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When races collide - Bible Studies for Life for January 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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When races collide - Bible Studies for Life for January 13, 2018

In the 1950s, both Billy Graham and Martin Luther King Jr. expressed their disgust that 11...

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Reconciled - Explore the Bible for January 13, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Reconciled - Explore the Bible for January 13, 2018

During a Lord’s Supper service, I preached on the need for reconciliation between God and man.

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The wise men’s worship - Bible Studies for Life for January 6, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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The wise men’s worship - Bible Studies for Life for January 6, 2018

Singing Christmas carols is an important part of our Christmas worship tradition.

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Transformed - Explore the Bible for January 6, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Transformed - Explore the Bible for January 6, 2018

A co-worker told me her nephew knew me. He was my boss’ son, and he caused...

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Simeon’s proclamation - Bible Studies for Life for December 30, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Simeon’s proclamation - Bible Studies for Life for December 30, 2018

Simeon was an enigmatic character, which we know very little about.

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Home - Explore the Bible for December 30, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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Home - Explore the Bible for December 30, 2018

God uses a variety of means to lead His people but He leads foremost through His...

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The angel’s announcement - Bible Studies for Life for December 23, 2018 Dec 13, 2018

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The angel’s announcement - Bible Studies for Life for December 23, 2018

In October, my wife and I drove to Jackson, Wyo., to explore the Grand Teton and...

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Promise kept - Explore the Bible for December 23, 2018 Dec 13, 2018
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David Platt’s parting words to IMB: ‘We are sick’ Dec 13, 2018

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David Platt’s parting words to IMB: ‘We are sick’

Southern Baptists have yet another new leader of the International Mission Board (IMB) to pray for:...

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Arkansas Right to Life hosts 41st annual March for Life January 20 Dec 12, 2018

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Arkansas Right to Life hosts 41st annual March for Life January 20

The 41st Annual March for Life will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Little...

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Virgin Birth Dec 12, 2018

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Virgin Birth

Well, it’s that time of year again whereas pseudo scholars try to impeach the virgin birth...

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Former Houston's First minister admits embezzlement Dec 12, 2018

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Former Houston's First minister admits embezzlement

A former pastoral staff member at Houston's First Baptist Church has admitted to embezzling more than...

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Chinese Christians: We will 'stand strong' Dec 12, 2018

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Chinese Christians: We will 'stand strong'

As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province,...

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High court's order raises question on abortion Dec 12, 2018

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High court's order raises question on abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to rule on cases involving government funding of Planned Parenthood has...

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Survey: Americans want more Christ in Christmas Dec 11, 2018

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Survey: Americans want more Christ in Christmas

Most Americans want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the...

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Smile Salvation Foundation hosts first "Day of Giving" Dec 11, 2018

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Smile Salvation Foundation hosts first "Day of Giving"

On December 17th, 2018, Smile Salvation Foundation will host its first “Day of Giving” in conjunction...

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Watson is WBU's new director of financial aid Dec 11, 2018

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Watson is WBU's new director of financial aid

Dr. Andrew Watson has taken on a new role at Williams Baptist University, where he is...

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Jess Moody, pastor with education & movie sway, dies Dec 10, 2018

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Jess Moody, pastor with education & movie sway, dies

Jess Moody, a visionary evangelistic pastor who influenced the fields of education and the film and...

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Coach Freeze to 'enjoy' football again at Liberty Dec 10, 2018

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Coach Freeze to 'enjoy' football again at Liberty

Overcoming past failures and finishing life well were repeated emphases of former Ole Miss football coach...

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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds Dec 10, 2018

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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

The U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 10 rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public...

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Arkansas Baptist churches use Christmas for strategic outreach Dec 7, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist churches use Christmas for strategic outreach

CHRISTMASTIME is once again upon us. People are decorating their homes and gingerbread houses. Churches have...

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Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort Dec 7, 2018

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Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is...

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George H.W. Bush remembered as 'at home' with Southern Baptists Dec 7, 2018

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George H.W. Bush remembered as 'at home' with Southern Baptists

President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered by Southern...

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'Crazy' or called?: Missionary's death debated Dec 5, 2018

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'Crazy' or called?: Missionary's death debated

The last reported sighting of American missionary John Allen Chau was Nov. 17. Fishermen off the...

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National CP 2.47% under YTD budget projection Dec 5, 2018

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National CP 2.47% under YTD budget projection

Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention's...

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Open on Sunday? Churchgoers share views on Sabbath Dec 5, 2018

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Open on Sunday? Churchgoers share views on Sabbath

According to Genesis, God created everything in six days before resting on the seventh. But around...

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W.C. Fields, SBC public relations pioneer, dies at 96 Dec 4, 2018

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W.C. Fields, SBC public relations pioneer, dies at 96

W.C. Fields, a forerunner in denominational journalism as vice president for public relations for the Southern...

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to reach 'every nation' Dec 3, 2018

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to reach 'every nation'

EVERY CHURCH. Every nation. To the International Mission Board (IMB), it is more than a...

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Southern Seminary appoints women's support coordinator Dec 3, 2018

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Southern Seminary appoints women's support coordinator

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – In light of challenges facing campuses about the place of women in...

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Former Williams Baptist president Jack Nicholas dies Dec 3, 2018

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Former Williams Baptist president Jack Nicholas dies

D. Jack Nicholas, former president of Williams Baptist University (WBU), died Nov. 29, in Little Rock.

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Mary’s trust - Bible Studies for Life for December 16, 2018 Nov 29, 2018
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Family - Explore the Bible for December 16, 2018 Nov 29, 2018

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Family - Explore the Bible for December 16, 2018

There are many examples in the Bible of imperfect individuals whom God used in extraordinary ways.

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Joseph’s obedience - Bible Studies for Life for December 9, 2018 Nov 29, 2018

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Joseph’s obedience - Bible Studies for Life for December 9, 2018

My pastor says a plan is something you do when you’re not doing something else.

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Not alone - Explore the Bible for December 9, 2018 Nov 29, 2018
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What legacy ministry in the SBC means Nov 29, 2018

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What legacy ministry in the SBC means

Do you consider your church to be a legacy ministry?

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Most Protestant churchgoers still abstain when it comes to alcohol Nov 27, 2018

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Most Protestant churchgoers still abstain when it comes to alcohol

Most churchgoers say the Bible teaches against drunkenness. But that doesn’t stop about 4 in 10...

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Ouachita’s steel drum bands to present concert Dec. 3 Nov 27, 2018

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Ouachita’s steel drum bands to present concert Dec. 3

Ouachita Baptist University’s steel drum bands will come together to present their fall concert on Monday,...

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Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court Nov 26, 2018

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Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and allies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court...

