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    April: Child abuse awareness and prevention

    April 25, 2019

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    Editor’s Note: April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month.

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    Evangelism more prayed for than practiced by churchgoers

    April 23, 2019

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Most Protestant churchgoers say they are eager to talk to others about Jesus and are praying for opportunities to share their faith, but most say they have not had any evangelistic conversations in the past six months.

    The 2019...

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    Recipients of Baptist Communicators Association grand prizes or representatives of their organizations included (from left) Shawn Elledge of North American Mission Board creative services; Lauren Shelburne of California Baptist University's Pursuits Magazine; Art Toalston of Baptist Press representing Grace Thornton; Adam Covington of Southwestern Seminary; Ashley Carozza and Rachel Moreno of Ouachita Baptist University's office of communications & marketing; and Cam Tracey of Union University’s office of university communications. Photo by Marc Ira Hooks

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    Baptist Press, Ouachita Baptist University receive grand prize from Baptist Communicators Association

    April 15, 2019

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    RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Baptist Press has received top awards as a digital publication from both the Baptist Communicators Association and Evangelical Press Association.

    BP also received two grand prize awards, BCA announced at its annual workshop...

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    Franklin, Texas, was among the storm-struck regions where Southern Baptist Disaster Relief workers deployed following mid-April tornados across the South that left at least eight people dead. Screen capture from KXAS.

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    SBDR shines 'ray of hope' after storms

    April 15, 2019

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    ALTO, Texas – Southern Baptist Disaster Relief units have deployed across the South following a weekend of storms that caused at least eight deaths, injured dozens more and left damage from Texas to Georgia.

    In east Texas, DR units from both Texas...

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    Rebecca A. Glazier, associate professor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Public Affairs, said she felt “a spiritual dimension to this work” while conducting the survey among a 112 Little Rock clergy members representing Islamic, Mormon, Mainline Protestant, Jewish, Catholic, Evangelical Protestant, Black Protestant religious traditions.

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    Little Rock congregations study unveiled

    April 11, 2019

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    LITTLE ROCK – Results of a new Little Rock Congregations Study was revealed April 11 during a Little Rock Religious Leaders Summit attended by 60 area clergy members, political leaders and the media.

    In sharing a summary of findings, researcher...

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    Passion Play trails to premiere with ‘Dirt Church’ festival

    April 11, 2019

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    EUREKA SPRINGS – Long known for hosting America’s most-attended outdoor drama, The Great Passion Play is now leveraging its campus’ natural beauty for a new outreach opportunity – professionally designed and constructed mountain bike trails.

    “We...

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    Don Blackmore, a chaplain with the Jonesboro Police Department, serves at a  neighborhood Halloween event seeking to have a positive police presence in the community. Below, Blackmore (right) stands with a fellow officer and his K-9  partner. Blackmore is executive pastor at Central Baptist Church, Jonesboro.

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    Police chaplaincy: A front-row seat to what God is doing

    April 10, 2019

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    JONESBORO – All in a day’s work of a Baptist chaplain …

    He made the knock on the door that no one wants to make. He was called to “give the heartbreaking news” to a mother that her college-age daughter and her friend had been killed in a car...

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    Paul Chitwood, president of the International Mission Board, guest teaches a class at the Uganda Baptist Seminary in Jinja, Uganda. Chitwood affirmed that IMB "is not wavering in our commitment to theological education." IMB photo/Matt Jones

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    Prosperity gospel a problem in Africa, Chitwood says

    April 9, 2019

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    Editor's note: This is the second report from IMB President Paul Chitwood's first extended overseas trip since taking on his new role. Look for an additional story to come later this week.

    JINJA, UGANDA – There's a deacon in Uganda who will gladly...

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    UU and MCUTS

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    Union University, MCUTS to merge in August

    April 4, 2019

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    JACKSON, Tenn. – The Memphis Center for Urban and Theological Studies (MCUTS ) will merge with Union University in August and become the Memphis College of Urban and Theological Studies, an academic unit of Union University.

    MCUTS, which was founded...

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    Hutchinson urged to veto ‘entertainment district’ alcohol use bill

    April 4, 2019

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    LITTLE ROCK – The Arkansas Legislature has passed a bill allowing municipalities across the state to create entertainment districts where prohibitions against public consumption of alcohol do not apply. The bill has been sent to Gov. Asa Hutchinson...

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