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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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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march Feb 8, 2018

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Hundreds decry legal abortion at life march

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

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees Feb 8, 2018

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Greear-Hemphill to be SBC nominees

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

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

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Evangelical leaders call for swift action on DACA

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

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

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Christian wedding cake baker wins Calif. court battle

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

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

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On college campuses, some evangelicals find room to reflect

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

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

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Black Southern Baptist history 'at a crossroads'

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

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

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Williams receives $215,000 from Harty estate

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

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

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Apology, $300K payout in church sex abuse settlement

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

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Evidence humans 'unique' among creation Feb 5, 2018

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Evidence humans 'unique' among creation

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

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350 attend Super Winter Feb 2, 2018

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350 attend Super Winter

Teenagers, college students and adults from across Arkansas gathered at Spring Lake Baptist Assembly over the...

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GuideStone: Don't panic over stock market volatility Feb 2, 2018

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GuideStone: Don't panic over stock market volatility

Volatility in 2018 may buffet the financial markets, which have grown feverishly since the election of...

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ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family Feb 2, 2018

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ERLC agenda focuses on life, liberty, family

The Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission's legislative and policy priorities for 2018 include the...

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Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee Feb 2, 2018

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Ken Hemphill to be SBC president nominee

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

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

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Patriots same team, 'new lights for Jesus'

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

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Twin Cities churches mobilize around Super Bowl Feb 1, 2018

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Twin Cities churches mobilize around Super Bowl

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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LifeWay building demolished in downtown Nashville

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

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University ordered to readmit campus Christian group Jan 24, 2018

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University ordered to readmit campus Christian group

A state university must temporarily restore registered status to a Christian student group kicked off campus...

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Dead Sea Scrolls fragment may help solve Bible puzzle Jan 24, 2018

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Dead Sea Scrolls fragment may help solve Bible puzzle

A message from one of the last two untranslated Dead Sea Scrolls may contain a clue...

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Kentucky leader and pastors minister amid shooting aftermath Jan 24, 2018

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Kentucky leader and pastors minister amid shooting aftermath

The school shooting in Kentucky provided Baptist leader Paul Chitwood an extraordinary opportunity for ministry Jan....

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Harris appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee Jan 24, 2018

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Harris appointed to Arkansas Heritage Committee

Rodney Harris, assistant professor of history at Williams Baptist College, has been appointed by the director...

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City Center Conversations aim to tackle the big questions Jan 24, 2018

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City Center Conversations aim to tackle the big questions

In a day marked by distractions and confirmation bias, a new ministry is attempting to create...

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Evangelicals for Life addresses ethics of 'pro-life' movement Jan 23, 2018

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Evangelicals for Life addresses ethics of 'pro-life' movement

Evangelical Christians defend not only unborn children in the pro-life cause but all other human beings...

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Williams to host free photography workshop Feb. 5 Jan 22, 2018

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Williams to host free photography workshop Feb. 5

Williams Baptist College will host a free photography workshop on at 6 p.m. on Feb. 5.

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University of Iowa, religious liberty in spotlight Jan 19, 2018

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University of Iowa, religious liberty in spotlight

A Christian student group at the University of Iowa has filed suit against the school after...

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Wisconsin school drops appeal, transgender fight continues Jan 19, 2018

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Wisconsin school drops appeal, transgender fight continues

A confluence of transgender cases is headed to appeals courts across the country, pitting transgender students'...

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Religious liberty to be 'vigorously' enforced Jan 19, 2018
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Midwest Founders Conference Feb. 27-28 in Fenton, Mo. Jan 19, 2018

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Midwest Founders Conference Feb. 27-28 in Fenton, Mo.

Founders Midwest is a regional conference “that strives to encourage, educate and edify Midwest Baptists from...

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Baptist Health offers free diabetes health screening Jan 18, 2018

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Baptist Health offers free diabetes health screening

Baptist Health Community Outreach is offering free diabetes health screenings in Little Rock, North Little Rock...

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SBC 2018: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.’ Jan 18, 2018

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SBC 2018: ‘Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.’

“Testify! Go. Stand. Speak.” is the theme for the 2018 annual meeting of the Southern Baptist...