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Baptist Global Response launches clean water campaign for #GivingTuesday 2018 Nov 26, 2018

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Baptist Global Response launches clean water campaign for #GivingTuesday 2018

Baptist Global Response (BGR) is celebrating #GivingTuesday 2018 with a water filter campaign and a goal...

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Missionary Jim Slack's 'Hello World!' now heard in eternity Nov 23, 2018

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Missionary Jim Slack's 'Hello World!' now heard in eternity

International Mission Board missionary Jim Slack died Nov. 15 at age 80 in Richmond, Va.

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Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president Nov 21, 2018

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Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

Kentucky Baptist executive Paul Chitwood elected president of the International Mission Board.

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WBU recieves STEM grant Nov 20, 2018

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WBU recieves STEM grant

William’s Baptist University received a $12,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund that will go towards...

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Arkansas' first Total Artificial Heart patient receives donor heart at Baptist Health Nov 19, 2018

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Arkansas' first Total Artificial Heart patient receives donor heart at Baptist Health

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock has successfully transplanted a donor heart into the state’s first Total...

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Ouachita to present A Festival of Christmas Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 Nov 19, 2018

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Ouachita to present A Festival of Christmas Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present its annual A Festival of Christmas performances...

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2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced Nov 15, 2018

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2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced

The supremacy of the Gospel will motivate Southern Baptist Convention President J. D. Greear as he...

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Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries Nov 15, 2018

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Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service held Wednesday, Nov. 14,...

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Isaiah’s prophecy - Bible Studies for Life for December 2, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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Isaiah’s prophecy - Bible Studies for Life for December 2, 2018

God often uses trials, troubles and tribulation to expose our true faith.

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The deceiver - Explore the Bible for December 2, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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The deceiver - Explore the Bible for December 2, 2018

This was the last major conflict for Isaac. He was old and blind.

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A prayer of thanksgiving - Bible Studies for Life for November 25, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
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With anticipation - Explore the Bible for November 25, 2018 Nov 15, 2018

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With anticipation - Explore the Bible for November 25, 2018

Scripture makes it very clear we may possibly suffer for our faith in Jesus Christ.

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What freedom in Christ means in America Nov 15, 2018

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What freedom in Christ means in America

There seems to be a lot of debate today over exactly what it means to be...

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Chitwood elected new IMB president Nov. 15 Nov 15, 2018

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Chitwood elected new IMB president Nov. 15

RICHMOND, Va. – The International Mission Board (IMB) trustees’ Presidential Search Committee announced Tuesday, Nov. 6,...

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Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches Nov 13, 2018

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Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches

The Kentucky Baptist Convention will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually...

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WBU Psi Chi collects books for SafeCare Nov 13, 2018

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WBU Psi Chi collects books for SafeCare

Psi Chi, an organization for psychology students at Williams Baptist University, has completed a book drive...

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Legalizing casinos offers ministry opportunities for Arkansas Baptists Nov 9, 2018

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Legalizing casinos offers ministry opportunities for Arkansas Baptists

WHILE A DISAPPOINTING outcome for Arkansas Baptists, the approval of a constitutional amendment by Arkansas voters...

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Church giving on the rise according to survey Nov 7, 2018

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Church giving on the rise according to survey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – The economic recovery appears to have reached the offering plate, according to...

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Williams presents alumni honors to Daniel, Guenrich Nov 7, 2018

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Williams presents alumni honors to Daniel, Guenrich

WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist University (WBU) alumni David Daniel and Jake Guenrich were honored during...

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Ricky Skaggs: God's plan is personal, perfect Nov 6, 2018

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Ricky Skaggs: God's plan is personal, perfect

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – In the fall of 2017, Ricky Skaggs found himself in Texas with...

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Gayton, Cooper crowned at WBU Homecoming Nov 6, 2018

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Gayton, Cooper crowned at WBU Homecoming

WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist University (WBU) held Homecoming festivities Nov. 3.

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Baptists and alcohol: Is the consensus shifting? Nov 5, 2018

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Baptists and alcohol: Is the consensus shifting?

For well over a century, Southern Baptists have opposed drinking alcoholic beverages, in part over concern...

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Amid battle with cancer, Texas CWJC/CMJC leader Becky Ellison affirms, ‘God’s got this’ Nov 5, 2018

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Amid battle with cancer, Texas CWJC/CMJC leader Becky Ellison affirms, ‘God’s got this’

BECKY ELLISON knows what it means to live one day at a time. Since being diagnosed...

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National CP 10.59% under 1st month projection Nov 5, 2018

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National CP 10.59% under 1st month projection

Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive...

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Cooperative Program lifts Arkansas church's core commitments Nov 2, 2018

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Cooperative Program lifts Arkansas church's core commitments

Union Baptist Church in Harrison has given 25 percent of its undesignated offerings to missions for...

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Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85 Nov 1, 2018

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Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85

KALISPELL, Mont. (BP) – Eugene Peterson, bestselling Christian author known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture,...

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‘For Christ, The Churches, and Cooperation’ Nov 1, 2018

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‘For Christ, The Churches, and Cooperation’

Good morning! I bring greetings on behalf of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) team and board...

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A prayer of confession - Bible Studies for Life for November 18, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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A prayer of confession - Bible Studies for Life for November 18, 2018

I love this quote from Charles Haddon Spurgeon, “A Christian must never leave off repenting, for...

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With submission - Explore the Bible for November 18, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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With submission - Explore the Bible for November 18, 2018

Since we live in a democracy, it is difficult for many to understand the idea of...

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Praying for others - Bible Studies for Life for November 11, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
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With control - Explore the Bible for November 11, 2018 Nov 1, 2018

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With control - Explore the Bible for November 11, 2018

Scientists maintain that a sound wave set in motion continues on forever.

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Floyd announces: 'Love One Another' theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer Oct 31, 2018

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Floyd announces: 'Love One Another' theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer

"Love One Another" is the theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer May 2, event...

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Faith leaders voice opposition to Issue 4 casino amendment at Arkansas Capitol Oct 29, 2018

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Faith leaders voice opposition to Issue 4 casino amendment at Arkansas Capitol

Faith leaders from across the state voiced opposition to Issue 4 at a press conference Oct....

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Living Proof Live held in Hot Springs Oct 26, 2018

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Living Proof Live held in Hot Springs

More than 5,500 individuals from 38 states and three foreign countries participated in the Beth Moore...

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2019 health plans through GuideStone to include added benefits Oct 25, 2018

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2019 health plans through GuideStone to include added benefits

Consultations with doctors through telemedicine will be available at no out-of-pocket charge for the majority of...

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Messengers hear reports, elect convention officers and approve resolutions in final session Oct 25, 2018

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Messengers hear reports, elect convention officers and approve resolutions in final session

The morning session of the second and final day of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention...

