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    NAMB lawsuit defends church's ministry expansion

    August 6, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    CLARKSTON, Ga. – A couple of old, uninhabitable farmhouses from the 1900s are in the spotlight of a lawsuit between the North American Mission Board and the City of Clarkston, Ga. NAMB says the city is slow walking a demolition permit that would allow the Southern Baptist entity to continue the expansion of the historic Clarkston International Bible Church. In an attempt to put the issue to rest, NAMB filed a lawsuit last week in the Superior Court of DeKalb County, an ...


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    Baptists respond to 'horrific' acts of violence

    August 5, 2019

    Baptist News | Nation | Featured

    EL PASO, Texas (BP) – As two mass shootings over the weekend brought the total to three such tragedies in just over a week, Baptists prayed, met needs and called for an urgent look at how white supremacy can "fuel" violence. The shootings –...

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    Fake news vs. satire: Snopes and Babylon Bee feud

    August 1, 2019

    Nation | ABN Digest | Featured

      THE CHRISTIAN humor website the Babylon Bee is being criticized by fact-checker Snopes, who questions whether or not the Babylon Bee's content might better be classified as "fake news" rather than satire. On July 22, the Babylon Bee posted a story

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    Oregon assisted suicide decision 'dangerous territory'

    July 30, 2019

    Nation | Featured

    SALEM, Oregon – Oregon rolled back one of the only safeguards in the state's assisted suicide law last week. The change does away with a 15-day waiting period if a physician predicts a patient has fewer than 15 days to live. "[Removing] the waiting...

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    Arkansas judge stalls abortion laws

    July 25, 2019


    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A federal judge in Arkansas blocked three new laws just before midnight Tuesday, July 23, that would protect unborn babies in the state. U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's 14-day temporary restraining order stopped the laws...

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    Southern Baptist Media Day July 28

    July 23, 2019


    Editor’s Note: July 28 is Southern Baptist Media Day in the Southern Baptist Convention. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Longtime trusted sources for information and inspiration, Southern Baptist media are now being celebrated and recognized with a day to...

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    Canines for Christ: Ministry uses dogs to bring comfort to sick and hurting

    July 22, 2019


    THIS MINISTRY is simple because people love dogs,” said Steve Kesler. Kesler is a chaplain and vice president for Canines for Christ ministry, an international Christian-based, non-profit, animal-assisted therapy started in 2007 by Larry Randolph...

    Super Summer’s red school members run to the recreation field. Recreation games included baseball, volleyball, slip-n-slides and dodgeball that students rotated through. Photo by Sarah Davis

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    Super Summer ‘feels like home’ to 3,000 students

    July 18, 2019


    ARKADELPHIA – The Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) hosted more than 3,000 students from Arkansas and surrounding states for Super Summer June 8-15 and June 22-29. More than 70 salvations and 100 recommitments were made over the two weeks of...

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