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

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Doyle Pennington, first lay Mission Service Corps volunteer, dies

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

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Pew study finds God or the divine referenced in constitutions of all 50 states Aug 18, 2017

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Pew study finds God or the divine referenced in constitutions of all 50 states

The U.S. Constitution never explicitly mentions God or the divine, but the same cannot be said...

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Iceland embraces infanticide and eugenics Aug 18, 2017

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Iceland embraces infanticide and eugenics

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

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Whatever happened to the Brotherhood Commission? Aug 17, 2017

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Whatever happened to the Brotherhood Commission?

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

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

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

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

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

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Crosses from Ark. Right to Life trailer found

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

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Museum of the Bible: The most technologically advanced museum ever? Aug 14, 2017

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Museum of the Bible: The most technologically advanced museum ever?

The Museum of the Bible, which opens in November in Washington, D.C.

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Former Brotherhood staff, trustees gather for 20-year reunion Aug 11, 2017

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Former Brotherhood staff, trustees gather for 20-year reunion

More than 60 former staff members, trustees and volunteers of the Brotherhood Commission gathered July 29...

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National Conference for Christian Grandparents Aug 10, 2017

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National Conference for Christian Grandparents

More than ever, our nation and world need Christian grandparents to pass on their faith to...

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Right here, right now Aug 10, 2017

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Right here, right now

Bible Studies for Life for August 27, 2017

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The longing Aug 10, 2017

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The longing

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A passion to share the gospel Aug 10, 2017

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A passion to share the gospel

Bible Studies for Life for August 20, 2017

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The protector Aug 10, 2017

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The protector

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Warner's Hall of Fame career defined by faith Aug 9, 2017

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Warner's Hall of Fame career defined by faith

Kurt Warner's faith in Jesus Christ is more than a personal, off-the-field commitment that had little...

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A channel of comfort Aug 8, 2017

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A channel of comfort

Bible Studies for Life for August 13, 2017

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The cleansing Aug 8, 2017

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The cleansing

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The gift of grace Aug 8, 2017

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The gift of grace

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The confession Aug 8, 2017

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The confession

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

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5,000-plus campers fill Camp Siloam in 2017

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

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Court signals religious freedom victory for artist Aug 4, 2017

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Court signals religious freedom victory for artist

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

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DNA editing, ethics & biblical truth Aug 4, 2017

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DNA editing, ethics & biblical truth

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

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Former addict now on divine mission Aug 4, 2017

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Former addict now on divine mission

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

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Trump unveils legislation limiting legal immigration Aug 3, 2017

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Trump unveils legislation limiting legal immigration

With Senators Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Perdue of Georgia by his side, President Trump...

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

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The sad, simple case of Eugene Peterson

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

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

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2nd Leadership University for women set for Sept. 9

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

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Lockman Foundation president Robert Lambeth dies Jul 28, 2017

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Lockman Foundation president Robert Lambeth dies

Robert "Bob" Lambeth, president for 38 years of the Lockman Foundation, publisher of the New American...

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Marv Knox to leave Baptist Standard for CBF role Jul 28, 2017

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Marv Knox to leave Baptist Standard for CBF role

Marv Knox is leaving the Baptist Standard, newsjournal of the Baptist General Convention of Texas, where...

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

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Foster, Perkins named department chairs at Williams Baptist College

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

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Former Arkansas State football coach Freeze resigns from Ole Miss amid scandal Jul 24, 2017

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Former Arkansas State football coach Freeze resigns from Ole Miss amid scandal

The forced resignation of Ole Miss football coach Hugh Freeze – an outspoken follower of Jesus...

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

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Racism and the SBC: shameful past, hopeful future

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

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

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

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

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Teen internet addiction cited as growing concern Jul 21, 2017

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Teen internet addiction cited as growing concern

Gateway Seminary professor Paul Kelly had a friend who once became so addicted to online gaming...

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

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‘Micro-church’ network leads to nine salvations

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

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

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

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

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Objections Overruled Jul 14, 2017

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Objections Overruled

Bible Studies for Life for July 30, 2017

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His faithfulness Jul 14, 2017

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His faithfulness

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A fresh start Jul 14, 2017

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A fresh start

Bible Studies for Life for July 23, 2017

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His love Jul 14, 2017

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His love

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Eugene Peterson clarifies comments on homosexuality Jul 14, 2017

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Eugene Peterson clarifies comments on homosexuality

Author Eugene Peterson, known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture, has clarified his beliefs about homosexuality,...

