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Doyle Pennington, first lay Mission Service Corps volunteer, dies Aug 22, 2017

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Doyle Pennington, first lay Mission Service Corps volunteer, dies

The first lay Mission Service Corps (MSC) volunteer, Doyle Pennington of Fayetteville, 75, died early on...

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Pew study finds God or the divine referenced in constitutions of all 50 states Aug 18, 2017

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Pew study finds God or the divine referenced in constitutions of all 50 states

The U.S. Constitution never explicitly mentions God or the divine, but the same cannot be said...

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Museum of the Bible: The most technologically advanced museum ever? Aug 14, 2017

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Museum of the Bible: The most technologically advanced museum ever?

The Museum of the Bible, which opens in November in Washington, D.C.

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Former Brotherhood staff, trustees gather for 20-year reunion Aug 11, 2017

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Former Brotherhood staff, trustees gather for 20-year reunion

More than 60 former staff members, trustees and volunteers of the Brotherhood Commission gathered July 29...

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National Conference for Christian Grandparents Aug 10, 2017

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National Conference for Christian Grandparents

More than ever, our nation and world need Christian grandparents to pass on their faith to...

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Warner's Hall of Fame career defined by faith Aug 9, 2017

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Warner's Hall of Fame career defined by faith

Kurt Warner's faith in Jesus Christ is more than a personal, off-the-field commitment that had little...

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Trump unveils legislation limiting legal immigration Aug 3, 2017

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Trump unveils legislation limiting legal immigration

With Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia by his side, President Trump...

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Lockman Foundation president Robert Lambeth dies Jul 28, 2017

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Lockman Foundation president Robert Lambeth dies

Robert "Bob" Lambeth, president for 38 years of the Lockman Foundation, publisher of the New American...

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Marv Knox to leave Baptist Standard for CBF role Jul 28, 2017

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Marv Knox to leave Baptist Standard for CBF role

Marv Knox is leaving the Baptist Standard, newsjournal of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, where...

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Former Arkansas State football coach Freeze resigns from Ole Miss amid scandal Jul 24, 2017

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Former Arkansas State football coach Freeze resigns from Ole Miss amid scandal

The forced resignation of Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze – an outspoken follower of Jesus...

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Teen internet addiction cited as growing concern Jul 21, 2017

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Teen internet addiction cited as growing concern

Gateway Seminary professor Paul Kelly had a friend who once became so addicted to online gaming...

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Eugene Peterson clarifies comments on homosexuality Jul 14, 2017

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Eugene Peterson clarifies comments on homosexuality

Author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, has clarified his beliefs about homosexuality,...

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Peterson’s views on homosexuality draw Baptists’ focus Jul 14, 2017

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Peterson’s views on homosexuality draw Baptists’ focus

Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for “The Message” paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an...

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Arkansas pastor leads prayer for Trump in Oval Office Jul 13, 2017

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Arkansas pastor leads prayer for Trump in Oval Office

Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd leads prayer for President Trump in Oval Office

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NPS approves Christian geologist's Grand Canyon rock collection Jul 10, 2017

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NPS approves Christian geologist's Grand Canyon rock collection

The National Park Service has agreed to let a Christian geologist collect rock samples from the...

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CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues Jul 10, 2017

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CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues

A committee charged with recommending how the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) can "strengthen [its] unity" despite...

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'Chaplain of Bourbon Street' dies at 89 Jul 7, 2017

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'Chaplain of Bourbon Street' dies at 89

Famed New Orleans evangelist Bob Harrington, known by many as "the Chaplain of Bourbon Street," passed...

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Maryland pastor confident he'll redeem 'Annie's Church' Jul 7, 2017

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Maryland pastor confident he'll redeem 'Annie's Church'

Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer is confident he'll save his historic Seventh Metro Church from a...

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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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'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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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A Baptist report card on human trafficking Jan 3, 2017

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A Baptist report card on human trafficking

Human trafficking is also a church issue. So, how are Baptists doing on the modern-day...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 year of living thankfully Nov 24, 2016

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The year of living thankfully

This essay is part of a column called The Wisdom Project by David Allan, editorial director...

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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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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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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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Christians should vote on Nov. 8, says SBC president Nov 8, 2016

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Christians should vote on Nov. 8, says SBC president

Vote and pray on Nov. 8. In other words, "Render to Caesar the things that are...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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'God and country' another prosperity gospel Oct 11, 2016

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'God and country' another prosperity gospel

The prosperity gospel is fooling a lot of people.

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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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What ISIS thinks of Christianity Oct 5, 2016

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What ISIS thinks of Christianity

On the cover of the latest issue of ISIS’ flashy online magazine, Dabiq, is an image...

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How to respond if your child is told to stop reading their Bible during free time Oct 5, 2016

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How to respond if your child is told to stop reading their Bible during free time

Religious freedom and free speech are historical rights and core components of the First Amendment. Schools...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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New book aims to help believers 'discern their call' Sep 8, 2016

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New book aims to help believers 'discern their call'

Jason Allen believes there are 10 questions that will help a Christ-follower decide whether or not...

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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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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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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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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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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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