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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

RESOURCES | Sunday School Commentary

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

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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

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

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

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

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

OPINION | Letters to the Editor

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

OPINION | Columns

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas Latest News

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

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

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

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

​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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World Changers students change stereotypes Jun 14, 2018

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World Changers students change stereotypes

World Changers group returns to Little Rock for a 12th year of ministry.

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Messengers make 20 motions, debate Southwestern trustee action Jun 13, 2018

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

Messengers make 20 motions, debate Southwestern trustee action

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) proposed 20 motions during two 15-minute scheduled segments of...

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Sherri Pomeroy tells of life after church shooting Jun 13, 2018

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

Sherri Pomeroy tells of life after church shooting

Sherri Pomeroy never expected for 26 people in her church family to enter heaven together when...

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Pence affirms, encourages Southern Baptists at annual meeting in Dallas Jun 13, 2018
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Greear elected Southern Baptist Convention president Jun 13, 2018

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Greear elected Southern Baptist Convention president

North Carolina pastor J.D. Greear was elected Southern Baptist Convention president June 12 during the 2018...

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Search committee, ERLC funding mark first SBC Executive Committee report Jun 12, 2018

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Search committee, ERLC funding mark first SBC Executive Committee report

Messengers received an update of the search for a new Executive Committee (EC) president and defeated...

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SBC messengers approve 16 resolutions Jun 12, 2018

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SBC messengers approve 16 resolutions

Messengers attending the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention adopted all 16 resolutions put forward...

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Jones named campus director of ABCHomes' Baptist Home for Children in Monticello Jun 12, 2018

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Jones named campus director of ABCHomes' Baptist Home for Children in Monticello

Kelly Jones has been named campus director for the Baptist Home for Children in Monticello, leaders...

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Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas Jun 11, 2018

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Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas

Vice President Mike Pence will address the Southern Baptist Convention on June 13.

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SBC Executive Committee disfellowships Ga. church, honors Mohler Jun 11, 2018

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SBC Executive Committee disfellowships Ga. church, honors Mohler

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Executive Committee (EC) has disfellowshiped a Georgia church for alleged "intentional...

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35,000 attend, 2,300 make decisions during Crossover Dallas Harvest America crusade Jun 11, 2018

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35,000 attend, 2,300 make decisions during Crossover Dallas Harvest America crusade

"I'm not here to talk to you about religion," Pastor Greg Laurie told the crowd June...

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Harvest America brings thousands of Christians to AT&T Stadium for fellowship in faith Jun 11, 2018
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Baptists in Arkansas focused on mission; SBC Annual Meeting not seen as place to solve issues Jun 11, 2018

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Baptists in Arkansas focused on mission; SBC Annual Meeting not seen as place to solve issues

Greg Sykes, president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention, said members of the denomination in Arkansas...

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Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share the love of Christ Jun 10, 2018

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share the love of Christ

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

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Southern Baptists reflect on numbers as annual meeting convenes Dallas Jun 10, 2018

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Southern Baptists reflect on numbers as annual meeting convenes Dallas

Southern Baptists gather June 12-13 in Dallas for their annual meeting amid reports of a decline...

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Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds Jun 9, 2018

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Moral bar slipping in U.S., Gallup poll finds

Homosexuality, premarital sex, divorce, marijuana and pornography are approved by a growing percentage of Americans, Gallup...

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Southern Baptists to gather in Dallas June 12-13 for annual meeting Jun 8, 2018

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Southern Baptists to gather in Dallas June 12-13 for annual meeting

Thousands of Southern Baptists will gather June 12-13 annual meeting at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention...

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Breaking: Patterson withdraws from SBC Annual Meeting, will not preach annual sermon Jun 8, 2018

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

Breaking: Patterson withdraws from SBC Annual Meeting, will not preach annual sermon

Paige Patterson has withdrawn from preaching the convention sermon next week at the Southern Baptist Convention...

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Churches must abandon 600MHz wireless sound systems Jun 6, 2018

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Churches must abandon 600MHz wireless sound systems

Churches that haven't updated their wireless sound system may have trouble being heard on any given...

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Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern resigns Jun 6, 2018

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Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern resigns

Christian T. George, assistant professor of historical theology and curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern...

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Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation' Jun 6, 2018

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Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation'

An attorney for terminated Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary President Paige Patterson issued a media release...

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World Changers returns to Arkansas Jun 6, 2018

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World Changers returns to Arkansas

WORLD CHANGERS returns to Arkansas once again in 2018, beginning this month with a project in...

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What is next? Some ponderings for the SBC as we move forward - Doug Hibbard Jun 4, 2018

OPINION | Columns

What is next? Some ponderings for the SBC as we move forward - Doug Hibbard

Well, in case you missed it, there has been a rather massive shift in the Southern...

