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

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

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

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

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Boy Scouts to open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018

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

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

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

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

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

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Condition of churches following hurricane in Puerto Rico largely unknown

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

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

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey

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

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

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SBC Cooperative Program to aid victims of recent natural disasters

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

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

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University

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

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

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Gaines: Memphis Confederate monument should be moved

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

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

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IMB trustees celebrate new and emeritus missionaries, approve balanced budget

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

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

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NY's highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide

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

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

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

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

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

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Action, prayer, gospel fueled Baptist response urged to Irma

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

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

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UPDATE: Arkansas Baptist DR serves and shares gospel in Texas

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

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

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Long term recovery expected in Texas following devastation from Hurricane Harvey

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

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Paragould pastor killed in accident Aug 25, 2017

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Paragould pastor killed in accident

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

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

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Camp Siloam breaks ground on new dining hall

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Platt apologizes for 'divisive' International Mission Board amicus mosque brief Feb 17, 2017

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Platt apologizes for 'divisive' International Mission Board amicus mosque brief

International Mission Board President David Platt has apologized to Southern Baptists for the divisive nature of...

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Prestonwood Baptist escrows Cooperative Program over concerns about direction of SBC Feb 17, 2017

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Prestonwood Baptist escrows Cooperative Program over concerns about direction of SBC

Prestonwood Baptist Church has announced its decision to escrow gifts previously forwarded to support Southern Baptist...

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True Love Waits: a retrospective look years later Feb 15, 2017

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True Love Waits: a retrospective look years later

The True Love Waits movement, which began in the early 1990s, has impacted countless lives by...

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'Church ladies' stir adult club owner to faith Feb 14, 2017

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'Church ladies' stir adult club owner to faith

Teresa's Club was a staple along Highway 80 for 25 years until the owner, Teresa Fears,...

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Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding Feb 14, 2017

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Anti-Planned Parenthood rallies call for defunding

Pro-life demonstrators held rallies Feb. 11 at more than 220 Planned Parenthood clinics in 45 states...

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Trump immigration order sparks biblical analysis Feb 7, 2017

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Trump immigration order sparks biblical analysis

With President Trump's travel ban from seven predominately-Muslim countries on hold at least temporarily, some Christians...

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching Feb 6, 2017

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Williams to launch graduate degree program in teaching

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has received approval from its accrediting agency to begin offering a Master...

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Congress proposes Johnson Amendment overhaul Feb 3, 2017

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Congress proposes Johnson Amendment overhaul

Members of Congress have introduced legislation to enable churches and other non-profit organizations to endorse candidates...

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Trump selects Neil M. Gorsuch as new Supreme Court justice Jan 31, 2017

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Trump selects Neil M. Gorsuch as new Supreme Court justice

Judge Neil M. Gorsuch, 49, a federal appeals court from the Denver-based 10th Circuit, has been...

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Mosque case prompts IMB policy tweak Jan 27, 2017

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Mosque case prompts IMB policy tweak

Ongoing discussion of a federal court case concerning religious liberty for Muslims has prompted the resignation...

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Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C. Jan 27, 2017

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Pro-life events draw evangelicals to D.C.

Churches and pastors are to stand for vulnerable people because of the image and glory of...

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WMU Foundation awards grant to aid victims of Hattiesburg tornado Jan 27, 2017

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WMU Foundation awards grant to aid victims of Hattiesburg tornado

In the aftermath of storms that swept through the southeastern United States Jan. 21-22, national Woman’s...

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IMB trustee resigns in response to New Jersey mosque support Jan 24, 2017

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IMB trustee resigns in response to New Jersey mosque support

A TRUSTEE of the Southern Baptist Convention’s International Mission Board (IMB) has resigned in protest of...

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Miss. tornado damages William Carey University Jan 23, 2017

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Miss. tornado damages William Carey University

An EF3 tornado that ripped through southern Mississippi Jan. 21 in the wee hours of the...

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Pres. Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups Jan 23, 2017

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Pres. Trump restores funding ban on foreign abortion groups

President Trump reinstated Jan. 23 a ban on federal funds for organizations that perform or...