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Peterson’s views on homosexuality draw Baptists’ focus Jul 14, 2017

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Peterson’s views on homosexuality draw Baptists’ focus

Bestselling Christian author Eugene Peterson, known for “The Message” paraphrase of Scripture, reportedly said in an...

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Arkansas pastor leads prayer for Trump in Oval Office Jul 13, 2017

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Arkansas pastor leads prayer for Trump in Oval Office

Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd leads prayer for President Trump in Oval Office

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NPS approves Christian geologist's Grand Canyon rock collection Jul 10, 2017

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NPS approves Christian geologist's Grand Canyon rock collection

The National Park Service has agreed to let a Christian geologist collect rock samples from the...

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CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues Jul 10, 2017

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CBF seeks direction amid diverse views on LGBT issues

A committee charged with recommending how the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) can "strengthen [its] unity" despite...

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'Chaplain of Bourbon Street' dies at 89 Jul 7, 2017

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'Chaplain of Bourbon Street' dies at 89

Famed New Orleans evangelist Bob Harrington, known by many as "the Chaplain of Bourbon Street," passed...

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Maryland pastor confident he'll redeem 'Annie's Church' Jul 7, 2017

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Maryland pastor confident he'll redeem 'Annie's Church'

Southern Baptist pastor Ryan Palmer is confident he'll save his historic Seventh Metro Church from a...

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

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

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

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

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Phelps to perform at FBC, Benton, July 28

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

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

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

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

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

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July Fourth and the fading ‘American Miracle’

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

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First things first Jun 27, 2017

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First things first

Bible Studies for Life for July 16, 2017

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God revealed Jun 27, 2017

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God revealed

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Encourage one another Jun 27, 2017

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Encourage one another

Bible Studies for Life for July 9, 2017

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The Creator Jun 27, 2017

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The Creator

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Share Christ Jun 27, 2017

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Share Christ

Bible Studies for Life for July 2, 2017

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His presence Jun 27, 2017

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His presence

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See their worth Jun 27, 2017

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See their worth

Bible Studies for Life for June 25, 2017

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Our response Jun 27, 2017

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Our response

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

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Deer damages Fayetteville Baptist church in surprise break-in

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

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Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017 Jun 22, 2017

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Prayer, evangelism highlight SBC 2017

Prayer and soul-winning evangelism are highlighted in a brief video recapping the spiritual emphases of the...

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

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at SBC Phoenix 2017

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

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Crosses for Life trailer stolen Jun 20, 2017

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Crosses for Life trailer stolen

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

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

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Advocacy journalism in an era of ‘fake news’

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

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

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SBC messengers denounce 'alt-right white supremacy'

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

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

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

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

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SBC Pastors' Conference features Arkansas pastors Jun 13, 2017

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SBC Pastors' Conference features Arkansas pastors

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

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SBC 2017: Membership slide on minds as Southern Baptists gather Jun 12, 2017

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SBC 2017: Membership slide on minds as Southern Baptists gather

The SBC annual convention will be held Tuesday and Wednesday (June 13-14) at the Phoenix Convention...

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SBC 2017: Outreach to millennials vital, Baptist group says Jun 12, 2017

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SBC 2017: Outreach to millennials vital, Baptist group says

Making a greater effort to reach out to millennials and converting them to Christ must be...

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Moore: Sanders' remarks ignorant of Constitution Jun 9, 2017

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Moore: Sanders' remarks ignorant of Constitution

Southern Baptist religious freedom advocate Russell Moore has decried Sen. Bernie Sanders' stated opposition to a...

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Number of SBC churches up in 2016 amid declining baptisms and membership Jun 8, 2017

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Number of SBC churches up in 2016 amid declining baptisms and membership

Southern Baptists experienced growth in the number of churches that cooperate with their convention in 2016,...

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Notre Dame Cathedral attacker shot Jun 7, 2017

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Notre Dame Cathedral attacker shot

In the wake of the recent London Bridge terrorist attack, a man armed with makeshift weapons...

