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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process Dec 11, 2017

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process

Williams Baptist College has officially launched its search for a new president.

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Eagle Heights in Harrison suffers extensive fire damage; still holds services on Sunday Dec 9, 2017

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Eagle Heights in Harrison suffers extensive fire damage; still holds services on Sunday

The Harrison Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Eagle Heights Baptist Church early...

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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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Ouachita receives $1.4 million gift from McCuin estate for student scholarships Dec 8, 2017

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Ouachita receives $1.4 million gift from McCuin estate for student scholarships

Ouachita Baptist University recently received a gift of nearly $1.4 million to fund student scholarships.

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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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Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as capital, to move U.S. embassy Dec 6, 2017

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Trump officially recognizes Jerusalem as capital, to move U.S. embassy

President Donald Trump announced Dec. 6 that the U.S. will formally recognize Jerusalem as the capital...

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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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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall Dec 5, 2017

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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall

The ribbon has been cut and Belle Hall, the newest residential facility at Williams Baptist College,...

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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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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events Dec 1, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events

ARKANSAS BAPTISTS across the Natural State are gearing up to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ...

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Ark. Baptist communicators honored at inaugural ARcom Awards ceremony Nov 30, 2017
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Across Arkansas: Nov 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2017
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What Arkansas law says about guns in churches Nov 30, 2017
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WoP/Lottie Moon Offering undergird missionaries Nov 30, 2017
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Sharing Christ through couponing and toys Nov 30, 2017
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Annual stewardship checklist Nov 30, 2017
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A legacy of global impact Nov 30, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: Thanks, Sam Roberts! Nov 30, 2017
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Union settles lawsuit over HHS abortion mandate Nov 30, 2017
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A blessed, exciting time! President’s Perspective Nov 30, 2017
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To God be the glory! Past-President’s Perspective Nov 30, 2017
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Christmas traditions: Family Matters Nov 30, 2017
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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures Nov 30, 2017
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Free safety training Dec. 7 at FBC, Mountain Pine Nov 30, 2017
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Church safety: Myths dispelled, critical tips shared Nov 30, 2017
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Church with woman pastor declined by TBC Nov 30, 2017
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Puerto Rico relief needs more volunteers, funding Nov 30, 2017
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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures Nov 30, 2017

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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures

Challenges. We would live a boring existence without them.

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Jesus rules - Bible Studies for Life for December 17, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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Jesus rules - Bible Studies for Life for December 17, 2017

After a full day of teaching, Jesus and the disciples got into a boat to cross...

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Available to all
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Available to all
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Several church councils have convened throughout church history to settle disputes about doctrine and church practice.

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Jesus teaches - Bible Studies for Life for December 10, 2017 Nov 30, 2017
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Misguided worship
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Misguided worship
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I visited with a man in the hospital who invited me to attend one of his...

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J.D. Neeley of FBC Camden named ABN Businessperson of the Year Nov 30, 2017

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J.D. Neeley of FBC Camden named ABN Businessperson of the Year

CAMDEN – John David Neeley, president of Neeley Forestry Service, is the 2017 Arkansas Baptist News...

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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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Safety training addresses important matters on church security Nov 21, 2017

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Safety training addresses important matters on church security

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training will be held from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7...

