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Students reach out to Stuttgart through CONNECT Apr 26, 2018

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Students reach out to Stuttgart through CONNECT

260 students from 21 churches from across the state participated in CONNECT April 13-15 in Stuttgart.

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Arkansas Ten Commandments monument dedicated amid applause and protest Apr 26, 2018

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Arkansas Ten Commandments monument dedicated amid applause and protest

Arkansas state Sen. Jason Rapert (center) speaks during the dedication of the American History & Heritage...

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Arkansas Baptist communicators recognized for excellence Apr 25, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist communicators recognized for excellence

Arkansas Baptist communicators garnered 21 awards in numerous categories ranging from design to writing to photography...

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New ABSC ministry to encourage church unity Apr 25, 2018

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New ABSC ministry to encourage church unity

Unity. At present, this word is the rallying cry of politicians and reporters, celebrities and athletes,...

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Venters, Stephens named to new BCM positions Apr 25, 2018

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Venters, Stephens named to new BCM positions

Adam Venters has been named the new Metro BCM campus minister at the University of Arkansas...

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Youth Right to Life video contest deadline May 31 Apr 25, 2018

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Youth Right to Life video contest deadline May 31

THE NATIONAL Right to Life is holding a video contest to encourage youth to support pro-life...

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GQ's slam of the Bible 'sadly laughable' Apr 24, 2018

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GQ's slam of the Bible 'sadly laughable'

GQ's inclusion of the Bible in a list of 21 overrated classic books has drawn expressions...

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Churches tighten security after Waffle House shooting suspect flees scene in Nashville Apr 24, 2018

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Churches tighten security after Waffle House shooting suspect flees scene in Nashville

With the lone suspect in a Nashville mass shooting still on the loose Sunday morning, area...

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Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith Apr 24, 2018

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Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

Fox News host Shannon Bream spoke to fellow Christian communicators about the importance of living a...

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Williams OKs new programs, $13.6M budget Apr 19, 2018

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Williams OKs new programs, $13.6M budget

The Board of Trustees at Williams Baptist College (WBC) voted to approve three new academic programs...

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MLK50: Price to be paid for racial unity Apr 19, 2018

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MLK50: Price to be paid for racial unity

Evangelical Christians must be willing to pay the price to gain racial unity, speakers said April...

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Historical chapel to be named for Startup Apr 16, 2018

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Historical chapel to be named for Startup

As Williams Baptist College becomes Williams Baptist University, one of its most prominent buildings will also...

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Arkansas Baptist DR helps Mountainburg residents recover following tornado Apr 16, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist DR helps Mountainburg residents recover following tornado

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) teams were wrapping up efforts Monday, April 16, after assisting residents...

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President Carter, 93, shares about his new book, 'Faith' Apr 13, 2018

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President Carter, 93, shares about his new book, 'Faith'

In his 32nd book, titled simply “Faith,” Jimmy Carter, a former Southern Baptist, looks at how...

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Why should we attend denominational meetings? Apr 13, 2018

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Why should we attend denominational meetings?

A few reasons why we should make it a priority to attend the SBC's annual meetings.

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Arkansas Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship announced for 2018-19 Apr 13, 2018

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Arkansas Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship announced for 2018-19

The Arkansas Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship, established in memory of deceased members, is awarded annually and designed...

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Nominations for IMB president to be accepted through May 15 Apr 12, 2018

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Nominations for IMB president to be accepted through May 15

The presidential search committee of the International Mission Board (IMB) has announced April 12 that it...

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Two amendments: eight counties and eight casinos Apr 12, 2018

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Two amendments: eight counties and eight casinos

Groups in Arkansas are pushing two proposed constitutional amendments to legalize more casino gambling in the...

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Boy who 'did not go to heaven' sues Tyndale for damages Apr 11, 2018

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Boy who 'did not go to heaven' sues Tyndale for damages

Alex Malarkey, the boy who claimed in a bestselling book that he went to heaven while...

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Willow Creek's Bill Hybels resigns amid misconduct accusations Apr 11, 2018

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Willow Creek's Bill Hybels resigns amid misconduct accusations

Bill Hybels, the pastor who grew Willow Creek Community Church into one of the nation's most...

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LMCO gifts 4.4% ahead of last Spring’s receipts Apr 11, 2018

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LMCO gifts 4.4% ahead of last Spring’s receipts

Southern Baptists’ contributions to support international missions through the Lottie Moon Christmas Offering (LMCO) are 4.4...

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Longtime Alabama Baptist editor announces retirement Apr 11, 2018

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Longtime Alabama Baptist editor announces retirement

After 50 years of serving Baptist newspapers – 43 of those years in the lead editor...

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Where have all the organists gone? Apr 11, 2018

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Where have all the organists gone?

Has playing the organ become a dying art?

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Pew: Women more devout than men Apr 11, 2018

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Pew: Women more devout than men

Pew Research has found a significant gender gap concerning religious beliefs and practice among self-identified Christian...

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Fighting for the right to be born Apr 10, 2018

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Fighting for the right to be born

No one was more surprised by the announcement that the Catholic Diocese of Little Rock was...

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Williams approves three new programs, $13.6 million budget Apr 10, 2018

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Williams approves three new programs, $13.6 million budget

The Board of Trustees at Williams Baptist College voted to approve three new academic programs, as...