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'Unclean' Pakistan Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan Jun 7, 2017

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'Unclean' Pakistan Christian denied treatment dies at Ramadan

A Pakistan Christian sanitation worker whom Muslim doctors declared "unclean" and refused to treat during Ramadan...

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93 Jun 6, 2017

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Ruby Jewell Higgs of Beebe dies at age 93

Ruby Jewell Higgs, 93, of Beebe dies June 2.

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Annie Armstrong’s home church at risk of foreclosure Jun 6, 2017

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Annie Armstrong’s home church at risk of foreclosure

The Southern Baptist church where Annie Armstrong was baptized is at risk of being evicted, according...

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2018 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Comm. Jun 6, 2017

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2018 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Comm.

The 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) unified Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $21 million was...

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Update: LMCO, AAEO offerings in line with giving trends Jun 6, 2017

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Update: LMCO, AAEO offerings in line with giving trends

Giving to Southern Baptist foreign and home mission offerings drops dramatically.

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Ky. Gov. Bevin recommends prayer walking to curb crime Jun 2, 2017

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Ky. Gov. Bevin recommends prayer walking to curb crime

Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin called faith community leaders from across the state to a meeting June...

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When floodwaters rise, we look to God ... and DR Jun 2, 2017

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When floodwaters rise, we look to God ... and DR

Not long after our family moved across the country to Georgia in 2002, where I was...

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Respect authority Jun 2, 2017

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Respect authority

Bible Studies for Life for June 18, 2017

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The Shepherd Jun 2, 2017

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The Shepherd

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Forge true friendship Jun 2, 2017

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Forge true friendship

Bible Studies for Life for June 11, 2017

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Business casual, no ties recommended for Phoenix Jun 1, 2017

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Business casual, no ties recommended for Phoenix

Messengers and speakers attending the Southern Baptist Convention 2017 Annual Meeting in Phoenix are encouraged to...

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The past Jun 1, 2017

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The past

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Intentional interim ministry (IIM) helps churches refocus ministry Jun 1, 2017

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Intentional interim ministry (IIM) helps churches refocus ministry

CALLING the right pastor is easier said than done. For many churches, the Arkansas Baptist State...

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ABCHomes offers multifaceted ministry reach across Arkansas Jun 1, 2017

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ABCHomes offers multifaceted ministry reach across Arkansas

FOR 123 YEARS Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) has had a Christian presence...

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner May 31, 2017

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‘We welcome those who come’: FBC, Jonesboro, becomes HUB partner

Recently, First Baptist became the home to Helping Underserved Belong (HUB), in partnership with the City...

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry May 30, 2017

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Central Baptist, Conway, children’s area excites families; tool for ministry

The new children’s area at Central Baptist Church, Conway, opened in February. Its themes are Central...

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Egypt terror attack cited as call to prayer, witness May 30, 2017

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Egypt terror attack cited as call to prayer, witness

A terrorist attack against Coptic Christians in Egypt that left at least 28 people dead has...

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99 May 27, 2017

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Roy Richmond Griffin, WWII hero, dies at 99

Roy Richmond Griffin, 99, of Little Rock, died May 18.

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American views of shame, guilt studied May 25, 2017

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American views of shame, guilt studied

Many Americans are more worried about their reputation than their conscience, a new study released May...

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Texas governor signs bill to 'shield' pastors' sermons May 25, 2017

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Texas governor signs bill to 'shield' pastors' sermons

Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed legislation May 21 that prohibits Texas government agencies from subpoenaing the...

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Rural Baptist church sees 900 baptisms in 6 years May 25, 2017

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Rural Baptist church sees 900 baptisms in 6 years

In 1995, Joey Hanner was a trucker who was about to give up on his marriage...

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Gaines to be nominated for 2nd term as SBC president May 25, 2017

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Gaines to be nominated for 2nd term as SBC president

Tennessee pastor Steve Gaines will be nominated for a second term as president of the Southern...

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President Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement' May 25, 2017

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President Trump's Israel trip sparks 'revival of encouragement'

President Trump's visit to Israel this week drew praise from some Southern Baptists and led some...