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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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‘Glass-house living at best is hard,’ ministers’ wives told Nov 15, 2017
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1,500 attend fall carnival Nov 15, 2017
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Obituaries Nov 15, 2017
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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions Nov 15, 2017
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Gathright wins ABN watch Nov 15, 2017
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Pastors’ Conf. speakers share passion for the gospel Nov 15, 2017
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Agencies highlight God’s work across Arkansas Nov 15, 2017
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Speakers challenge Ark. Baptists to share gospel Nov 15, 2017
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WBU: What’s in a name? Nov 15, 2017
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ABCHomes changes in NWA Nov 15, 2017
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Letter to the Editor: ‘Where did Cain get his wife?’ Nov 15, 2017
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Pro-life centers win fight against Calif. abortion law Nov 15, 2017
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Remembering the legacy of Martin Luther - Answering the Call Nov 15, 2017
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Satisfied - Uncovered Dish Nov 15, 2017
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Baptists Ask Ken Gore Nov 15, 2017
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When an angry heart can destroy your soul Nov 15, 2017
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ABN Digest: LifeWay Stores conduct national Bible drive Nov 15, 2017
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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff by 30 positions Nov 15, 2017
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God understands tragedy, pastor says Nov 15, 2017
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Museum of the Bible a ‘celebration of Scripture’ Nov 15, 2017
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Ross: ‘Be a positive advocate for CP’ Nov 15, 2017
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ABN Digest: Pew: Transgender views follow partisan divide Nov 15, 2017
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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters Nov 15, 2017
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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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Jesus calls - Bible Studies for Life for December 3, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Jesus calls - Bible Studies for Life for December 3, 2017

On the Gulf Coast, I stood with a young man who was using a net to...

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The gospel message
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The gospel message
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B.H. Carroll, founder and president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS), sought to establish a chair...

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Andrew: Active witness - Bible Studies for Life for November 26, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Andrew: Active witness - Bible Studies for Life for November 26, 2017

Many believers practice “silent witnessing” using Matthew 5:16 as their verse, “Let your light shine before...

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Set futures - Explore the Bible for November 26, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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Set futures - Explore the Bible for November 26, 2017

As a favor for a friend, I picked up his grandson after the grandson’s release from...

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Veterans Day: Chaplains, churches bolster U.S. troops Nov 10, 2017

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Veterans Day: Chaplains, churches bolster U.S. troops

America honors its war heroes on Veterans Day

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting Nov 10, 2017

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting

Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting

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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters Nov 10, 2017

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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters

Arkansas Baptists from throughout the Natural State gathered Nov. 7-8 for the 164th annual meeting of...

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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff; cites health care, utility costs Nov 8, 2017

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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff; cites health care, utility costs

Escalating health care costs, increased expenses for utilities and other higher education costs have prompted personnel...

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'I don’t understand, but I know my God does,' says pastor of Texas church following mass shooting Nov 7, 2017

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'I don’t understand, but I know my God does,' says pastor of Texas church following mass shooting

Southern Baptists ministering in the wake of what some have called the deadliest church shooting in...

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Russellville FBC: A special place in my heart Nov 2, 2017

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Russellville FBC: A special place in my heart

Russellville First Baptist Church – the site of this year’s convention annual meeting – holds a...

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Hannah: Trust-filled prayer - Bible Studies for Life for November 19, 2017 Nov 2, 2017
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Set free - Explore the Bible for November 19, 2017 Nov 2, 2017

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Set free - Explore the Bible for November 19, 2017

The word “sin” is almost nonexistent in popular culture.

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John: Single-minded focus - Bible Studies for Life for November 12, 2017 Nov 2, 2017

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John: Single-minded focus - Bible Studies for Life for November 12, 2017

John the Baptist was a rugged, enigmatic prophet who traveled throughout the wilderness wearing animal skins...

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Set apart - Explore the Bible for November 12, 2017 Nov 2, 2017

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Set apart - Explore the Bible for November 12, 2017

The Saint Francis Cathedral and the Loretto Chapel in Santa Fe, N.M., were built and consecrated...

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Camp Siloam Awarded A $20,000 Grant from The Walmart Foundation Nov 2, 2017

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Camp Siloam Awarded A $20,000 Grant from The Walmart Foundation

Camp Siloam announced Nov. 1 that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Walmart...

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Museum of the Bible, opening Nov. 17, to be a ‘celebration’ of Scripture Nov 2, 2017

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Museum of the Bible, opening Nov. 17, to be a ‘celebration’ of Scripture

When visitors to Washington, D.C., tour the capital’s historic museums and monuments in the future, they’ll...

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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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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Pastors' Conference aims to encourage, inspire Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Pastors' Conference aims to encourage, inspire

ABSC Pastors' Conference will be held Nov. 6 prior to the start of the ABSC Annual...

