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Arkansas Right to Life hosts 41st annual March for Life January 20 Dec 12, 2018

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Arkansas Right to Life hosts 41st annual March for Life January 20

The 41st Annual March for Life will be held on Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Little...

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Former Houston's First minister admits embezzlement Dec 12, 2018

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Former Houston's First minister admits embezzlement

A former pastoral staff member at Houston's First Baptist Church has admitted to embezzling more than...

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Chinese Christians: We will 'stand strong' Dec 12, 2018

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Chinese Christians: We will 'stand strong'

As China continues to hunt down and arrest members of a house church in Sichuan Province,...

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High court's order raises question on abortion Dec 12, 2018

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High court's order raises question on abortion

The U.S. Supreme Court's refusal to rule on cases involving government funding of Planned Parenthood has...

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Survey: Americans want more Christ in Christmas Dec 11, 2018

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Survey: Americans want more Christ in Christmas

Most Americans want more religious meaning to the Christmas season, and for some that includes the...

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Smile Salvation Foundation hosts first "Day of Giving" Dec 11, 2018

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Smile Salvation Foundation hosts first "Day of Giving"

On December 17th, 2018, Smile Salvation Foundation will host its first “Day of Giving” in conjunction...

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Watson is WBU's new director of financial aid Dec 11, 2018

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Watson is WBU's new director of financial aid

Dr. Andrew Watson has taken on a new role at Williams Baptist University, where he is...

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Jess Moody, pastor with education & movie sway, dies Dec 10, 2018

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Jess Moody, pastor with education & movie sway, dies

Jess Moody, a visionary evangelistic pastor who influenced the fields of education and the film and...

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Coach Freeze to 'enjoy' football again at Liberty Dec 10, 2018

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Coach Freeze to 'enjoy' football again at Liberty

Overcoming past failures and finishing life well were repeated emphases of former Ole Miss football coach...

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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds Dec 10, 2018

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U.S. Supreme Court rebuffs state bids to cut Planned Parenthood funds

The U.S. Supreme Court Dec. 10 rejected appeals by Louisiana and Kansas seeking to end public...

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Arkansas Baptist churches use Christmas for strategic outreach Dec 7, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist churches use Christmas for strategic outreach

CHRISTMASTIME is once again upon us. People are decorating their homes and gingerbread houses. Churches have...

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Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort Dec 7, 2018

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Abortion decline calls for ongoing pro-life effort

The continued drop in the number, rate and ratio of abortions in the United States is...

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George H.W. Bush remembered as 'at home' with Southern Baptists Dec 7, 2018

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George H.W. Bush remembered as 'at home' with Southern Baptists

President George H.W. Bush, who died Nov. 30 at age 94, is being remembered by Southern...

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'Crazy' or called?: Missionary's death debated Dec 5, 2018

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'Crazy' or called?: Missionary's death debated

The last reported sighting of American missionary John Allen Chau was Nov. 17. Fishermen off the...

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National CP 2.47% under YTD budget projection Dec 5, 2018

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National CP 2.47% under YTD budget projection

Contributions to Southern Baptist national and international missions and ministries received by the Southern Baptist Convention's...

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Open on Sunday? Churchgoers share views on Sabbath Dec 5, 2018

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Open on Sunday? Churchgoers share views on Sabbath

According to Genesis, God created everything in six days before resting on the seventh. But around...

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W.C. Fields, SBC public relations pioneer, dies at 96 Dec 4, 2018

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W.C. Fields, SBC public relations pioneer, dies at 96

W.C. Fields, a forerunner in denominational journalism as vice president for public relations for the Southern...

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to reach 'every nation' Dec 3, 2018

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Lottie Moon Christmas Offering to reach 'every nation'

EVERY CHURCH. Every nation. To the International Mission Board (IMB), it is more than a...

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Southern Seminary appoints women's support coordinator Dec 3, 2018

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Southern Seminary appoints women's support coordinator

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – In light of challenges facing campuses about the place of women in...

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Former Williams Baptist president Jack Nicholas dies Dec 3, 2018

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Former Williams Baptist president Jack Nicholas dies

D. Jack Nicholas, former president of Williams Baptist University (WBU), died Nov. 29, in Little Rock.

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Most Protestant churchgoers still abstain when it comes to alcohol Nov 27, 2018

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Most Protestant churchgoers still abstain when it comes to alcohol

Most churchgoers say the Bible teaches against drunkenness. But that doesn’t stop about 4 in 10...

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Ouachita’s steel drum bands to present concert Dec. 3 Nov 27, 2018

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Ouachita’s steel drum bands to present concert Dec. 3

Ouachita Baptist University’s steel drum bands will come together to present their fall concert on Monday,...

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Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court Nov 26, 2018

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Reconsider Roe v. Wade, brief urges Supreme Court

The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission and allies have urged the U.S. Supreme Court...

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Baptist Global Response launches clean water campaign for #GivingTuesday 2018 Nov 26, 2018

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Baptist Global Response launches clean water campaign for #GivingTuesday 2018

Baptist Global Response (BGR) is celebrating #GivingTuesday 2018 with a water filter campaign and a goal...

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Missionary Jim Slack's 'Hello World!' now heard in eternity Nov 23, 2018

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Missionary Jim Slack's 'Hello World!' now heard in eternity

International Mission Board missionary Jim Slack died Nov. 15 at age 80 in Richmond, Va.

