of Ouachita Baptist University’s Michael D. Huckabee School of Education since 2006,...

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ISIS group kills priest in Western church attack Jul 28, 2016

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ISIS group kills priest in Western church attack

Islamic State jihadists slit the throat of an elderly Catholic priest who was celebrating Mass in...

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DNC features PPFA head, talk of 'glass ceiling' Jul 27, 2016

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DNC features PPFA head, talk of 'glass ceiling'

Talk of Hillary Clinton's Methodist roots, an address by Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile...

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Injuries teach OBU forward what's 'really important' Jul 27, 2016

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Injuries teach OBU forward what's 'really important'

Watching Laura Spradlin drain 3-pointers and block shots, it's hard believe a car crash nearly took...

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DNC abortion stance provokes pro-life Democrats Jul 26, 2016

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DNC abortion stance provokes pro-life Democrats

Despite the Democratic Party's adoption July 25 of a platform calling, for the first time ever,...

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Pokémon Go party draws 6 gamers to Christ at SWBTS Jul 26, 2016

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Pokémon Go party draws 6 gamers to Christ at SWBTS

When viewed through the otherworldly lens of "Pokémon Go," Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is home to...

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'Left Behind' author Tim LaHaye dead at 90 Jul 25, 2016

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'Left Behind' author Tim LaHaye dead at 90

Tim LaHaye, author of the bestselling Left Behind novels who helped stir a national interest in...

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Transgender directive challenged by 10 more states Jul 20, 2016

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Transgender directive challenged by 10 more states

Ten more states have signed on to sue the Obama administration over its transgender directive that...

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800 attend black church leadership conference at Ridgecrest Jul 20, 2016

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800 attend black church leadership conference at Ridgecrest

800 attend black church leadership conference at Ridgecrest in North Carolina.

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LifeWay adds student event focused on urban ministry Jul 19, 2016

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LifeWay adds student event focused on urban ministry

Infusion, a new summer event from LifeWay Students, launches in 2017 and will immerse participants in...

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First Amendment Defense Act gets a hearing Jul 18, 2016

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First Amendment Defense Act gets a hearing

After stalling in Congress for more than a year, the First Amendment Defense Act (FADA) had...

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Baton Rouge shooting stirs nearby churches Jul 18, 2016

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Baton Rouge shooting stirs nearby churches

"There was an air of heaviness" Sunday at Istrouma Baptist Church in Baton Rouge, La., said...

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MacArthur Museum to host vintage military vehicle show Jul 18, 2016

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MacArthur Museum to host vintage military vehicle show

The MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History will host its fourth annual vintage military vehicle...

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Campus mentors share Christ with students Jul 18, 2016

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Campus mentors share Christ with students

As I’ve had the privilege over the past few years to meet a number of missionary...

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College: adjustment for students, parents Jul 18, 2016

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College: adjustment for students, parents

A new class of college freshmen is about to leave home for the first time and...

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Pokémon Go craze drawing gamers to church Jul 15, 2016

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Pokémon Go craze drawing gamers to church

Southern Baptist churches throughout the United States encountered the Pokémon Go phenomenon this week as players...

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Terror attack in Nice spawns prayer, questions Jul 15, 2016

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Terror attack in Nice spawns prayer, questions

A terrorist attack July 14 in Nice, France, that left at least 84 people dead has...

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McDonald's implements porn filter at U.S. stores Jul 15, 2016

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McDonald's implements porn filter at U.S. stores

The McDonald's corporation's decision to filter pornography from Wi-Fi at its U.S. restaurants has been called...

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Podcast gives 'fuller picture' of SBC Jul 15, 2016

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Podcast gives 'fuller picture' of SBC

For more than a year, the "SBC This Week" podcast hosted by Amy Whitfield and Jonathan...

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Changing genders isn’t morally wrong, Americans say Jul 15, 2016

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Changing genders isn’t morally wrong, Americans say

Most Americans see nothing morally wrong with gender change, LifeWay Research finds.