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Communist China bans online Bible purchases for citizens Apr 10, 2018

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Communist China bans online Bible purchases for citizens

China is purportedly the largest publisher of Bibles in the world, but the communist nation has...

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Greear, Hemphill call for prayer and civility amid transitions Apr 9, 2018

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Greear, Hemphill call for prayer and civility amid transitions

Amid two Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) entity leadership searches and upcoming national SBC elections, both SBC...

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Liberty University ‘censors’ student newspaper coverage of event organized by critics Apr 9, 2018

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Liberty University ‘censors’ student newspaper coverage of event organized by critics

Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. stifled an effort by the school’s newspaper to report on...

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Thankfully, I survived the flu. Now what? Apr 5, 2018

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Thankfully, I survived the flu. Now what?

I was one of many Arkansans to contract the flu this past winter.

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Be ready to stand - Bible Studies for Life for April 22, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Be ready to stand - Bible Studies for Life for April 22, 2018

“God is preparing His heroes,” wrote A.B. Simpson, founder of the Christian and Missionary Alliance, “and...

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Understanding love - Explore the Bible for April 22, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Understanding love - Explore the Bible for April 22, 2018

What is love? Well, you can ask three people that question and get four responses. Love,...

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Our righteousness - Bible Studies for Life for April 15, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Our righteousness - Bible Studies for Life for April 15, 2018

Warren Buffett, the billionaire founder of Berkshire Hathaway, sums up his stock-buying philosophy as, “Buy low...

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Serving God’s people - Explore the Bible for April 15, 2018 Apr 5, 2018

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Serving God’s people - Explore the Bible for April 15, 2018

I cannot sing. I don’t even make a joyful noise. I have come to terms with...

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SBC Executive Committee executive VP Augie Boto named interim president Apr 5, 2018

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SBC Executive Committee executive VP Augie Boto named interim president

D. August (Augie) Boto has been named interim president of the Southern Baptist Convention Executive Committee.

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Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference in Memphis Apr 5, 2018

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Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference in Memphis

MLK50 conference conveners lamented and asked God for brokenness in the evangelical church during a time...

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Revival celebration and noteburning - Oak Grove Baptist Church - Van Buren, AR Apr 2, 2018
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SBC Executive Committee to hold called meeting regarding Page departure Apr 2, 2018

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SBC Executive Committee to hold called meeting regarding Page departure

Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) Chairman Stephen Rummage has called a special meeting of...

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Spring Revival - First Baptist Church - Scranton, AR Apr 2, 2018
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Health care sharing ministry offers alternative to traditional insurance Mar 29, 2018

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Health care sharing ministry offers alternative to traditional insurance

Christian health care sharing ministry (HCSM) plans have been around for decades but seem to be...

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Committee on Resolutions named for SBC 2018 Mar 29, 2018

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Committee on Resolutions named for SBC 2018

Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines has named members of the Committee on Resolutions for the...

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‘Pray for America – Unity’ National Day of Prayer theme Mar 29, 2018

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‘Pray for America – Unity’ National Day of Prayer theme

The National Day of Prayer is set to be held Thursday, May 3.

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​Baptist Global Response launches 2nd annual Well Dig Dare Mar 28, 2018

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​Baptist Global Response launches 2nd annual Well Dig Dare

Baptist Global Response (BGR), a Southern Baptist humanitarian aid organization, is challenging Southern Baptists to take...

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FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project Mar 27, 2018

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FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project

First Baptist Church Sutherland Springs, the Southern Baptist congregation whose members were targeted by a gunman...

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GuideStone, ministries win religious liberty battle with HHS mandate Mar 27, 2018

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GuideStone, ministries win religious liberty battle with HHS mandate

GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention and the ministries it serves have gained a...

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SBC Executive Committee's Page resigns over 'personal failing' Mar 27, 2018

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SBC Executive Committee's Page resigns over 'personal failing'

Frank S. Page has resigned as president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's...

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Page announces retirement as SBC Executive Committee president and CEO Mar 27, 2018

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Page announces retirement as SBC Executive Committee president and CEO

Frank S. Page, president and chief executive officer of the Southern Baptist Convention's (SBC) Executive Committee...

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New Trump transgender military policy 'likely' to stand Mar 26, 2018

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New Trump transgender military policy 'likely' to stand

The Trump administration has issued a new directive that permits transgender military service only "under certain...

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Our Shepherd - Bible Studies for Life for April 8, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Our Shepherd - Bible Studies for Life for April 8, 2018

America has long been defined by the rugged individual.

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Remembering the sacrifice - Explore the Bible for April 8, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Remembering the sacrifice - Explore the Bible for April 8, 2018

One of the things I always find intriguing when reading Paul’s letters is that, despite being...

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God is faithful - Bible Studies for Life for April 1, 2018 Mar 22, 2018
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Assurance of the resurrection - Explore the Bible for April 1, 2018 Mar 22, 2018

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Assurance of the resurrection - Explore the Bible for April 1, 2018

In John 20:3-9 we read the incredible account of Peter and “the other disciple,” commonly believed...

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Tenn. may require 'In God We Trust' to be posted in schools Mar 22, 2018

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Tenn. may require 'In God We Trust' to be posted in schools

Public schools in Tennessee soon could be required to post "In God We Trust" in a...