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SCOTUS rules in favor of baker over same-sex couple in Colorado wedding cake case Jun 4, 2018

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SCOTUS rules in favor of baker over same-sex couple in Colorado wedding cake case

The U.S. Supreme court dodged a major ruling on the question of whether business owners can...

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Worship attendance rises, while baptisms decline in SBC congregations Jun 1, 2018

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Worship attendance rises, while baptisms decline in SBC congregations

Long-standing patterns in the Southern Baptist Convention continued to dominate the ACP, which is compiled by...

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Patterson firing met with strong reaction, cancellations Jun 1, 2018

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Patterson firing met with strong reaction, cancellations

Following Paige Patterson's termination by a 12-member committee of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustees, reactions...

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Why can’t we fix it? - Bible Studies for Life for June 17 May 31, 2018
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Celebrated - Explore the Bible for June 17, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Celebrated - Explore the Bible for June 17, 2018

David, the second king of Israel, is one of the most prominent figures of Scripture.

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Why are we in this mess? - Bible Studies for Life for June 10, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Why are we in this mess? - Bible Studies for Life for June 10, 2018

In Genesis 3:1-7, we read one of the most well-known passages in all of Scripture –...

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Crowned - Explore the Bible for June 10, 2018 May 31, 2018

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Crowned - Explore the Bible for June 10, 2018

Regardless of one’s personal political views or party affiliation, most people today would agree that the...

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Just how should we report Baptist news? May 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Just how should we report Baptist news?

Call me old school, but as a journalist, I believe information and communication are important aspects...

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The SBC family has a lot to talk about in Dallas May 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

The SBC family has a lot to talk about in Dallas

If the past few months are any indication, messengers and guests will have a lot to...

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Are Christians known for being Christ-like? May 31, 2018

OPINION | Columns

Are Christians known for being Christ-like?

​Every day thousands of commuters flood our nation’s capital.

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Mission:Dignity aims to provide financial assistance to eligible SBC ministers May 31, 2018
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Southwestern Seminary terminates Paige Patterson, removing all benefits May 30, 2018

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Southwestern Seminary terminates Paige Patterson, removing all benefits

The Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Board of Trustees has terminated former president Paige Patterson effective immediately.

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Bible helps NBA's Curry stay 'focused, locked-in' May 30, 2018

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Bible helps NBA's Curry stay 'focused, locked-in'

Stephen Curry has been writing Philippians 4:13 on his basketball shoes since his first college practice,...

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Faith & Ethics: US Supreme Court allows good abortion law to stand May 30, 2018

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Faith & Ethics: US Supreme Court allows good abortion law to stand

PERHAPS some sanity is returning to this country’s handling of abortion.

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Barkley promoted to editor of Georgia's Christian Index May 30, 2018

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Barkley promoted to editor of Georgia's Christian Index

J. Robert White, executive director of the Georgia Baptist Mission Board, has announced that Scott Barkley,...

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Associational group announces Patterson will not speak at annual conference in Dallas May 29, 2018

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

Associational group announces Patterson will not speak at annual conference in Dallas

THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST Conference of Associational Leaders (SBCAL) has announced it will seek a new speaker...

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SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Ark. Baptists May 29, 2018

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SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Ark. Baptists

The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal May 29 to hear Planned Parenthood's challenge of an Arkansas abortion...

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SCOTUS allows Arkansas to enforce anti-abortion pill law May 29, 2018

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SCOTUS allows Arkansas to enforce anti-abortion pill law

The Supreme Court on allowed Arkansas to enforce a law restricting medication abortions, rejecting an appeal...

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Alvin Reid resigns from Southeastern Seminary May 25, 2018

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Alvin Reid resigns from Southeastern Seminary

Alvin Reid has resigned from the faculty of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary (SEBTS), citing "personal and...

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ABSC Cooperative Program budget approved for 2019 May 25, 2018

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ABSC Cooperative Program budget approved for 2019

The 2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) unified Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $21 million was...

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SBC presidential candidates answer editor's questions May 25, 2018

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SBC presidential candidates answer editor's questions

SBC presidential candidates answer editor's questions

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Mohler confronts SBC's 'horrifying #MeToo moment' May 24, 2018

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Mohler confronts SBC's 'horrifying #MeToo moment'

R. Albert Mohler Jr. has labeled turmoil in the Southern Baptist Convention the SBC's "own horrifying...

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Judge sides with transgender teen May 24, 2018

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Judge sides with transgender teen

A federal judge on May 22 said a Virginia school board violated the rights of a...

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Lawsuits filed over Ark. Ten Commandments monument May 24, 2018

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Lawsuits filed over Ark. Ten Commandments monument

Two lawsuits have been filed by groups seeking to have the recently installed Ten Commandments monument...

