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    Gateway offers D.Min. for overseas students

    August 8, 2019

    Baptist News

    ONTARIO, Calif. – Gateway Seminary is offering a doctor of ministry degree completely by distance learning for overseas students. The Western Association of Senior College and University Commission approved the program Aug. 5. The American Theological Society previously affirmed it.

    Mike Glenn, lead pastor at Brentwood Baptist, poses with a stack of Coffee with Mom – the book he wrote about his moms battle with Alzheimers.

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    Alzheimer's, dementia: Pastor shares lessons learned

    August 8, 2019

    ABN Digest

    BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – As a minister for more than 40 years, Mike Glenn walked through the valley of dementia and Alzheimer's disease with many families through the years.

    But he admits that until you face it personally it is truly hard to understand...

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    Denying self is key to serving Christ, churchgoers say

    August 8, 2019

    ABN Digest

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A majority of Protestant churchgoers believe making sacrificial decisions to serve Christ is essential to their faith, and most try to avoid situations that might lead to immoral thoughts or actions, according to a new study...

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    Hu Shigens baptism photo was reportedly used as evidence to imprison him in China for his faith. ChinaAid photo

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    Christian prisoner in spotlight at China rights event

    August 7, 2019

    World

    WASHINGTON – The release of an underground church leader reportedly jailed in China for his Christianity was among pleas at an interfaith roundtable U.S. Vice President Mike Pence attended on China's religious rights abuses.

    China should release Hu...

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    A neighborhood in South Asia is hearing the gospel due to the bold witness of local believers. Thanks to Southern Baptists’ generous gifts, workers come alongside the national believers to help disciple new Christians in their faith. IMB photo

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    Muslim who became Hindu finds Jesus in South Asia

    August 7, 2019

    World

    SOUTH ASIA – Zoya's* family life was a mess. She had fallen in love with a Hindu man, and consequently, her Muslim family disowned her. As the years went by, she became the mother of two and a dutiful Hindu. But her marriage suffered when her...

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    Robert Finley, a member of New Hopewell Baptist Church in Bernice, La., advanced through two rounds of the Americas Got Talent television competition to the quarter-final round later this month. Screen capture from NBC

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    America's Got Talent singer hits high notes of faith

    August 7, 2019

    ABN Digest

    PINEVILLE, La. – America's Got Talent contestant Robert Finley paid a visit to the Zion Hill Church Family on Sunday, Aug. 4, to share a simple, yet profound musical message of hope.

    "Hold onto God's unchanging hand," Finley said in between songs...

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    SWBTS launches Center for Church Revitalization

    August 7, 2019

    Baptist News

    FORT WORTH, Texas – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is establishing a Center for Church Revitalization, President Adam W. Greenway has announced. Kenneth Priest will serve as the center's interim director.

    "Ever since our founding by...

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    Ronnie Johnson, pastor of Miracle of Redemption Church, Memphis, shares how the Lord delivered him from a life of drugs and gang violence. Baptist and Reflector photo

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    From crossfire to the cross

    August 7, 2019

    ABN Digest

    MEMPHIS – Ronnie Johnson, pastor of Miracle of Redemption Church, Memphis, has been shot four times and stabbed seven times. In his leg, he carries the scars of a 12-gauge shotgun wound the size of a softball.

    "Of course I shot other folks too,"...

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    'Letters to My Students,' a guide for ministers

    August 6, 2019

    ABN Digest

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Through the years, Jason Allen has kept up with his correspondence and questions about ministry – some of it in the form of letters, emails, classroom lectures, phone conversations, or conference sermons and presentations.

    This...

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    'Who's Your One?' tour aims to boost evangelism

    August 6, 2019

    Baptist News

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. – What would it take to boost evangelism and baptism numbers among Southern Baptists? Johnny Hunt says the answer is pretty simple.

    "If just 10 percent of the people who attend our churches prayed for and reached just one person,"...

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