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Related meetings announced Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Related meetings announced

Related meetings of the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting.

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Resolutions and committee information Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Resolutions and committee information

Resolutions and committee information for the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting.

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Executive Board offers budget, ministry recommendations for 2018 Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Executive Board offers budget, ministry recommendations for 2018

Recommendations for approval by messengers attending the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting Nov. 7-8...

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Arkansas Baptists to be nominated for service Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Arkansas Baptists to be nominated for service

The following Arkansas Baptists are expected to be nominated for service for approval by messengers at...

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Annual meeting theme ‘Encourage to Engage’ Nov. 7-8 in Russellville Oct 26, 2017
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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage

Comprehensive coverage by the Arkansas Baptist News staff of the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual...

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro Oct 25, 2017

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro

Nearly 200 seventh to 12th grade students shared the gospel through word and deed during Connect...

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected Oct 24, 2017

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected

Nominations for officers to serve the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) in the upcoming year have...

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When prayer comes to Las Vegas Oct 23, 2017

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When prayer comes to Las Vegas

I don’t know of anyone who was not saddened, completely appalled and moved to prayer following...

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Barnabas: Ongoing encouragement - Bible Studies for Life for November 5, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Barnabas: Ongoing encouragement - Bible Studies for Life for November 5, 2017

Contrary to the message promoted by prosperity televangelists and the likes of Oprah Winfrey, the Christian...

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Set before - Explore the Bible for November 5, 2017 Oct 23, 2017

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Set before - Explore the Bible for November 5, 2017

When you enter a time of prayer, what are the first things you bring to God?

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Ruth: All-in commitment - Bible Studies for Life for October 29, 2017 Oct 23, 2017
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FBC, Russellville, builds legacy of faith' based on Acts 1:8 Oct 20, 2017

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FBC, Russellville, builds legacy of faith' based on Acts 1:8

A deep-seated part of the River Valley for more than 142 years, First Baptist Church, Russellville,...

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Williams launches online criminal justice program Oct 20, 2017

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Williams launches online criminal justice program

Williams Baptist College (WBC) is making it possible for law enforcement professionals to complete a bachelor’s...

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan Oct 20, 2017

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan

After years of service in the community, Forrest Park Baptist Church has decided to dissolve and...

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry Oct 20, 2017

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry

If you were to retire after 50 years of work, what would your life look like?

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims Oct 20, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

LAST YEAR, Adam Venters remembers making his way through eight feet of flood damage in his...

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His presence - Explore the Bible for October 29, 2017 Oct 19, 2017

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His presence - Explore the Bible for October 29, 2017

The Old and New Testaments read very differently in many ways.

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Jones leaving Williams Baptist College for California post Oct 19, 2017

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Jones leaving Williams Baptist College for California post

Tom Jones, president of Williams Baptist College since 2012, has announced that he will leave Williams...

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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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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1 Oct 18, 2017

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of the...

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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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Why don’t we kneel for the unborn? Oct 6, 2017

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Why don’t we kneel for the unborn?

At a time when millionaire NFL players kneel during the playing of the national anthem before...

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Unfailing wisdom - Bible Studies for Life for October 22, 2017 Oct 6, 2017

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Unfailing wisdom - Bible Studies for Life for October 22, 2017

“Petunia,” written by Roger Duvoisin, is one of my favorite children’s books.

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Rebellion - Explore the Bible for October 22, 2017 Oct 6, 2017

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Rebellion - Explore the Bible for October 22, 2017

Many people are convinced that created things can fill the emptiness in their lives and fulfill...

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Unwavering faith - Bible Studies for Life for October 15, 2017 Oct 6, 2017

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Unwavering faith - Bible Studies for Life for October 15, 2017

In the movie “Amazing Grace,” Billy said to Wilbur, “We are too young to realize that...