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Grady Cothen, former president of two SBC entities, dies May 23, 2017

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Grady Cothen, former president of two SBC entities, dies

Grady Cothen – the former chief executive of a state convention, a Southern Baptist university and...

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Send Dallas attendees challenged to ‘Play a part in God’s mission’ May 20, 2017

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Send Dallas attendees challenged to ‘Play a part in God’s mission’

“Limitless opportunities abound” to spread the gospel around the globe and it is our responsibility to...

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Arkansas Baptists win awards in Baptist communicators competition May 19, 2017

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Arkansas Baptists win awards in Baptist communicators competition

Arkansas Baptist win awards in Baptist Communicators Association competition

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Love like Christ May 18, 2017

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Love like Christ

Bible Studies for Life for June 4, 2017

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The path May 18, 2017

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The path

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Life on mission May 18, 2017

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Life on mission

Bible Studies for Life for May 28, 2017

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What do we do now? May 18, 2017

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What do we do now?

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The SBC and the crisis of identity May 18, 2017

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The SBC and the crisis of identity

Interesting conversations abound when a bunch of Baptist communicators get together.

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement May 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College announces 2017 graduates; Senator Boozman speaks at commencement

Williams Baptist College (WBC) awarded degrees to 102 graduates during its 2017 commencement exercises May 13....

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Mission trip this summer? Protect yourself from Zika May 17, 2017

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Mission trip this summer? Protect yourself from Zika

While a mission trip is a time to serve, experience new cultures, meet new people and...

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H.B. Charles to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee; Graves withdraws May 17, 2017

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H.B. Charles to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee; Graves withdraws

Oklahoma pastor Brad Graves has announced the withdrawal of his candidacy for Southern Baptist Convention Pastors'...

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20 May 16, 2017

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Churches called out for northeast Arkansas flood recovery May 20

Arkansas Baptists are being called out for flood recovery mass response is planned for Pocahontas May...

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Fines for worship, prison for Bible study in China May 11, 2017

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Fines for worship, prison for Bible study in China

Amid increasing attempts to suppress religious activities, Chinese authorities have detained, fined, and imprisoned Christians for...

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LSU's Orgeron: Wife and pastors 'coach' him in life May 11, 2017

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LSU's Orgeron: Wife and pastors 'coach' him in life

Ed Orgeron's coaching resumé is pretty well known around the country but not much is known...

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1,285 baptized in Fla. on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday' May 11, 2017

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1,285 baptized in Fla. on 'Acts 2:41 Sunday'

Florida's beaches, rivers, lakes and even pools came alive May 7 with the gospel testimonies of...

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Celebrate God's work across Arkansas during May May 10, 2017

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Celebrate God's work across Arkansas during May

Arkansas Baptists are encouraged to pray on May 14 or another time during the month of...

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LifeWay Christian Resources named top employer by Forbes May 10, 2017

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LifeWay Christian Resources named top employer by Forbes

LifeWay Christian Resources was ranked as one of the top 300 midsize employers in the U.S....

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Ark. associations to host Five Principles of Unity training events May 8-11 May 6, 2017

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Ark. associations to host Five Principles of Unity training events May 8-11

CONFLICT in the church is like a crack in a building’s foundation. What starts small can...

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LifeWay Research leader weighs in on Religious Liberty Executive Order May 4, 2017

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LifeWay Research leader weighs in on Religious Liberty Executive Order

FAITH and politics have a complicated relationship in the United States.

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Why you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting May 4, 2017

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Why you should attend the SBC Annual Meeting

The first annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) I attended was in Atlanta in...

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Ouachita Baptist University spring commencement set for May 13

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) will hold its 130th spring commencement exercises May 13, at 9:30 a.m....

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13 May 3, 2017

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Williams Baptist College commencement set for May 13

An estimated 100 graduates will receive their diplomas May 13 during Williams Baptist College's (WBC) 2017...

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas May 2, 2017

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Storms cause 'state of emergency' in northern Arkansas

ARKANSAS Baptist disaster relief teams have been deployed to northeast Arkansas in response to recent storms...

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Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist Merge May 1, 2017

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Baptist Memorial and Mississippi Baptist Merge

Baptist Memorial Health Care, headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and Mississippi Baptist Health Systems of Jackson, Miss.,...