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Hawking, Behar and the theology of the intellect Mar 22, 2018

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Hawking, Behar and the theology of the intellect

Two events the past several weeks should remind followers of Jesus Christ that they are residents...

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Inspire challenges Arkansas women to ‘live redeemed’ Mar 22, 2018

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Inspire challenges Arkansas women to ‘live redeemed’

About 650 women from across Arkansas were challenged to “live redeemed” at the fifth annual Inspire...

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Yarbrough elected to lead editors’ group Mar 22, 2018

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Yarbrough elected to lead editors’ group

Tim Yarbrough, editor/executive director of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN), was officially installed as president of...

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Arkansas native plants ‘multiplying’ churches in Wyoming Mar 22, 2018

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Arkansas native plants ‘multiplying’ churches in Wyoming

As Easter approaches, the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) Annie Armstrong Easter Offering (AAEO) season is in...

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Sweeping tax code changes could affect Ark. Baptists Mar 22, 2018

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Sweeping tax code changes could affect Ark. Baptists

In the final days of 2017 Congress approved a bill that includes the most sweeping changes...

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'I Can Only Imagine' sees box office success, more faith-based films opening around Easter Mar 19, 2018

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'I Can Only Imagine' sees box office success, more faith-based films opening around Easter

"I Can Only Imagine" opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the...

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Embezzlement ordeal leaves church 'anxious to move on' Mar 19, 2018

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Embezzlement ordeal leaves church 'anxious to move on'

Days before its former treasurer faces arraignment in the alleged embezzlement of more than $300,000 from...

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Free church security training offered through May 1 Mar 16, 2018

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Free church security training offered through May 1

As public shootings continue to make headlines, many churches are evaluating where their facilities stand on...

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Norman named 7th president of Williams Baptist Mar 15, 2018

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Norman named 7th president of Williams Baptist

Stan Norman, who has served the past nine years as provost and executive vice president at...

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U.S. appeals court rules transgender rights trump religious liberty Mar 12, 2018

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U.S. appeals court rules transgender rights trump religious liberty

Religious freedom provides no legal basis to discipline transgender workers who violate workplace gender policies, a...

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Tacos 4 Life mission: ‘feed the world’ Mar 12, 2018

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Tacos 4 Life mission: ‘feed the world’

What does eating a taco have to do with tackling world hunger? “Everything!” according to Ashton...

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The blessings of a portable church - McDaniel Mar 9, 2018
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Evangelist Billy Graham by the numbers Mar 9, 2018

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Evangelist Billy Graham by the numbers

I’ve attended so many Billy Graham Crusades; I really can’t count them all.

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Baptist state newspapers: Today’s news is tomorrow’s history - Wilkey Mar 9, 2018

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Baptist state newspapers: Today’s news is tomorrow’s history - Wilkey

In an era of shrinking newspaper print readership, Baptist state newspapers retain a viable path forward...

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Our peace - Bible Studies for Life for March 25, 2018 Mar 8, 2018

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Our peace - Bible Studies for Life for March 25, 2018

One of the great challenges we face today is cynicism.

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Influencing for Christ - Explore the Bible for March 25, 2018 Mar 8, 2018
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Our banner - Bible Studies for Life for March 18, 2018 Mar 8, 2018

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Our banner - Bible Studies for Life for March 18, 2018

One interesting story from the most recent Olympics was that, as a penalty, one country could...

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Keeping commitments - Explore the Bible for March 18, 2018 Mar 8, 2018

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Keeping commitments - Explore the Bible for March 18, 2018

When God created marriage between a man and a woman in Genesis 2:28, He said it...

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Graham’s enduring legacy in the Natural State Mar 8, 2018

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Graham’s enduring legacy in the Natural State

THE MARK MADE by Billy Graham on the furtherance of the gospel throughout the United States...

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Hacker honored again as Arkansas ‘AM of the Year’ Mar 8, 2018

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Hacker honored again as Arkansas ‘AM of the Year’

Associational missionaries from across the state took part in the Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) annual...

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600-plus hear gospel at Wild Game Expo Mar 8, 2018

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600-plus hear gospel at Wild Game Expo

More than 600 people came to hear the gospel, and six were recorded as making a...

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Bi-vocational ministers meet Mar 8, 2018

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Bi-vocational ministers meet

About 70 people attended the Small Congregation and Bi-vocational Ministers Conference at Williams Baptist College (WBC)...

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Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goal Mar 7, 2018

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Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goal

A grassroots petition to honor the late Billy Graham with a national holiday had gathered nearly...

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Alabama pastor Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee Mar 7, 2018

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Alabama pastor Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee

Danny Wood, pastor of Shades Mountain Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., will be nominated for president...

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Bellaire Baptist Church in Dermott marks 100th anniversary March 11 Mar 7, 2018
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Transgender teens: New study 'no surprise,' says ethicist Mar 6, 2018

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Transgender teens: New study 'no surprise,' says ethicist

A medical journal's finding that the number of transgender teens may be three times greater than...

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Jeffress to keynote Faith Talk 99.5 pastor’s luncheon Mar 6, 2018

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Jeffress to keynote Faith Talk 99.5 pastor’s luncheon

Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church, Dallas, a Fox News contributor and spiritual advisor to...