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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions at 2018 annual meeting Oct 24, 2018

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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions at 2018 annual meeting

Arkansas Baptist messengers approved six resolutions at the 2018 annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State...

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Alarmed by funding threats Oct 24, 2018

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Alarmed by funding threats

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) welcomes Letters to the Editor regarding issues of concern to Southern...

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​ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday evening session beings with worship, ends with commissioning service Oct 23, 2018

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​ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday evening session beings with worship, ends with commissioning service

The evening session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting began with a call...

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ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday afternoon session informs and inspires Oct 23, 2018

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ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday afternoon session informs and inspires

The Tuesday afternoon session of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Oct. 23...

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Mason: Great Commission should not become ‘great omission’ Oct 23, 2018

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Mason: Great Commission should not become ‘great omission’

“We don’t have a Great Commission culture; we have a great omission culture.”

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Scenes from the Tuesday afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting Oct 23, 2018

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Scenes from the Tuesday afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting

Scenes from the Tuesday, Oct. 23, afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting at Central Baptist...

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Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry Oct 23, 2018

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Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry

Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry

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165th annual meeting kicks off at Central Baptist, Jonesboro Oct 23, 2018

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165th annual meeting kicks off at Central Baptist, Jonesboro

The morning session of the first day of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual...

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Sykes: Our ministry should exemplify Christ Oct 23, 2018

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Sykes: Our ministry should exemplify Christ

Greg Sykes, pastor of First Baptist Church, Russellville, and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention,...

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Elliff: Family should be focus of discipleship Oct 23, 2018

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Elliff: Family should be focus of discipleship

Addressing the pastor’s family, Bill Elliff, senior teaching and lead pastor of The Summit Church, North...

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Panel discussion: A word from the wives Oct 23, 2018

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Panel discussion: A word from the wives

With a video introduction of numerous Arkansas Baptist ministers thanking and expressing love for their wives,...

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Kirksey: 'The Broken Pastor' Oct 23, 2018

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Kirksey: 'The Broken Pastor'

Greg Kirksey, teaching pastor of The Church at Rock Creek, Little Rock, shared a message titled,...

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ABSC Pastors' Conference Panel discusses 'The pastor and brokenness' Oct 22, 2018

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ABSC Pastors' Conference Panel discusses 'The pastor and brokenness'

The first panel discussion of the evening session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’...

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Ministers’ wives focus on ‘total woman’ Oct 22, 2018

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Ministers’ wives focus on ‘total woman’

About 100 women from across Arkansas gathered for the ministers’ wives conference and luncheon at Central...

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Smith: 'The Pastor in Need of Friends' Oct 22, 2018

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Smith: 'The Pastor in Need of Friends'

Jarvis Smith, pastor of Second Baptist Church, West Helena, shared the final sermon of the afternoon...

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Smith: 'The Pastor’s Character' Oct 22, 2018

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Smith: 'The Pastor’s Character'

Steven Smith, senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, shared a message titled, “The Pastor’s...

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2019 ABSC Pastors' Conference officers elected Oct 22, 2018

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2019 ABSC Pastors' Conference officers elected

2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Pastors' Conference officers elected

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'How do you guard your character?' and 'What’s it like to be an African-American pastor in Arkansas' discussed by ABSC Pastors' Conference panels Oct 22, 2018

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'How do you guard your character?' and 'What’s it like to be an African-American pastor in Arkansas' discussed by ABSC Pastors' Conference panels

The first panel discussion in the afternoon session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’...

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Richardson: ‘The Pastor’s First Love.’ Oct 22, 2018

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Richardson: ‘The Pastor’s First Love.’

Wyman Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, shared the final message of...

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Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22 Oct 22, 2018

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Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22

Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22

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Pastors' Conference panel discusses: 'How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?' Oct 22, 2018

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Pastors' Conference panel discusses: 'How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?'

During a panel titled, “How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?” at...

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McCallum: 'The Pastor as Shepherd' Oct 22, 2018

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McCallum: 'The Pastor as Shepherd'

Pastors should be an example for their congregation, chiefly through praying and reading Scripture daily and...

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Issue 1 wording ruled unconstitutional by Arkansas Supreme Court Oct. 18 Oct 18, 2018

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Issue 1 wording ruled unconstitutional by Arkansas Supreme Court Oct. 18

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled the wording of Issue 1 unconstitutional in a...

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Atlanta accepts $1.2M settlement with Kelvin Cochran Oct 18, 2018

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Atlanta accepts $1.2M settlement with Kelvin Cochran

ATLANTA (BP) – The Atlanta city council has agreed to a $1.2 million settlement with former...

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SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing Oct 18, 2018

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SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern...

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Evolution’s false thesis Oct 18, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Evolution’s false thesis

It is important to remember that death did not come into the world until the Fall.

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Express appreciation for your pastor Oct 18, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Express appreciation for your pastor

You may not know this, but Don Moore – yes, that Don Moore – was my...

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Praying for ourselves - Bible Studies for Life for November 4, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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Praying for ourselves - Bible Studies for Life for November 4, 2018

In the model prayer, Jesus taught us that we should pray for “daily bread” (Matt. 6:11).

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With works - Explore the Bible for November 4, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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With works - Explore the Bible for November 4, 2018

The book of James was a severe stumbling block for Martin Luther.

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A prayer of surrender - Bible Studies for Life for October 28, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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A prayer of surrender - Bible Studies for Life for October 28, 2018

In the model prayer, Jesus taught that when we pray we need to seek the heavenly...

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With obedience - Explore the Bible for October 28, 2018 Oct 18, 2018

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With obedience - Explore the Bible for October 28, 2018

My wife and I took two of our granddaughters through a maze with multiple mirrors.

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Most and least politically engaged states report released Oct 18, 2018

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Most and least politically engaged states report released

ARKANSAS ranks 28th among the 2018 “Most & Least Politically Engaged States” according to a new...

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​LifeWay unveils new store concept design Oct 17, 2018

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​LifeWay unveils new store concept design

Guests who drive by the recently remodeled LifeWay Christian Store in Franklin, Tenn., will be greeted...

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A toppled steeple, a remnant of Hurricane Michael in southwest Georgia Oct 16, 2018

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A toppled steeple, a remnant of Hurricane Michael in southwest Georgia

DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (BP) – At least two southwest Georgia Baptist churches emerged heavily damaged from the...

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Southern Baptist volunteers lend helping hands in the wake of Hurricane Michael Oct 15, 2018

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Southern Baptist volunteers lend helping hands in the wake of Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla.(BP) – Freight trains overturned on the railroad tracks in Panama City, Fla. Power...

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American pastor Andrew Brunson free after three years in Turkish prison Oct 15, 2018

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American pastor Andrew Brunson free after three years in Turkish prison

ALIAGA, Turkey (BP) – Pastor Andrew Brunson reportedly flew to the United States Oct. 13, released...