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Provost named WBC psychology chair Jan 23, 2017

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Provost named WBC psychology chair

Ruth Provost of Walnut Ridge has been named chair of Williams Baptist College’s (WBC) psychology department.

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Pro-life Arkansans participate in 39th March for Life Jan 23, 2017

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Pro-life Arkansans participate in 39th March for Life

Arkansans from across the state lifted up their pro-life voices Sunday, Jan. 22, at the 39th...

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Statue of Christ untouched after tornado rips through William Carey University campus Jan 21, 2017

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Statue of Christ untouched after tornado rips through William Carey University campus

The main campus of William Carey University on Saturday was in disarray after an early-morning tornado...

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Floyd to participate in National Prayer Service Jan. 21 Jan 20, 2017

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Floyd to participate in National Prayer Service Jan. 21

Ronnie Floyd, senior pastor of Cross Church in Northwest Arkansas, will have a unique opportunity to...

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Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians Jan 19, 2017

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Pew: Trump deemed good for conservative Christians

Conservative Christians will gain influence under President-elect Donald Trump's term, more than half of respondents polled...

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LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible Jan 19, 2017

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LifeWay releases new Christian Standard Bible

LifeWay Christian Resources released its newly revised Bible translation this week. The full text of the...

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Ky. Baptist to perform at Trump's inauguration Jan 18, 2017

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Ky. Baptist to perform at Trump's inauguration

A petite, young Kentucky Southern Baptist with a big voice will take perhaps her grandest stage...

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Kentucky attorney general won't defend new late-term abortion ban Jan 12, 2017

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Kentucky attorney general won't defend new late-term abortion ban

Democratic Attorney General Andy Beshear is refusing to defend Kentucky's new law banning late-term abortions if...

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39th March for Life set for Jan. 22 Jan 12, 2017

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39th March for Life set for Jan. 22

​Thousands of Arkansans from across the state including will gather at 2 p.m. on January 22...

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Arkansas sets fee to grow medical marijuana at $100,000 a year Jan 4, 2017

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Arkansas sets fee to grow medical marijuana at $100,000 a year

The annual fee for Arkansans wanting to grow medical marijuana will be $100,000 fee to operate...

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Trump's EPA pick called 'magnificent Christian leader' Dec 15, 2016

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Trump's EPA pick called 'magnificent Christian leader'

Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, President-elect Donald Trump's choice to lead the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,...

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ABCHomes announces more than $1.2 million in gifts Dec. 14 Dec 15, 2016

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ABCHomes announces more than $1.2 million in gifts Dec. 14

Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) announced more $1.2 million in recent gifts Dec....

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Gatlinburg fire: DR volunteers urged to be patient Dec 7, 2016

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Gatlinburg fire: DR volunteers urged to be patient

The Tennessee Baptist Convention (TBC), the Woman's Missionary Union and Southern Baptists serving in local government...

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Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93 Nov 16, 2016

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Cliff Barrows, Billy Graham’s song leader for six decades, dies at 93

Cliff Barrows, who led songs for evangelist Billy Graham for six decades, died under hospice care...

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Luetschwager to head new Williams Baptist criminal justice program Nov 9, 2016

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Luetschwager to head new Williams Baptist criminal justice program

Williams Baptist College (WBC) has named Brian Luetschwager to be the first director of its newly...

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​Trump elected president; Ark. voters approve ‘medical marijuana’ Nov 9, 2016

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​Trump elected president; Ark. voters approve ‘medical marijuana’

IN WHAT IS BEING called one of the biggest political upsets in U.S. political history, celebrity...

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Siloam receives $1M gift Nov 4, 2016

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Siloam receives $1M gift

When Charles and Genevieve Bonner heard about the hundreds of young lives transformed spiritually each year...

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ABN Now 11-3-16 Nov 4, 2016

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ABN Now 11-3-16

ABN Now digital version of the Nov. 3, 2016 edition

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Arkansas Baptist churches among Outreach/LifeWay top 100 Oct 27, 2016

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Arkansas Baptist churches among Outreach/LifeWay top 100

Several Arkansas churches have been noted for their fast growth.

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