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'Invite people to follow Jesus,' Merritt tells 800 gathered for West Tenn. evangelism rally Mar 5, 2018
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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip Mar 5, 2018

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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip

ARKANSAS Baptist women desiring to be inspired in their daily walk with Jesus should make plans...

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Pence: Christian communicators needed 'more than ever' Feb 28, 2018

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Pence: Christian communicators needed 'more than ever'

In a time plagued by evil, Americans need the ministry and message provided by Christian communicators,...

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Why Billy Graham's death marks the end of an era Feb 27, 2018

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Why Billy Graham's death marks the end of an era

Billy Graham was one of the most admired people in America. Today, evangelicals don’t agree on...

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Online sex crimes loophole removal nears House vote Feb 27, 2018

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Online sex crimes loophole removal nears House vote

A legal loophole that has shielded sex advertising websites and their users from prosecution may be...

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Beth Moore's Living Proof Live conference marks 20 years Feb 27, 2018

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Beth Moore's Living Proof Live conference marks 20 years

LifeWay's Living Proof Live with Beth Moore event is celebrating its 20th anniversary.

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Supreme Court DACA order spurs call to prayer Feb 27, 2018

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Supreme Court DACA order spurs call to prayer

The Supreme Court's refusal to fast-track a Trump administration appeal related to immigration has given Congress...

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BGAV to stop forwarding churches' gifts to CBF Feb 27, 2018

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BGAV to stop forwarding churches' gifts to CBF

The Baptist General Association of Virginia (BGAV) has become the second Baptist state convention in the...

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BGCT: Decision on CBF driven by 'biblical truth' Feb 22, 2018

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BGCT: Decision on CBF driven by 'biblical truth'

The decision of the Baptist General Convention of Texas (BGCT) to stop forwarding churches' contributions to...

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Our Healer - Bible Studies for Life for March 11, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Our Healer - Bible Studies for Life for March 11, 2018

If you have ever experienced an injury or aliment that required medical attention you understand the...

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Glorifying God - Explore the Bible for March 11, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Glorifying God - Explore the Bible for March 11, 2018

One of the beautiful things about the gospel is the freedom it provides to those who...

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Our Provider - Bible Studies for Life for March 4, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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Our Provider - Bible Studies for Life for March 4, 2018

In Genesis 22:1-14 we encounter one of the most incredible scenes in all of Scripture –...

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United in Christ - Explore the Bible for March 4, 2018 Feb 21, 2018

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United in Christ - Explore the Bible for March 4, 2018

In 1 Corinthians 1:10-25, the Apostle Paul addressed an issue that is as relevant today as...

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How Platt leaving IMB impacts SBC missions Feb 21, 2018

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How Platt leaving IMB impacts SBC missions

The “heavy lifting” of serving as a denominational leader has claimed one of Southern Baptists’ rising...

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Gift of building sparks growth of Ky. church plant Feb 21, 2018

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Gift of building sparks growth of Ky. church plant

Most pastors wouldn’t consider it a landmark day when a fire destroys a church’s office space...

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ABCHomes announces search for exec. director Feb 21, 2018

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ABCHomes announces search for exec. director

The Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries Board of Trustees has appointed a five-member search...

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Arkansas flu outbreak impacts churches and communities Feb 21, 2018

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Arkansas flu outbreak impacts churches and communities

WHAT WOULD IT take for an Arkansas Baptist church to change its warm, “Y’all come,”greeting to...

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Campus mentors share Christ with students Feb 21, 2018

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Campus mentors share Christ with students

When students graduate from high school and move to college, they need extended families.

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College: adjustment for students, parents Feb 21, 2018

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College: adjustment for students, parents

These days, it is common for parents to be more involved in the daily lives of...

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Christian education: preparing for careers – and life Feb 21, 2018

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Christian education: preparing for careers – and life

College in general should teach students to think more deeply, analyze and reason, helping them to...

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What difference does a college education make? Feb 21, 2018

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What difference does a college education make?

The value of a Christian college education is immeasurable.

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Billy Graham, 'America's Pastor' and noted evangelist, dies at 99 Feb 21, 2018

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Billy Graham, 'America's Pastor' and noted evangelist, dies at 99

Billy Graham, 'America's Pastor' and noted evangelist, dead at 99

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Ohio parents lose custody of transgender teen Feb 20, 2018

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Ohio parents lose custody of transgender teen

An Ohio couple lost permanent custody of their teenage daughter because they didn't want her to...

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SBC Pastors' Conference in Dallas announces 2018 speakers, theme Feb 19, 2018

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SBC Pastors' Conference in Dallas announces 2018 speakers, theme

"Fulfill Your Ministry!" will be the theme addressed by a diverse lineup of speakers at this...

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President Trump's faith focus of book, advisors' reflections Feb 19, 2018

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President Trump's faith focus of book, advisors' reflections

Three Southern Baptist members of an informal evangelical advisory council for President Trump have echoed the...

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Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate Feb 16, 2018

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Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

Southern Baptist voices are addressing the U.S. Senate's current effort to resolve the fate of undocumented...

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Florida school tragedy: Prayer enlisted as tears abound Feb 16, 2018

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Florida school tragedy: Prayer enlisted as tears abound

Amid the pressing anguish from the school shooting that claimed 17 lives in Florida, Baptists nationwide...