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Women’s author featured at Girl’s Night Out event in Jonesboro Oct 15, 2018

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Women’s author featured at Girl’s Night Out event in Jonesboro

Sophie Hudson is the guest speaker at Girl’s Night Out, hosted by Nettleton Baptist Church in...

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Fulton, Arkansas Baptist church planter strategist, dies at 65 Oct 13, 2018

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Fulton, Arkansas Baptist church planter strategist, dies at 65

Gary Dean Fulton, 65, of West Fork, died Oct. 11 in Fayetteville. He was a church...

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Two cakes, two courts, two countries: Same result Oct 12, 2018

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Two cakes, two courts, two countries: Same result

On both sides of the Atlantic, a drama set in a bakery has pitted freedom of...

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Church hosts five sports camps in one summer Oct 12, 2018

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Church hosts five sports camps in one summer

Fifteen years ago, Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville sought an alternative from vacation Bible school (VBS),...

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Christians! Be alert and vote your values Nov. 6 Oct 12, 2018

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Christians! Be alert and vote your values Nov. 6

Christians should vote and encourage those around them to vote.

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Hurricane Michael slams Florida, DR preps against 'compassion fatigue' Oct 11, 2018

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Hurricane Michael slams Florida, DR preps against 'compassion fatigue'

Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to a number of churches in Florida.

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Blume to retire from N.C. Biblical Recorder newspaper Oct 11, 2018

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Blume to retire from N.C. Biblical Recorder newspaper

Allan Blume has announced his plans to retire as editor-president of the Biblical Recorder in May...

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'Gosnell' helps uncover 'horrors of abortion' Oct 10, 2018

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'Gosnell' helps uncover 'horrors of abortion'

A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists – led by "Gosnell" opening Oct. 12...

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Christian mother's life in hands of Pakistani court Oct 9, 2018

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Christian mother's life in hands of Pakistani court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (BP) – Christian mother Asia Bibi only offered a Muslim coworker a drink of...

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The opioid crisis hits home for Baptist family Oct 9, 2018

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The opioid crisis hits home for Baptist family

GREENWOOD, Miss. – “Do y’all want something to eat or drink? I’ve got sandwiches and Rice...

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Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urged Oct 9, 2018

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Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urged

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer and the restoration of civility in public...

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LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations Oct 8, 2018

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LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

​NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – The LifeWay Christian Resources presidential search committee is accepting nominations for a...

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2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million Oct 8, 2018

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2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – In the 100th anniversary since Southern Baptists named their global mission offering...

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Hurricane Florence aftermath still 'pretty rough' Oct 8, 2018

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Hurricane Florence aftermath still 'pretty rough'

LONGS, S.C. (BP) – It didn't take disaster relief volunteer Ronnie Register long to describe the...

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Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event Oct 8, 2018

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Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event

WASHINGTON (BP) – Human dignity, as a biblical doctrine, should shape how Christians view the unborn,...

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DR requests and salvations continue in Carolina relief Oct 8, 2018

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DR requests and salvations continue in Carolina relief

NEW BERN, N.C. (BP) – When 89-year-old William Cunniff returned to his flood-damaged home in North...

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Terry honored for 50 years of service, named editor emeritus of The Alabama Baptist Oct 8, 2018

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Terry honored for 50 years of service, named editor emeritus of The Alabama Baptist

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gary Fenton says that in 1975, Bob Terry made a statement that changed...

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Issue 1 is a pro life issue Oct 4, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Issue 1 is a pro life issue

In the Aug. 23 issue of the Arkansas Baptist News, Larry Page of the Arkansas Faith...

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Old Testament's viability highlighted during SBTS's E.Y. Mullins lectures Oct 4, 2018

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Old Testament's viability highlighted during SBTS's E.Y. Mullins lectures

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – When the apostles preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old...

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Laypeople: the hands and feet of SBC disaster relief Oct 4, 2018

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Laypeople: the hands and feet of SBC disaster relief

WHEN I entered vocational ministry nearly 30 years ago, I wasn’t sure what I was getting...

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WMU women Engage in ‘Unshakeable Pursuit’ Oct 4, 2018

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WMU women Engage in ‘Unshakeable Pursuit’

BENTON – More than 160 women – along with a few men – attended the Arkansas...

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A prayer of praise - Bible Studies for Life for October 21, 2018 Oct 4, 2018
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With perseverance - Explore the Bible for October 21, 2018 Oct 4, 2018

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With perseverance - Explore the Bible for October 21, 2018

James began his letter with one of the dominant themes of the book – trials.

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The object of our prayer - Bible Studies for Life for October 14, 2018 Oct 4, 2018

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The object of our prayer - Bible Studies for Life for October 14, 2018

The disciples must have been fascinated, even intrigued, with Jesus’ prayer. He didn’t pray like the...

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True compassion - Explore the Bible for October 14, 2018 Oct 4, 2018

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True compassion - Explore the Bible for October 14, 2018

A church member said to her pastor, “Pastor, we need to see more signs and wonders...

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A return to Mao-era persecution in China? Oct 4, 2018

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A return to Mao-era persecution in China?

CHINA (BP) – Police raided church services Sept. 30 in various Chinese provinces in escalating persecutions...

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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court Oct 4, 2018

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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and other organizations have...

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Call to prayer: SBC leaders lift up search committees of five SBC agencies Oct 4, 2018

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Call to prayer: SBC leaders lift up search committees of five SBC agencies

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear's call to pray and fast Oct. 8...

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million Oct 4, 2018

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

NEW YORK (BP) – Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to...

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U.S. students urged to take Bibles to school Oct. 4 Oct 3, 2018

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U.S. students urged to take Bibles to school Oct. 4

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) – The freedom to distribute Bibles in schools and discuss Scripture openly...

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IMB transitions from Platt to Meador Oct 2, 2018

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IMB transitions from Platt to Meador

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board (IMB) trustees heard a final address from outgoing president...

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BGR assessing Indonesia's needs after tsunami Oct 2, 2018

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BGR assessing Indonesia's needs after tsunami

PALU, Indonesia (BP) – Baptist Global response is assessing needs on Indonesia's Sulawesi island after a...

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National CP ends fiscal year 2.63% over goal Oct 2, 2018

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National CP ends fiscal year 2.63% over goal

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year $5,044,828.14 over its 2017–2018 budgeted...

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NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement Oct 2, 2018

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NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Charles S. "Chuck" Kelley Jr., announced...

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Norman inaugurated as 7th president of Williams Baptist University Oct 1, 2018

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Norman inaugurated as 7th president of Williams Baptist University

Stan Norman was officially installed as the seventh president of Williams Baptist University (WBU) during a...