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Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president Nov 21, 2018

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Chitwood elected unanimously as IMB president

Kentucky Baptist executive Paul Chitwood elected president of the International Mission Board.

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WBU recieves STEM grant Nov 20, 2018

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WBU recieves STEM grant

William’s Baptist University received a $12,000 grant from the Bosch Community Fund that will go towards...

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Arkansas' first Total Artificial Heart patient receives donor heart at Baptist Health Nov 19, 2018

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Arkansas' first Total Artificial Heart patient receives donor heart at Baptist Health

Baptist Health Medical Center-Little Rock has successfully transplanted a donor heart into the state’s first Total...

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Ouachita to present A Festival of Christmas Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 Nov 19, 2018

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Ouachita to present A Festival of Christmas Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

Ouachita Baptist University’s School of Fine Arts will present its annual A Festival of Christmas performances...

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2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced Nov 15, 2018

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2019 SBC Annual Meeting theme announced

The supremacy of the Gospel will motivate Southern Baptist Convention President J. D. Greear as he...

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Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries Nov 15, 2018

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Southern Baptists celebrate sending 42 new missionaries

Southern Baptists celebrated the appointment of 42 new missionaries in a service held Wednesday, Nov. 14,...

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Chitwood elected new IMB president Nov. 15 Nov 15, 2018

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Chitwood elected new IMB president Nov. 15

RICHMOND, Va. – The International Mission Board (IMB) trustees’ Presidential Search Committee announced Tuesday, Nov. 6,...

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Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches Nov 13, 2018

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Ky. Baptists cut ties with dually aligned churches

The Kentucky Baptist Convention will cut ties with a small group of churches that remain dually...

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WBU Psi Chi collects books for SafeCare Nov 13, 2018

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WBU Psi Chi collects books for SafeCare

Psi Chi, an organization for psychology students at Williams Baptist University, has completed a book drive...

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Legalizing casinos offers ministry opportunities for Arkansas Baptists Nov 9, 2018

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Legalizing casinos offers ministry opportunities for Arkansas Baptists

WHILE A DISAPPOINTING outcome for Arkansas Baptists, the approval of a constitutional amendment by Arkansas voters...

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Church giving on the rise according to survey Nov 7, 2018

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Church giving on the rise according to survey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – The economic recovery appears to have reached the offering plate, according to...

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Williams presents alumni honors to Daniel, Guenrich Nov 7, 2018

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Williams presents alumni honors to Daniel, Guenrich

WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist University (WBU) alumni David Daniel and Jake Guenrich were honored during...

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Ricky Skaggs: God's plan is personal, perfect Nov 6, 2018

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Ricky Skaggs: God's plan is personal, perfect

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – In the fall of 2017, Ricky Skaggs found himself in Texas with...

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Gayton, Cooper crowned at WBU Homecoming Nov 6, 2018

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Gayton, Cooper crowned at WBU Homecoming

WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist University (WBU) held Homecoming festivities Nov. 3.

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Baptists and alcohol: Is the consensus shifting? Nov 5, 2018

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Baptists and alcohol: Is the consensus shifting?

For well over a century, Southern Baptists have opposed drinking alcoholic beverages, in part over concern...

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Amid battle with cancer, Texas CWJC/CMJC leader Becky Ellison affirms, ‘God’s got this’ Nov 5, 2018

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Amid battle with cancer, Texas CWJC/CMJC leader Becky Ellison affirms, ‘God’s got this’

BECKY ELLISON knows what it means to live one day at a time. Since being diagnosed...

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National CP 10.59% under 1st month projection Nov 5, 2018

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National CP 10.59% under 1st month projection

Contributions to Southern Baptist Convention national and international missions and ministries received by the SBC Executive...

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Cooperative Program lifts Arkansas church's core commitments Nov 2, 2018

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Cooperative Program lifts Arkansas church's core commitments

Union Baptist Church in Harrison has given 25 percent of its undesignated offerings to missions for...

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Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85 Nov 1, 2018

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Eugene Peterson, creator of 'The Message,' dies at 85

KALISPELL, Mont. (BP) – Eugene Peterson, bestselling Christian author known for "The Message" paraphrase of Scripture,...

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Floyd announces: 'Love One Another' theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer Oct 31, 2018

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Floyd announces: 'Love One Another' theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer

"Love One Another" is the theme for the 2019 National Day of Prayer May 2, event...

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Faith leaders voice opposition to Issue 4 casino amendment at Arkansas Capitol Oct 29, 2018

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Faith leaders voice opposition to Issue 4 casino amendment at Arkansas Capitol

Faith leaders from across the state voiced opposition to Issue 4 at a press conference Oct....

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Living Proof Live held in Hot Springs Oct 26, 2018

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Living Proof Live held in Hot Springs

More than 5,500 individuals from 38 states and three foreign countries participated in the Beth Moore...

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2019 health plans through GuideStone to include added benefits Oct 25, 2018

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2019 health plans through GuideStone to include added benefits

Consultations with doctors through telemedicine will be available at no out-of-pocket charge for the majority of...

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Messengers hear reports, elect convention officers and approve resolutions in final session Oct 25, 2018

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Messengers hear reports, elect convention officers and approve resolutions in final session

The morning session of the second and final day of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention...

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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions at 2018 annual meeting Oct 24, 2018

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ABSC messengers approve six resolutions at 2018 annual meeting

Arkansas Baptist messengers approved six resolutions at the 2018 annual meeting of the Arkansas Baptist State...

