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    Immigration crisis calls Southern Baptists to the border

    June 27, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – While state and national officials craft responses to the humanitarian crisis along the Mexico border, Southern Baptist entities – including the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention (SBTC) and the North American Mission Board (NAMB) – are actively engaged in addressing the migrant influx.

    The first billboard went live June 14 in Harrison, at 801 Highway 62-65 North.

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    Safe Haven boxes to be promoted in all 75 Arkansas counties

    June 26, 2019

    ABN Digest | Featured

    LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Right to Life has undertaken a statewide billboard campaign to promote the Safe Haven law and Safe Haven baby boxes in all 75 counties in Arkansas, Rose Mimms, executive director of the Arkansas Right to Life, announced June...

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    Every state represented at SBC Annual Meeting for the first time in 20 years

    June 26, 2019

    Baptist News | Featured

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – This year for the first time in at least two decades, churches in every state sent messengers to the annual meeting of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC), the SBC Executive Committee announced in official statistics released...

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    Some states expand abortion rights after states enact pro-life laws

    June 25, 2019

    ABN Digest | Featured

    WASHINGTON – Pro-choice legislatures and governors in at least four states have responded to the wave of pro-life state laws this year with expansions of abortion rights.

    Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo signed into law June 19 a bill that protects...

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    Southwestern Seminary responds to lawsuit alleging rape on campus

    June 25, 2019

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    FORT WORTH, Texas – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (SWBTS) is committed to protecting survivors of abuse and being a safe place for the vulnerable, Adam W. Greenway, president of the seminary, said in response to a lawsuit filed by a...

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    Blake Ligon, teaching pastor of Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro’s Paragould  campus, baptizes Reed Yarberry during the launch of the campus Aug. 12, 2018.

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    SBC baptism levels lowest since 1945

    June 24, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Southern Baptists recorded the lowest number of baptisms in 74 years in 2018, according to the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) Annual Church Profile (ACP) statistical summary.

    Conversely, Southern Baptist congregations saw an...

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    Camp Siloam staff prepares beach volleyball courts to be used by campers this summer. Camp Siloam photo

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    Camp Siloam staff prepares for summer physically and spiritually

    June 24, 2019

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    SILOAM SPRINGS – Flashlight? Check. Sunscreen? Check. Bible? Check.

    Camp season is upon us, and students are packing their bags in anticipation. But how does the camp staff get ready for summer?

    “Camp readiness is both physical and spiritual,” said...

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    Sunnyside Baptist Church in Rogers has improved the worship center by updating the sound system and replacing the floors to make the church more welcoming and friendly.

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    Small churches invest in future with improvements

    June 23, 2019

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    SMALLER CHURCHES in Arkansas have been busy this year making big improvements and renovations. From remodeling to bringing buildings up to code, these improvements will allow churches to continue to serve surrounding communities.

    Pee Dee Baptist...

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    Members of Baptist Prep’s football team load sand bags that were provided to the Maumelle community to protect homes and property from flooding. Baptist Prep is a school associated with First Baptist Church, Little Rock. Photo by Rachel Kowalchuk

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    Baptists respond to heartland floods

    June 21, 2019

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    ARKANSAS BAPTISTS are responding following historic rainfall across America’s heartland that shattered records in May – resulting in widespread flooding along the Arkansas River.

    Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson, a member of Immanuel Baptist Church,...

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    US Supreme Court allows WWI memorial cross to stand

    June 20, 2019

    Nation | Featured

    WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled June 20 that the World War I memorial cross located on public property in Bladensburg, Md., is not unconstitutional and can remain standing.

    In a 7-2 decision, SCOTUS rejected the lower courts claim in The...

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