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Floyd issues 'A Call to Racial Unity' at Arkansas Capitol on MLK Day Jan 16, 2018

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Floyd issues 'A Call to Racial Unity' at Arkansas Capitol on MLK Day

Arkansas pastor Ronnie Floyd was the keynote speaker for the inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday...

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Rowe, pastor of Wedington Woods First Baptist Church, dies at age 49 Jan 12, 2018

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Rowe, pastor of Wedington Woods First Baptist Church, dies at age 49

David Shawn Rowe, age 49, of Fayetteville, died January. He was born April 19, 1968 in...

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ECON set for Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs FBC Jan 11, 2018

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ECON set for Jan. 29-30 at Geyer Springs FBC

The Arkansas Baptist State Convention’s (ABSC) State Conference on Evangelism and Church Health (ECON) will be...

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Top stories of 2017: A year to remember Jan 11, 2018

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Top stories of 2017: A year to remember

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) has compiled the top 10 stories of 2017 based on overall...

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Williams Baptist College employees honored for years of service Jan 11, 2018

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Williams Baptist College employees honored for years of service

Williams Baptist College recently recognized employees who have reached milestones in their service to the institution.

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Nelson to give Vaughn Lecture Jan. 16 at Williams Baptist College Jan 10, 2018

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Nelson to give Vaughn Lecture Jan. 16 at Williams Baptist College

Rex Nelson, senior editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, will give Williams Baptist College’s Vaughn Lecture at...

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GuideStone announces new location in Dallas Jan 9, 2018

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GuideStone announces new location in Dallas

GuideStone Financial Resources plans to relocate in late summer 2018 to 115,000 square feet of new...

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Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says Jan 9, 2018

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Most churches offer Wi-Fi but skip Twitter, study says

Going to church for some can be a bit like hanging out at Starbucks. The coffee's...

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Stanley Kelly dies at age 97 Jan 8, 2018

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Stanley Kelly dies at age 97

Stanley Kelly, 97, of North Little Rock died Jan. 3, 2018.

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Justice Department ends policy allowing states to legalize marijuana Jan 5, 2018

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Justice Department ends policy allowing states to legalize marijuana

On Monday, California became the latest – and largest – state to legalize marijuana for recreational...

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Floyd to speak at MLK inaugural ceremony Jan. 14 Jan 5, 2018

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Floyd to speak at MLK inaugural ceremony Jan. 14

Arkansas Baptist Ronnie Floyd is keynote minister for Arkansas’ inaugural Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Exclusive...

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40th annual March for Life Sunday, Jan. 21 Jan 5, 2018

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40th annual March for Life Sunday, Jan. 21

The 40th annual March for Life is set for Sunday, Jan. 21, the same day that...

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12-story LifeWay tower set for implosion Jan 5, 2018

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12-story LifeWay tower set for implosion

The 12-story LifeWay tower emblazoned with massive stone crosses has greeted visitors to downtown Nashville for...

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2017 SBC Pastors' Conference issues financial report; event costs more than $400,000 Jan 3, 2018

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2017 SBC Pastors' Conference issues financial report; event costs more than $400,000

Dave Miller, president of the 2017 SBC Pastors’ Conference, issued a written financial report for the...

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Churches now eligible for FEMA recovery funds Jan 3, 2018

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Churches now eligible for FEMA recovery funds

Churches whose facilities have been damaged by natural disasters now are eligible to receive relief funds...

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Marijuana's 'human toll' anticipated in California Jan 2, 2018

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Marijuana's 'human toll' anticipated in California

According to The Los Angeles Times, recreational marijuana sales are expected to become a $7 billion...

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

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

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

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Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks Dec 22, 2017

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Confederate statues removed from Memphis parks

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

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Support ongoing development efforts of the Arkansas Baptist News! Dec 22, 2017

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Support ongoing development efforts of the Arkansas Baptist News!

Over the course of the year, we’ve continually asked ourselves about the impact the Arkansas Baptist...

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State conventions sell buildings, downsize staffs Dec 22, 2017

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State conventions sell buildings, downsize staffs

At least eight state conventions that have sold, moved out of or attempted to sell their...