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​ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday evening session beings with worship, ends with commissioning service Oct 23, 2018

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​ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday evening session beings with worship, ends with commissioning service

The evening session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting began with a call...

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ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday afternoon session informs and inspires Oct 23, 2018

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ABSC Annual Meeting Tuesday afternoon session informs and inspires

The Tuesday afternoon session of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual Meeting Oct. 23...

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Mason: Great Commission should not become ‘great omission’ Oct 23, 2018

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Mason: Great Commission should not become ‘great omission’

“We don’t have a Great Commission culture; we have a great omission culture.”

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Scenes from the Tuesday afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting Oct 23, 2018

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Scenes from the Tuesday afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting

Scenes from the Tuesday, Oct. 23, afternoon session of the ABSC Annual Meeting at Central Baptist...

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Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry Oct 23, 2018

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Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry

Messengers vote to dedicate 2018 Annual to Elrod, Perry

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165th annual meeting kicks off at Central Baptist, Jonesboro Oct 23, 2018

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165th annual meeting kicks off at Central Baptist, Jonesboro

The morning session of the first day of the 2018 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Annual...

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Sykes: Our ministry should exemplify Christ Oct 23, 2018

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Sykes: Our ministry should exemplify Christ

Greg Sykes, pastor of First Baptist Church, Russellville, and president of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention,...

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Elliff: Family should be focus of discipleship Oct 23, 2018

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Elliff: Family should be focus of discipleship

Addressing the pastor’s family, Bill Elliff, senior teaching and lead pastor of The Summit Church, North...

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Panel discussion: A word from the wives Oct 23, 2018

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Panel discussion: A word from the wives

With a video introduction of numerous Arkansas Baptist ministers thanking and expressing love for their wives,...

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Kirksey: 'The Broken Pastor' Oct 23, 2018

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Kirksey: 'The Broken Pastor'

Greg Kirksey, teaching pastor of The Church at Rock Creek, Little Rock, shared a message titled,...

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ABSC Pastors' Conference Panel discusses 'The pastor and brokenness' Oct 22, 2018

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ABSC Pastors' Conference Panel discusses 'The pastor and brokenness'

The first panel discussion of the evening session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’...

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Ministers’ wives focus on ‘total woman’ Oct 22, 2018

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Ministers’ wives focus on ‘total woman’

About 100 women from across Arkansas gathered for the ministers’ wives conference and luncheon at Central...

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Smith: 'The Pastor in Need of Friends' Oct 22, 2018

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Smith: 'The Pastor in Need of Friends'

Jarvis Smith, pastor of Second Baptist Church, West Helena, shared the final sermon of the afternoon...

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Smith: 'The Pastor’s Character' Oct 22, 2018

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Smith: 'The Pastor’s Character'

Steven Smith, senior pastor of Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, shared a message titled, “The Pastor’s...

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2019 ABSC Pastors' Conference officers elected Oct 22, 2018

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2019 ABSC Pastors' Conference officers elected

2019 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Pastors' Conference officers elected

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'How do you guard your character?' and 'What’s it like to be an African-American pastor in Arkansas' discussed by ABSC Pastors' Conference panels Oct 22, 2018

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'How do you guard your character?' and 'What’s it like to be an African-American pastor in Arkansas' discussed by ABSC Pastors' Conference panels

The first panel discussion in the afternoon session of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) Pastors’...

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Richardson: ‘The Pastor’s First Love.’ Oct 22, 2018

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Richardson: ‘The Pastor’s First Love.’

Wyman Richardson, pastor of Central Baptist Church in North Little Rock, shared the final message of...

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Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22 Oct 22, 2018

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Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22

Scenes from the ABSC Minister's Wives Conference Oct. 22

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Pastors' Conference panel discusses: 'How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?' Oct 22, 2018

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Pastors' Conference panel discusses: 'How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?'

During a panel titled, “How do you maintain your devotional life in a busy pastorate?” at...

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McCallum: 'The Pastor as Shepherd' Oct 22, 2018

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McCallum: 'The Pastor as Shepherd'

Pastors should be an example for their congregation, chiefly through praying and reading Scripture daily and...

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Issue 1 wording ruled unconstitutional by Arkansas Supreme Court Oct. 18 Oct 18, 2018

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Issue 1 wording ruled unconstitutional by Arkansas Supreme Court Oct. 18

LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled the wording of Issue 1 unconstitutional in a...

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Atlanta accepts $1.2M settlement with Kelvin Cochran Oct 18, 2018

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Atlanta accepts $1.2M settlement with Kelvin Cochran

ATLANTA (BP) – The Atlanta city council has agreed to a $1.2 million settlement with former...

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SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing Oct 18, 2018

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SWBTS trustees move forward, uphold Patterson firing

FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – In a meeting characterized by unity despite differences of opinion, Southwestern...

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Most and least politically engaged states report released Oct 18, 2018

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Most and least politically engaged states report released

ARKANSAS ranks 28th among the 2018 “Most & Least Politically Engaged States” according to a new...

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​LifeWay unveils new store concept design Oct 17, 2018

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​LifeWay unveils new store concept design

Guests who drive by the recently remodeled LifeWay Christian Store in Franklin, Tenn., will be greeted...