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Cabot Wild Game Expo Feb. 17 focuses on outreach Feb 16, 2018

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Cabot Wild Game Expo Feb. 17 focuses on outreach

First Baptist Church and Mount Carmel Baptist Church, in Cabot, are teaming up for a new...

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An open door to the nations, but for how long? Feb 16, 2018

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An open door to the nations, but for how long?

Internationals are coming to our state, and Arkansas Baptists are reaching them for Christ.

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Master’Singers Ukraine Mission Trip April 16-27; Michael Gott to speak Feb 16, 2018

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Master’Singers Ukraine Mission Trip April 16-27; Michael Gott to speak

Again in 2018, Arkansas Baptists have the opportunity to be a part of another special movement...

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Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency Feb 16, 2018

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Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

Gaines, pastor of the Memphis-area Bellevue Baptist Church in Tennessee, addressed editors of Baptist state publications...

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GuideStone encourages pastors to participate in biennial church compensation survey Feb 13, 2018

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GuideStone encourages pastors to participate in biennial church compensation survey

GuideStone Financial Resources, LifeWay Research and Baptist state conventions have teamed up again in 2018 for...

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BREAKING NEWS: IMB President Platt announces plan to resign, asks trustees to begin search for successor Feb 12, 2018

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BREAKING NEWS: IMB President Platt announces plan to resign, asks trustees to begin search for successor

International Mission Board (IMB) President David Platt has asked the mission agency’s trustees to begin searching...

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God is moving mightily across Arkansas Feb 8, 2018

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God is moving mightily across Arkansas

Attending the annual state evangelism conference, which these days is known as the State Conference on...

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I am a light - Bible Studies for Life for February 25, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

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I am a light - Bible Studies for Life for February 25, 2018

It is apparent when you turn on the news that we live in a world where...

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Always on mission - Explore the Bible for February 25, 2018 Feb 8, 2018
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I am just passing through - Bible Studies for Life for February 18, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

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I am just passing through - Bible Studies for Life for February 18, 2018

My 4-year-old granddaughter just learned to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag.

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Answering critics - Explore the Bible for February 18, 2018 Feb 8, 2018

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Answering critics - Explore the Bible for February 18, 2018

I recently told a colleague that his use of the word “crazy” to describe anyone who...

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Arkansas Baptists encouraged, refueled at ECON Feb 8, 2018

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Arkansas Baptists encouraged, refueled at ECON

Guest speakers from across the country shared with Arkansas Baptists during ECON, the statewide Conference on...

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march Feb 8, 2018

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march

Hundreds of Arkansans flooded the steps of the Arkansas Capitol Jan. 21 to a bagpipe rendition...

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees Feb 8, 2018

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees

The 2018 election for Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) president now has two candidates – representing different...

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Evangelical leaders call for swift action on DACA Feb 8, 2018

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Evangelical leaders call for swift action on DACA

Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders and pastors joined United States senators Feb. 7 in...

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Christian wedding cake baker wins Calif. court battle Feb 7, 2018

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Christian wedding cake baker wins Calif. court battle

A California trial court has upheld a Christian baker's right to refuse to create a wedding...

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On college campuses, some evangelicals find room to reflect Feb 6, 2018

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On college campuses, some evangelicals find room to reflect

The regulars punch a code in the front-door lock at any hour of the day or...

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Olympics 2018: a bridge to gospel conversations Feb 6, 2018

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Olympics 2018: a bridge to gospel conversations

It was like a blind date with the whole world watching.

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Black Southern Baptist history 'at a crossroads' Feb 6, 2018

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Black Southern Baptist history 'at a crossroads'

In 1845, at the Southern Baptist Convention's founding, approximately 1 in 3 Southern Baptist church members...

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Williams receives $215,000 from Harty estate Feb 6, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams receives $215,000 from Harty estate

Williams Baptist College has received a $215,000 gift from the estate of alumnus Norman Harty.

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Netflix’s upcoming movie about megachurch pastor who rejects the doctrine of hell is sure to get people talking Feb 6, 2018

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Netflix’s upcoming movie about megachurch pastor who rejects the doctrine of hell is sure to get people talking

The upcoming movie, Come Sunday, seems to follow a theological trend among evangelicals that either dismisses...

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When feminism & faith collide - Sharayah Colter Feb 6, 2018

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When feminism & faith collide - Sharayah Colter

It can be difficult, as a Christian woman, to know when the voices demanding something in...

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Apology, $300K payout in church sex abuse settlement Feb 6, 2018

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Apology, $300K payout in church sex abuse settlement

An apology, admission of liability and a $300,000 payout are among the terms First Baptist Church...

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Evidence humans 'unique' among creation Feb 5, 2018

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Evidence humans 'unique' among creation

While the Bible teaches that God designed humans – and only humans – in His image,...

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350 attend Super Winter Feb 2, 2018

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350 attend Super Winter

Teenagers, college students and adults from across Arkansas gathered at Spring Lake Baptist Assembly over the...

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GuideStone: Don't panic over stock market volatility Feb 2, 2018

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GuideStone: Don't panic over stock market volatility

Volatility in 2018 may buffet the financial markets, which have grown feverishly since the election of...

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ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family Feb 2, 2018

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ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's legislative and policy priorities for 2018 include the...

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Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee Feb 2, 2018

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Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee

Ken Hemphill, an administrator at North Greenville University and a former Southern Baptist Convention seminary president,...