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Former Midwestern President Milton Ferguson dies at 89 Dec 22, 2017

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Former Midwestern President Milton Ferguson dies at 89

Milton Ferguson, former president of Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, died Dec. 21 after a brief battle...

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Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas Dec 22, 2017

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Holiday grief confronts Sutherland Springs, Las Vegas

Amid the aftermath of deadly massacres this fall in both cities, pastors there are seeking avenues...

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

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Minister housing allowance order stayed; appeals likely

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

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Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban Dec 19, 2017

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Ohio passes Down syndrome abortion ban

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

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Arkansas Baptist College fires president for 'lack of transparency' Dec 18, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist College fires president for 'lack of transparency'

Arkansas Baptist College announced Dec. 18 that it has fired its president who only had been...

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Williams Baptist College updates web addresses to represent name change Dec 18, 2017

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Williams Baptist College updates web addresses to represent name change

Williams Baptist College (WBC) is getting its Internet addresses set for the school’s transition to its...

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Christmas celebrations becoming less religious, according to Pew survey Dec 15, 2017

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Christmas celebrations becoming less religious, according to Pew survey

Most Americans believe society is increasingly abandoning the religious aspects of Christmas, according to new Pew...

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Baptist Health volunteers bring Christmas cheer to patients Dec 15, 2017

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Baptist Health volunteers bring Christmas cheer to patients

Some local hospice and home health patients are receiving Christmas cheer thanks to volunteers at Baptist...

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Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues Dec 13, 2017

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Transgenders to enlist as Trump appeal continues

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

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Tattooed ex-country musician pastor leads growing church in small town Texas Dec 13, 2017

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Tattooed ex-country musician pastor leads growing church in small town Texas

As keyboardist for country music legend Johnny Lee, Ryan Hurt played

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

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Paul Pressler accused of sexual abuse in Texas lawsuit

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

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process Dec 11, 2017

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Williams Baptist launches presidential search process

Williams Baptist College has officially launched its search for a new president.

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

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

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

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Protests follow President Trump's Jerusalem announcement Dec 8, 2017

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Protests follow President Trump's Jerusalem announcement

U.S. President Donald Trump's move to declare Jerusalem as Israel's capital sparked condemnation Dec. 7 from...

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Ouachita receives $1.4 million gift from McCuin estate for student scholarships Dec 8, 2017

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Ouachita receives $1.4 million gift from McCuin estate for student scholarships

Ouachita Baptist University recently received a gift of nearly $1.4 million to fund student scholarships.

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OBU prof pens editorial on Roy Moore, university responds Dec 6, 2017

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OBU prof pens editorial on Roy Moore, university responds

The long arm of politics has reached all the way from Alabama to Arkansas as Tully...

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

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

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

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Supreme Court weighs cake artist's liberty Dec 5, 2017

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Supreme Court weighs cake artist's liberty

The U.S. Supreme Court grilled four lawyers Dec. 5 in its effort to determine if a...

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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall Dec 5, 2017

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Williams Baptist College dedicates $2.3 million Belle Hall

The ribbon has been cut and Belle Hall, the newest residential facility at Williams Baptist College,...

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals Dec 4, 2017

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Support of Israel wanes among younger evangelicals

Older American evangelicals love Israel, but many younger evangelicals simply don't care, according to a new...

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Survey seeks qualities of effective associational missionaries/DOMs Dec 4, 2017

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Survey seeks qualities of effective associational missionaries/DOMs

Opinions of leaders and servants in all areas of Southern Baptist life are solicited in an...

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Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record Dec 1, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist Foundation new distribution record

The Arkansas Baptist Foundation (ABF) announced a record $26.8 million in distributions for 2017 during its...

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events Dec 1, 2017

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Arkansas Baptist churches plan Christmas events

ARKANSAS BAPTISTS across the Natural State are gearing up to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ...