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A toppled steeple, a remnant of Hurricane Michael in southwest Georgia Oct 16, 2018

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A toppled steeple, a remnant of Hurricane Michael in southwest Georgia

DONALSONVILLE, Ga. (BP) – At least two southwest Georgia Baptist churches emerged heavily damaged from the...

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Southern Baptist volunteers lend helping hands in the wake of Hurricane Michael Oct 15, 2018

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Southern Baptist volunteers lend helping hands in the wake of Hurricane Michael

PANAMA CITY, Fla.(BP) – Freight trains overturned on the railroad tracks in Panama City, Fla. Power...

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American pastor Andrew Brunson free after three years in Turkish prison Oct 15, 2018

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American pastor Andrew Brunson free after three years in Turkish prison

ALIAGA, Turkey (BP) – Pastor Andrew Brunson reportedly flew to the United States Oct. 13, released...

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Women’s author featured at Girl’s Night Out event in Jonesboro Oct 15, 2018

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Women’s author featured at Girl’s Night Out event in Jonesboro

Sophie Hudson is the guest speaker at Girl’s Night Out, hosted by Nettleton Baptist Church in...

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Fulton, Arkansas Baptist church planter strategist, dies at 65 Oct 13, 2018

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Fulton, Arkansas Baptist church planter strategist, dies at 65

Gary Dean Fulton, 65, of West Fork, died Oct. 11 in Fayetteville. He was a church...

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Two cakes, two courts, two countries: Same result Oct 12, 2018

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Two cakes, two courts, two countries: Same result

On both sides of the Atlantic, a drama set in a bakery has pitted freedom of...

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Church hosts five sports camps in one summer Oct 12, 2018

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Church hosts five sports camps in one summer

Fifteen years ago, Fellowship Baptist Church in Witcherville sought an alternative from vacation Bible school (VBS),...

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Hurricane Michael slams Florida, DR preps against 'compassion fatigue' Oct 11, 2018

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Hurricane Michael slams Florida, DR preps against 'compassion fatigue'

Hurricane Michael caused extensive damage to a number of churches in Florida.

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Blume to retire from N.C. Biblical Recorder newspaper Oct 11, 2018

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Blume to retire from N.C. Biblical Recorder newspaper

Allan Blume has announced his plans to retire as editor-president of the Biblical Recorder in May...

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'Gosnell' helps uncover 'horrors of abortion' Oct 10, 2018

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'Gosnell' helps uncover 'horrors of abortion'

A trio of forthcoming movies hailed by pro-life activists – led by "Gosnell" opening Oct. 12...

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Christian mother's life in hands of Pakistani court Oct 9, 2018

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Christian mother's life in hands of Pakistani court

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (BP) – Christian mother Asia Bibi only offered a Muslim coworker a drink of...

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The opioid crisis hits home for Baptist family Oct 9, 2018

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The opioid crisis hits home for Baptist family

GREENWOOD, Miss. – “Do y’all want something to eat or drink? I’ve got sandwiches and Rice...

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Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urged Oct 9, 2018

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Kavanaugh confirmation: Prayer, civility urged

WASHINGTON (BP) – Southern Baptist leaders called for prayer and the restoration of civility in public...

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LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations Oct 8, 2018

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LifeWay search committee now accepting nominations

​NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – The LifeWay Christian Resources presidential search committee is accepting nominations for a...

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2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million Oct 8, 2018

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2017-18 Lottie Moon offering nears $159 million

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – In the 100th anniversary since Southern Baptists named their global mission offering...

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Hurricane Florence aftermath still 'pretty rough' Oct 8, 2018

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Hurricane Florence aftermath still 'pretty rough'

LONGS, S.C. (BP) – It didn't take disaster relief volunteer Ronnie Register long to describe the...

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Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event Oct 8, 2018

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Human dignity addressed by ERLC in Capitol Hill event

WASHINGTON (BP) – Human dignity, as a biblical doctrine, should shape how Christians view the unborn,...

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DR requests and salvations continue in Carolina relief Oct 8, 2018

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DR requests and salvations continue in Carolina relief

NEW BERN, N.C. (BP) – When 89-year-old William Cunniff returned to his flood-damaged home in North...

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Terry honored for 50 years of service, named editor emeritus of The Alabama Baptist Oct 8, 2018

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Terry honored for 50 years of service, named editor emeritus of The Alabama Baptist

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Gary Fenton says that in 1975, Bob Terry made a statement that changed...

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Old Testament's viability highlighted during SBTS's E.Y. Mullins lectures Oct 4, 2018

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Old Testament's viability highlighted during SBTS's E.Y. Mullins lectures

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (BP) – When the apostles preached the Gospel of Jesus Christ, they used Old...

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WMU women Engage in ‘Unshakeable Pursuit’ Oct 4, 2018

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WMU women Engage in ‘Unshakeable Pursuit’

BENTON – More than 160 women – along with a few men – attended the Arkansas...

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A return to Mao-era persecution in China? Oct 4, 2018

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A return to Mao-era persecution in China?

CHINA (BP) – Police raided church services Sept. 30 in various Chinese provinces in escalating persecutions...

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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court Oct 4, 2018

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ERLC, BGEA back coach in appeal to Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (BP) – The Southern Baptist Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission (ERLC) and other organizations have...

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Call to prayer: SBC leaders lift up search committees of five SBC agencies Oct 4, 2018

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Call to prayer: SBC leaders lift up search committees of five SBC agencies

NASHVILLE (BP) -- Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear's call to pray and fast Oct. 8...