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Texas tries different tack in pro-life legislation Apr 28, 2017

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Texas tries different tack in pro-life legislation

Texas legislators have turned their attention to defending unborn children since the U.S. Supreme Court invalidated...

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Church police dept. would be US first under Ala. bill Apr 28, 2017

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Church police dept. would be US first under Ala. bill

A church could be the first in the nation to open its own police force under...

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USCIRF cites Russia, 3 terrorist groups for violations Apr 28, 2017

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USCIRF cites Russia, 3 terrorist groups for violations

The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom made some ground-breaking recommendations in its latest annual report,...

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Farmer dies at 91 Apr 27, 2017

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Farmer dies at 91

Johnny T. Farmer, 91, of Little Rock, died April 24.

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After threat to escrow funds, Prestonwood Baptist to resume Cooperative Program giving 'without designation' Apr 27, 2017

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After threat to escrow funds, Prestonwood Baptist to resume Cooperative Program giving 'without designation'

Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced it will resume giving through the Cooperative Program after two months...

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Death penalty cases said to have 'enormous complexity' Apr 25, 2017

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Death penalty cases said to have 'enormous complexity'

With death penalty cases making headlines in Arkansas, California and Alabama, pastors in the affected states...

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break Apr 25, 2017

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Arkansas students seek to ‘change lives in a week’ over spring break

FROM TEXAS to Utah to Louisiana and Kentucky, college students from throughout Arkansas set aside this...

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Americans are fond of the Bible, don’t actually read it Apr 25, 2017

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Americans are fond of the Bible, don’t actually read it

Americans have a positive view of the Bible. And many say the Christian Scriptures are filled...

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3 congregations worship together under one roof Apr 18, 2017

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3 congregations worship together under one roof

What might be described as “a little taste of heaven on earth” happens every Sunday at...

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Former Md./Del. executive director sues NAMB, claims libel Apr 14, 2017

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Former Md./Del. executive director sues NAMB, claims libel

A lawsuit filed by former Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware executive director Will McRaney alleges the North...

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The empty tomb: archaeology and the ancient record Apr 14, 2017

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The empty tomb: archaeology and the ancient record

While the cross remains the undisputed symbol of Christianity, the empty tomb conveys the abundant life...

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Graves to be nominated for president of SBC pastors' conference Apr 13, 2017

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Graves to be nominated for president of SBC pastors' conference

Brad Graves is expected to be nominated to lead the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Pastors’ Conference...

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Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings Apr 11, 2017

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Coptic Christians pray, persevere after Egypt church bombings

As Coptic Christians bury an estimated 44 killed in terrorist bombings during Palm Sunday services in...

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Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post Apr 11, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas ABSC

Gore leaving Arkansas for Dallas Baptist post

Ken Gore, professor of religion and chair of the Christian ministries department at Williams Baptist College...

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Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham Apr 8, 2017

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Little Rock pastor appreciation event to feature Jack Graham

Jack Graham, a Conway native and pastor of one of the largest churches in the Southern...

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Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA Apr 7, 2017

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Trump administration denies funds to UNFPA

The Trump administration's reactivation of another international pro-life policy – this time by withholding funds for...

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Senate confirms Gorsuch following rules change Apr 7, 2017

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Senate confirms Gorsuch following rules change

Neil Gorsuch gained confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court April 7, a day after a rules...

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'MLK50' conf. set on anniversary of King's death Apr 7, 2017

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'MLK50' conf. set on anniversary of King's death

A racial unity conference on the 50th anniversary of the assassination of civil rights leader Martin...

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Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’ Apr 6, 2017

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Why many want to die ‘doing life their way’

I enjoy reading travel blogs and learning about the adventurous folks who author them.

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Life in Christ Apr 6, 2017

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Life in Christ

Bible Studies for Life for April 23, 2017

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What about the future? Apr 6, 2017

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What about the future?

Explore the Bible for April 23, 2017

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He is risen Apr 6, 2017

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He is risen

Bible Studies for Life for April 16, 2017

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Where is Jesus? Apr 6, 2017

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Where is Jesus?