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ABCHomes names Brown next executive director Sep 27, 2018

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ABCHomes names Brown next executive director

LITTLE ROCK - Derek Brown, 36, clinical director of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries...

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See You at the Pole events held across Arkansas, nation Sept. 26 Sep 26, 2018

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See You at the Pole events held across Arkansas, nation Sept. 26

THOUSANDS of students across Arkansas and the nation gathered around their school’s flagpole to pray as...

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Golden Age Conference fills WBU’s Manley Chapel Sep 21, 2018

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Golden Age Conference fills WBU’s Manley Chapel

A crowd of nearly 500 filled WBU’s Manley Chapel for the annual Golden Age Conference.

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Going out - Bible Studies for Life for October 7, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Going out - Bible Studies for Life for October 7, 2018

William Carey said, “Expect great things from God and attempt great things for God.”

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True fruit - Explore the Bible for October 7, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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True fruit - Explore the Bible for October 7, 2018

The Galatians were being confronted with two kinds of living: fleshly and spiritual.

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Authentic joy - Bible Studies for Life for September 30, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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Authentic joy - Bible Studies for Life for September 30, 2018

G.K. Chesterton said, “Joy is the gigantic secret of the Christian.”

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True freedom - Explore the Bible for September 30, 2018 Sep 20, 2018

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True freedom - Explore the Bible for September 30, 2018

Legalism gives an appearance of spiritual maturity and freedom, but in reality, it is a step...

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Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers meet with President Trump during tour of Hurricane Florence damage Sep 19, 2018

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Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers meet with President Trump during tour of Hurricane Florence damage

President Trump spent approximately an hour Sept. 19 at a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief site in...

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2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention team goals Sep 19, 2018

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2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention team goals

The Executive and Administrative Team (EAT) directs the overall strategy for the ministries of the Arkansas...

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Gosnell movie shines ‘light of truth’ on issue of abortion Sep 19, 2018

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Gosnell movie shines ‘light of truth’ on issue of abortion

A new film focuses on Kermit Gosnell, who operated in abortion clinic in Philadelphia until 2013....

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Concerns about Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, ERLC and Southwestern, aired in open SBC Executive Committee forum Sep 19, 2018

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Concerns about Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, ERLC and Southwestern, aired in open SBC Executive Committee forum

Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics and...

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Pastors more likely to address domestic violence, still lack training Sep 18, 2018

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Pastors more likely to address domestic violence, still lack training

One in 8 Protestant senior pastors say a church staff member has sexually harassed a member...

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Meador named as interim as Platt set to step down from IMB Sep 17, 2018

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Meador named as interim as Platt set to step down from IMB

After receiving the resignation of David Platt as president of the International Mission Board, to be...

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Arkansas and Oklahoma DR to deploy to North Carolina following Tropical Storm Florence Sep 15, 2018

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Arkansas and Oklahoma DR to deploy to North Carolina following Tropical Storm Florence

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas and Oklahoma disaster relief (DR) Oklahoma DR volunteers will deploy to areas...

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Victory Car Show pairs classic cars and community outreach Sept. 15 in Little Rock Sep 15, 2018

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Victory Car Show pairs classic cars and community outreach Sept. 15 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, hosted it's annual Victory Car Show Sept. 15.

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Southern Baptist DR headed to Carolinas & Virginia in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence Sep 14, 2018

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Southern Baptist DR headed to Carolinas & Virginia in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Chainsaws, generators and other equipment and supplies were loaded onto four semi-trailer trucks Sept. 11-12 ahead...

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Baptist DR readying for Hurricane Florence onslaught Sep 12, 2018

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Baptist DR readying for Hurricane Florence onslaught

As Hurricane Florence continues its trajectory toward the Carolina coastline, the North American Mission Board is...

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ABCHomes added to WorldCrafts initiative Sep 12, 2018

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ABCHomes added to WorldCrafts initiative

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), has expanded the initiative through a partnership...

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Baptists prepare for Hurricane Florence response Sep 11, 2018

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Baptists prepare for Hurricane Florence response

Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on alert as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm currently...

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Ensuring Arkansas’ Future files lawsuit against casinos amendment Sep 10, 2018

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Ensuring Arkansas’ Future files lawsuit against casinos amendment

Ensuring Arkansas’ Future (EAF) filed a lawsuit Sept. 10 against the proposed state constitutional amendment to...

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Union Valley Baptist Church, Beebe, profiled in Michigan Baptist Beacon Sep 10, 2018

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Union Valley Baptist Church, Beebe, profiled in Michigan Baptist Beacon

Twenty-two members of Union Valley Baptist Church (UVBC) from Beebe came through Michigan on their way...

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College of the Ozarks drops Nike Sep 7, 2018

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College of the Ozarks drops Nike

College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., plans to remove all athletic uniforms purchased from...

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Casino measure OK'd for November ballot; Hutchinson says he’ll vote ‘no’ Sep 7, 2018

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Casino measure OK'd for November ballot; Hutchinson says he’ll vote ‘no’

A proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize four casinos in Arkansas will be on the Nov....

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Issue 1 disqualified from ballot; Arkansas ethicist disputed initiative being characterized as 'pro-life' Sep 7, 2018

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Issue 1 disqualified from ballot; Arkansas ethicist disputed initiative being characterized as 'pro-life'

Issue 1, a ballot initiative which limits damages awarded in civil lawsuits, has been disqualified Sept....

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Victory Car Show Sept. 15 at Immanuel Baptist Sep 7, 2018

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Victory Car Show Sept. 15 at Immanuel Baptist

The sixth annual Victory Car Show presented by the men’s ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church in...

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The real meaning of pro-life Sep 6, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

The real meaning of pro-life

On August 23, 2018, Arkansas Baptist News published a column by Larry Page, executive director of...

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Intentional love - Bible Studies for Life for September 23, 2018 Sep 6, 2018

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Intentional love - Bible Studies for Life for September 23, 2018

This lesson begins with a dialogue between Jesus and a lawyer.

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True heirs - Explore the Bible for September 23, 2018 Sep 6, 2018

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True heirs - Explore the Bible for September 23, 2018

In Paul’s day many Roman and Greek households had child guardians.

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Gracious hospitality - Bible Studies for Life for September 16, 2018 Sep 6, 2018
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True life - Explore the Bible for September 16, 2018 Sep 6, 2018

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True life - Explore the Bible for September 16, 2018

Galatians 3 is one of the more complicated chapters in all of Paul’s writings.

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Baptist university to lower tuition by 57% in effort to make education more affordable for families Sep 6, 2018

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Baptist university to lower tuition by 57% in effort to make education more affordable for families

Tuition rates will be cut 57 percent at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2018-2019...