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million Oct 4, 2018

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Annie Armstrong Easter Offering tops $61 million

NEW YORK (BP) – Kevin Ezell, president of the North American Mission Board (NAMB), announced to...

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U.S. students urged to take Bibles to school Oct. 4 Oct 3, 2018

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U.S. students urged to take Bibles to school Oct. 4

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (BP) – The freedom to distribute Bibles in schools and discuss Scripture openly...

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IMB transitions from Platt to Meador Oct 2, 2018

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IMB transitions from Platt to Meador

RICHMOND, Va. (BP) – International Mission Board (IMB) trustees heard a final address from outgoing president...

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BGR assessing Indonesia's needs after tsunami Oct 2, 2018

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BGR assessing Indonesia's needs after tsunami

PALU, Indonesia (BP) – Baptist Global response is assessing needs on Indonesia's Sulawesi island after a...

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National CP ends fiscal year 2.63% over goal Oct 2, 2018

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National CP ends fiscal year 2.63% over goal

NASHVILLE (BP) – The Southern Baptist Convention ended its fiscal year $5,044,828.14 over its 2017–2018 budgeted...

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NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement Oct 2, 2018

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NOBTS President Chuck Kelley announces retirement

NEW ORLEANS (BP) – New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary President Charles S. "Chuck" Kelley Jr., announced...

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Norman inaugurated as 7th president of Williams Baptist University Oct 1, 2018

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Norman inaugurated as 7th president of Williams Baptist University

Stan Norman was officially installed as the seventh president of Williams Baptist University (WBU) during a...

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ABCHomes names Brown next executive director Sep 27, 2018

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ABCHomes names Brown next executive director

LITTLE ROCK - Derek Brown, 36, clinical director of Arkansas Baptist Children’s Homes and Family Ministries...

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See You at the Pole events held across Arkansas, nation Sept. 26 Sep 26, 2018

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See You at the Pole events held across Arkansas, nation Sept. 26

THOUSANDS of students across Arkansas and the nation gathered around their school’s flagpole to pray as...

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Golden Age Conference fills WBU’s Manley Chapel Sep 21, 2018

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Golden Age Conference fills WBU’s Manley Chapel

A crowd of nearly 500 filled WBU’s Manley Chapel for the annual Golden Age Conference.

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Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers meet with President Trump during tour of Hurricane Florence damage Sep 19, 2018

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Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers meet with President Trump during tour of Hurricane Florence damage

President Trump spent approximately an hour Sept. 19 at a Southern Baptist Disaster Relief site in...

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Gosnell movie shines ‘light of truth’ on issue of abortion Sep 19, 2018

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Gosnell movie shines ‘light of truth’ on issue of abortion

A new film focuses on Kermit Gosnell, who operated in abortion clinic in Philadelphia until 2013....

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Concerns about Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, ERLC and Southwestern, aired in open SBC Executive Committee forum Sep 19, 2018

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Concerns about Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, ERLC and Southwestern, aired in open SBC Executive Committee forum

Concern over Baptist work in Utah and Idaho, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Ethics and...

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Pastors more likely to address domestic violence, still lack training Sep 18, 2018

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Pastors more likely to address domestic violence, still lack training

One in 8 Protestant senior pastors say a church staff member has sexually harassed a member...

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Meador named as interim as Platt set to step down from IMB Sep 17, 2018

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Meador named as interim as Platt set to step down from IMB

After receiving the resignation of David Platt as president of the International Mission Board, to be...

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Arkansas and Oklahoma DR to deploy to North Carolina following Tropical Storm Florence Sep 15, 2018

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Arkansas and Oklahoma DR to deploy to North Carolina following Tropical Storm Florence

LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas and Oklahoma disaster relief (DR) Oklahoma DR volunteers will deploy to areas...

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Victory Car Show pairs classic cars and community outreach Sept. 15 in Little Rock Sep 15, 2018

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Victory Car Show pairs classic cars and community outreach Sept. 15 in Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK – Immanuel Baptist Church, Little Rock, hosted it's annual Victory Car Show Sept. 15.

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Southern Baptist DR headed to Carolinas & Virginia in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence Sep 14, 2018

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Southern Baptist DR headed to Carolinas & Virginia in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence

Chainsaws, generators and other equipment and supplies were loaded onto four semi-trailer trucks Sept. 11-12 ahead...

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Baptist DR readying for Hurricane Florence onslaught Sep 12, 2018

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Baptist DR readying for Hurricane Florence onslaught

As Hurricane Florence continues its trajectory toward the Carolina coastline, the North American Mission Board is...

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ABCHomes added to WorldCrafts initiative Sep 12, 2018

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ABCHomes added to WorldCrafts initiative

WorldCrafts, the fair-trade division of Woman’s Missionary Union (WMU), has expanded the initiative through a partnership...

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Baptists prepare for Hurricane Florence response Sep 11, 2018

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Baptists prepare for Hurricane Florence response

Southern Baptist disaster relief volunteers are on alert as Hurricane Florence, a Category 4 storm currently...

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Ensuring Arkansas’ Future files lawsuit against casinos amendment Sep 10, 2018

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Ensuring Arkansas’ Future files lawsuit against casinos amendment

Ensuring Arkansas’ Future (EAF) filed a lawsuit Sept. 10 against the proposed state constitutional amendment to...

