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    IMB pledges to 'be a leader' in abuse prevention

    May 22, 2019

    Baptist News

    RICHMOND, Va. – International Mission Board trustees heard recommendations Wednesday, May 22 from the firm conducting an external examination of IMB's handling of past allegations of abuse and sexual harassment and IMB's present policies and practices.

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    Williams honors 80 graduates at spring commencement

    May 22, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    WALNUT RIDGE – Williams Baptist University awarded degrees to 80 graduates during its 2019 commencement exercises Saturday, May 4. The graduates represented 25 Arkansas counties, nine states and three nations.

    A crowd of over 1,000 filled WBU’s...

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    States challenge Roe v. Wade with strict abortion laws

    May 22, 2019

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    COULD legal abortion soon be a thing of the past?

    Forty-six years ago the U.S. Supreme Court federally legalized abortion with its decision in the case of Roe v. Wade. The decision sparked a polarizing national debate that continues today.

    On Jan....

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    Baptist Prep students excel in academics, extracurricular activity

    May 22, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK – The Baptist Prepatory School in Little Rock boasted a successful 2018-2019 school year through academics, athletics and service projects.

    Baptist Prep, a ministry of First Baptist Church in Little Rock, had 54 graduates who averaged...

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    Gambling on the future: Arkansas Baptists respond to gaming

    May 22, 2019

    Across Arkansas

    ARE ARKANSANS gambling on the future? How can Arkansas Baptists respond?

    In the six months since approval of Issue 4 (Amendment 100), which legalized casinos in four Arkansas counties, casino operators have moved forward with casino licensing...

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    Midwestern Seminary introduces Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree

    May 22, 2019

    Baptist News

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary announced several changes to its counseling program on May 13, including the launching of the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling degree.

    The changes, which were recently ratified by the...

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    Southeastern celebrates first two graduates from Hunt Scholars Program

    May 22, 2019

    Baptist News

    WAKE FOREST, N.C. – As Chad Welch and Kevin Cox crossed the stage of Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary's (SEBTS) Binkley Chapel, they celebrated not only a personal accomplishment but a monumental milestone in the life of the seminary as the...

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    'Homegrown' focuses on family, fruit of the Spirit

    May 22, 2019

    ABN Digest

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – As parents of two young kids, Josh and Christi Straub know how difficult it can be to wrangle a family together to learn about God's Word.

    "It can feel like a pipe dream some days," according to the Straubs. "Busyness creeps in....

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    2020 budget OK’d by ABSC Finance Committee

    May 22, 2019

    Across Arkansas | Featured

    LITTLE ROCK – The 2020 Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) unified Cooperative Program (CP) budget of $21 million was approved unanimously by the ABSC Finance Committee May 14.

    The 2020 budget is the third year of a new five-year budget formula...

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    Kay Bennett (right) accepted the 2018 Director’s Community Leadership Award on May 3 from FBI Director Christopher Wray. Bennett is a Send Relief missionary with the North American Mission Board who operates the Baptist Friendship House in New Orleans. FBI photo.

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    FBI honors Baptist ministry for human-trafficking work

    May 22, 2019

    Baptist News

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier this month FBI Director Christopher Wray presented the Baptist Friendship House of New Orleans with its distinguished 2018 Director's Community Leadership Award for its work in fighting human trafficking.

    Kay Bennett, a...

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