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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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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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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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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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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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Arkansas Baptists encouraged, refueled at ECON Feb 8, 2018

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Arkansas Baptists encouraged, refueled at ECON

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

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march Feb 8, 2018

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march

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

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees Feb 8, 2018

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees

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

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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip Feb 8, 2018

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Fifth Inspire event set to encourage, equip

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

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

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Evangelical leaders call for swift action on DACA

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

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

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Christian wedding cake baker wins Calif. court battle

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

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

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J.D. Greear to be SBC president nominee in 2018

Greear once again will be nominated for president at the 2018 convention annual meeting,

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Hugh and Jill Freeze speak of God's grace at Liberty University Jan 25, 2018

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Hugh and Jill Freeze speak of God's grace at Liberty University

Hugh Freeze made his first public appearance Jan. 24 since resigning as Ole Miss head football...

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Camp Siloam exceeds ‘Feed My Sheep’ goal Jan 24, 2018
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LifeWay building demolished in downtown Nashville Jan 24, 2018

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LifeWay building demolished in downtown Nashville

The former 12-story LifeWay Christian Resources landmark Draper Tower in downtown Nashville was demolished Jan. 6...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Hunt family makes $500K gift to Camp Siloam dining hall project Dec 26, 2017

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Hunt family makes $500K gift to Camp Siloam dining hall project

A $500,000 gift has been made by the J.B. and Johnelle Hunt family of northwest Arkansas...

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Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks Dec 22, 2017

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Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks

Two controversial Confederate statues were removed from Memphis parks Dec. 20 shortly after the city council...

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Minister housing allowance order stayed; appeals likely Dec 19, 2017

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Minister housing allowance order stayed; appeals likely

A federal district court judge in Wisconsin, as expected, has entered a final order declaring the...

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Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban Dec 19, 2017

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Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

Pro-life advocates are applauding the Ohio legislature's passage of a bill to ban abortions of babies...

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Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues Dec 13, 2017

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Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues

Transgender people will be able to enlist in the U.S. military beginning Jan. 1, the Department...

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Paul Pressler accused of sexual abuse in Texas lawsuit Dec 13, 2017

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Paul Pressler accused of sexual abuse in Texas lawsuit

A lawsuit alleging decades of sexual abuse by retired Texas state judge Paul Pressler has named...

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ark. Baptist communicators honored at inaugural ARcom Awards ceremony Nov 30, 2017
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WoP/Lottie Moon Offering undergird missionaries Nov 30, 2017
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Sharing Christ through couponing and toys Nov 30, 2017
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Union settles lawsuit over HHS abortion mandate Nov 30, 2017
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J.D. Neeley of FBC Camden named ABN Businessperson of the Year Nov 30, 2017

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

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

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‘Glass-house living at best is hard,’ ministers’ wives told Nov 15, 2017
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1,500 attend fall carnival Nov 15, 2017
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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions Nov 15, 2017
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Gathright wins ABN watch Nov 15, 2017
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Pastors’ Conf. speakers share passion for the gospel Nov 15, 2017
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Agencies highlight God’s work across Arkansas Nov 15, 2017
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Speakers challenge Ark. Baptists to share gospel Nov 15, 2017
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ABCHomes changes in NWA Nov 15, 2017
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Pro-life centers win fight against Calif. abortion law Nov 15, 2017
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ABN Digest: LifeWay Stores conduct national Bible drive Nov 15, 2017
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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff by 30 positions Nov 15, 2017
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God understands tragedy, pastor says Nov 15, 2017
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Ross: ‘Be a positive advocate for CP’ Nov 15, 2017
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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters Nov 15, 2017
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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting Nov 10, 2017

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting

Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting

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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters Nov 10, 2017

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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters

Arkansas Baptists from throughout the Natural State gathered Nov. 7-8 for the 164th annual meeting of...

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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff; cites health care, utility costs Nov 8, 2017

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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff; cites health care, utility costs

Escalating health care costs, increased expenses for utilities and other higher education costs have prompted personnel...

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'I don’t understand, but I know my God does,' says pastor of Texas church following mass shooting Nov 7, 2017

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'I don’t understand, but I know my God does,' says pastor of Texas church following mass shooting

Southern Baptists ministering in the wake of what some have called the deadliest church shooting in...

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Camp Siloam Awarded A $20,000 Grant from The Walmart Foundation Nov 2, 2017

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Camp Siloam Awarded A $20,000 Grant from The Walmart Foundation

Camp Siloam announced Nov. 1 that it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the Walmart...

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Museum of the Bible, opening Nov. 17, to be a ‘celebration’ of Scripture Nov 2, 2017

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Museum of the Bible, opening Nov. 17, to be a ‘celebration’ of Scripture

When visitors to Washington, D.C., tour the capital’s historic museums and monuments in the future, they’ll...

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Annual meeting theme ‘Encourage to Engage’ Nov. 7-8 in Russellville Oct 26, 2017
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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage

Comprehensive coverage by the Arkansas Baptist News staff of the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual...

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro Oct 25, 2017

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro

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

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected Oct 24, 2017

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected

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

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FBC, Russellville, builds legacy of faith' based on Acts 1:8 Oct 20, 2017

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

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

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Williams launches online criminal justice program Oct 20, 2017

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Williams launches online criminal justice program

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

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

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

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

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

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Jones leaving Williams Baptist College for California post

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

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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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