Below are past editions from 2015. Click on edition date to view downloadable PDF. For earlier archives of the Arkansas Baptist News visit special collections at Ouachita Baptist University.
January 15 – LGBT fight not over in Fayetteville; Top 10 stories of 2014; Sanctity of Life: Dumas family blessed through adoption; ABN Digest; WMU leader Carolyn Weatherford Crumpler dies at 84; Southern Baptist prayer advocate T.W. Hunt dies at age 85; First Baptist Church, Almyra, gives 30% through CP; Glorieta ordered to cease pumping water; new judge in case.
January 29 – Prayer meetings usher in Hutchinson's tenure; Thousands flood Capitol for 37th March for Life; BeOne Conference to teach students apologetics; ABN Digest; Ergun Caner steps down as Brewton-Parker president; 'Nailbender' Larry Gray dies at age 71; Supporters rally for fired Atlanta fire chief.
February 12 – Church Revitalization theme of ABSC conf.; Ark. House bans 'webcam abortions'; Detra Thomas shares 'Heart for Home' via radio; ABNDigest; Reid uses history to explain importance of revival; Arkansas Baptist News announces new advertising sections; Gaines to Arkansas pastors: 'Serve your community'; OBU's Powell to lead Ark. Department of Higher Education.
February 26 – Seminar helps churches prepare against violence; Black History Month: Race and the ABSC; Cross Church donates land to ABCHomes; ABNDigest; Bryant HS student leads teammates in Bible study; Ouachita alum Jason Tolbert named university's CFO.
March 12 – The 'many faces' of church planting in Arkansas; Wild game dinner reaches unchurched for Jesus Christ; David Mitchell 2015 AM of the Year; ABN Digest; 400-plus gather for Lead/Defend Conference; Bjorkman, former secretary to ABSC executive director, dies; Second senior prayer gathering March 27-28 in Arkadelphia.
March 26 – Tingle after accident: 'God, I'm totally in Your hands'; Warren addresses mental health issues in Hot Springs; City of Refuge reaches homeless to PhDs; ABN Digest; David Platt unveils 'reset' of IMB strategy, structure; Floyd names SBC Committee on Committees; Ark. Baptist NewsDay of Prayer set for May 17.
April 9 – ‘Religious freedom bill’ draws protests in Ark.; Preparing for the 2015 tornado season; 350 churches sign up for ‘Revitalization’; ABN Digest; Kisors survive accident, see God at work; Glorieta suit dismissed, notice of appeal filed.
April 23 – Cuba trip confirms SBC president’s call to prayer; Dan Jordan announces retirement; ‘He has risen!’ Arkansas Baptists celebrate Easter;ABN Digest; Tanton named Ark. Baptist News field strategist; Ark. OKs 10 Commandments on Capitol grounds; DR volunteers assist in boys ranch cleanup; Mother of Year deadline extended to April 26.
May 7 – Praying for awakening; Impact Little Rock makes impact for kingdom; Eureka Springs LGBT ordinance vote May 12; ABN Digest; Nation awaits same-sex marriage ruling; Day of Remembrance at Mayflower FBC; Rodgers named Mother of Year; Ark. Baptists win BCA awards in San Francisco.
May 21 – IMB opens door to new pathways for service; DR responds in Arkansas and Oklahoma; Horne leaves Ouachita for AICU post; ABN Digest; Eureka Springs affirms LGBT ordinance; IMB Policy 200-1; Yvonne Rodgers ‘born to be Mother of Year’; Little Red River debuts DR feeding unit.
June 4 – CP budget approved for fall meeting vote; ABSC adopts new branding: ‘Arkansas Baptists’; Ark. Baptists provide pure water in Nepal; ABNDigest; Foundation to relocate to ABSC building; KASMA students train for summer of service; DR teams serve in Ark., Texas after storms.
June 18 – South Side celebrates The Refuge; Changes to IMB key to reaching lost world; ABCHomes launches foster ministry; ABN Digest; Jay Jones named ABN Father of Year; Immanuel Baptist purchases former Kroger; Federal court blocks Arkansas abortion ban; Student-led event draws 800 to Harrison.