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Patriots same team, 'new lights for Jesus' Feb 2, 2018

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Patriots same team, 'new lights for Jesus'

Another Super Bowl. Another year with the New England Patriots playing in it. However, this year...

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Twin Cities churches mobilize around Super Bowl Feb 1, 2018

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Twin Cities churches mobilize around Super Bowl

The hometown Vikings may have fallen just short of playing in this year's Super Bowl, but...

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Is it child abuse to require children to attend church? Jan 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Is it child abuse to require children to attend church?

Are parents somehow harming their children by making them go to church?

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Religious leaders hail, hammer President Trump’s first State of the Union speech - RNS Jan 31, 2018

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Religious leaders hail, hammer President Trump’s first State of the Union speech - RNS

Reaction to President Trump’s first State of the Union was fast and furious from opponents and...

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J.D. Greear to be SBC president nominee in 2018 Jan 30, 2018

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J.D. Greear to be SBC president nominee in 2018

Greear once again will be nominated for president at the 2018 convention annual meeting,

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Hugh and Jill Freeze speak of God's grace at Liberty University Jan 25, 2018

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Hugh and Jill Freeze speak of God's grace at Liberty University

Hugh Freeze made his first public appearance Jan. 24 since resigning as Ole Miss head football...

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Camp Siloam exceeds ‘Feed My Sheep’ goal Jan 24, 2018
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LifeWay building demolished in downtown Nashville Jan 24, 2018

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LifeWay building demolished in downtown Nashville

The former 12-story LifeWay Christian Resources landmark Draper Tower in downtown Nashville was demolished Jan. 6...

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University ordered to readmit campus Christian group Jan 24, 2018

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University ordered to readmit campus Christian group

A state university must temporarily restore registered status to a Christian student group kicked off campus...

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Dead Sea Scrolls fragment may help solve Bible puzzle Jan 24, 2018

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Dead Sea Scrolls fragment may help solve Bible puzzle

A message from one of the last two untranslated Dead Sea Scrolls may contain a clue...

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Kentucky leader and pastors minister amid shooting aftermath Jan 24, 2018

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Kentucky leader and pastors minister amid shooting aftermath

The school shooting in Kentucky provided Baptist leader Paul Chitwood an extraordinary opportunity for ministry Jan....

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Harris appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee Jan 24, 2018

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Harris appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee

Rodney Harris, assistant professor of history at Williams Baptist College, has been appointed by the director...

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I am a priest - Bible Studies for Life for February 11, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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I am a priest - Bible Studies for Life for February 11, 2018

All believers are living stones in one spiritual building, the Church.

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The testimony - Explore the Bible for February 11, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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The testimony - Explore the Bible for February 11, 2018

A believer’s testimony reflects God’s purpose of saving souls and transforming lives.

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A minister - Bible Studies for Life for February 4, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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A minister - Bible Studies for Life for February 4, 2018

It is common practice in a Southern Baptist church to receive new members by promise of...

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Delivered - Explore the Bible for February 4, 2018 Jan 24, 2018

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Delivered - Explore the Bible for February 4, 2018

In 2014, my wife and I went through “Passages: Treasures of the Bible,” a traveling exhibit...

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City Center Conversations aim to tackle the big questions Jan 24, 2018

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City Center Conversations aim to tackle the big questions

In a day marked by distractions and confirmation bias, a new ministry is attempting to create...

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Public proclamations of faith by athletes Jan 24, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Public proclamations of faith by athletes

Much has been said and written the past several years about the use of the public...

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Evangelicals for Life addresses ethics of 'pro-life' movement Jan 23, 2018

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Evangelicals for Life addresses ethics of 'pro-life' movement

Evangelical Christians defend not only unborn children in the pro-life cause but all other human beings...

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Williams to host free photography workshop Feb. 5 Jan 22, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams to host free photography workshop Feb. 5

Williams Baptist College will host a free photography workshop on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5.

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University of Iowa, religious liberty in spotlight Jan 19, 2018

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University of Iowa, religious liberty in spotlight

A Christian student group at the University of Iowa has filed suit against the school after...

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Wisconsin school drops appeal, transgender fight continues Jan 19, 2018

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Wisconsin school drops appeal, transgender fight continues

A confluence of transgender cases is headed to appeals courts across the country, pitting transgender students'...

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Religious liberty to be 'vigorously' enforced Jan 19, 2018
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Midwest Founders Conference Feb. 27-28 in Fenton, Mo. Jan 19, 2018

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Midwest Founders Conference Feb. 27-28 in Fenton, Mo.

Founders Midwest is a regional conference “that strives to encourage, educate and edify Midwest Baptists from...

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Baptist Health offers free diabetes health screening Jan 18, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Baptist Health offers free diabetes health screening

Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering free diabetes health screenings in Little Rock, North Little Rock...

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SBC 2018: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.’ Jan 18, 2018

NEWS | SBC Annual Meeting

SBC 2018: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.’

“Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.” is the theme for the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist...

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Floyd issues 'A Call to Racial Unity' at Arkansas Capitol on MLK Day Jan 16, 2018

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Floyd issues 'A Call to Racial Unity' at Arkansas Capitol on MLK Day

Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd was the keynote speaker for the inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday...