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Equipped - Explore the Bible for October 15, 2017 Oct 6, 2017

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Equipped - Explore the Bible for October 15, 2017

In my work with Church In A Day, Nailbenders, Baptist Builders and Carpenters for Christ, I...

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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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17 saved at Bucks, Ducks and Faith event Sept. 30 in Black Rock Oct 2, 2017
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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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Arkansas students pray during SYATP Sep 29, 2017

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Arkansas students pray during SYATP

Tens of thousands of students across Arkansas and the country gathered for See You at the...

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Master’Singers to perform at Williams Baptist College Oct. 12 Sep 29, 2017

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Master’Singers to perform at Williams Baptist College Oct. 12

Williams Baptist College will host the Arkansas Master’Singers for a free concert of worship on at...

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey Sep 28, 2017

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey

In the first 26 days of Arkansas Baptist DR deployment in Houston, 344 volunteers have stepped...

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The mark of a champion Sep 22, 2017

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The mark of a champion

Bobby Shows first made a mark on a basketball court playing for Mississippi State University in...

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Battle plan - Bible Studies for Life for October 8, 2017 Sep 21, 2017

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Battle plan - Bible Studies for Life for October 8, 2017

As the mom of three sons, I am quite familiar with the various kinds of battle...

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Commanded - Explore the Bible for October 8, 2017 Sep 21, 2017

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Commanded - Explore the Bible for October 8, 2017

There is increasing political and cultural pressure to keep all Christian influence out of public affairs.

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Battle armor - Bible Studies for Life for October 1, 2017 Sep 21, 2017
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Victory - Explore the Bible for October 1, 2017 Sep 21, 2017

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Victory - Explore the Bible for October 1, 2017

How often have you heard someone say, “I hate to complain, but...”?

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor Sep 21, 2017

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor

Rogers is also pastor of Fordyce Community Baptist Church, a church plant that first began having...

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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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SBC Cooperative Program to aid victims of recent natural disasters Sep 20, 2017

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SBC Cooperative Program to aid victims of recent natural disasters

Southern Baptists' Cooperative Program (CP) helped survivors after Hurricane Katrina in 2005; it will do so...

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University Sep 20, 2017

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University

Williams Baptist College (WBC) in Walnut Ridge announced Sept. 20 that starting next fall it will...

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What is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month? Sep 19, 2017

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What is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month?

Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month is approaching. Be sure and mark your calendars because it is not pre-printed...

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‘Grace and peace to you’ Sep 19, 2017

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‘Grace and peace to you’

ABSC President Sam Roberts recounts his friendship with the pastor of a local AME church in...

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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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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: From Ouachita to the White House Sep 11, 2017

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: From Ouachita to the White House

While the election of former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton as president in 1992 will go down...

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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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Central Baptist Church in Conway to celebrate 65th anniversary Oct. 8 Sep 8, 2017

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Central Baptist Church in Conway to celebrate 65th anniversary Oct. 8

Central Baptist Church will celebrate 65 years of ministry to the people of Conway, Arkansas and...

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year Sep 8, 2017

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its second annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of...

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UPDATE: Arkansas Baptist DR serves and shares gospel in Texas Sep 8, 2017

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UPDATE: Arkansas Baptist DR serves and shares gospel in Texas

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) deployments to Texas in response to Hurricane Harvey and associated storms...

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Online exclusive! Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serving in Houston interviewed Sep 8, 2017

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Online exclusive! Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serving in Houston interviewed

Online exclusive! ABN Podcast host Bill Bumpas interviews Arkansas Baptist disaster relief volunteers serving in Houston...

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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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Your state paper: An anchor in our community Sep 7, 2017

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Your state paper: An anchor in our community

I have often said when speaking to various groups across the state regarding the importance of...

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Fear not! - Bible Studies for Life for September 24, 2017 Sep 7, 2017
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Victory - Explore the Bible for September 24, 2017 Sep 7, 2017

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Victory - Explore the Bible for September 24, 2017

Adages are often used to metaphorically describe the difficulties of real life situations.

