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    Wilkins honored as ABSC Associational Missionary of the Year

    March 5, 2019

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    PARIS, Ark. – Dennis Wilkins was named this year's Associational Missionary of the Year during the Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) annual Associational Missionaries' Workshop, held Feb. 25-27 at Mount Magazine State Park. Associational missionaries from around the state attend the yearly meeting for workshops, group discussions, worship and fellowship. Ouachita Baptist University hosts a dinner every year during the meeting and announces the recipient of the ...

    The small community of Beauregard, Ala., is facing the grief of at least 28 deaths, including children, after a tornado struck the southeastern Alabama community on Sunday afternoon (March 3). Photo from Southern Baptist Disaster Relief

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    DR aids victims following deadly Alabama tornado

    March 4, 2019

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    BEAUREGARD, Ala. - The small community of Beauregard is facing the grief of at least 23 deaths, including children, after a tornado struck the southeastern Alabama community March 3. Search efforts for about a dozen people who had not been accounted...

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    Waggoner named acting president and CEO of Lifeway

    March 4, 2019

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    NASHVILLE – LifeWay Christian Resources board chairman Jimmy Scroggins announced today that trustees have asked Executive Vice President Brad Waggoner to serve as acting president and CEO of LifeWay until a new president is named. Waggoner will...

    Philip Nache came to the United States for seminary after Boko Haram threatened his ministry in Nigeria. He studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with plans to return to Africa before God disrupted Nache’s plans and called him to minister in Minneapolis where a significant number of African immigrants resettle. NAMB photo by Daniel McCullough

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    AAEO: Reaching Africa through Minneapolis

    March 4, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    EDITOR'S NOTE: The annual Week of Prayer for North American Missions, March 3-10, and the Annie Armstrong Easter Offering provide support for missionaries who serve on behalf of Southern Baptists across North America. With a goal of $70 million,...

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    Church-state doctrine change may be considered by Supreme Court

    February 28, 2019

    ABN Digest | Featured

    WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court gave hope Feb. 27 to at least some defenders of a 40-foot cross on public land that it might not only protect the memorial but clarify its doctrine on government establishment of religion. The justices heard oral...

    Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey chaired the conference as the United Methodist Church narrowly upheld traditional marriage and a ban on LGBT ordination. Photo by Paul Jeffrey/United Methodist News Service

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    Methodists vote to maintain biblical marriage

    February 28, 2019

    ABN Digest | Featured

    ST. LOUIS – United Methodist bishops are promoting unity in the global church after delegates narrowly retained biblical marriage and a ban on LGBT ordination at a contentious 2019 General Conference in St. Louis. Delegates approved Feb. 26 the...

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    Ouachita mourns passing of head softball coach

    February 26, 2019

    Across Arkansas | Featured

    ARKADELPHIA – Mike McGhee, head softball coach at Ouachita Baptist University, died Feb. 24 after a short battle with cancer. McGhee was in the midst of his 17th season at the university. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Coach Mike McGhee....

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    Hutchinson, LR mayor to confer with Baptist pastor at City Center Conversations event

    February 23, 2019

    ABN Digest | Featured

    LITTLE ROCK – Author and church planter D.A. Horton will take part in City Center Conversations with Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson and Little Rock Mayor Frank Scott Jr. Friday, March 1, at Robinson Center Performance Hall in Little Rock. Horton,...

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