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Ark. Baptist communicators honored at inaugural ARcom Awards ceremony Nov 30, 2017
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Across Arkansas: Nov 30, 2017 Nov 30, 2017
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What Arkansas law says about guns in churches Nov 30, 2017
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WoP/Lottie Moon Offering undergird missionaries Nov 30, 2017
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Sharing Christ through couponing and toys Nov 30, 2017
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Union settles lawsuit over HHS abortion mandate Nov 30, 2017
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Free safety training Dec. 7 at FBC, Mountain Pine Nov 30, 2017
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Church safety: Myths dispelled, critical tips shared Nov 30, 2017
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Church with woman pastor declined by TBC Nov 30, 2017
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Puerto Rico relief needs more volunteers, funding Nov 30, 2017
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J.D. Neeley of FBC Camden named ABN Businessperson of the Year Nov 30, 2017

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

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

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Fed. judge blocks Texas dismemberment abortion ban Nov 28, 2017

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Fed. judge blocks Texas dismemberment abortion ban

A federal judge on Nov. 22 blocked a Texas law protecting unborn babies from dismemberment abortions.

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO exec. director Nov 28, 2017

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Dilbeck recommended as next BGCO exec. director

On Dec. 11, board members of the Baptist General Convention of Oklahoma will gather at the...

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LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children Nov 28, 2017

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LifeWay Stores to collect Christmas toys for children

Many children who are spending Christmas in the hospital this year will receive a stuffed animal...

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Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed' Nov 21, 2017

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Florida church warns at every door 'we are heavily armed'

A Florida church has a stark warning to all who enter who may wish to do...

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Arkansas Baptists continue to minister following Hurricane Harvey Nov 21, 2017

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Arkansas Baptists continue to minister following Hurricane Harvey

More than two months after Hurricane Harvey swept its furious floodwaters throughout Houston, the storm’s victims...

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Safety training addresses important matters on church security Nov 21, 2017

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Safety training addresses important matters on church security

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training will be held from 6-9 p.m. Dec. 7...

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Dedicated to God, Museum of the Bible opens with prayer and fanfare Nov 20, 2017

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Dedicated to God, Museum of the Bible opens with prayer and fanfare

With Scripture readings, a tribute to God and a sigh of relief, an international array of...

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Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding Nov 16, 2017

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Puerto Rico relief needs ongoing volunteers, funding

Southern Baptists continue to serve Puerto Rico's residents after Hurricane Maria's devastation in September, creating a...

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

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'The Star', mainstream cartoon shares Christmas story

Though a bit early to hang stockings over the mantle, it's never too soon to hear...

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Veterans Day: Chaplains, churches bolster U.S. troops Nov 10, 2017

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Veterans Day: Chaplains, churches bolster U.S. troops

America honors its war heroes on Veterans Day

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Full text of resolutions approved by messengers at the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting Nov 10, 2017

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

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

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

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Arkansas Baptists called to ‘Engage’; send out planters

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

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

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Southwestern Seminary cuts staff; cites health care, utility costs

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Union to open R.G. Lee home Nov. 11 Oct 30, 2017

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Union to open R.G. Lee home Nov. 11

On Nov. 11, the university will open the newly renovated birthplace of R.G. Lee, which was...

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Pastors' Conference aims to encourage, inspire Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Pastors' Conference aims to encourage, inspire

ABSC Pastors' Conference will be held Nov. 6 prior to the start of the ABSC Annual...

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Related meetings announced Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Related meetings announced

Related meetings of the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting.

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Resolutions and committee information Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Resolutions and committee information

Resolutions and committee information for the 2017 ABSC Annual Meeting.

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Executive Board offers budget, ministry recommendations for 2018 Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - ABSC Executive Board offers budget, ministry recommendations for 2018

Recommendations for approval by messengers attending the 2017 Arkansas Baptist State Convention Annual Meeting Nov. 7-8...

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Arkansas Baptists to be nominated for service Oct 26, 2017

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting - Arkansas Baptists to be nominated for service

The following Arkansas Baptists are expected to be nominated for service for approval by messengers at...

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

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2017 ABSC Annual Meeting coverage

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

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

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12 saved during Connect mission event in Jonesboro

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

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected Oct 24, 2017

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2018 ABSC Annual Meeting officer nominations expected

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

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

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

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

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Williams launches online criminal justice program Oct 20, 2017

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Williams launches online criminal justice program

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

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan Oct 20, 2017

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Church passes on building, follows God’s plan

After years of service in the community, Forrest Park Baptist Church has decided to dissolve and...