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Southwestern Seminary trustees vote to remove Patterson after marathon meeting May 23, 2018

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Southwestern Seminary trustees vote to remove Patterson after marathon meeting

Paige Patterson was removed as president of Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary May 22 following a marathon...

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SBC ends relationship with DC convention May 22, 2018

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SBC ends relationship with DC convention

After nearly a year and a half of discussions concerning a Washington church with lesbian co-pastors,...

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ABCHomes' annual golf classic raises money for single mothers, children in need May 22, 2018

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ABCHomes' annual golf classic raises money for single mothers, children in need

Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries hosted its 24th annual golf classic May 22 in...

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Why are we even here? - Bible Studies for Life for June 3, 2018 May 17, 2018
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Respected - Explore the Bible for June 3, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Respected - Explore the Bible for June 3, 2018

Saul, a shy and timid man, was anointed by God as Israel’s first king.

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Keep standing - Bible Studies for Life for May 27, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Keep standing - Bible Studies for Life for May 27, 2018

Our God worked to deliver the Jews from Haman’s evil plot to destroy them.

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Finding strength - Explore the Bible for May 27, 2018 May 17, 2018

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Finding strength - Explore the Bible for May 27, 2018

Paul had been called up to the third heaven where He “heard things that cannot be...

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Henderson accepts new role as WMU national correspondent May 17, 2018

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Henderson accepts new role as WMU national correspondent

Trennis Henderson, vice president for communications at Ouachita Baptist University since 2008, has accepted a new...

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Jeffress attacked for offering 'evangelical prayer' at opening of Jerusalem embassy May 16, 2018

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Jeffress attacked for offering 'evangelical prayer' at opening of Jerusalem embassy

Jeffress criticized for offering evangelical prayer during embassy opening.

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ABCHomes helps single mothers get back on their feet with residential care May 16, 2018
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Williams graduates last class as a college May 5 May 16, 2018

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Williams graduates last class as a college May 5

Williams Baptist College has held its last graduation as a college May 5, before completing its...

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​Ouachita honors 336 graduates during 131st spring commencement May 16, 2018

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​Ouachita honors 336 graduates during 131st spring commencement

Ouachita Baptist University celebrated 336 graduates during its 131st spring commencement.

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Supreme Court ruling permits sports betting in all states May 15, 2018

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Supreme Court ruling permits sports betting in all states

All 50 states are now free to sponsor gambling on sporting events, the U.S. Supreme Court...

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Disaster relief pioneer Bob Dixon dies at age 90 May 15, 2018

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Disaster relief pioneer Bob Dixon dies at age 90

Robert E. "Bob" Dixon, who pioneered Southern Baptist disaster relief ministry more than 50 years ago...

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Jerusalem embassy opening draws protests, Baptist reactions May 14, 2018

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Jerusalem embassy opening draws protests, Baptist reactions

As the United States opened a controversial embassy in Jerusalem, many Southern Baptists lauded the occasion...

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Dallas crowd anticipated largest since SBC 2010 May 14, 2018

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Dallas crowd anticipated largest since SBC 2010

Dallas attendance is in line to be the highest at a Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting...

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Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church May 11, 2018

NEWS | Featured ABN Digest

Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

Most churchgoers say the Bible commands them to give. But their tithes don't always go in...

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California bill already impacting religious expression May 11, 2018

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California bill already impacting religious expression

The California state legislature's latest effort to outlaw biblical views on sex, marriage and gender identity...

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Patterson issues 'An Apology to God's People' May 10, 2018

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Patterson issues 'An Apology to God's People'

Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern Baptist Theology Seminary, who has been the subject on two online...

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Kentucky convention seeks break from CBF donor churches May 10, 2018

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Kentucky convention seeks break from CBF donor churches

The Kentucky Baptist Convention Mission Board took a step May 8 toward distancing KBC churches from...

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Osceola First Baptist to hold homecoming service May 20 May 9, 2018

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Osceola First Baptist to hold homecoming service May 20

First Baptist Church in Osceola, organized in 1850, is celebrating 25 years at its present location...

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Ouachita's Richter named new state historian May 8, 2018

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Ouachita's Richter named new state historian

Wendy Richter, Ouachita Baptist University professor and archivist since 2013, has been named state historian and...

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Southwestern Seminary announces special May 22 trustee meeting May 7, 2018

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Southwestern Seminary announces special May 22 trustee meeting

Southwestern Seminary announces special May 22 trustee meeting

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SBC women (and men) ask for action regarding Patterson in online petition May 6, 2018

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SBC women (and men) ask for action regarding Patterson in online petition

An online petition by SBC women is seeking the dismissal of Paige Patterson, president of Southwestern...