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Union Valley Baptist Church, Beebe, profiled in Michigan Baptist Beacon Sep 10, 2018

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Union Valley Baptist Church, Beebe, profiled in Michigan Baptist Beacon

Twenty-two members of Union Valley Baptist Church (UVBC) from Beebe came through Michigan on their way...

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College of the Ozarks drops Nike Sep 7, 2018

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College of the Ozarks drops Nike

College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo., plans to remove all athletic uniforms purchased from...

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Casino measure OK'd for November ballot; Hutchinson says he’ll vote ‘no’ Sep 7, 2018

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Casino measure OK'd for November ballot; Hutchinson says he’ll vote ‘no’

A proposed constitutional amendment that would authorize four casinos in Arkansas will be on the Nov....

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Issue 1 disqualified from ballot; Arkansas ethicist disputed initiative being characterized as 'pro-life' Sep 7, 2018

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Issue 1 disqualified from ballot; Arkansas ethicist disputed initiative being characterized as 'pro-life'

Issue 1, a ballot initiative which limits damages awarded in civil lawsuits, has been disqualified Sept....

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Victory Car Show Sept. 15 at Immanuel Baptist Sep 7, 2018

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Victory Car Show Sept. 15 at Immanuel Baptist

The sixth annual Victory Car Show presented by the men’s ministry of Immanuel Baptist Church in...

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Baptist university to lower tuition by 57% in effort to make education more affordable for families Sep 6, 2018

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Baptist university to lower tuition by 57% in effort to make education more affordable for families

Tuition rates will be cut 57 percent at the University of the Cumberlands for the 2018-2019...

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Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight Sep 5, 2018

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Kavanaugh hearings open, abortion draws spotlight

WASHINGTON (BP) – Abortion drew the spotlight Sept. 4 as the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee's confirmation...

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Metro BCM wins Reach 13,000 Dodgeball Tournament Sep 4, 2018

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Metro BCM wins Reach 13,000 Dodgeball Tournament

The Metro BCM (Baptist Collegiate Ministry) Team No. 1 came out on top as the winner over...

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Ouachita Baptist University adds campus police department Sep 4, 2018

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Ouachita Baptist University adds campus police department

For the first time in its 152 year history, Ouachita Baptist University is getting its own...

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay Aug 31, 2018

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Thom Rainer announces retirement from LifeWay

LifeWay Christian Resources President and CEO Thom S. Rainer announced Aug. 27 plans to retire in...

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, staff pray for revival Aug 31, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist pastors, staff pray for revival

“God wants your church to be the single most influential mover in the community, but that...

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Memorial service for aborted children at Life Center Sept. 8 Aug 29, 2018

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Memorial service for aborted children at Life Center Sept. 8

A memorial service for aborted children will be held from 11:30 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept....

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Speer, Ouachita archivist, recognized by national Council of State Archivists Aug 27, 2018

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Speer, Ouachita archivist, recognized by national Council of State Archivists

ARKADELPHIA – Lisa Speer, associate professor and university archivist at Ouachita Baptist University (OBU), has been...

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Johnny Hunt named NAMB senior vice president of evangelism and leadership pending Oct. 2 trustee vote Aug 27, 2018

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Johnny Hunt named NAMB senior vice president of evangelism and leadership pending Oct. 2 trustee vote

ALPHARETTA, Ga. (BP) – Johnny Hunt, longtime pastor of First Baptist Church Woodstock, Ga., and past...

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First Baptist, Scranton, marks 50 years Aug 24, 2018

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First Baptist, Scranton, marks 50 years

First Baptist Church of Scranton celebrated its 50th anniversary Aug. 5.

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The future of Baptist news Aug 23, 2018

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The future of Baptist news

Earlier this month the Board of Directors of the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) gathered in Little...

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Called to communicate: Baptist women serve ‘in seats of influence’ Aug 22, 2018

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Called to communicate: Baptist women serve ‘in seats of influence’

JUST AS JESUS affirmed first-century women, calling them to confess Him as Lord and tell the...

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Foundation meets at Camp Siloam Aug 22, 2018

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Foundation meets at Camp Siloam

Members of the Arkansas Baptist Foundation Board of Directors heard an update on the history and...

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Former Alabama slave learned missionary answered his prayer Aug 21, 2018

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Former Alabama slave learned missionary answered his prayer

The dirt road snaked long and lonely out to Cudjo's cabin on the outskirts of Mobile...

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GuideStone launches new era at Pinnacle Tower Aug 21, 2018

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GuideStone launches new era at Pinnacle Tower

GuideStone occupies the top five floors of the 24-story Pinnacle Tower, located at 5005 LBJ Freeway,...

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Ouachita Baptist University and Baptist Health partner to provide nursing education Aug 21, 2018

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Ouachita Baptist University and Baptist Health partner to provide nursing education

Ouachita Baptist University (OBU) and Baptist Health announced a partnership to address the shortage of nurses...

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Baptist Global Response launches new GoatFundMe campaign Aug 20, 2018

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Baptist Global Response launches new GoatFundMe campaign

Baptist Global Response (BGR) is crowdsourcing for a cause.

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Satanists rally against Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas State Capitol Aug 17, 2018

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Satanists rally against Ten Commandments monument at Arkansas State Capitol

A 7-foot-tall bronze statue of Baphomet, a horned figure associated with Satanism, was on display Aug....