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Young or old, many pastors lack a will, survey finds Sep 5, 2018

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Young or old, many pastors lack a will, survey finds

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Passport? Check. Airline ticket? Check. Hotel reservation? Check. After careful planning, you're...

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Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight Sep 5, 2018

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Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight

WASHINGTON (BP) – Abortion drew the spotlight Sept. 4 as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation...

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Metro BCM wins Reach 13,000 Dodgeball Tournament Sep 4, 2018

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Metro BCM wins Reach 13,000 Dodgeball Tournament

The Metro BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) Team No. 1 came out on top as the winner over...

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Ouachita Baptist University adds campus police department Sep 4, 2018

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Ouachita Baptist University adds campus police department

For the first time in its 152 year history, Ouachita Baptist University is getting its own...

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay Aug 31, 2018

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Aug. 27 plans to retire in...

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, staff pray for revival Aug 31, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, staff pray for revival

“God wants your church to be the single most influential mover in the community, but that...

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Memorial service for aborted children at Life Center Sept. 8 Aug 29, 2018

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Memorial service for aborted children at Life Center Sept. 8

A memorial service for aborted children will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept....

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Speer, Ouachita archivist, recognized by national Council of State Archivists Aug 27, 2018

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Speer, Ouachita archivist, recognized by national Council of State Archivists

ARKADELPHIA – Lisa Speer, associate professor and university archivist at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), has been...

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Johnny Hunt named NAMB senior vice president of evangelism and leadership pending Oct. 2 trustee vote Aug 27, 2018

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Johnny Hunt named NAMB senior vice president of evangelism and leadership pending Oct. 2 trustee vote

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Johnny Hunt, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and past...

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First Baptist, Scranton, marks 50 years Aug 24, 2018

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First Baptist, Scranton, marks 50 years

First Baptist Church of Scranton celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 5.

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The moral argument Aug 23, 2018

OPINION | Columns

The moral argument

Atheists are more vocal than ever. Thus, it is a good idea to know a few...

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Page: Tort reform amendment is not a pro-life issue Aug 23, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Page: Tort reform amendment is not a pro-life issue

Among all the various candidates and issues on November’s general election ballot, Arkansas voters may have...

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The future of Baptist news Aug 23, 2018

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The future of Baptist news

Earlier this month the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) gathered in Little...

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Open arms - Bible Studies for Life for September 9, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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Open arms - Bible Studies for Life for September 9, 2018

When Mahatma Gandhi was a student, he read the gospels, giving serious consideration to becoming a...

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True grace - Explore the Bible for September 9, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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True grace - Explore the Bible for September 9, 2018

Galatians 2 presents three pictures that answer the question, “How can I please God and not...

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Reality check - Bible Studies for Life for September 2, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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Reality check - Bible Studies for Life for September 2, 2018

There is a quote on the wall at my doctor’s office from the great Yogi Berra,...

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True gospel - Explore the Bible for September 2, 2018 Aug 23, 2018

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True gospel - Explore the Bible for September 2, 2018

The book of Galatians doesn’t contain Paul’s usual greeting.

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Called to communicate: Baptist women serve ‘in seats of influence’ Aug 22, 2018

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Called to communicate: Baptist women serve ‘in seats of influence’

JUST AS JESUS affirmed first-century women, calling them to confess Him as Lord and tell the...

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Foundation meets at Camp Siloam Aug 22, 2018

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Foundation meets at Camp Siloam

Members of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation Board of Directors heard an update on the history and...

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Former Alabama slave learned missionary answered his prayer Aug 21, 2018

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Former Alabama slave learned missionary answered his prayer

The dirt road snaked long and lonely out to Cudjo's cabin on the outskirts of Mobile...

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GuideStone launches new era at Pinnacle Tower Aug 21, 2018

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GuideStone launches new era at Pinnacle Tower

GuideStone occupies the top five floors of the 24-story Pinnacle Tower, located at 5005 LBJ Freeway,...

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Ouachita Baptist University and Baptist Health partner to provide nursing education Aug 21, 2018

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Ouachita Baptist University and Baptist Health partner to provide nursing education

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) and Baptist Health announced a partnership to address the shortage of nurses...

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Baptist Global Response launches new GoatFundMe campaign Aug 20, 2018

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Baptist Global Response launches new GoatFundMe campaign

Baptist Global Response (BGR) is crowdsourcing for a cause.

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Satanists rally against Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas State Capitol Aug 17, 2018

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Satanists rally against Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas State Capitol

A 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Baphomet, a horned figure associated with Satanism, was on display Aug....

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Parking tax could cost churches, ministries Aug 15, 2018

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Parking tax could cost churches, ministries

A little-noticed provision of last year's Republican tax legislation which taxes employee parking at nonprofit organizations...

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Inside FDA's research with aborted baby body parts Aug 15, 2018

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Inside FDA's research with aborted baby body parts

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Taxpayers have been funding government research using tissue from aborted babies for...

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Missouri Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March Aug 14, 2018

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Missouri Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March

U. S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon believes "there is nothing more exhilarating in life than...

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22 baptized, overflow room utilized, during Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro's Paragould campus launch Aug. 12 Aug 13, 2018

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22 baptized, overflow room utilized, during Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro's Paragould campus launch Aug. 12

Twenty-two people were baptized, and an overflow room had to be utilized, during the launch service...

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Contemporary Christian concert to be featured at annual Beatles festival in Walnut Ridge Aug 13, 2018

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Contemporary Christian concert to be featured at annual Beatles festival in Walnut Ridge

This year’s Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival and Symposium, set for Friday and Saturday, Sept....

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Ouachita Baptist University sets fundraising record of $17.2 million Aug 13, 2018

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Ouachita Baptist University sets fundraising record of $17.2 million

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia has received a record $17.2 million in private support in academic...

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18 years after child porn conviction, Baptist pastor accused of trying to entice a minor Aug 11, 2018

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18 years after child porn conviction, Baptist pastor accused of trying to entice a minor

A former longtime Southern Baptist preacher whose ministry stalled 18 years ago when he went to...

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Praise - Bible Studies for Life for August 26, 2018 Aug 9, 2018
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Disciplined - Explore the Bible for August 26, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

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Disciplined - Explore the Bible for August 26, 2018

Centuries ago, Saint Augustine created a bit of controversy with a simple prayer, “Grant what Thou...

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Prioritize - Bible Studies for Life for August 19, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

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Prioritize - Bible Studies for Life for August 19, 2018

Politicians all over the world love to use Christian language in their speeches.

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Thankful - Explore the Bible for August 19, 2018 Aug 9, 2018

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Thankful - Explore the Bible for August 19, 2018

The context for David’s song of thankfulness falls into three categories.

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Grateful for open viewpoints Aug 9, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

Grateful for open viewpoints

I am thankful for the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) having the journalistic integrity and fairness to...

