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    Young adults keep Christian label, but fewer 'devout'

    January 31, 2019

    ABN Digest

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) – Most young adults who attended church as a teenager say they believe in God today, but fewer consider themselves devout Christians, according to a study released Jan. 31. And as a whole, they have conflicting recollections...

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    Rams receiver delivers 'spiritual spark' prior to Super Bowl

    January 31, 2019

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    ATLANTA (BP) – For Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks, Sunday's Super Bowl is an opportunity for redemption.

    Cooks was part of the New England Patriots in last year's Super Bowl but left the game prematurely in the second quarter with a...

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    Jack Harwell (center) was tapped as president-elect of the Southern Baptist Press Association (now Association of State Baptist Publications) during the editors' 1976 meeting in San Francisco. Hudson Baggett (left) of The Alabama Baptist was the association’s president; R.G. Puckett of the North Carolina Biblical Recorder, secretary-treasurer. BP file photo.

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    Jack Harwell, 'controversial' Baptist editor, dies

    January 31, 2019

    ABN Digest

    MORROW, Ga. (BP) – Jack Harwell, editor of The Christian Index for 21 years during his 30 years with Georgia Baptists' newsjournal, died Jan. 18 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

    A family obituary described Harwell, 86, as "a respected...

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    Volunteers at First Baptist Church in Atlanta packed 500 gift baskets for kids on Jan. 30, in addition to 500 tote bags for their parents. Photo courtesy of Basket of Hope.

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    'Super Baskets' offer hope to hospitalized children

    January 31, 2019

    ABN Digest

    ATLANTA (BP) – About 150 volunteers from First Baptist Church in Atlanta packed 500 gift baskets on Jan. 30 that will be delivered to local children's hospitals as part of the Super Baskets of Hope initiative.

    The project, sponsored by Basket of...

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    New 82-hour SWBTS master of divinity called flexible, future-focused

    January 31, 2019

    ABN Digest

    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has instituted a new 82-hour master of divinity program to make theological education even more accessible to God-called men and women as they seek to prepare for a lifetime of...

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    Couple returns to Arkansas after taking gospel to Belize

    January 31, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    CABOT – “We know what it is to be attacked by someone with a machete; we know what it is to be on a public bus and have someone jump on the back of the bus with a gun and threaten all of us; we know what it is to be carried off to the local jail....

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    Williams adds vp, restructures administration

    January 31, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    WALNUT RIDGE – Alabama native Doug Walker has been hired as vice president for university advancement and operations at Williams Baptist University (WBU), according to a Jan. 22 announcement.

    Walker leads a major restructuring of the WBU...

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    Three reasons students need another Lead/Defend event

    January 31, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK – While college and high school students are always busy, they should plan to attend the annual Lead/Defend apologetics and leadership event sponsored by the college and young leaders team of the Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC)....

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    Thousands rally for life at Arkansas Capitol

    January 31, 2019

    Across Arkansas

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    LITTLE ROCK – A brisk, cold day didn’t deter a crowd of more than 1,000 that converged on the Arkansas State Capitol grounds Jan. 20 for a pro-life rally protesting the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade decision 46 years ago.

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