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The paranormal - Bible Studies for Life for September 17, 2017 Sep 7, 2017

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The paranormal - Bible Studies for Life for September 17, 2017

When Paul wrote the words of Philippians 4:8, he could have been speaking to the Israelites...

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Liberation - Explore the Bible for September 17, 2017 Sep 7, 2017

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Liberation - Explore the Bible for September 17, 2017

Probably few of us have ever been in complete darkness.

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Dixie Jackson Offering impacts Arkansas, reaches the world Sep 6, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABSC

Dixie Jackson Offering impacts Arkansas, reaches the world

WHEN Lydia* came to the University of Arkansas at Little Rock in 2011 to study physics,...

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‘Sports Crusader’ Bobby Shows: A big man with a big heart for children Sep 5, 2017

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‘Sports Crusader’ Bobby Shows: A big man with a big heart for children

Sports Crusaders founder Bobby Shows is a big man with an even bigger heart.

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Long term recovery expected in Texas following devastation from Hurricane Harvey Sep 1, 2017

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Long term recovery expected in Texas following devastation from Hurricane Harvey

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) units began deploying to areas of Texas devastated by Hurricane Harvey...

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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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Arkansas Baptist pastors, ministers gather to pray for Kingdom Advance Aug 29, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, ministers gather to pray for Kingdom Advance

More than 300 pastors and ministers gathered Aug. 28-29 around the theme, Thy Kingdom Come! Kingdom...

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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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Paragould pastor killed in accident Aug 25, 2017

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Paragould pastor killed in accident

Thomas Hood, 70, the pastor of Clarks Chapel Baptist Church in Paragould, was killed Aug. 21...

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Racism – in all its forms – is evil Aug 24, 2017

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Racism – in all its forms – is evil

Racism is evil, and its origin is in the depravity of man.

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Demons - Bible Studies for Life for September 10, 2017 Aug 24, 2017

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Demons - Bible Studies for Life for September 10, 2017

As evidenced in this passage, demonic powers are real. Even though we do not always recognize...

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Confrontation - Explore the Bible for September 10, 2017 Aug 24, 2017

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Confrontation - Explore the Bible for September 10, 2017

Moses and Aaron’s confrontation with Pharaoh reminds me of some old Westerns. A couple of gunslingers...

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Satan - Bible Studies for Life for September 3, 2017 Aug 24, 2017

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Satan - Bible Studies for Life for September 3, 2017

My family and I served many years as missionaries in General Santos City in the Philippines....

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Reluctance - Explore the Bible for September 3, 2017 Aug 24, 2017

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Reluctance - Explore the Bible for September 3, 2017

Reluctance is something we are all familiar with. A review of various dictionaries supplies the basic...

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Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall Aug 24, 2017

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Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall

Camp Siloam kicked off construction of its new $3.4 million dining hall Aug. 22, with numerous...

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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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Iceland embraces infanticide and eugenics Aug 18, 2017

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Iceland embraces infanticide and eugenics

Iceland is emblematic of what is happening to Down syndrome children across the globe. The rates...

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Whatever happened to the Brotherhood Commission? Aug 17, 2017

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Whatever happened to the Brotherhood Commission?

On July 29 at Germantown Baptist Church near Memphis, Tenn., there was a gathering of people...

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Camp Siloam to break ground on new dining hall Aug. 22 Aug 15, 2017

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Camp Siloam to break ground on new dining hall Aug. 22

Camp Siloam will break ground on a new dining hall Aug. 22.

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found Aug 14, 2017

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found

An anonymous tip to the offices of Arkansas Right to Life on Aug. 11 led to...

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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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Right here, right now - Bible Studies for Life for August 27, 2017 Aug 10, 2017

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Right here, right now - Bible Studies for Life for August 27, 2017

Driving rules around the world are different than in America. In Europe drivers drive on the...

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The longing - Explore the Bible for August 27, 2017 Aug 10, 2017

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The longing - Explore the Bible for August 27, 2017

In my ministry and my work in healthcare, I continually engage people who are discouraged, depressed...