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Rowe, pastor of Wedington Woods First Baptist Church, dies at age 49 Jan 12, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Rowe, pastor of Wedington Woods First Baptist Church, dies at age 49

David Shawn Rowe, age 49, of Fayetteville, died January. He was born April 19, 1968 in...

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God wants to do ‘a new thing’ with our lives Jan 11, 2018

OPINION | Columns

God wants to do ‘a new thing’ with our lives

The message of the prophet Isaiah for Israel in the second part of the book of...

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I am a child of the King - Bible Studies for Life for January 28, 2018 Jan 11, 2018
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Incomplete picture - Explore the Bible for January 28, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Incomplete picture - Explore the Bible for January 28, 2018

The story is told about a preacher who waxed eloquently during his pastoral prayer each service.

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I am wonderfully made - Bible Studies for Life for January 21, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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I am wonderfully made - Bible Studies for Life for January 21, 2018

While preaching a message on abortion, I used a model of a 12-week-old baby, as she...

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Value all - Explore the Bible for January 21, 2018 Jan 11, 2018

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Value all - Explore the Bible for January 21, 2018

Human trafficking includes men, women and children of all ages.

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ECON set for Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs FBC Jan 11, 2018

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ECON set for Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs FBC

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) State Conference on Evangelism and Church Health (ECON) will be...

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Top stories of 2017: A year to remember Jan 11, 2018

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Top stories of 2017: A year to remember

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) has compiled the top 10 stories of 2017 based on overall...

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Williams Baptist College employees honored for years of service Jan 11, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams Baptist College employees honored for years of service

Williams Baptist College recently recognized employees who have reached milestones in their service to the institution.

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Nelson to give Vaughn Lecture Jan. 16 at Williams Baptist College Jan 10, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABN Digest

Nelson to give Vaughn Lecture Jan. 16 at Williams Baptist College

Rex Nelson, senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will give Williams Baptist College’s Vaughn Lecture at...

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GuideStone announces new location in Dallas Jan 9, 2018

NEWS | ABN Digest

GuideStone announces new location in Dallas

GuideStone Financial Resources plans to relocate in late summer 2018 to 115,000 square feet of new...

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Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says Jan 9, 2018

NEWS | Featured

Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says

Going to church for some can be a bit like hanging out at Starbucks. The coffee's...

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Stanley Kelly dies at age 97 Jan 8, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Stanley Kelly dies at age 97

Stanley Kelly, 97, of North Little Rock died Jan. 3, 2018.

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Justice Department ends policy allowing states to legalize marijuana Jan 5, 2018

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Justice Department ends policy allowing states to legalize marijuana

On Monday, California became the latest – and largest – state to legalize marijuana for recreational...

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Floyd to speak at MLK inaugural ceremony Jan. 14 Jan 5, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Floyd to speak at MLK inaugural ceremony Jan. 14

Arkansas Baptist Ronnie Floyd is keynote minister for Arkansas’ inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Exclusive...

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40th annual March for Life Sunday, Jan. 21 Jan 5, 2018

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40th annual March for Life Sunday, Jan. 21

The 40th annual March for Life is set for Sunday, Jan. 21, the same day that...

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12-story LifeWay tower set for implosion Jan 5, 2018

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12-story LifeWay tower set for implosion

The 12-story LifeWay tower emblazoned with massive stone crosses has greeted visitors to downtown Nashville for...

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2017 SBC Pastors' Conference issues financial report; event costs more than $400,000 Jan 3, 2018

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2017 SBC Pastors' Conference issues financial report; event costs more than $400,000

Dave Miller, president of the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference, issued a written financial report for the...

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Churches now eligible for FEMA recovery funds Jan 3, 2018

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Churches now eligible for FEMA recovery funds

Churches whose facilities have been damaged by natural disasters now are eligible to receive relief funds...

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Marijuana's 'human toll' anticipated in California Jan 2, 2018

NEWS | ABN Digest

Marijuana's 'human toll' anticipated in California

According to The Los Angeles Times, recreational marijuana sales are expected to become a $7 billion...

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Hunt family makes $500K gift to Camp Siloam dining hall project Dec 26, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas Latest News

Hunt family makes $500K gift to Camp Siloam dining hall project

A $500,000 gift has been made by the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family of northwest Arkansas...

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Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks Dec 22, 2017

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Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks

Two controversial Confederate statues were removed from Memphis parks Dec. 20 shortly after the city council...

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Support ongoing development efforts of the Arkansas Baptist News! Dec 22, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Support ongoing development efforts of the Arkansas Baptist News!

Over the course of the year, we’ve continually asked ourselves about the impact the Arkansas Baptist...

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State conventions sell buildings, downsize staffs Dec 22, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

State conventions sell buildings, downsize staffs

At least eight state conventions that have sold, moved out of or attempted to sell their...

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Former Midwestern President Milton Ferguson dies at 89 Dec 22, 2017

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Former Midwestern President Milton Ferguson dies at 89

Milton Ferguson, former president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Dec. 21 after a brief battle...

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Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas Dec 22, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas

Amid the aftermath of deadly massacres this fall in both cities, pastors there are seeking avenues...

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Minister housing allowance order stayed; appeals likely Dec 19, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest Latest News

Minister housing allowance order stayed; appeals likely

A federal district court judge in Wisconsin, as expected, has entered a final order declaring the...

