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

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President Trump commended for halt to border family separations

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

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

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Pro-life banners greet drivers in 50 cities

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

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

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Trump Administration 'zero tolerance' policy denounced, defended

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

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

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

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

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

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Rally raises awareness of abuse/encourages churches to respond

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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World Changers students change stereotypes Jun 14, 2018

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World Changers students change stereotypes

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

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

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Messengers make 20 motions, debate Southwestern trustee action

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

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

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Sherri Pomeroy tells of life after church shooting

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

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

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Greear elected Southern Baptist Convention president

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

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

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Search committee, ERLC funding mark first SBC Executive Committee report

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

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SBC messengers approve 16 resolutions Jun 12, 2018

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SBC messengers approve 16 resolutions

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

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

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

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

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

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Vice President Mike Pence to address SBC in Dallas

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

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

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SBC Executive Committee disfellowships Ga. church, honors Mohler

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Southern Baptists reflect on numbers as annual meeting convenes Dallas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Churches must abandon 600MHz wireless sound systems

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

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

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Curator of the Spurgeon Library at Midwestern resigns

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

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Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation' Jun 6, 2018

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Patterson attorney claims 'misrepresentation'

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

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World Changers returns to Arkansas Jun 6, 2018

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World Changers returns to Arkansas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Worship attendance rises, while baptisms decline in SBC congregations

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

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

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Patterson firing met with strong reaction, cancellations

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

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

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Celebrated - Explore the Bible for June 17, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Crowned - Explore the Bible for June 10, 2018

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

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

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Just how should we report Baptist news?

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

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

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The SBC family has a lot to talk about in Dallas

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

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

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Are Christians known for being Christ-like?

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

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

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Southwestern Seminary terminates Paige Patterson, removing all benefits

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Barkley promoted to editor of Georgia's Christian Index

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

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

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

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

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

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SCOTUS abortion order celebrated by Ark. Baptists

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

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

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SCOTUS allows Arkansas to enforce anti-abortion pill law

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

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Alvin Reid resigns from Southeastern Seminary May 25, 2018

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Alvin Reid resigns from Southeastern Seminary

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

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ABSC Cooperative Program budget approved for 2019 May 25, 2018

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ABSC Cooperative Program budget approved for 2019

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

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

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SBC presidential candidates answer editor's questions

SBC presidential candidates answer editor's questions

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

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Mohler confronts SBC's 'horrifying #MeToo moment'

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

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Judge sides with transgender teen May 24, 2018

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Judge sides with transgender teen

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

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

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Lawsuits filed over Ark. Ten Commandments monument

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

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

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Southwestern Seminary trustees vote to remove Patterson after marathon meeting

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

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SBC ends relationship with DC convention May 22, 2018

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SBC ends relationship with DC convention

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

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

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

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

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

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Respected - Explore the Bible for June 3, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Finding strength - Explore the Bible for May 27, 2018

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

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

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Henderson accepts new role as WMU national correspondent

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

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

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

Jeffress criticized for offering evangelical prayer during embassy opening.

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

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Williams graduates last class as a college May 5

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

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

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​Ouachita honors 336 graduates during 131st spring commencement

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

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

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Supreme Court ruling permits sports betting in all states

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

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

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Disaster relief pioneer Bob Dixon dies at age 90

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

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

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Jerusalem embassy opening draws protests, Baptist reactions

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

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Dallas crowd anticipated largest since SBC 2010 May 14, 2018

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Dallas crowd anticipated largest since SBC 2010

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

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

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Churchgoers say they tithe, but not always to church

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

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California bill already impacting religious expression May 11, 2018

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California bill already impacting religious expression

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

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

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Patterson issues 'An Apology to God's People'

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

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

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Kentucky convention seeks break from CBF donor churches

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

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

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Osceola First Baptist to hold homecoming service May 20

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

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

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Ouachita's Richter named new state historian

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

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

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Southwestern Seminary announces special May 22 trustee meeting

Southwestern Seminary announces special May 22 trustee meeting

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Giving faithfully - Explore the Bible for May 20, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Becoming new - Explore the Bible for May 13, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Baylor survey names a dozen who can really preach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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GuideStone, ERLC defend ministerial housing allowance Apr 30, 2018

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GuideStone, ERLC defend ministerial housing allowance

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

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

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Satanic Temple plans to sue Arkansas over Ten Commandments monument

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

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

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

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

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

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New Williams Baptist president wants to see college grow

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

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

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California bill could bar Bible's teaching on sexuality

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

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

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FUGE celebrates 40 years of ministry to students

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

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

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Has the time come to delete your Facebook page?