July 2 – SBC prays for awakening, supports marriage; Floyd: ‘Let’s lead holding onto the Word of God’; Arkansas Baptists in Columbus; ABN Digest; Hispanic event reaches 46 people for Christ; Ark. Baptist reflects on chat with Elisabeth Elliot; Jones family celebrates ‘special dad’ June 14; Fulton retires from ABSC; Breaking News: Supreme Court OKs same-sex marriage.
July 16 – Baptist leaders react to SC ruling; Camp Siloam goes ‘MulleTopia’; ‘Civil rights’ ordinance again before Fayetteville residents; ABN Digest; Sutton: Razorback, Baptist dies at 84; ‘Firebrand Baptist’ Dunn dies on 4th of July; Community garden plants ‘seeds of faith’; Wright named interim Ouachita president.
July 30 – Ark. Baptists to gather for prayer, revival; Arkansas pastor witnesses at PP; Hutchinson announces ‘faith summit’; Planned Parenthood caught pricing body parts in video; ABN Digest; Scouts continue to shift on LGBT issue; ‘Gospel’ the focus of 2015 YEC gathering.
August 13 – 13,500 embrace mission cause at Send NA; Churches urged to ‘be proactive’; Cross Church NWA gives $1 million to CP in 2015; ABN Digest; Fight to defund PPFA ‘far from over’; From Satan follower to disciple of Jesus.
August 27 – ‘Let’s plow ahead,’ ABSC’s Tucker says; 900 attendees challenged at YEC; Oregon bakers join hundreds at University Baptist rally; ABN Digest; Summer of service impacts interns; ABSC prayer gathering set for Aug. 31-Sept. 1; Levy Baptist embraces rich tradition.
September 10 – IMB to eliminate 600-800 positions; 350-plus appeal for great revival; Ark. WMU now foundation; Parker named exec. director; ABNDigest; Hutchinson calls faith community to action; Catching fish, men on the Norfork River.
September 24 – ABSC Annual Meeting Nov. 3-4 in Hot Springs; 80 saved, 1,500 participate in Acts 1:8 One Day mission; Pastors’ Conference seeks to encourage; ABN Digest; IMB announces retirement incentive details; Fayetteville act ‘incompatible’ with state law; ABSC’s Tingle has portion of leg amputated.
October 8 – Old-style tent revivals touch Arkansas towns; Planned new dining hall key to Siloam’s growth; Baptists reach bikers at BBB; ABN Digest; Mohler: ‘Reasonable faith’ important today; Baptist Businessperson of Year nominations being accepted; Barrett Baber wows judges on ‘The Voice’; WBC thoroughfare repaired.
October 22 – IMB financial crisis draws broad debate; Eternity House witnesses with drama; ABCHomes Thanksgiving Offering: Memories Made Here!; ABN Digest; Salvations scored at Paragould Fields of Faith; 5-year-old accepts gift, finds mentor for life; 81 salvations at Greene Co. Acts 1:8 event.
November 5 – Arkansans help provide ‘water on dry ground’; New churches added, net giving declines; IMB missionaries offered housing upon return; ABN Digest; Students seek to ‘Connect’ in Monticello; Bostick, wife of ABSC team leader, dies at age 48; Collegians pray for awakening, share gospel; New magazine features Cross Church’s Nick Floyd.
November 19 – Messengers gather for 162nd meeting; GuideStone wins appeal in contraceptive care suit; 1st revival in two decades sees 139 saved;ABN Digest; Arkansans still oppose same-sex unions; Bulger named winner of 2015 card contest; Davis named NAMB pastor ambassador.
December 3 – ABSC website to broaden reach; 'Persecution normal,' Ripken tells Baptists; Belview Baptists packs 1,200-plus shoe boxes; ABN Digest; Urban outreach critical, IMB missionary says; ABSC Evangelism Conf. Jan. 25-26 in Little Rock; 2016 Holy Land tour to bring Bible to life; Multimillion gift largest in Williams Baptist history.
December 17 – 'Strength through unity,' Tucker says; Churches celebrate Christ's birth; Foundation sells building, distributes part of proceeds; Baptist minister saves weekly newspaper; WMU Foundation helps Syrian refugees in Jordan; ABCHomes dedicates Family Care Home in LR, ABN Digest.