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    'Rise up,' Floyd urges churches at inauguration

    September 17, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – At more than 47,000 churches strong, Southern Baptists can have a massive spiritual footprint – they just have to harness the power of prayer and their resources for the sake of the gospel, Ronnie Floyd said.

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    Spread the gospel through the Dixie Jackson offering

    September 13, 2019

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    THROUGH GIVING to and participating in the Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering and Week of Prayer, you can make an eternal impact.

    The Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering and Week of Prayer each September is intended to highlight and...

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    ABCHomes dedicates the John Ross Ministry Building

    September 10, 2019

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    HARRISON – Arkansas Baptist Children's Homes and Family Ministries (ABCHomes) dedicated the John Ross Ministry Building Sept. 10 on the campus of the Baptist Ranch (formerly the Boys Ranch) in Harrison.

    The building was dedicated in the honor of John...

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    Executive Board hires three new ABSC staff, discusses statewide missions partnerships

    August 30, 2019

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    LITTLE ROCK – Three new Arkansas Baptist State Convention (ABSC) team members were recognized, and potential missions partnerships were discussed during the Aug. 13 ABSC Executive Board meeting.

    Recently hired ABSC staff members recognized during the...

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    Alex Kendrick shares with audience members about the message of Overcomer during a LifeWay Films screening of the movie. Photo by Aaron EarlsLifeWay

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    Kendricks discuss new film's unique qualities

    August 29, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Alex and Stephen Kendrick's latest film "Overcomer," which is now in theaters, breaks the mold from their previous movies in one important way.

    "Every movie we've done before has contained a 'go-and-do' call to action," Alex...

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    Linda Whatley (above) will observe 50 years of service to First Baptist Church, El Dorado, in October. Over the past five decades, Whatley’s music ministry has included providing piano and organ accompaniment for various church services and events. Photo by Justin Trostle

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    Whatley serves FBC, El Dorado, 50 years with a servant’s heart and nimble fingers

    August 29, 2019

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    EL DORADO – If you want Linda Whatley to do something, all you have to do is ask.

    Whatley will observe 50 years of service to First Baptist Church, El Dorado, in October, and it all began with a simple request. Throughout Whatley’s life – even back...

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    Gerald Nash, a lifelong learner, has a heart for ministry as well as interests in varied fields such as biblical archeology and languages, theology, travel and healthcare.

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    ‘Amazing journey,’ a platform to share Christ

    August 29, 2019

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    RUSSELLVILLE – You might find him photographing bison and moose in the Grand Tetons … or working with a team to save a life in an emergency room … or preaching at the Soul Food Café in Conway … or deciphering and transcribing ancient texts.

    For...

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    Is the 'worship war' ending?

    August 28, 2019

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    NASHVILLE – For most pastors, the so-called "worship wars" over the style of the music used in their church have subsided, according to a study released Wednesday, Aug. 28.

    The study from LifeWay Research found 15 percent of Protestant pastors in...

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    Judge blocks Missouri ban on abortions at 8 weeks

    August 28, 2019

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    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Days before it was to take effect, a federal judge on Aug. 27 temporarily blocked a Missouri ban on abortion after eight weeks of pregnancy.

    U.S. District Judge Howard Sachs blocked the law for the time being, pending a legal...

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    Village Church rebuts sex abuse liability, $1M claim

    August 26, 2019

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    FLOWER MOUND, Texas – The Village Church is not liable for damages suffered by a woman who alleges sexual abuse at age 11 by a then Village youth pastor, the church asserts in its initial answer to the woman's lawsuit.

    The Flower Mound, Texas,...

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