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Severe storms slam Arkansas, ABSC building closed Jul 15, 2016

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Severe storms slam Arkansas, ABSC building closed

More than 100,000 Arkansas residents lost power July 14 when severe thunderstorms passed through the state,...

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NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook Jul 14, 2016

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NewSpring names interim; Noble speaks via Facebook

Clayton King, a ministry leader and teaching pastor at NewSpring Church in South Carolina, is serving...

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Ark Encounter critics 'guaranteed more publicity' Jul 14, 2016

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Ark Encounter critics 'guaranteed more publicity'

A letter from the Freedom From Religion Foundation is warning public schools not to take field...

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Changing genders isn't morally wrong, Americans say Jul 14, 2016

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Changing genders isn't morally wrong, Americans say

More than half of Americans don't think it's wrong to switch genders by taking hormones or...

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House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers Jul 14, 2016

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House protects conscience rights of pro-lifers

The U.S. House of Representatives approved July 13 a bill to protect the conscience rights of...

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Russian religion law said to 'undercut' missions Jul 13, 2016

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Russian religion law said to 'undercut' missions

A new Russian law prohibits evangelism and preaching outside state-sanctioned church sites.

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Ouachita campaign exceeds $48M Jul 13, 2016

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Ouachita campaign exceeds $48M

Ouachita Baptist's Defining the Difference capital campaign exceeded $48 million, surpassing the campaign’s challenge goal by...

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World Changers ‘dive’ into Little Rock service Jul 13, 2016

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World Changers ‘dive’ into Little Rock service

220 students and their leaders chose to dive into Christian service through World Changers in Little...

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Williams Baptist College PBL continues winning streak Jul 13, 2016

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Williams Baptist College PBL continues winning streak

​WALNUT RIDGE – While at the National Leadership Conference (NLC), which was held in Atlanta on...

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7 pro tips to get better photos on your family trip Jul 12, 2016

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7 pro tips to get better photos on your family trip

Take photos of your family this summer that really pop! Margaret Colson, writer/copy editor for the...

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Violence brings cry for 'true way of our Lord' Jul 8, 2016

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Violence brings cry for 'true way of our Lord'

Grieving with the suffering, Southern Baptist leaders offered spiritual comfort and wisdom following recent shootings.

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Bill imperils religious liberty of California colleges Jul 1, 2016

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Bill imperils religious liberty of California colleges

The religious liberty of California's faith-based colleges hangs in the balance in the state legislature.

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Arkansas one of least patriotic states in US

Arkansas one of least patriotic states in US

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Jun 30, 2016

Arkansas is one of the least patriotic states in the United States.

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Debbie Moore retires from ABSC after 15 years Jun 30, 2016

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Debbie Moore retires from ABSC after 15 years

Debbie Moore has retired from the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) after 15 years of service...

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Pastors favor patriotism for 4th of July services

Pastors favor patriotism for 4th of July services

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Jun 30, 2016

Most Protestant pastors say their church will change its worship service to acknowledge America’s Independence Day.

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Religious freedom threatened over SCOTUS order

Religious freedom threatened over SCOTUS order

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Jun 29, 2016

The U.S. Supreme Court has dealt a setback to religious freedom and prompted a warning from three of its members with its recent abortion ruling.

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SCOTUS strikes down Texas abortion regulations Jun 27, 2016

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SCOTUS strikes down Texas abortion regulations

The U.S. Supreme Court struck down Texas' abortion clinic regulations June 27 in a 5-3 decision.

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Texas, 10 other states sue over Obama administration's transgender directive Jun 27, 2016

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Texas, 10 other states sue over Obama administration's transgender directive

TEXAS and 10 other states filed suit May 25 against the Obama administration over its directive...

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Baptists call for prayer, end to racism

Baptists call for prayer, end to racism

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Jun 27, 2016

A “national call to prayer” by outgoing Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) President and Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd, the election of a Memphis-area pastor as the next president on a third ballot and repudiation of the Confederate flag were among the highlights of the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting June 14-15 in St. Louis.

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