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Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban Dec 19, 2017

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Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

Pro-life advocates are applauding the Ohio legislature's passage of a bill to ban abortions of babies...

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Arkansas Baptist College fires president for 'lack of transparency' Dec 18, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

Arkansas Baptist College fires president for 'lack of transparency'

Arkansas Baptist College announced Dec. 18 that it has fired its president who only had been...

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Williams Baptist College updates web addresses to represent name change Dec 18, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams Baptist College updates web addresses to represent name change

Williams Baptist College (WBC) is getting its Internet addresses set for the school’s transition to its...

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Christmas celebrations becoming less religious, according to Pew survey Dec 15, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

Christmas celebrations becoming less religious, according to Pew survey

Most Americans believe society is increasingly abandoning the religious aspects of Christmas, according to new Pew...

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Football and fractured church ministry Dec 15, 2017

OPINION | Columns

Football and fractured church ministry

If there was still any doubt the world has its priorities all messed up, watching the...

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Baptist Health volunteers bring Christmas cheer to patients Dec 15, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABN Digest

Baptist Health volunteers bring Christmas cheer to patients

Some local hospice and home health patients are receiving Christmas cheer thanks to volunteers at Baptist...

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Jesus corrects - Bible Studies for Life for January 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus corrects - Bible Studies for Life for January 14, 2018

Recently a lady told me that she hasn’t attended church since she was much younger.

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The unknown known - Explore the Bible for January 14, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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The unknown known - Explore the Bible for January 14, 2018

Athens was the cultural and educational capital of the Greco-Roman world.

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Jesus provides - Bible Studies for Life for January 7, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus provides - Bible Studies for Life for January 7, 2018

Outside of the resurrection, there is no Bible story or event that speaks more directly to...

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A changed family
 - Explore the Bible for January 7, 2018 Dec 14, 2017

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A changed family
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The larger context of this lesson has three movements: persecution, conversion and transformation.

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Jesus heals - Bible Studies for Life for December 31, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus heals - Bible Studies for Life for December 31, 2017

It’s easy to have faith when everything is going great.

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Strengthened
 - Explore the Bible for December 31, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Strengthened
 - Explore the Bible for December 31, 2017

Can you imagine the Apostle Paul settling down in Antioch and becoming a pastor?

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Jesus saves - Bible Studies for Life for December 24, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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Jesus saves - Bible Studies for Life for December 24, 2017

A Christian lady’s non-Christian friend asked what she needed for Christmas. She told her friend that...

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The Promised One
 - Explore the Bible for December 24, 2017 Dec 14, 2017

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The Promised One
 - Explore the Bible for December 24, 2017

My granddaughter Ella and I have a Christmas tradition of popping popcorn and watching “How the...

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Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues Dec 13, 2017

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Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues

Transgender people will be able to enlist in the U.S. military beginning Jan. 1, the Department...

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Tattooed ex-country musician pastor leads growing church in small town Texas Dec 13, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

Tattooed ex-country musician pastor leads growing church in small town Texas

As keyboardist for country music legend Johnny Lee, Ryan Hurt played

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Paul Pressler accused of sexual abuse in Texas lawsuit Dec 13, 2017

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Paul Pressler accused of sexual abuse in Texas lawsuit

A lawsuit alleging decades of sexual abuse by retired Texas state judge Paul Pressler has named...

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process Dec 11, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams Baptist launches presidential search process

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

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas Latest News

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

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

Protests follow President Trump's Jerusalem announcement

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

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas

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

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

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

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OBU prof pens editorial on Roy Moore, university responds

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

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

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

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

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

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Supreme Court weighs cake artist's liberty

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

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall

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

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals Dec 4, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

Survey seeks qualities of effective associational missionaries/DOMs

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

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Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record Dec 1, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record

The Arkansas Baptist Foundation (ABF) announced a record $26.8 million in distributions for 2017 during its...

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events Dec 1, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events

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

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

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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures

Challenges. We would live a boring existence without them.

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

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

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

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Available to all
 - Explore the Bible for December 17, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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Available to all
 - Explore the Bible for December 17, 2017

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

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Jesus teaches - Bible Studies for Life for December 10, 2017 Nov 30, 2017
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Misguided worship
 - Explore the Bible for December 10, 2017 Nov 30, 2017

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Misguided worship
 - Explore the Bible for December 10, 2017

I visited with a man in the hospital who invited me to attend one of his...

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

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

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

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

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Fed. judge blocks Texas dismemberment abortion ban

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO exec. director

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

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

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

Arkansas Baptists continue to minister following Hurricane Harvey

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

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Safety training addresses important matters on church security

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

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

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

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

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

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'The Star', mainstream cartoon shares Christmas story

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

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Jesus calls - Bible Studies for Life for December 3, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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

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

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The gospel message
 - Explore the Bible for December 3, 2017 Nov 15, 2017

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The gospel message
 - Explore the Bible for December 3, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Set futures - Explore the Bible for November 26, 2017

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

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

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

America honors its war heroes on Veterans Day

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

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

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

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

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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters

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

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

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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff; cites health care, utility costs

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

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

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

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

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

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Russellville FBC: A special place in my heart

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

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

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Set free - Explore the Bible for November 19, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Set apart - Explore the Bible for November 12, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Related meetings announced

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

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

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Resolutions and committee information

Resolutions and committee information for the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage

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

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