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A matter of trust Aug 9, 2018

OPINION | Columns

A matter of trust

For most people, placing trust in other people – or organizations – isn’t really an issue....

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Univ. of Iowa sued again over religious liberty Aug 9, 2018

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Univ. of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the...

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Uncommon Arkansans: Ouachita’s Ben Elrod Aug 8, 2018

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Uncommon Arkansans: Ouachita’s Ben Elrod

There are countless stories of men who had no intention of becoming a pastor, but did...

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'Baptist Hymnal' celebrates 10-year anniversary Aug 8, 2018

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'Baptist Hymnal' celebrates 10-year anniversary

LifeWay Christian Resources is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the latest Baptist Hymnal this August.

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National Cooperative Program giving 3.06% ahead of projection Aug 8, 2018

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National Cooperative Program giving 3.06% ahead of projection

Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the...

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John Bisagno, pastor and church innovator, dies at 84 Aug 6, 2018

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John Bisagno, pastor and church innovator, dies at 84

John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, died Aug. 5...

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Fielding: Law enforcement officers face unique challenges today Aug 6, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABSC

Fielding: Law enforcement officers face unique challenges today

Changes in societal norms mean law enforcement officers face unique challenges today compared to the past.

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Ark. Baptist mission church burglarized in LR Aug 2, 2018

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Ark. Baptist mission church burglarized in LR

An Arkansas Baptist mission church was burglarized July 29, resulting in more than $4,300 loss of...

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Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture Jul 30, 2018

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Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture

Suicide is a growing problem in a culture that appears to be spiraling out of control.

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Greear announces sexual abuse study group Jul 27, 2018

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Greear announces sexual abuse study group

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has announced he will form a Sexual Abuse Presidential Study...

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Protect - Bible Studies for Life for August 12, 2018 Jul 27, 2018
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Resolved - Explore the Bible for August 12, 2018 Jul 27, 2018
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Persist - Bible Studies for Life for August 5, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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Persist - Bible Studies for Life for August 5, 2018

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Wrong!

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Averted - Explore the Bible for August 5, 2018 Jul 27, 2018

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Averted - Explore the Bible for August 5, 2018

“Carpe diem” is translated “seize the opportunity.”

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‘Hateful’ letter Jul 27, 2018

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

‘Hateful’ letter

I am writing in response to a letter by Vivian Meins printed in your June 28...

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A ‘remnant’ can make a big difference Jul 27, 2018

OPINION | Columns

A ‘remnant’ can make a big difference

In 2000 I was teaching advertising as an adjunct professor in the journalism department at the...

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On the road for missions: Hendersons travel to tell WMU story Jul 26, 2018

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On the road for missions: Hendersons travel to tell WMU story

The rumble of the on-board generator lent a muffled, but noticeable, undertone as Trennis and Pam...

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Colson elected exec. secretary of editors’ group Jul 26, 2018

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Colson elected exec. secretary of editors’ group

Margaret Colson, writer/copy editor for the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN), was elected executive secretary of the...

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IMB's Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations Jul 25, 2018

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IMB's Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations

Two "thorough, outside, independent" investigations have been initiated by International Mission Board President David Platt into...

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Volunteers needed as Ridgecrest attendance climbs Jul 25, 2018

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Volunteers needed as Ridgecrest attendance climbs

LifeWay's Ridgecrest Conference Center celebrated record attendance last year as approximately 70,000 guests visited the Blue...

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LifeWay's Black Church Leadership and Family Conference celebrates 25th anniversary Jul 24, 2018

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LifeWay's Black Church Leadership and Family Conference celebrates 25th anniversary

Race is not the issue of Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, leaders told Baptist Press...

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Turner elected 25th president of Southwest Baptist University Jul 24, 2018

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Turner elected 25th president of Southwest Baptist University

Eric A. Turner, of Pocahontas, was unanimously selected as the 25th president of Southwest Baptist University...

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SBC Sullivan Tower to be imploded Saturday Jul 20, 2018

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SBC Sullivan Tower to be imploded Saturday

Implosion of the 11-story Sullivan Tower on the former campus of LifeWay Christian Resources is scheduled...

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SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows Jul 19, 2018

NEWS | ABN Digest SBC Annual Meeting

SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows

Nearly twice as many messengers attended the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting when compared to...

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Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case Jul 18, 2018

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Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

A federal appeals court ruling that protects a church's internal communications buttressed both religious freedom and...

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IMB, ex-missionary's accuser differ over abuse response Jul 18, 2018

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IMB, ex-missionary's accuser differ over abuse response

The International Mission Board and an alleged sexual assault victim of a former missionary have presented...

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Zoning restriction stymies Maryland church's expanded ministry Jul 17, 2018

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Zoning restriction stymies Maryland church's expanded ministry

Members of Redemption Community Church can grab a cappuccino and a scone in the building the...

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LGBT Revoice conference raises eyebrows of evangelical community Jul 17, 2018

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LGBT Revoice conference raises eyebrows of evangelical community

An LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Christian conference – set for July 26-28 in St. Louis...

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Williams Baptist University transitions to new email domain Jul 17, 2018

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Williams Baptist University transitions to new email domain

Williams Baptist University is nearing the completion of its college to university transition and Williams’ email...

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Episcopal Church says all same-sex couples can now marry in their home churches Jul 16, 2018

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Episcopal Church says all same-sex couples can now marry in their home churches

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH removed restrictions on same-sex marriage July 13, making it so all couples can...

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Arkansas Baptist DR responds to Texas flooding Jul 16, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist DR responds to Texas flooding

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) teams have been hard at work in Weslaco, Texas after major...

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IMB experiences data breach, toughens cybersecurity Jul 13, 2018

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IMB experiences data breach, toughens cybersecurity

A data breach occurred at the International Mission Board (IMB) that may have exposed personal information...

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Misled by hype Jul 13, 2018

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Misled by hype

Steve Gaines – as being a high level leader in Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) work –...

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Politics and biblical values Jul 13, 2018

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Politics and biblical values

This is in response to Vivian Meins’ letter in Arkansas Baptist News, June 28, 2018.

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Pence speaking at SBC Jul 13, 2018

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Pence speaking at SBC

Thank you for printing the letter by Vivian Meins of De Witt (Arkansas Baptist News, June...

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The scorecard on the Communist-socialist agenda Jul 13, 2018

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The scorecard on the Communist-socialist agenda

In the mid- to late-1990s I had the privilege of traveling to Belarus on two occasions...

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Plan - Bible Studies for Life for July 29, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Plan - Bible Studies for Life for July 29, 2018

My wife, Chelsie, likes to joke that she is a planner, while I like to figure...

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Restored - Explore the Bible for July 29, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Restored - Explore the Bible for July 29, 2018

In 2 Samuel 15, we read how Absalom cunningly conned much of Israel into following him...

