Telling the story of Arkansas Baptists Since 1901

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    Siloam’s ‘Once Upon A Story’ changes lives

    August 15, 2019

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    SILOAM SPRINGS – Gracen Seabaugh wanted the part in the production with all of her heart, but she was afraid.

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    The secret to cooperative missions

    August 15, 2019

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    Mission work is the thing that binds us together as Arkansas Baptists. Because of that, we are associated with missionaries all over our world, including some in extremely sensitive and high-risk locations. Carrying out mission work in these...

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    The Memphis and Shelby County Auditorium and Market House was the site of the 1925 Southern Baptist Convention Annual Meeting when the Cooperative Program was approved. 5,600 messengers met in the auditorium, which had a seating capacity of 11,000. The venue, which opened in 1924, featured “air-conditioning,” which consisted of seven large fans with heat-escaping ceiling vents.

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    CP ‘one sacred effort’ to advance gospel

    August 15, 2019

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    THE YEAR WAS 1845. Texas was the 28th state to be annexed into the United States. The sewing machine was invented. The New York Herald was the first newspaper to mention the game of baseball, according to americasbesthistory.com. And, delegates from...

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    Several WBU cheerleaders before a preseason practice Tuesday morning.

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    WBU readies for new school year

    August 13, 2019

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    WALNUT RIDGE – The Williams Baptist University campus is springing to life in anticipation of the new school year.  Fall sport athletes have already moved to campus to begin their preseason routine, and incoming WBU freshmen move into the residence...

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    SWBTS denies liability in sex abuse lawsuit

    August 8, 2019

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    SHERMAN, Texas – Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary says it is not liable for any monetary damages to a former student who claims in a lawsuit she was raped on campus at gunpoint by a student SWBTS employed.

    SWBTS filed legal documents...

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    A couple of old, uninhabitable farmhouses from the 1900s have emerged as the legal battleground between the North American Mission Board and the City of Clarkston, Ga. Photo submitted.

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    NAMB lawsuit defends church's ministry expansion

    August 6, 2019

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    CLARKSTON, Ga. – A couple of old, uninhabitable farmhouses from the 1900s are in the spotlight of a lawsuit between the North American Mission Board and the City of Clarkston, Ga.

    NAMB says the city is slow walking a demolition permit that would...

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    Baptists respond to 'horrific' acts of violence

    August 5, 2019

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    EL PASO, Texas (BP) – As two mass shootings over the weekend brought the total to three such tragedies in just over a week, Baptists prayed, met needs and called for an urgent look at how white supremacy can "fuel" violence.

    The shootings –...

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    Fake news vs. satire: Snopes and Babylon Bee feud

    August 1, 2019

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    THE CHRISTIAN humor website the Babylon Bee is being criticized by fact-checker Snopes, who questions whether or not the Babylon Bee's content might better be classified as "fake news" rather than satire.

    On July 22, the Babylon Bee posted a story

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    Oregon assisted suicide decision 'dangerous territory'

    July 30, 2019

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    SALEM, Oregon – Oregon rolled back one of the only safeguards in the state's assisted suicide law last week. The change does away with a 15-day waiting period if a physician predicts a patient has fewer than 15 days to live.

    "[Removing] the waiting...

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    Arkansas judge stalls abortion laws

    July 25, 2019

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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A federal judge in Arkansas blocked three new laws just before midnight Tuesday, July 23, that would protect unborn babies in the state.

    U.S. District Judge Kristine Baker's 14-day temporary restraining order stopped the laws...

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