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Ark. collegiate ministers get 'fresh take' at LifeWay summit May 5, 2018

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Ark. collegiate ministers get 'fresh take' at LifeWay summit

A triennial gathering involving hundreds of collegiate ministry workers "inspires us to go back to our...

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FBC, Hope, plans ministry next door to new county facility May 4, 2018

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FBC, Hope, plans ministry next door to new county facility

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson signs over the deed of the formerly state-owned migrant center in Hope...

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Floyd: Prayer a 'gift that the Lord has given us' May 4, 2018

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Floyd: Prayer a 'gift that the Lord has given us'

Prayer is a “gift that the Lord has given us,” said Ronnie Floyd, president of the...

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Stand up and speak - Bible Studies for Life for May 20, 2018 May 3, 2018
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Giving faithfully - Explore the Bible for May 20, 2018 May 3, 2018

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Giving faithfully - Explore the Bible for May 20, 2018

Have you ever committed to buy something, perhaps for a fundraiser, and then were surprised when...

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Stand with humility - Bible Studies for Life for May 13, 2018 May 3, 2018

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Stand with humility - Bible Studies for Life for May 13, 2018

In an age where the loudest person in the room or on the Internet seems to...

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Becoming new - Explore the Bible for May 13, 2018 May 3, 2018

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Becoming new - Explore the Bible for May 13, 2018

Have you ever bought a new car? Or maybe sat in a new car? If so,...

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Boy Scouts to drop 'Boy' and accept girls in 2019 May 3, 2018

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Boy Scouts to drop 'Boy' and accept girls in 2019

The Boy Scouts program is set to drop the gender from its name and re-emerge as...

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Baylor survey names a dozen who can really preach May 3, 2018

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Baylor survey names a dozen who can really preach

A dozen pastors known for their consistently stellar performances in the pulpit made Baylor University’s list...

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Floyd calls for unity on National Day of Prayer May 3, 2018
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Southern Baptist leader’s advice to abused women sends leaders scrambling to respond May 2, 2018

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Southern Baptist leader’s advice to abused women sends leaders scrambling to respond

Controversial comments about women, abuse and divorce made by a highly respected leader in the Southern...

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Travel help available to help small church pastors to attend SBC in Dallas May 2, 2018

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Travel help available to help small church pastors to attend SBC in Dallas

Pastors of smaller membership churches are eligible for help with expenses for attending the Southern Baptist...

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GuideStone, ERLC defend ministerial housing allowance Apr 30, 2018

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GuideStone, ERLC defend ministerial housing allowance

GuideStone Financial Resources and the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) signed on to a friend-of-the-court...

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Satanic Temple plans to sue Arkansas over Ten Commandments monument Apr 30, 2018

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Satanic Temple plans to sue Arkansas over Ten Commandments monument

Lucien Greaves, the co-founder of the Satanic Temple, said his group will join a lawsuit soon...

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Brunson steps down as pastor of FBC, Jacksonville, Fla. Apr 29, 2018

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Brunson steps down as pastor of FBC, Jacksonville, Fla.

When Mac Brunson, co-senior pastor of First Baptist Church stepped into the pulpit this morning, it...

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New Williams Baptist president wants to see college grow Apr 29, 2018

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New Williams Baptist president wants to see college grow

New Williams Baptist College president Stan Norman is impressed with the people associated with the Walnut...

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California bill could bar Bible's teaching on sexuality Apr 27, 2018

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California bill could bar Bible's teaching on sexuality

Southern Baptists and other religious conservatives are warning a bill making its way through the California...

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FUGE celebrates 40 years of ministry to students Apr 27, 2018

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FUGE celebrates 40 years of ministry to students

Since 1979, LifeWay's FUGE Camps have seen God work in the lives of more than 1.7...

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Has the time come to delete your Facebook page? Apr 27, 2018

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Has the time come to delete your Facebook page?

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) reaches a significant audience via a website and social media -...

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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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Stand down - Bible Studies for Life for May 6, 2018 Apr 21, 2018

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Stand down - Bible Studies for Life for May 6, 2018

In Esther 3, Mordecai, a Jew, refused to honor an Amalekite named Haman after King Ahasuerus...

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Displaying the gospel - Explore the Bible for May 6, 2018 Apr 20, 2018

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Displaying the gospel - Explore the Bible for May 6, 2018

Last month Christians around the world celebrated the resurrection of Jesus on Easter Sunday.

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Stand with conviction - Bible Studies for Life for April 29, 2018 Apr 19, 2018
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Enjoying God’s comfort - Explore the Bible for April 29, 2018 Apr 19, 2018

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Enjoying God’s comfort - Explore the Bible for April 29, 2018

I was recently reading a book on prayer in which the author commented on the ridiculously...

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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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