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Pray - Bible Studies for Life for July 22, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Pray - Bible Studies for Life for July 22, 2018

Most Christians understand that prayer is important.

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Deposed - Explore the Bible for July 22, 2018 Jul 13, 2018

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Deposed - Explore the Bible for July 22, 2018

In the 2002 film “Catch Me If You Can,” Leonardo DiCaprio starred as Frank Abagnale Jr.,...

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Former Arkansas Baptist minister charged with sexual assault Jul 10, 2018

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Former Arkansas Baptist minister charged with sexual assault

Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, International Mission Board missionary and...

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Pruitt's EPA resignation stirs lament, reflection Jul 10, 2018

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Pruitt's EPA resignation stirs lament, reflection

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation July 5 amid federal investigations of his spending and...

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Evangelical leaders support SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh Jul 10, 2018

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Evangelical leaders support SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh

Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders embraced President Trump's nomination of federal appeals court judge...

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Gardner first woman named chair of SBC seminary Jul 10, 2018

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Gardner first woman named chair of SBC seminary

Becky Gardner, a superintendent of a Christian school in Peoria, Ill., is the first woman to...

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Filipino president's comments on God rebuked Jul 10, 2018

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Filipino president's comments on God rebuked

The Filipino president's offer to resign if anyone can prove the God of the Bible exists...

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Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti Jul 9, 2018

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Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources...

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Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC's Moore shared by thousands Jul 9, 2018

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Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC's Moore shared by thousands

Thousands have viewed and shared an open letter signed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and...

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'Associational Mission Strategist' suggested as new DOM title Jul 6, 2018

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'Associational Mission Strategist' suggested as new DOM title

"Associational Mission Strategist" (AMS) is the new recommended title for Southern Baptist mission leaders formerly called...

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'Thankful to be part of what God is doing' with CP Jul 3, 2018

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'Thankful to be part of what God is doing' with CP

Central Baptist Church's mission, rather than location, is reflected in it name.

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Oklahoma medical marijuana law a 'dangerous foothold' Jul 2, 2018

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Oklahoma medical marijuana law a 'dangerous foothold'

Oklahoma's adoption of what may be the nation's most permissive medical marijuana law has left some...

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Churchgoers sticking around for theology, not music Jul 2, 2018

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Churchgoers sticking around for theology, not music

Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher, according...

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Record-low 47% extremely proud to be Americans - Gallup Jul 2, 2018

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Record-low 47% extremely proud to be Americans - Gallup

Forty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they are extremely proud to be Americans, a new low...

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Debate begins on next Supreme Court nominee Jul 2, 2018

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Debate begins on next Supreme Court nominee

The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President...

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Tithing: an obedient response to a gracious God - Bible Studies for Life for July 15, 2018 Jun 29, 2018
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Grieved - Explore the Bible for July 15, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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Grieved - Explore the Bible for July 15, 2018

There is nothing more beautiful, and oftentimes more complicated, than family.

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What happens next? - Bible Studies for Life for July 8, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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What happens next? - Bible Studies for Life for July 8, 2018

None of us is promised tomorrow or even the next hour or the next minute.

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Accountable - Explore the Bible for July 8, 2018 Jun 29, 2018

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Accountable - Explore the Bible for July 8, 2018

Have you ever had a police officer pull you over, approach your window and say, “Do...

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What should we do now? - Bible Studies for Life for July 1, 2018 Jun 28, 2018
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Valued - Explore the Bible for July 1, 2018 Jun 28, 2018
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Why did Jesus come? - Bible Studies for Life for June 24, 2018 Jun 28, 2018
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Established - Explore the Bible for June 24, 2018 Jun 28, 2018

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Established - Explore the Bible for June 24, 2018

Most of us don’t always follow through on our promises, but we can be sure that...

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Baptist polity alive and well at SBC Annual Meeting Jun 28, 2018

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Baptist polity alive and well at SBC Annual Meeting

We have all heard it jokingly said, “Wherever you get two Baptists together, you will have...

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‘Undivided’ panels discuss race and the SBC Jun 28, 2018

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‘Undivided’ panels discuss race and the SBC

Following the release of a video series by the same name, the North American Mission Board...

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Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share Christ’s love at SBC Crossover Jun 28, 2018

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Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share Christ’s love at SBC Crossover

The sun was hot and the air was dry and the shade was sparse. But that...

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Nita Moore obituary Jun 28, 2018

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Nita Moore obituary

Nita Faye Taylor Miller Moore, 85, of Little Rock, passed away on June 24.

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Submit your candidate for Baptist business leader of the year! Jun 27, 2018

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Submit your candidate for Baptist business leader of the year!

Nominations for the third annual Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) Business Leader of the Year are now...

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Social media and teens: a way 'to see what is happening' Jun 25, 2018

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Social media and teens: a way 'to see what is happening'

While social media often is seen as a bad thing, what if Instagram and YouTube could...

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High court annuls ruling against Southern Baptist florist Jun 25, 2018

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High court annuls ruling against Southern Baptist florist

The U.S. Supreme Court provided a promising directive June 25 in the ongoing effort by business...

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President Trump commended for halt to border family separations Jun 22, 2018

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President Trump commended for halt to border family separations

Several Southern Baptist leaders commended President Trump's executive order June 20 addressing the separation of children...

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Pro-life banners greet drivers in 50 cities Jun 22, 2018

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Pro-life banners greet drivers in 50 cities

Pro-life advocates will hold banners on highway overpasses June 22 proclaiming "abortion takes a human life"...

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Trump Administration 'zero tolerance' policy denounced, defended Jun 19, 2018

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Trump Administration 'zero tolerance' policy denounced, defended

Southern Baptist and other evangelical female leaders expressed their opposition June 18 to separating children from...

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Abuse in the church: Its trauma aired by panel at SBC Jun 19, 2018

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Abuse in the church: Its trauma aired by panel at SBC

Matt Carter, pastor of preaching and vision at Austin Stone Community Church in Austin, Texas, said...

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Rally raises awareness of abuse/encourages churches to respond Jun 15, 2018

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Rally raises awareness of abuse/encourages churches to respond

In a united effort to discuss and respond to the “epidemic of abuse within Protestant Christianity’s...

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​SBC wrap-up: Greear, Pence, #MeToo draw SBC's focus; decision on Patterson upheld by messengers Jun 15, 2018

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​SBC wrap-up: Greear, Pence, #MeToo draw SBC's focus; decision on Patterson upheld by messengers

At an annual meeting that saw what chief parliamentarian Barry McCarty called an “extra heavy volume...

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Coverage of the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Dallas Jun 15, 2018

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Coverage of the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention held in Dallas

Read Arkansas Baptist News coverage of the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention.

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