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Parking tax could cost churches, ministries Aug 15, 2018

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Parking tax could cost churches, ministries

A little-noticed provision of last year's Republican tax legislation which taxes employee parking at nonprofit organizations...

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Inside FDA's research with aborted baby body parts Aug 15, 2018

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Inside FDA's research with aborted baby body parts

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (BP) -- Taxpayers have been funding government research using tissue from aborted babies for...

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Missouri Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March Aug 14, 2018

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Missouri Army base sees 1,459 salvations since March

U. S. Army Chaplain (Capt.) Jose Rondon believes "there is nothing more exhilarating in life than...

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22 baptized, overflow room utilized, during Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro's Paragould campus launch Aug. 12 Aug 13, 2018

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22 baptized, overflow room utilized, during Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro's Paragould campus launch Aug. 12

Twenty-two people were baptized, and an overflow room had to be utilized, during the launch service...

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Contemporary Christian concert to be featured at annual Beatles festival in Walnut Ridge Aug 13, 2018

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Contemporary Christian concert to be featured at annual Beatles festival in Walnut Ridge

This year’s Beatles at the Ridge Music Festival and Symposium, set for Friday and Saturday, Sept....

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Ouachita Baptist University sets fundraising record of $17.2 million Aug 13, 2018

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Ouachita Baptist University sets fundraising record of $17.2 million

Ouachita Baptist University in Arkadelphia has received a record $17.2 million in private support in academic...

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18 years after child porn conviction, Baptist pastor accused of trying to entice a minor Aug 11, 2018

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18 years after child porn conviction, Baptist pastor accused of trying to entice a minor

A former longtime Southern Baptist preacher whose ministry stalled 18 years ago when he went to...

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Univ. of Iowa sued again over religious liberty Aug 9, 2018

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Univ. of Iowa sued again over religious liberty

For the second time in less than a year, a Christian student group has sued the...

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Uncommon Arkansans: Ouachita’s Ben Elrod Aug 8, 2018

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Uncommon Arkansans: Ouachita’s Ben Elrod

There are countless stories of men who had no intention of becoming a pastor, but did...

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'Baptist Hymnal' celebrates 10-year anniversary Aug 8, 2018

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'Baptist Hymnal' celebrates 10-year anniversary

LifeWay Christian Resources is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of the latest Baptist Hymnal this August.

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National Cooperative Program giving 3.06% ahead of projection Aug 8, 2018

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National Cooperative Program giving 3.06% ahead of projection

Year-to-date contributions to Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) national and international missions and ministries received by the...

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John Bisagno, pastor and church innovator, dies at 84 Aug 6, 2018

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John Bisagno, pastor and church innovator, dies at 84

John Bisagno, an evangelistic innovator and longtime pastor of Houston's First Baptist Church, died Aug. 5...

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Fielding: Law enforcement officers face unique challenges today Aug 6, 2018

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Fielding: Law enforcement officers face unique challenges today

Changes in societal norms mean law enforcement officers face unique challenges today compared to the past.

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Ark. Baptist mission church burglarized in LR Aug 2, 2018

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Ark. Baptist mission church burglarized in LR

An Arkansas Baptist mission church was burglarized July 29, resulting in more than $4,300 loss of...

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Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture Jul 30, 2018

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Suicide: A growing issue in a changing culture

Suicide is a growing problem in a culture that appears to be spiraling out of control.

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Greear announces sexual abuse study group Jul 27, 2018

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Greear announces sexual abuse study group

Southern Baptist Convention President J.D. Greear has announced he will form a Sexual Abuse Presidential Study...

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On the road for missions: Hendersons travel to tell WMU story Jul 26, 2018

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On the road for missions: Hendersons travel to tell WMU story

The rumble of the on-board generator lent a muffled, but noticeable, undertone as Trennis and Pam...

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Colson elected exec. secretary of editors’ group Jul 26, 2018

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Colson elected exec. secretary of editors’ group

Margaret Colson, writer/copy editor for the Arkansas Baptist News (ABN), was elected executive secretary of the...

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IMB's Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations Jul 25, 2018

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IMB's Platt initiates sexual abuse investigations

Two "thorough, outside, independent" investigations have been initiated by International Mission Board President David Platt into...

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Volunteers needed as Ridgecrest attendance climbs Jul 25, 2018

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Volunteers needed as Ridgecrest attendance climbs

LifeWay's Ridgecrest Conference Center celebrated record attendance last year as approximately 70,000 guests visited the Blue...

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LifeWay's Black Church Leadership and Family Conference celebrates 25th anniversary Jul 24, 2018

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LifeWay's Black Church Leadership and Family Conference celebrates 25th anniversary

Race is not the issue of Black Church Leadership and Family Conference, leaders told Baptist Press...

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Turner elected 25th president of Southwest Baptist University Jul 24, 2018

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Turner elected 25th president of Southwest Baptist University

Eric A. Turner, of Pocahontas, was unanimously selected as the 25th president of Southwest Baptist University...

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SBC Sullivan Tower to be imploded Saturday Jul 20, 2018

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SBC Sullivan Tower to be imploded Saturday

Implosion of the 11-story Sullivan Tower on the former campus of LifeWay Christian Resources is scheduled...

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SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows Jul 19, 2018

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SBC messengers 'getting younger,' Dallas report shows

Nearly twice as many messengers attended the 2018 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting when compared to...

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Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case Jul 18, 2018

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Federal court protects liberty, life in Texas case

A federal appeals court ruling that protects a church's internal communications buttressed both religious freedom and...