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A passion to share the gospel - Bible Studies for Life for August 20, 2017 Aug 10, 2017

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A passion to share the gospel - Bible Studies for Life for August 20, 2017

What are you passionate about? Whatever your answer is to that question will be manifested in...

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The protector - Explore the Bible for August 20, 2017 Aug 10, 2017

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The protector - Explore the Bible for August 20, 2017

Recently I had a wonderful conversation with a dear lady born in Hamburg, Germany. Olga grew...

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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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A channel of comfort - Bible Studies for Life for August 13, 2017 Aug 8, 2017

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A channel of comfort - Bible Studies for Life for August 13, 2017

That bed was so comfortable! These jeans are so comfortable! The new sofa is so comfortable!...

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The cleansing - Explore the Bible for August 13, 2017 Aug 8, 2017

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The cleansing - Explore the Bible for August 13, 2017

The relativism of secular culture has essentially removed the lines between right and wrong. What was...

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The gift of grace - Bible Studies for Life for August 6, 2017 Aug 8, 2017

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The gift of grace - Bible Studies for Life for August 6, 2017

In Exodus 3:11-12 and 4:10-17 we read a conversation between God and one of the Bible’s...

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The confession - Explore the Bible for August 6, 2017 Aug 8, 2017

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The confession - Explore the Bible for August 6, 2017

David was a man after God’s own heart (1 Sam. 13:14; Acts 13:22). This speaks to...

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017 Aug 7, 2017

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017

At Camp Siloam, children and youth come with the expectation of God moving in big ways....

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Court signals religious freedom victory for artist Aug 4, 2017

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Court signals religious freedom victory for artist

A self-employed evangelical Christian photographer can reject job requests based on her religious beliefs against same-sex...

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DNA editing, ethics & biblical truth Aug 4, 2017

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DNA editing, ethics & biblical truth

Scientists have successfully edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time ever.

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Former addict now on divine mission Aug 4, 2017

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Former addict now on divine mission

On Aug. 16, 2009, Jeff Collins died. His three decades of drug abuse had worn down...

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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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The sad, simple case of Eugene Peterson Aug 2, 2017

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The sad, simple case of Eugene Peterson

Unless you’ve spent the past week in total isolation, you are aware of the brouhaha created...

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9 Aug 2, 2017

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9

Arkansas Baptist women will gather for the second annual Women’s Leadership University (WLU) 9 a.m.-3 p.m.,...

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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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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College Jul 25, 2017

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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College

Williams Baptist College has named Robert Foster chair of the Department of Christian Ministries and Blake...

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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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Racism and the SBC: shameful past, hopeful future Jul 21, 2017

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Racism and the SBC: shameful past, hopeful future

In a July 17 op-ed published in the New York Times titled, “Why I’m Leaving the...

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Steven Smith, Matthew Barrett and H.B. Charles to teach at MBTS Jul 21, 2017

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Steven Smith, Matthew Barrett and H.B. Charles to teach at MBTS

Arkansas pastor Steven Smith will join the Midwestern Seminary's faculty in varying capacities for the upcoming...

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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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‘Micro-church’ network leads to nine salvations Jul 21, 2017

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‘Micro-church’ network leads to nine salvations

New “micro-churches” in Hoxie are reaching the unreached in a new setting: in homes. The Hope...

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Why don’t we take the time to read the Bible? Jul 14, 2017

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Why don’t we take the time to read the Bible?

Earlier this year LifeWay Research released findings from a study of how Americans view the Bible.

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Objections Overruled - Bible Studies for Life for July 30, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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Objections Overruled - Bible Studies for Life for July 30, 2017

In Exodus 3:11-12 and 4:10-17 we read a conversation between God and one of the Bible’s...

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His faithfulness - Explore the Bible for July 30, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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His faithfulness - Explore the Bible for July 30, 2017

The sheer weight of sinful nature is an amazing thing to grasp. Sin is defined by...

