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Protests follow President Trump's Jerusalem announcement Dec 8, 2017

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Protests follow President Trump's Jerusalem announcement

U.S. President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked condemnation Dec. 7 from...

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OBU prof pens editorial on Roy Moore, university responds Dec 6, 2017

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OBU prof pens editorial on Roy Moore, university responds

The long arm of politics has reached all the way from Alabama to Arkansas as Tully...

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Supreme Court weighs cake artist's liberty Dec 5, 2017

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Supreme Court weighs cake artist's liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court grilled four lawyers Dec. 5 in its effort to determine if a...

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals Dec 4, 2017

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals

Older American evangelicals love Israel, but many younger evangelicals simply don't care, according to a new...

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Survey seeks qualities of effective associational missionaries/DOMs Dec 4, 2017

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Survey seeks qualities of effective associational missionaries/DOMs

Opinions of leaders and servants in all areas of Southern Baptist life are solicited in an...

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Fed. judge blocks Texas dismemberment abortion ban Nov 28, 2017

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Fed. judge blocks Texas dismemberment abortion ban

A federal judge on Nov. 22 blocked a Texas law protecting unborn babies from dismemberment abortions.

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO exec. director Nov 28, 2017

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO exec. director

On Dec. 11, board members of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma will gather at the...

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LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children Nov 28, 2017

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LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children

Many children who are spending Christmas in the hospital this year will receive a stuffed animal...

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Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed' Nov 21, 2017

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Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

A Florida church has a stark warning to all who enter who may wish to do...

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Arkansas Baptists continue to minister following Hurricane Harvey Nov 21, 2017

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Arkansas Baptists continue to minister following Hurricane Harvey

More than two months after Hurricane Harvey swept its furious floodwaters throughout Houston, the storm’s victims...

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Dedicated to God, Museum of the Bible opens with prayer and fanfare Nov 20, 2017

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Dedicated to God, Museum of the Bible opens with prayer and fanfare

With Scripture readings, a tribute to God and a sigh of relief, an international array of...

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Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding Nov 16, 2017

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Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

Southern Baptists continue to serve Puerto Rico's residents after Hurricane Maria's devastation in September, creating a...

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'The Star', mainstream cartoon shares Christmas story Nov 15, 2017

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'The Star', mainstream cartoon shares Christmas story

Though a bit early to hang stockings over the mantle, it's never too soon to hear...

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Union to open R.G. Lee home Nov. 11 Oct 30, 2017

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Union to open R.G. Lee home Nov. 11

On Nov. 11, the university will open the newly renovated birthplace of R.G. Lee, which was...

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Former President Bush addresses 1,500 at Union University scholarship banquet Oct 18, 2017

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Former President Bush addresses 1,500 at Union University scholarship banquet

Former President George W. Bush shared stories of his time in the White House, talked about...

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Children who read Scripture regularly more likely to become spiritually healthy adults Oct 17, 2017

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Children who read Scripture regularly more likely to become spiritually healthy adults

Most churchgoing Protestant parents of young adults say their kids grew up to be Christians.

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Boy Scouts to open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018 Oct 13, 2017

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Boy Scouts to open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018

Boys Scouts of America will open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018, the latest move in...

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'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season Oct 4, 2017

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'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season

'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season

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After the massacre, a Las Vegas Southern Baptist church seizes the chance to serve Oct 3, 2017

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After the massacre, a Las Vegas Southern Baptist church seizes the chance to serve

Hope Church, a growing multi-ethnic Southern Baptist congregation that attracts 3,000 people each weekend, says it’s...

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The Cooperative Program – then and now Oct 2, 2017

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The Cooperative Program – then and now

Since 1925, the Cooperative Program has allowed Southern Baptists to work together in ministry and mission...

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Condition of churches following hurricane in Puerto Rico largely unknown Sep 29, 2017

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Condition of churches following hurricane in Puerto Rico largely unknown

More than a week after Puerto Rico suffered its greatest natural disaster, the condition of most...

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Latino population in the United States is exploding Sep 21, 2017

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Latino population in the United States is exploding

Pew Research says the U.S. Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million...

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University Sep 18, 2017

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University

About 125 women’s ministry leaders representing nearly 50 Arkansas Baptist churches gathered at the second annual...

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Gaines: Memphis Confederate monument should be moved Sep 15, 2017

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Gaines: Memphis Confederate monument should be moved

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines is among about a dozen Southern Baptist signatories of a...

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IMB trustees celebrate new and emeritus missionaries, approve balanced budget Sep 14, 2017

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IMB trustees celebrate new and emeritus missionaries, approve balanced budget

International Mission Board trustees gathered at Ridgecrest Conference Center Sept. 11-13 to celebrate more than 25,000...

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First Baptist, Branson, organizes conference to spotlight OT’s role Sep 13, 2017

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First Baptist, Branson, organizes conference to spotlight OT’s role

Many – including too many in the church – see the first 39 books of the...

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NY's highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide Sep 11, 2017

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NY's highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide

The New York State Court of Appeals, the state's highest court, on Sept. 7 unanimously refused...

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'God sent them,' flooded homeowner says of Southern Baptists Sep 11, 2017

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'God sent them,' flooded homeowner says of Southern Baptists

For thousands upon thousands of homeowners in Houston and along the Texas Gulf Coast, Southern Baptist...

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Action, prayer, gospel fueled Baptist response urged to Irma Sep 8, 2017

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Action, prayer, gospel fueled Baptist response urged to Irma

With Caribbean islands devastated and hurricane Irma still large enough to charge up both sides of...

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Kay Arthur to speak at Union University Sept. 13 Sep 8, 2017

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Kay Arthur to speak at Union University Sept. 13

Bible teacher and author Kay Arthur will speak in a Sept. 15 chapel service at Union...

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Texas Southern Baptists ready for 'long-term' work following Hurricane Harvey Aug 29, 2017

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Texas Southern Baptists ready for 'long-term' work following Hurricane Harvey

Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) Disaster Relief units have begun deployment for what could be...

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New research: When It comes to evangelism, the small things really matter Aug 28, 2017

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New research: When It comes to evangelism, the small things really matter

New research indicates that small churches can make a difference by sticking to the basics.

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Southern Baptist Disaster Relief readied as Houston and other parts of Texas hit hard by record flooding Aug 27, 2017

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Southern Baptist Disaster Relief readied as Houston and other parts of Texas hit hard by record flooding

Rain from the aftermath of Category 4 Hurricane Harvey is resulting in record flooding in Houston,...

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Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer Aug 22, 2017

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Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer

Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in northwest Arkansas, has been named president of the...

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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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