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

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Students reach out to Stuttgart through CONNECT Apr 26, 2018

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Students reach out to Stuttgart through CONNECT

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

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

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Arkansas Ten Commandments monument dedicated amid applause and protest

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

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Arkansas Baptist communicators recognized for excellence Apr 25, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist communicators recognized for excellence

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

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New ABSC ministry to encourage church unity Apr 25, 2018

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New ABSC ministry to encourage church unity

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

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

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Venters, Stephens named to new BCM positions

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

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

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Youth Right to Life video contest deadline May 31

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

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

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GQ's slam of the Bible 'sadly laughable'

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

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

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

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

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

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Fox News host urges communicators to live out faith

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Williams OKs new programs, $13.6M budget

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

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

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MLK50: Price to be paid for racial unity

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

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Historical chapel to be named for Startup Apr 16, 2018

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Historical chapel to be named for Startup

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

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

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Arkansas Baptist DR helps Mountainburg residents recover following tornado

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

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

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

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

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Why should we attend denominational meetings? Apr 13, 2018

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Why should we attend denominational meetings?

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

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

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Arkansas Master’Singers Memorial Scholarship announced for 2018-19

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

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

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Nominations for IMB president to be accepted through May 15

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

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

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Two amendments: eight counties and eight casinos

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

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

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

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

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

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Willow Creek's Bill Hybels resigns amid misconduct accusations

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

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

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LMCO gifts 4.4% ahead of last Spring’s receipts

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

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Longtime Alabama Baptist editor announces retirement Apr 11, 2018

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Longtime Alabama Baptist editor announces retirement

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

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Where have all the organists gone? Apr 11, 2018

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Where have all the organists gone?

Has playing the organ become a dying art?

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Pew: Women more devout than men Apr 11, 2018

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Pew: Women more devout than men

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

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Fighting for the right to be born Apr 10, 2018

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Fighting for the right to be born

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

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

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Williams approves three new programs, $13.6 million budget

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

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

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Communist China bans online Bible purchases for citizens

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

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

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Greear, Hemphill call for prayer and civility amid transitions

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

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

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

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

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

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Thankfully, I survived the flu. Now what?

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

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

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

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

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

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Understanding love - Explore the Bible for April 22, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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SBC Executive Committee executive VP Augie Boto named interim president

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

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

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Southern Baptists, others lament at MLK50 conference in Memphis

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

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

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SBC Executive Committee to hold called meeting regarding Page departure

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

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

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Health care sharing ministry offers alternative to traditional insurance

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

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Committee on Resolutions named for SBC 2018 Mar 29, 2018

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Committee on Resolutions named for SBC 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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​Baptist Global Response launches 2nd annual Well Dig Dare

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

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FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project Mar 27, 2018

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FBC Sutherland Springs launches building project

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

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

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GuideStone, ministries win religious liberty battle with HHS mandate

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

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

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

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

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

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Page announces retirement as SBC Executive Committee president and CEO

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

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

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New Trump transgender military policy 'likely' to stand

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

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

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

America has long been defined by the rugged individual.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hawking, Behar and the theology of the intellect

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

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

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Inspire challenges Arkansas women to ‘live redeemed’

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

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Yarbrough elected to lead editors’ group Mar 22, 2018

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Yarbrough elected to lead editors’ group

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

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

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Arkansas native plants ‘multiplying’ churches in Wyoming

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

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

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Sweeping tax code changes could affect Ark. Baptists

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

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

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

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

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

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Embezzlement ordeal leaves church 'anxious to move on'

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

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

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Free church security training offered through May 1

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

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

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Norman named 7th president of Williams Baptist

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

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

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

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

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

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Tacos 4 Life mission: ‘feed the world’

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

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

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Evangelist Billy Graham by the numbers

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

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

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

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

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

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

One of the great challenges we face today is cynicism.