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A fresh start - Bible Studies for Life for July 23, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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A fresh start - Bible Studies for Life for July 23, 2017

One of the most challenging aspects of reading the Bible is understanding certain passages in their...

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His love - Explore the Bible for July 23, 2017 Jul 14, 2017

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His love - Explore the Bible for July 23, 2017

I knew the Bible was important and I knew it was pretty thick, but I also...

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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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Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s Special Collections earns national award Jun 30, 2017

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Ouachita Riley-Hickingbotham Library’s Special Collections earns national award

The Arkansas Baptist History Collection of Ouachita Baptist University's Riley-Hickingbotham Library has been honored with the...

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28 Jun 29, 2017

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28

David Phelps, Dove and Grammy award-winning recording artist, will perform in his Journey of Faith tour...

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Van Buren man arrested for ramming and toppling Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol Jun 28, 2017

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Van Buren man arrested for ramming and toppling Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas Capitol

Workers have removed pieces of the recently installed Ten Commandments monument from the Arkansas Capitol grounds...

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July Fourth and the fading ‘American Miracle’ Jun 27, 2017

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July Fourth and the fading ‘American Miracle’

I have been on a reading tear of late, and while my interests have varied broadly...

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First things first - Bible Studies for Life for July 16, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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First things first - Bible Studies for Life for July 16, 2017

I was listening to a podcast recently in which one of the guests was speaking on...

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God revealed - Explore the Bible for July 16, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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God revealed - Explore the Bible for July 16, 2017

While I am only in my 20s, I am often amazed at how things have changed...

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Encourage one another - Bible Studies for Life for July 9, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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Encourage one another - Bible Studies for Life for July 9, 2017

When I was growing up, my family was very involved in World Changers, a Southern Baptist...

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The Creator - Explore the Bible for July 9, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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The Creator - Explore the Bible for July 9, 2017

While in Phoenix for the Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting, I attended a Sunday worship service...

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Share Christ - Bible Studies for Life for July 2, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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Share Christ - Bible Studies for Life for July 2, 2017

People like to share good experiences. When a person buys a new car, the first thing...

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His presence - Explore the Bible for July 2, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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His presence - Explore the Bible for July 2, 2017

When my oldest son was deployed overseas, my mama’s heart often panicked. I refused to watch...

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See their worth - Bible Studies for Life for June 25, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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See their worth - Bible Studies for Life for June 25, 2017

When there’s a job to be done, all sorts of tools are available for the task....

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Our response - Explore the Bible for June 25, 2017 Jun 27, 2017

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Our response - Explore the Bible for June 25, 2017

I remember when God called us from our ministry in Tennessee to a new ministry in...

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in Jun 27, 2017

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in

Churches can sometimes be the target of unwanted intruders of the humankind, but it's not all...

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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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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at SBC Phoenix 2017 Jun 20, 2017

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at SBC Phoenix 2017

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) passed resolutions repenting of prayerlessness and calling for...

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Crosses for Life trailer stolen Jun 20, 2017

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Crosses for Life trailer stolen

Arkansas Right to Life is asking for the public’s assistance to locate its Crosses for Life...

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Advocacy journalism in an era of ‘fake news’ Jun 20, 2017

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Advocacy journalism in an era of ‘fake news’

When I was in journalism school at Murray (Ky.) State University, there was no such term...

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SBC messengers denounce 'alt-right white supremacy' Jun 14, 2017

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SBC messengers denounce 'alt-right white supremacy'

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting denounced "alt-right white supremacy" in a nearly...

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SBC messengers OK nine resolutions, to vote today on 'alt-right' proposal Jun 14, 2017

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SBC messengers OK nine resolutions, to vote today on 'alt-right' proposal

Messengers to the 2017 Southern Baptist Convention passed resolutions Tuesday (June 13) repenting of prayerlessness and...

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SBC Pastors' Conference features Arkansas pastors Jun 13, 2017

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SBC Pastors' Conference features Arkansas pastors

PHOENIX – Two Arkansas pastors were featured speakers during this year's Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors'...

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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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