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    Mandrell unanimously elected as 10th president of LifeWay

    June 28, 2019

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    ATLANTA — LifeWay Christian Resources trustees unanimously elected Ben Mandrell as the organization’s 10th president during a special called ...

    Pastor Carlos Navarro prays with migrants shuttled by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents to the shelter at West Brownsville Baptist Church, Brownsville, Texas. Photo by West Brownsville Baptist Church

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    Immigration crisis calls Southern Baptists to the border

    June 27, 2019

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    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – While state and national officials craft responses to the humanitarian crisis along the Mexico border, Southern Baptist entities – including the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the North American Mission Board...

    The first billboard went live June 14 in Harrison, at 801 Highway 62-65 North.

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    Safe Haven boxes to be promoted in all 75 Arkansas counties

    June 26, 2019

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    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Right to Life has undertaken a statewide billboard campaign to promote the Safe Haven law and Safe Haven baby boxes in all 75 counties in Arkansas, Rose Mimms, executive director of the Arkansas Right to Life, announced June...

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    Every state represented at SBC Annual Meeting for the first time in 20 years

    June 26, 2019

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – This year for the first time in at least two decades, churches in every state sent messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the SBC Executive Committee announced in official statistics released...

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    Some states expand abortion rights after states enact pro-life laws

    June 25, 2019

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    WASHINGTON – Pro-choice legislatures and governors in at least four states have responded to the wave of pro-life state laws this year with expansions of abortion rights. Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law June 19 a bill that protects...

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    Southwestern Seminary responds to lawsuit alleging rape on campus

    June 25, 2019

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    FORT WORTH, Texas – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) is committed to protecting survivors of abuse and being a safe place for the vulnerable, Adam W. Greenway, president of the seminary, said in response to a lawsuit filed by a...

    Blake Ligon, teaching pastor of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro’s Paragould  campus, baptizes Reed Yarberry during the launch of the campus Aug. 12, 2018.

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    SBC baptism levels lowest since 1945

    June 24, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptists recorded the lowest number of baptisms in 74 years in 2018, according to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Church Profile (ACP) statistical summary. Conversely, Southern Baptist congregations saw an...

    Camp Siloam staff prepares beach volleyball courts to be used by campers this summer. Camp Siloam photo

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    Camp Siloam staff prepares for summer physically and spiritually

    June 24, 2019

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    SILOAM SPRINGS – Flashlight? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Bible? Check. Camp season is upon us, and students are packing their bags in anticipation. But how does the camp staff get ready for summer? “Camp readiness is both physical and spiritual,” said...

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