Explore the Bible for April 16, 2017

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement Apr 5, 2017

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Boozman to speak at WBC commencement

U.S. Senator John Boozman will serve as keynote speaker during William Baptist College's (WBC) commencement May...

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues Apr 3, 2017

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Christian counseling conference explores adolescent issues

Ouachita Baptist University’s Pruet School of Christian Studies hosted the seventh annual Conference on Issues in...

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Pastors' approach to race issues studied Mar 31, 2017

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Pastors' approach to race issues studied

Most Protestant senior pastors say their church is open to hearing about racial reconciliation, a study...

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Moore: ‘The conscience of the SBC?’ Mar 31, 2017

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Moore: ‘The conscience of the SBC?’

REMINISCENT of political and theological battles of the conservative resurgence, the future of Southern Baptists’ lead...

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Former Baptist camp faces zoning violations Mar 31, 2017

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Former Baptist camp faces zoning violations

The former Glorieta Baptist Conference Center, sold by LifeWay Christian Resources in 2014 to a non-profit...

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Texas church mourns loss of 13 members in bus tragedy Mar 31, 2017

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Texas church mourns loss of 13 members in bus tragedy

"Death could not hold Him," proclaims the website of First Baptist Church of New Braunfels, Texas.

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NTSB probes church bus-truck crash that killed 13 Mar 30, 2017

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NTSB probes church bus-truck crash that killed 13

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) are seeking the cause of a head-on church...

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Student minister T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories' Mar 27, 2017

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Student minister T-shirt quilt: 'flood of wonderful memories'

When ministers move to other positions, they never forget where they've been and the relationships built....

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Victory shared Mar 24, 2017

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Victory shared

Bible Studies for Life for April 9, 2017

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Offered to all? Mar 24, 2017

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Offered to all?

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Victory over fear Mar 24, 2017

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Victory over fear

Bible Studies for Life for April 2, 2017

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If I reject Jesus? Mar 24, 2017

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If I reject Jesus?

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The Church and the rise of modern liberalism Mar 24, 2017

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The Church and the rise of modern liberalism

I believe our country has been in what I call “a metamorphosis of liberalism” for much...

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Moore 'Conscience of the SBC?' Mar 24, 2017

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Moore 'Conscience of the SBC?'

I believe Russell Moore’s heart is in the right place regarding Muslim mosques.

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Princeton Seminary reverses decision to honor Keller Mar 24, 2017

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Princeton Seminary reverses decision to honor Keller

Princeton Theological Seminary's reversal of its decision to give an award to New York City pastor...

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Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act Mar 23, 2017

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Do not repeal the Affordable Care Act

The congressional Republican health care plan will be a disaster for working families. Their plan will...

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Gorsuch defends religious liberty ruling in hearings Mar 23, 2017

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Gorsuch defends religious liberty ruling in hearings

Neil Gorsuch steadfastly refused to provide judge-like commentary on such issues as abortion and assisted suicide...

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Frank Gillespie remembered by Clemson's Dabo Sweeney Mar 22, 2017

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Frank Gillespie remembered by Clemson's Dabo Sweeney

Frank Irvin Gillespie's last year playing football at Clemson was 1949 – 20 years before Dabo...

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Gorsuch affirms independence, refuses opinion on Roe Mar 22, 2017

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Gorsuch affirms independence, refuses opinion on Roe

Neil Gorsuch defended his judicial independence and refused to express his opinion on U.S. Supreme Court...

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Religious liberty in China 'rapidly deteriorating' Mar 16, 2017

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Religious liberty in China 'rapidly deteriorating'

The persecution of Christians in China has increased, and is expected to continue to do so,...

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Arkansas DR to assist in emergency hay transport Mar 16, 2017

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Arkansas DR to assist in emergency hay transport

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) is playing a key role in assisting cattle ranchers following devastating...

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'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions Mar 14, 2017

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'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions

'JESUS' film, at 1,500 languages, reaches millions with the gospel

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Bellevue Baptist reaches $1 million in Cooperative Program gifts Mar 14, 2017

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Bellevue Baptist reaches $1 million in Cooperative Program gifts

Bellevue Baptist Church, pastored by current Southern Baptist Convention President Steve Gaines, has become the first...