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

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

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

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

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Keeping commitments - Explore the Bible for March 18, 2018

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

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

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Graham’s enduring legacy in the Natural State

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

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

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Hacker honored again as Arkansas ‘AM of the Year’

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

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas

600-plus hear gospel at Wild Game Expo

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

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Bi-vocational ministers meet Mar 8, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Bi-vocational ministers meet

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

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

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Billy Graham holiday petition climbing toward 150,000 goal

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

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

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Alabama pastor Danny Wood to be SBC Pastors' Conference nominee

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

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

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

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

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

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Jeffress to keynote Faith Talk 99.5 pastor’s luncheon

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

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

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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip

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

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

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Pence: Christian communicators needed 'more than ever'

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

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

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

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

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

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Online sex crimes loophole removal nears House vote

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

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

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Beth Moore's Living Proof Live conference marks 20 years

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

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

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Supreme Court DACA order spurs call to prayer

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

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

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BGAV to stop forwarding churches' gifts to CBF

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

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

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BGCT: Decision on CBF driven by 'biblical truth'

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

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

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

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

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

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Glorifying God - Explore the Bible for March 11, 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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How Platt leaving IMB impacts SBC missions Feb 21, 2018

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How Platt leaving IMB impacts SBC missions

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

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

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Gift of building sparks growth of Ky. church plant

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

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ABCHomes announces search for exec. director Feb 21, 2018

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ABCHomes announces search for exec. director

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

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Arkansas flu outbreak impacts churches and communities Feb 21, 2018

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Arkansas flu outbreak impacts churches and communities

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

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Campus mentors share Christ with students Feb 21, 2018

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Campus mentors share Christ with students

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

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College: adjustment for students, parents Feb 21, 2018

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College: adjustment for students, parents

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

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

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Christian education: preparing for careers – and life

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

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

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What difference does a college education make?

The value of a Christian college education is immeasurable.

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

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

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

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Ohio parents lose custody of transgender teen Feb 20, 2018

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Ohio parents lose custody of transgender teen

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

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

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SBC Pastors' Conference in Dallas announces 2018 speakers, theme

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

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

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

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

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

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Baptists weigh in on Senate immigration/DACA debate

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

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

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Florida school tragedy: Prayer enlisted as tears abound

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

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

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Cabot Wild Game Expo Feb. 17 focuses on outreach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Gaines reflects on IMB search, SBC presidency

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

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

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GuideStone encourages pastors to participate in biennial church compensation survey

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

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

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

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

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God is moving mightily across Arkansas Feb 8, 2018

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God is moving mightily across Arkansas

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Answering critics - Explore the Bible for February 18, 2018

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

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Arkansas Baptists encouraged, refueled at ECON Feb 8, 2018

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Arkansas Baptists encouraged, refueled at ECON

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

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march Feb 8, 2018

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march

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

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees Feb 8, 2018

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees

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

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

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Evangelical leaders call for swift action on DACA

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

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

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Christian wedding cake baker wins Calif. court battle

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

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

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On college campuses, some evangelicals find room to reflect

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

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

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Olympics 2018: a bridge to gospel conversations

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

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

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Black Southern Baptist history 'at a crossroads'

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

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

NEWS | Across Arkansas

Williams receives $215,000 from Harty estate

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

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

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

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

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

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When feminism & faith collide - Sharayah Colter

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

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

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Apology, $300K payout in church sex abuse settlement

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

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Evidence humans 'unique' among creation Feb 5, 2018

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Evidence humans 'unique' among creation

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

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350 attend Super Winter Feb 2, 2018

NEWS | Across Arkansas

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

NEWS | ABN Digest SBC Annual Meeting

Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee

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

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

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Patriots same team, 'new lights for Jesus'

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

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Twin Cities churches mobilize around Super Bowl Feb 1, 2018

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Twin Cities churches mobilize around Super Bowl

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

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

OPINION | Columns

Is it child abuse to require children to attend church?

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

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

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

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

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

NEWS | Latest News SBC Annual Meeting

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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