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry Oct 20, 2017

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Mitchell retires from Bartholomew Baptist Association after 48 years of ministry

If you were to retire after 50 years of work, what would your life look like?

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

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Arkansas Baptist college students help Hurricane Harvey victims

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

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

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Jones leaving Williams Baptist College for California post

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

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Former President Bush addresses 1,500 at Union University scholarship banquet Oct 18, 2017

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Former President Bush addresses 1,500 at Union University scholarship banquet

Former President George W. Bush shared stories of his time in the White House, talked about...

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1 Oct 18, 2017

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Businessperson of Year deadline Nov. 1

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of the...

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

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

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

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

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Boy Scouts to open Cub Scouting to girls in 2018

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

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'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season Oct 4, 2017

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'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season

'Silent Night' stamp readied for Christmas season

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

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

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

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17 saved at Bucks, Ducks and Faith event Sept. 30 in Black Rock Oct 2, 2017
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The Cooperative Program – then and now Oct 2, 2017

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The Cooperative Program – then and now

Since 1925, the Cooperative Program has allowed Southern Baptists to work together in ministry and mission...

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

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Condition of churches following hurricane in Puerto Rico largely unknown

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

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Arkansas students pray during SYATP Sep 29, 2017

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Arkansas students pray during SYATP

Tens of thousands of students across Arkansas and the country gathered for See You at the...

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Master’Singers to perform at Williams Baptist College Oct. 12 Sep 29, 2017

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Master’Singers to perform at Williams Baptist College Oct. 12

Williams Baptist College will host the Arkansas Master’Singers for a free concert of worship on at...

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

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344 Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serve following Hurricane Harvey

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

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The mark of a champion Sep 22, 2017

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The mark of a champion

Bobby Shows first made a mark on a basketball court playing for Mississippi State University in...

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor Sep 21, 2017

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Delta church planter and partnering church see fruit of hard labor

Rogers is also pastor of Fordyce Community Baptist Church, a church plant that first began having...

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Latino population in the United States is exploding Sep 21, 2017

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Latino population in the United States is exploding

Pew Research says the U.S. Latino population in the United States has reached nearly 58 million...

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

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SBC Cooperative Program to aid victims of recent natural disasters

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

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

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Williams Baptist College to be renamed Williams Baptist University

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

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University Sep 18, 2017

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125 attend 2nd Women's Leadership University

About 125 women’s ministry leaders representing nearly 50 Arkansas Baptist churches gathered at the second annual...

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

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Gaines: Memphis Confederate monument should be moved

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

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

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IMB trustees celebrate new and emeritus missionaries, approve balanced budget

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

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First Baptist, Branson, organizes conference to spotlight OT’s role Sep 13, 2017

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First Baptist, Branson, organizes conference to spotlight OT’s role

Many – including too many in the church – see the first 39 books of the...

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: From Ouachita to the White House Sep 11, 2017

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders: From Ouachita to the White House

While the election of former Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton as president in 1992 will go down...

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

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NY's highest court rules against physician-assisted suicide

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

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

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

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

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

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Action, prayer, gospel fueled Baptist response urged to Irma

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

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Central Baptist Church in Conway to celebrate 65th anniversary Oct. 8 Sep 8, 2017

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Central Baptist Church in Conway to celebrate 65th anniversary Oct. 8

Central Baptist Church will celebrate 65 years of ministry to the people of Conway, Arkansas and...

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year Sep 8, 2017

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Nominations being accepted for Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of Year

The Arkansas Baptist News (ABN) is planning to hold its second annual Arkansas Baptist Businessperson of...

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

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UPDATE: Arkansas Baptist DR serves and shares gospel in Texas

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

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Online exclusive! Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serving in Houston interviewed Sep 8, 2017

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Online exclusive! Arkansas Baptist DR volunteers serving in Houston interviewed

Online exclusive! ABN Podcast host Bill Bumpas interviews Arkansas Baptist disaster relief volunteers serving in Houston...

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Kay Arthur to speak at Union University Sept. 13 Sep 8, 2017

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Kay Arthur to speak at Union University Sept. 13

Bible teacher and author Kay Arthur will speak in a Sept. 15 chapel service at Union...

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