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Faith & Culture Tip Sheet for March 14, 2017 Mar 14, 2017

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Faith & Culture Tip Sheet for March 14, 2017

A summary of faith and culture issues for Arkansas Baptists

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‘Every Church Can’ focuses on lostness in Arkansas, North America Mar 13, 2017

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‘Every Church Can’ focuses on lostness in Arkansas, North America

The church planting team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) has designated March 13-19 as...

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Abortion 'vital' to Planned Parenthood mission Mar 10, 2017

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Abortion 'vital' to Planned Parenthood mission

Planned Parenthood's rejection of a White House offer to maintain federal funding if it drops its...

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Victorious faith Mar 9, 2017

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Victorious faith

Bible Studies for Life for March 26, 2017

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More than a prophet? Mar 9, 2017

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More than a prophet?

Explore the Bible for March 26, 2017

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Victory over sin Mar 9, 2017

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Victory over sin

Bible Studies for Life for March 19, 2017

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What is required? Mar 9, 2017

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What is required?

Explore the Bible for March 19, 2017

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Technology and the sin of distraction Mar 9, 2017

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Technology and the sin of distraction

My guess is most of you reading this column didn’t grow up with computers, smartphones and...

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Responding to lawlessness of our age Mar 9, 2017

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Responding to lawlessness of our age

All Americans should be very concerned that activist judges have taken it on themselves to legislate...

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor Mar 9, 2017

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London First Baptist calls Cottrell as new pastor

London First Baptist Church, London, has called Brett Cottrell as pastor, according to Bo Parker, the...

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm Mar 7, 2017

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Williams sustains damage in thunderstorm

For the second time in less than a week, a severe thunderstorm has left damage in...

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IMB eliminates 22 positions in technology department Mar 3, 2017

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IMB eliminates 22 positions in technology department

The International Mission Board (IMB) technology solutions leader announced a new structure designed to more wisely...

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris Mar 1, 2017

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Williams Baptist College weathers overnight storm that crossed state; various DR teams deployed across Ark. to clear debris

A thunderstorm packing high winds raked across Lawrence County overnight, resulting in downed trees and power...

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B&H Academic to publish 'Lost Sermons' of Spurgeon Feb 28, 2017

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B&H Academic to publish 'Lost Sermons' of Spurgeon

B&H Academic has launched the first of a 12-volume series of previously unpublished sermons by the...

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Victorious hope Feb 28, 2017

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Victorious hope

Bible Studies for Life for March 12, 2017

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Is Jesus fully God? Feb 28, 2017

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Is Jesus fully God?

Explore the Bible for March 12, 2017

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Jesus, our victor Feb 28, 2017

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Jesus, our victor

Bible Studies for Life for March 5, 2017

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Who is Jesus? Feb 28, 2017

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Who is Jesus?

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Giving with joy Feb 28, 2017

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Giving with joy

Bible Studies for Life for February 26, 2017

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Redeemed and secure Feb 28, 2017

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Redeemed and secure

Explore the Bible for February 26, 2017

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Practicing joy Feb 28, 2017

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Practicing joy

Bible Studies for Life for February 19, 2017

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Faith through trials Feb 28, 2017

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Faith through trials

Explore the Bible for February 19, 2017

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Cooperative Program escrowing by churches draws study by SBC Executive Committee Feb 28, 2017

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Cooperative Program escrowing by churches draws study by SBC Executive Committee

Amid continuing discussion of churches' escrowing or withholding Cooperative Program (CP) funds, the Southern Baptist Convention...

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event Feb 27, 2017

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Williams Baptist business students hold hunger awareness event

Students attending the Hunger Awareness Dinner at Williams Baptist College (WBC) Tuesday, Feb. 21 got a...

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ABN seeks summer intern applications Feb 27, 2017

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ABN seeks summer intern applications

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is accepting summer intern applications for individuals to serve between May...

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Southern Baptist pastor's impromptu prayer over an injured player criticized Feb 25, 2017

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Southern Baptist pastor's impromptu prayer over an injured player criticized

A public school system has agreed to update employees on applicable constitutional law after a special...

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Trump transgender bathroom reversal anticipated Feb 23, 2017

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Trump transgender bathroom reversal anticipated

A letter is imminent from the Trump administration advising schools they are no longer encouraged to...

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