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IMB, ex-missionary's accuser differ over abuse response Jul 18, 2018

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IMB, ex-missionary's accuser differ over abuse response

The International Mission Board and an alleged sexual assault victim of a former missionary have presented...

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Zoning restriction stymies Maryland church's expanded ministry Jul 17, 2018

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Zoning restriction stymies Maryland church's expanded ministry

Members of Redemption Community Church can grab a cappuccino and a scone in the building the...

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LGBT Revoice conference raises eyebrows of evangelical community Jul 17, 2018

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LGBT Revoice conference raises eyebrows of evangelical community

An LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) Christian conference – set for July 26-28 in St. Louis...

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Williams Baptist University transitions to new email domain Jul 17, 2018

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Williams Baptist University transitions to new email domain

Williams Baptist University is nearing the completion of its college to university transition and Williams’ email...

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Episcopal Church says all same-sex couples can now marry in their home churches Jul 16, 2018

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Episcopal Church says all same-sex couples can now marry in their home churches

THE EPISCOPAL CHURCH removed restrictions on same-sex marriage July 13, making it so all couples can...

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Arkansas Baptist DR responds to Texas flooding Jul 16, 2018

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Arkansas Baptist DR responds to Texas flooding

Arkansas Baptist disaster relief (DR) teams have been hard at work in Weslaco, Texas after major...

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IMB experiences data breach, toughens cybersecurity Jul 13, 2018

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IMB experiences data breach, toughens cybersecurity

A data breach occurred at the International Mission Board (IMB) that may have exposed personal information...

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Former Arkansas Baptist minister charged with sexual assault Jul 10, 2018

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Former Arkansas Baptist minister charged with sexual assault

Mark Aderholt, a former employee of the South Carolina Baptist Convention, International Mission Board missionary and...

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Pruitt's EPA resignation stirs lament, reflection Jul 10, 2018

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Pruitt's EPA resignation stirs lament, reflection

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt's resignation July 5 amid federal investigations of his spending and...

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Evangelical leaders support SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh Jul 10, 2018

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Evangelical leaders support SCOTUS nominee, Kavanaugh

Southern Baptist and other evangelical Christian leaders embraced President Trump's nomination of federal appeals court judge...

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Gardner first woman named chair of SBC seminary Jul 10, 2018

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Gardner first woman named chair of SBC seminary

Becky Gardner, a superintendent of a Christian school in Peoria, Ill., is the first woman to...

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Filipino president's comments on God rebuked Jul 10, 2018

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Filipino president's comments on God rebuked

The Filipino president's offer to resign if anyone can prove the God of the Bible exists...

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Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti Jul 9, 2018

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Baptist mission teams stuck but safe in Haiti

About 200 Southern Baptists on mission were trapped in Haiti after violent riots closed airports, sources...

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Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC's Moore shared by thousands Jul 9, 2018

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Pro-immigrant ad supported by ERLC's Moore shared by thousands

Thousands have viewed and shared an open letter signed by Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore and...

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'Associational Mission Strategist' suggested as new DOM title Jul 6, 2018

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'Associational Mission Strategist' suggested as new DOM title

"Associational Mission Strategist" (AMS) is the new recommended title for Southern Baptist mission leaders formerly called...

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'Thankful to be part of what God is doing' with CP Jul 3, 2018

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'Thankful to be part of what God is doing' with CP

Central Baptist Church's mission, rather than location, is reflected in it name.

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Oklahoma medical marijuana law a 'dangerous foothold' Jul 2, 2018

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Oklahoma medical marijuana law a 'dangerous foothold'

Oklahoma's adoption of what may be the nation's most permissive medical marijuana law has left some...

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Churchgoers sticking around for theology, not music Jul 2, 2018

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Churchgoers sticking around for theology, not music

Most churchgoers will put up with a change in music style or a different preacher, according...

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Record-low 47% extremely proud to be Americans - Gallup Jul 2, 2018

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Record-low 47% extremely proud to be Americans - Gallup

Forty-seven percent of U.S. adults say they are extremely proud to be Americans, a new low...

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Debate begins on next Supreme Court nominee Jul 2, 2018

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Debate begins on next Supreme Court nominee

The retirement announcement of Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy quickly ushered in guessing games on whom President...

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‘Undivided’ panels discuss race and the SBC Jun 28, 2018

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‘Undivided’ panels discuss race and the SBC

Following the release of a video series by the same name, the North American Mission Board...

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Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share Christ’s love at SBC Crossover Jun 28, 2018

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Arkansans sweat in the Texas heat to share Christ’s love at SBC Crossover

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

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Nita Moore obituary Jun 28, 2018

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Nita Moore obituary

Nita Faye Taylor Miller Moore, 85, of Little Rock, passed away on June 24.

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Submit your candidate for Baptist business leader of the year! Jun 27, 2018

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Submit your candidate for Baptist business leader of the year!

Nominations for the third annual Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) Business Leader of the Year are now...

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Social media and teens: a way 'to see what is happening' Jun 25, 2018

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Social media and teens: a way 'to see what is happening'

While social media often is seen as a bad thing, what if Instagram and YouTube could...

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High court annuls ruling against Southern Baptist florist Jun 25, 2018

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High court annuls ruling against Southern Baptist florist

The U.S. Supreme Court provided a promising directive June 25 in the ongoing effort by business...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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