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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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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip Feb 8, 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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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
 - Explore the Bible for January 7, 2018

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

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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

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process

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

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

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

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

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

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Protests follow President Trump's Jerusalem announcement

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

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

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

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

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

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OBU prof pens editorial on Roy Moore, university responds

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

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

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

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

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

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Supreme Court weighs cake artist's liberty

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

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

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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall

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

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals Dec 4, 2017

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals

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

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

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Survey seeks qualities of effective associational missionaries/DOMs

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

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Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record Dec 1, 2017

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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

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events

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

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

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Seasons change; God’s faithfulness endures

Challenges. We would live a boring existence without them.

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

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

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

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Available to all
 - 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
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Misguided worship
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I visited with a man in the hospital who invited me to attend one of his...

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

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

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

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

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Fed. judge blocks Texas dismemberment abortion ban

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

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

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO exec. director

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

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

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LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children

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

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

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

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

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

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Arkansas Baptists continue to minister following Hurricane Harvey

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

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

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Safety training addresses important matters on church security

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

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

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

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

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

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Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

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

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

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'The Star', mainstream cartoon shares Christmas story

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

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

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

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

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The gospel message
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The gospel message
 - 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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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro Oct 25, 2017

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro

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

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected Oct 24, 2017

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected

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

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When prayer comes to Las Vegas Oct 23, 2017

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When prayer comes to Las Vegas

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

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

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

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

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

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Set before - Explore the Bible for November 5, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Williams launches online criminal justice program Oct 20, 2017

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Williams launches online criminal justice program

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

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

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan

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

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

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry

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

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

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

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

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

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His presence - Explore the Bible for October 29, 2017

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

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

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Jones leaving Williams Baptist College for California post

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

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

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

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

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1 Oct 18, 2017

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1

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

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

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

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

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

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Boy Scouts to open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018

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

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

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Why don’t we kneel for the unborn?

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

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

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

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

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

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Rebellion - Explore the Bible for October 22, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Equipped - Explore the Bible for October 15, 2017

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

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

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'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season

'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season

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

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

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

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17 saved at Bucks, Ducks and Faith event Sept. 30 in Black Rock Oct 2, 2017
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The Cooperative Program – then and now Oct 2, 2017

NEWS | ABN Digest

The Cooperative Program – then and now

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

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

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Condition of churches following hurricane in Puerto Rico largely unknown

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

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Arkansas students pray during SYATP Sep 29, 2017

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Arkansas students pray during SYATP

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

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

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

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

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

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey

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

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The mark of a champion Sep 22, 2017

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The mark of a champion

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

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

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

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

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

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Commanded - Explore the Bible for October 8, 2017

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

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

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Victory - Explore the Bible for October 1, 2017

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

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

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor

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

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

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Latino population in the United States is exploding

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

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

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SBC Cooperative Program to aid victims of recent natural disasters

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

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

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University

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

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

OPINION | Columns

What is Pastor/Staff Appreciation Month?

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

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‘Grace and peace to you’ Sep 19, 2017

OPINION | Columns

‘Grace and peace to you’

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

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

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University

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

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

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Gaines: Memphis Confederate monument should be moved

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

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

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IMB trustees celebrate new and emeritus missionaries, approve balanced budget

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

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

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

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

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

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: From Ouachita to the White House

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

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

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NY's highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide

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

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

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

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

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

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Action, prayer, gospel fueled Baptist response urged to Irma

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

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

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

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

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

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year

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

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

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UPDATE: Arkansas Baptist DR serves and shares gospel in Texas

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

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

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Online exclusive! Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serving in Houston interviewed

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

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

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Kay Arthur to speak at Union University Sept. 13

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

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

OPINION | Columns

Your state paper: An anchor in our community

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

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

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Victory - Explore the Bible for September 24, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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Liberation - Explore the Bible for September 17, 2017

Probably few of us have ever been in complete darkness.

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABSC

Dixie Jackson Offering impacts Arkansas, reaches the world

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

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

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

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

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

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Long term recovery expected in Texas following devastation from Hurricane Harvey

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

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

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

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

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

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, ministers gather to pray for Kingdom Advance

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

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

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

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

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

NEWS | ABN Digest

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

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

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Paragould pastor killed in accident Aug 25, 2017

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Paragould pastor killed in accident

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

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

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Racism – in all its forms – is evil

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

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

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Demons - Bible Studies for Life for September 10, 2017

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

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

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Confrontation - Explore the Bible for September 10, 2017

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

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

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Satan - Bible Studies for Life for September 3, 2017

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

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

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Reluctance - Explore the Bible for September 3, 2017

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

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

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Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall

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

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Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer Aug 22, 2017

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Floyd to lead National Day of Prayer

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

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Doyle Pennington, first lay Mission Service Corps volunteer, dies Aug 22, 2017

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Doyle Pennington, first lay Mission Service Corps volunteer, dies

The first lay Mission Service Corps (MSC) volunteer, Doyle Pennington of Fayetteville, 75, died early on...

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